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Full marks to the marketing team behind Chris Columbus' upcoming feature length expansion of Patrick Jean's short film Pixels. They clearly know exactly what they've got in the retro video game themed story and are putting the focus on its 8-bit stars rather than those of the human variety (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox are the flesh and blood types in it) with a series of stellar teaser posters. Check those out in the gallery below along with the original short film....
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Further to the exclusive open casting call, first reported August 2014, Sneak Peek the new posters supporting director Chris Columbus' feature "Pixels", starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox:
"...When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. The President of the United States has to call on his childhood best friend, an ’80s video game champion, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet..."
The Original Casting Call:
"Who: 1980s: 340 Youths, 12 – 16 years old. Of the 340 required, 310 will be males, 30 will be females. 1980s: 60 adults, 18+. Of the 60, 45 are males, 15 are females. Current day: Navy Seals. Males, 18+, looking for big, fit, muscular guys.
"What: The scenes that take place in the 1980's have specific hair requirements. »
- Michael Stevens
You have to feel for the big, iconic cities of the world. If they’re not being lashed by crummy weather, they’re being targeted by alien invaders and other cinematic catastrophes. With Pixels, giant versions of video-game enemies are attacking locales such as London, Paris and San Francisco. Yes, the likes of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Houses of Parliament are once more being assaulted, this time by Pac-Man, Centipede and Space Invaders. It’s all in service of Adam Sandler’s new action-comedy, which finds extra-terrestrials misreading video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They decide to attack us using versions of ships and other icons from games and mankind has to fight back. To help out, the Us president (Kevin James) recruits his childhood friend and former video-game champ (Sandler) to lead a group of old-school arcade players.Peter Dinklage, »
Earth is about to get some uninvited, yet very familiar, visitors in the upcoming summer adventure Pixels, with Sony Pictures releasing five new posters. These one-sheets show classic 1980s video games being used against us, with Pac-Man attacking San Francisco, Donkey Kong throwing his barrels at Toronto, a Galaga ship looming over Sydney, Australia, Centipede stationed over London and one of the Space Invaders setting up shop in Paris. We reported in July that Pixels will feature other games such as Frogger, Q-Bert, Missile Command, Dig Dug, Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor, so perhaps we'll get a new wave of posters soon.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video »
Sony Pictures has unveiled the first Pixels posters for director Chris Columbus’ upcoming adventure film, and fans of a few arcade games in particular will recognize the principal characters on display. The comedy stars Adam Sandler and revolves around a group of 80s arcade game champions who are called upon to help defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war. Columbus has years of experience in both the comedy (Home Alone) and adventure (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) realms, and Sandler’s supporting cast is filled out by talented actors like Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad, so I’m actually pretty hopeful about how this thing turns out. This debut poster is a fine start. Check out the first Pixels posters after the jump. The film also stars Brian Cox and Kevin James. Pixels opens in theaters on July 24, 2015. Posters via Yahoo! »
- Adam Chitwood
Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Brian Cox and Kevin James all star in the film in which a group of 1980s arcade game champions are called upon to help defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war
So far Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and Galaga have scored their own posters, although quite a few of them aren't available in large formats just yet (this page will be updated to include those when they are). Hopefully Frogger gets his own soon too.
Source: Sony Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
This BBC1 popular science show is as much about how Richard Hammond reaches research sites, and the boys’ toys he finds there, as the science itself
More evidence that Top Gear is taking over the world? Or maybe – more likely – simply its presenters getting ready for when Jeremy actually blacks up to drive a Bentley through Africa (“total coincidence, it’s just engine oil, this is political correctness gone mad”) and the BBC has to reluctantly let go of all the money it brings in and finally pull the plug. Life after Top Gear.
He, Clarkson, has claimed war – specifically heroic war stories, which he actually does rather well. James May has toys, model aeroplanes etc, because he never really grew up. Richard Hammond – the gerbil – had a go at being Brian Cox, but he wasn’t as good at it as the real Brian Cox. So now he’s »
- Sam Wollaston
Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures
In one universe you are reading an article on WhatCulture. On another, WhatCulture doesn’t exist, and neither does this article. In another the article does, but the internet doesn’t, and it’s being published on stone tablets. If you live in that universe, you should probably be paying attention to the eight-legged dino-spiders that are roaming the scorched Earth you call home. The concept of alternate realities s one that’s appeared in science fiction throughout history, but it’s one of those sci-fi concepts that might actually have some basis in reality.
