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Sneak Peek more footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action comedy feature "Pixels", including popular video game characters, 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..."
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- Michael Stevens
There's definitely something fun about the idea of aliens attacking Earth using gigantic, evil versions of the classic arcade game characters we know and love, but Sony just unveiled the very first Pixels clip in honor of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary and, well, it's just not very funny. There's definitely something clever about the whole Mini Cooper/ghost idea, but the father-son relationship between Pac-Man and his creator, Tōru Iwatani (Denis Akiyama), is a little too bizarre and isn't particularly funny either. Check out the first Pixels clip for yourself below. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox, and is due in theaters on July 24th. Here's the official synopsis for Pixels: As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands »
- Perri Nemiroff
Sony and Adam Sandler might just have a hit on their hands with this one. Pixels, which arrives in cinemas in July, see Sandler and his chums (played by Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and, yep, Kevin James) becoming experts at videogames in the 1980s. Fast forward to the present day, and aliens discover feeds of said videogames, and decide that the planet Earth has declared war. As such gaming experts are required to lead the fight back, with the help of some iconic videogame characters.
A new trailer for the film has arrived, which gives further examples of how gaming characters and live action are weaving together. »
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.
Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders.
Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying »
- Michelle McCue
What’s old is new again in the latest trailer for Chris Columbus’ Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler and his gang of friends witness the earth come under siege from the very video game character they grew up with.
From Donkey Kong to Q*Bert, Pac-Man to Space Invaders, the clip is as bombastic as it is nostalgic, with a hoard of extraterrestrials misinterpreting our intergalactic search for intelligent life. Now, having travelled light years to find us, the aliens declare war on humanity leaving President Will Cooper (Paul Blart: Mall Cop star Kevin James) to call upon his childhood friends in order to prevent mass extinction at the hands of, well, malevolent pixels.
And so, it isn’t long before Cooper is joined by the greatest video game champs of the ’80s, replete with all of the old stereotypes one would expect from the generation. Alongside Adam Sandler’s »
- Michael Briers
Following the first trailer a couple of months ago, Sony have dropped a new trailer for Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) take on classic 80s arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.
Check out the trailer below:
Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and also stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity). Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the first trailer using the player below:
- Luke Owen
We got a tease of what goes down when aliens attack Earth using characters from classic arcade games in the first Pixels trailer, but now it's time to meet the folks called upon to take them on, the President's (Kevin James) old-school arcade friends Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad) and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage). Check out the brand new Pixels trailer below. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox, and is due in theaters on July 24th. Aliens in the form of video game characters are invading Earth? Sounds like a job for the Nerds @PixelsMovie https://t.co/RLqLG4zFs0— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 19, 2015 Turning the world into a giant video game isn't safe for anyone, not even a Smurf! Though the new trailer has recycled some content from the first, like the ending, overall it gives a better (as in, »
- Allison Keene
The premise is simple: aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a hostile act of war and so in preemptive retaliation, they send characters including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, the Space Invaders and more, from those same video games back to destroy earth. Call it a high concept comedy that taps into arcade nostalgia for the 1980s and the golden age of video games. If it sounds silly, well, it is an Adam Sandler film. Written by Tim Herlihy, a frequent collaborator of the actor, Sandler haters should know, it’s also coming from the mind of Chris Columbus, the crowd-pleasing four-quadrant director of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” (2001), “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) and “Home Alone” (1990) to name a few. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski. The human »
- Edward Davis
The announcement of a new series on NBC focused on famed fictional serial killer and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter left many individuals wary. The news of the involvement of Bryan Fuller, however, who had previously garnered praise for his work on Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls, assuaged some, as did the casting of Mads Mikkelsen in the titular role of Hannibal Lecter, a role previously played by the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Brian Cox.
Two seasons in, the show, titled Hannibal, has garnered critical and commercial acclaim from many quarters. With the second season ending with the fate of numerous characters up in the air, fans anticipating the third season premiere, which is set for Thursday, June 4th at 10 pm Et. Ahead of said premiere, a new trailer for the show has been released, highlighting the praise it has received. The trailer can be seen below.
The post ‘Hannibal’ season »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Hughes told Metro that he hopes BBC Two will recommission the series, in which he stars as MI5 operative Joe Lambe.
"There's definitely more layers to peel away," he said. "I think audiences have become more sophisticated and don't expect everything right away - it's like Don Draper in Mad Men, we only got to know him gradually."
Its third episode airs this Thursday (May 14) at 9pm.