Human technology is bringing about the likes of robots and AI like you see in film and books, but apparently we’re already living out this particular trope. Scientific theories about multiple universes have been floating about for decades, and people actually take them seriously! It’s difficult to get »
- Tom Baker
The soccer drama Believe is now available on VOD, and to celebrate we have an exclusive look at the film with a new clip featuring stars Brian Cox, Philip Jackson and a cast of young, up and coming football hooligans.
Set in the 1980s, some 10 years after his retirement as one of Manchester United's most famed coaches, Sir Matt Busby (Brian Cox) is restless in the twilight of his life. Georgie is an 11-year-old working class kid whose widowed mother (Natascha McElhone) is doing her best to keep him out of trouble. Georgie tries to steal Sir Matt's wallet only to be tracked down, which we see here in this scene.
This fun and fictional tale puts the real-life legendary soccer coach (of England's Manchester United team) coming out of retirement when he discovers that far from being just another young thief, Georgie is an extraordinarily gifted soccer player and »
The drama series The Game is about a complex invisible war being fought by skilled spies who are trained in the high stakes world of covert espionage. In 1972 London, a dangerous and deadly Soviet plot has been designed to bring Britain to its knees, and MI5 agent and undercover expert Joe Lambe (Tom Hughes) must track down Soviet sleeper agents, one by one, before they carry out their plan. Created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), the six-part thriller also stars Brian Cox, Paul Ritter, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, Shaun Dooley, Chloe Pirrie, Marcel Iuers, Jevgenij Sitochin and Zana Marjanovic. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer Toby Whithouse talked about how the idea for this show came about, how much research he did to make this feel accurate, writing characters that are implying and suggesting instead of stating, that this story demands attention, how amazing it was to see »
- Christina Radish
Judging by this exclusive clip, BBC America’s new spy thriller “The Game” has more at stake than just a rousing game of chess.
Instead, the video for the period drama shares an intense scene that starts with guns drawn and teases ultimatums and dark backstories for star Tom Hughes’ Joe Lambe.
Variety critic Brian Lowry said in his review of the miniseries that, although it uses a familiar rulebook, “The Game” “is far from transparent, dribbling out clues and dollops of backstory, with Hughes as the haunted young agent at the forefront, and Brian Cox as his secretive boss.”
“The Game” premieres at 10 p.m. November 5 on BBC America.
- Whitney Friedlander
It’s a sad commentary on the state of the world when the Cold War is viewed nostalgically, as it is in BBC America’s The Game. The six-episode series, premiering on BBC America Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10pmET, stars Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as MI5 agent Joe Lambe, a young man haunted by his lover’s murder and his own betrayal against his country. His boss, whose name is Daddy (Brian Cox, The Bourne Supremacy), runs a tight department, but double-crossers lurk among his agents. Creator Toby Whithouse (Being Human) captures the tensions and mood of 1972, and to ensure … Continue reading →
The post Preview: Tensions are high in BBC America’s The Game appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jacqueline Cutler
“The Game” uses a familiar rulebook, which isn’t to say this BBC America period spy drama isn’t worth playing. Low-key to the point of sleepy, the three previewed chapters of the six-episode series pursue a cat-and-mouse battle of wits between British and Russian intelligence in 1972, with the Brits seeking to ferret out details on what they fear is a game-changing plot known only as Operation Glass. Alas, the story is far from transparent, dribbling out clues and dollops of backstory, with Tom Hughes as the haunted young agent at the forefront, and Brian Cox as his secretive boss.
In this setting, Hughes — featured in the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” — can’t help but evoke comparisons as a younger (and no doubt cheaper) version of Benedict Cumberbatch, using his seductive powers as part of his tradecraft bag of tricks. Yet he’s also plagued by an earlier »
- Brian Lowry
X-Men: Days of Future Past is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.
Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to test your knowledge on the most successful X-Men movie to-date. Take part in our quiz below to see if you know your Logans from your Jennifer Lawrences.
Q: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan is sent back in time to save the present - in what year does he arrive?
Correct! Wolverine wakes up on a water bed and peers out at Times Square before facing off against gangsters.
Q: In comic book lore Quicksilver Peter Maximoff is the son of which X-Men character?
A) Charles Xavier
Correct! This is hinted at in the jailbreak scene when Quicksilver tells Eric: "They say you can manipulate metal. My mum used to know a guy who could do that. »
Just in time for Halloween, MTV has ordered a TV show based on the Scream horror franchise - though the Ghostface killer who so memorably terrorised the victims of Wes Craven's film series will notably be absent.
It seems that horror cinema remains a rich vein for television producers to tap. On top of the Scream news, it was reported back in August that NBC is working on its own version of Satanic thriller The Devil's Advocate.
But translating big-screens scares for television can be a tricky process and only a few movie chillers have survived the move in one piece.
Friday the 13th: The Series (1987-1990)
This spooky show bore little resemblance to the familiar series of slasher films, with producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. taking the name and little else. Like Scream's Ghostface, the most memorable aspect of the Friday the 13th pictures - hulking hockey-mask-sporting »
[Since Halloween is this week, Adam, Matt, and I decided to write a bit about the films we watch annually to celebrate the holiday. Click here for Adam's pick, and click here for Matt's pick.] I watch a lot of horror movies, whether it’s Halloween or not. It’s my genre of choice so I’m extremely guilty of watching and re-watching favorites like Scream, The Mist, Poltergeist, The Descent, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just to name a select few. Any movie with bumps in the night, creatures and/or serial killers can be branded a Halloween-appropriate film, but because my days are filled with blood and guts year-round, on the holiday, I like to go with one of the best Halloween-themed films out there, Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat. Find out more after the jump. Trick ‘r Treat is a horror anthology with five core stories. There’s the situation with Emma (Leslie Bibb) and her Halloween-loving husband, what goes down after the school principal (Dylan Baker) gets a visit from a candy stealer, Laurie’s »
- Perri Nemiroff
Boasting a host of international talent including Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries, Lost), Brian Cox (The Bourne Ultimatum, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect, Project X) and Luke Hemsworth (The Reckoning, Infini), The Anomaly is directed by Noel Clarke who also takes on the lead role of traumatised ex-soldier Ryan – and thanks to the folks at Universal Pictures (UK) we have three copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray!
When Ryan wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy and helps him escape, he comes to an appalling realisation…. But there’s no time to act – after nine minutes and forty seven seconds of consciousness it all goes black. What does this have to do with Ryan’s past as a patient at the experimental Medical Unit? Ryan has a lot of questions, and very little time to find any answers. »
- Phil Wheat
Join us as we liveblog our way through the penultimate episode of the 45th series of Later... with Jools Holland
The final show of the series is a retro-fest, with performances by Bryan Ferry, Paul Rodgers, and a cosy piano-side chat with Dave Gilmour. There will also be music from rising singer-songwriter Laura Doggett, Swedish newcomer Seinabo Sey, cult Americans the War On Drugs, and a chap who I saw live at Stamford Bridge on the weekend - not kicking a ball around, no, singing in a venue under the stadium: Afrobeats king Fuse Odg.
You cant argue with a lineup like that. Well, you can. But as I - and Mrs D - said, thats the whole point of Later...
Good point, Mrs D, whoever you are - Later... is almost designed to generate a mixture of devotion and loathing because if you love Plant youre bound to hate Stormzy, »
- Paul Lester
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes, Deon Lotz, DeVille Vannik, Zane Meas, Lionel Newton, Jaco Muller, Terence Bridgett | Written by Brian Cox | Directed by Ralph Ziman
Yasuomi Umetsu’s (chief animator for Arms Corporation who has also worked as a designer on Akira, Spriggan, Elfen Lied and Casshern) original anime Kite was, when first released in 1998, a highly controversial graphic story of hard, gory action and illicit eroticism. Banned in certain countries across the globe due to its scenes of rape and revenge, in Japan it has sold nearly a million DVD units. It has also been released in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Russian, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the United States – where it remains popular; yet the original Ova and its sequel, have never had a UK release. In fact this Us film adaptation is the first time the franchise has been legitimately available in this country. »
- Phil Wheat
The twistedly haunting, creepy and unexpected NBC series Hannibal is one of the best shows currently on television. With shocking revelations, psychological cat-and-mouse games, and intricately detailed murders, it certainly stays with you, long after it airs. And after the wild Season 2 finale that left everyone in a state of peril, the anticipation for Season 3 and answers for where it will all go next is growing, as fannibals wait for the show’s return. As part of PaleyFest NY, which is considered the ultimate TV fan festival, co-stars Hugh Dancy (“Will Graham”), Mads Mikkelsen (“Dr. Hannibal Lecter”) and Laurence Fishburne (“Jack Crawford”), along with show creator Bryan Fuller, talked about their first encounter with the Hannibal Lecter mythos, how the undercurrent of love between Hannibal and Will shapes their understanding of their characters, that Season 3 will show how much everyone has been changed by the events of the finale, what Hannibal will be wearing now, »
- Christina Radish
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