Murdered by My Boyfriend star: BBC Three shows can be successful online
Detectorists: Will series 2 move from BBC Four to a new channel? »
Among the more critically acclaimed shows of the past few years has been the NBC series Hannibal. Created by Bryan Fuller, the show follows the early life of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, expanding on the story from novelist Thomas Harris’ series of books. Mads Mikkelsen steps into the role previously occupied by Brian Cox and Anthony Hopkins, with Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne amongst the supporting cast.
The end of the show’s second season saw Will Graham and the rest of the FBI clue in to Dr. Lecter’s true nature, leading to a confrontation that left the fate of many key individuals of the show up in the air. Now a new teaser for the upcoming third season has been released. The third season has already seen a major shakeup, with the recasting of the character of Mason Verger.
Hannibal makes its third season premiere on June 4th at 10 pm Et. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Im Global and producers Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter and Richard Tanne announced that they have cast Parker Sawyers as the young Barack Obama in Southside with You. The romantic dramedy was inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. Parker Sawyers joins Tika Sumpter who will play Michelle.
The film covers the eventful date in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening, that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.
Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in the UK, recently completed Oliver Stone's Snowden with Joseph Gordon Levitt and is about to shoot a supporting role in the feature The Autopsy of Jane Doe, opposite Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. »
'Nicholas and Alexandra': Movie starred Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman 'Nicholas and Alexandra' movie review: Opulent 1971 spectacle lacks emotional core Nicholas and Alexandra is surely one of the most sumptuous film productions ever made. The elaborate sets and costumes, Richard Rodney Bennett's lush musical score, and frequent David Lean collaborator Freddie Young's richly textured cinematography provide the perfect period atmosphere for this historical epic. Missing, however, is a screenplay that offers dialogue instead of speeches, and a directorial hand that brings out emotional truth instead of soapy melodrama. Nicholas and Alexandra begins when, after several unsuccessful attempts, Tsar Nicholas II (Michael Jayston) finally becomes the father of a boy. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife, the German-born Empress Alexandra (Janet Suzman), have their happiness crushed when they discover that their infant son is a hemophiliac. In addition to his familial turmoil, the Tsar must also deal with popular »
- Andre Soares
The film covers the eventful date in 1989, when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening, which took them through the Art Institute of Chicago, a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.
- Dave McNary
Parker Sawyers has been cast to play a young Barack Obama in Southside With You. The romantic dramedy cast the U.K.-based American actor opposite Get On Up star Tike Sumpter as a young Michelle Obama. Sawyers' can next be seen in Oliver Stone’s Snowden and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, opposite Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. Southside With You covers the eventful evening in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. The
- Etan Vlessing
Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »
- D. Zhea
Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »
- D. Zhea
The Mentalist: Channel 5, 10pm
The seven-year curtain is closing on The Mentalist, as the last episode airs in the UK tonight. The hunt for the serial killer continues, and Jane reluctantly agrees to parade herself as a renowned psychic as bait when a public appeal for witnesses yields no results.
As he is leaving a studio after an appearance on a TV news programme, Jane's car is rammed and he is knocked unconscious - waking up to find himself shackled to a table.
Scorpion: ITV2, 9pm
The first season comes to a close with this nail-biting finale. Walter's life seems to be in the balance as he ends up in an accident with his car ends up hanging over a cliff.
The Game: BBC Two, »
MTV’s Brothers Green: Eats! is the latest show to try and tap a youth audience, with its misfired cookery lols. Here’s what might happen if our old TV chestnuts got a similarly cringe reboot for da yout
Having completely explained the universe in his last four Wonders… series, Brian Cox takes to exploring Google Earth in streetview mode, starting from his own Battersea abode (“You can see the roof, look!” he says, wondrously. “That’s fascinating, that.”) and travelling by skateboard to his home town of Oldham. In between, he visits the Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower, but is most moved by a candid streetview diorama of two stray dogs humping. “We were all baked in the heart of the stars,” says Cox, tears filling his eyes. “And now we’re this. Life is wondrous.”
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- Joel Golby
One of the movies I’m most looking forward to this summer is an Adam Sandler film. You read that right. I said Adam Sandler. While I’ll be the first one to admit his track record has some blemishes, I don’t think Pixels is going to be one of them. In fact, I think Pixels is going to surprise everyone when it turns out to be a lot of fun. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s helmed by Chris Columbus and revolves around a group of 80's gaming champions who are called upon to defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war. Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Kevin James, and Brian Cox round out the cast. As a huge fan of 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede, I can »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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