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16 items from 2014


Video Game Characters Revealed in Pixels Movie

22 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last week, we got our first look at the main cast in the upcoming retro video game character invasion film Pixels. That cast consists of Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. The movie is based on a short film of the same name, and it has the potential to make for an incredibly entertaining feature film. 

Sony Pictures has announced the line-up of video games and characters that will be included in the movie, and it's actually really quite impressive. Below you'll find a press released with the story synopsis and the list of characters that you'll see in the movie:

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video »

- Joey Paur

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Chris Columbus’ Pixels Coming To Theaters May 15, 2015

22 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist. »

- Michelle McCue

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Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Among ’80s Video Game Icons to Appear in Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’

22 July 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has its “Wreck-It Ralph,” now Sony has “Pixels,” a family feature that includes characters from popular video games.

Just days before it presents the film at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony has revealed an impressive roster of icons from ’80s properties, including Pac-Man, Frogger and Donkey Kong, who will appear in the Adam Sandler comedy, directed by Chris Columbus.

Other properties set to appear in the movie include “Asteroids,” “Breakout,” “Centipede” and “Missile Command” from Atari Interactive; “Galaga” and “Dig-Dug” (Bandai Namco, who also owns “Pac-Man”); “Q*bert” (Columbia Pictures Industries); “Space Invaders” (Taito Corp); and “Joust,” “Defender,” “Robotron” and “Wizard of Wor” (Warner Bros. Interactive). Nintendo owns “Donkey Kong,” while Konami Digital Entertainment has “Frogger.”

“There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters,” Columbus said.

Based on a short film that had classic arcade characters invade New York City (see the original short below with Donkey Kong, »

- Marc Graser

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Sony Pictures Confirm Iconic Video Game Characters For Chris Columbus’ ‘Pixels’

22 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Taking on the Wreck-it Ralph route, Sony Pictures have confirmed that Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede have joined the cast of their upcoming action-comedy Pixels. Set to star Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, it’s directed by Chris Columbus and released in the UK on May 27th, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet, with Monaghan playing the team’s unique weapons specialist.

The action-comedy sees the return of Chris Columbus »

- Dan Bullock

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Sony Releases Info on the New Film Pixels

21 July 2014 8:54 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Your favorite 8 bit characters are back in the movie Pixels by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Pixels is based on the short film by Patrick Jean and can be seen below:

Sony released the following to the press concerning the new film:

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.  The film will be released on May 15, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.  President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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'Pixels' Unveils Its Lineup of Classic Video Game Characters

21 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters - including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede&#174, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders - will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they 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 game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review: 'Blended' isn't Adam Sandler's worst subsidized vacation

22 May 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You know those real estate scams where you're offered a free vacation if you just sit through a time-share presentation and that time-share presentation seems never-ending, because even if it's just two hours, what you really wanted was a free vacation? For Adam Sandler, filmmaking is like that time-share presentation.  All the guy wants is to get major motion picture studios to subsidize his vacations. Is that so wrong? If Sony or Warner Brothers said to you, "How would you like an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii or Africa or a secluded lake? And all you have to do is deliver a movie and nobody on our side will even ask to see a script or bother looking at the final cut," what would you say? You'd accept the deal. Don't deny it.  It's obvious that Sandler and his partners-in-vacation-loving-crime don't especially enjoy the quid pro quo required for their global galavanting, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Blended Review

22 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Whether you’re a fan of Adam Sandler’s brand of filmmaking or not, his chemistry with popular actress Drew Barrymore is undeniable. From their eccentric and comedic turn in The Wedding Singer back in 1998, to the more charming and heartfelt 50 First Dates six years later, the pair have always managed to bring the best out of one another. Now they’ve reunited once more in Frank Coraci’s Blended, which feels like something of a natural and organic progression for the pair, as themes of nostalgia, single parenting and growing up are explored – as though we’re almost chronicling their relationship through cinema, across the past 16 years. Like a below-par, uninventive ‘Before’ trilogy.

Following on from a disastrous blind date at Hooters, the widowed Jim (Sandler) and recently separated Lauren (Barrymore) are adamant in never crossing paths again. However when their mutual friends bail on a trip to South Africa, »

- Stefan Pape

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of Blended In St. Louis – Stars Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

13 May 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

The film also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Lauren’s best friend, Jen, and Joel McHale (TV’s “Community”) as her unreliable ex-husband, Mark. Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”) and Jessica Lowe (funnyordie’s “RobotDown”) star as Eddy ad Ginger, an overly romantic couple who are also vacationing at the resort, and Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2”) stars as the resort’s singing host. Dan Patrick (Espn SportsCenter) appears as Jim’s boss, Dick; and Shaquille O’Neal as his coworker, Doug.

Playing Jim’s three daughters are Bella Thorne (Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up »

- Movie Geeks

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Adam Sandler's 'Pixels' Gets May 2015 Release Date

28 April 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has set a May 15, 2015 release date for Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. The adventure will be going up against Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road and Universal's Pitch Perfect 2.

The story centers on four video game champions who are recruited by the U.S. government, after a species of aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They mount an attack on New York City, using these games as the basis for their strategy.

Chris Columbus is directing from a script by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the 2010 short film of the same name, directed by Patrick Jean. Happy Madison's Adam Sandler and Allen Covert are producing alongside 1492 Pictures' Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Production is scheduled to begin next month.

Pixels comes to theaters May 15th, »

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Gets May 15, 2015 Release Date

28 April 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures has set sci-fi adventure “Pixels” for release on May 15, 2015 — when it will open against Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Pixels” stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage.

Chris Columbus is directing, with shooting starting next month. Script by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling is based on the short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production.

Pixels” will be produced by Happy Madison’s Sandler and Allen Covert, along with 1492 Pictures’ Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

The story centers on aliens misinterpreting video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, leading to an attack on Earth, using the games as models for their assaults.

 

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- Dave McNary

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Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage Join Adam Sandler, Kevin James And Josh Gad in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels

4 April 2014 9:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage have joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad in the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, which will be directed by Chris Columbus and released in the Summer of 2015.

Principal photography will begin in June of this year on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production, which was written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production.

Pixels will be produced by Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Allen Covert, and 1492 Pictures’ Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy, Heather Parry and Seth Gordon.

In the film, when aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, »

- Michelle McCue

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Monaghan, Dinklage join Sony's Pixels

4 April 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage have joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad in the cast of Sony’s Pixels. Separately, Lionsgate has announced a cast change on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.

Chris Columbus will direct Pixels, the story of a team of old school video game players who are summoned by the President to thwart an alien invasion. Pixels is scheduled for a summer 2015 release.

Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling adapted the screenplay from a short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production. 

Principal photography will begin in June on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production. Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Allen Covert produce alongside 1492 Pictures’ Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy, Heather Parry and Seth Gordon.

Lionsgate has announced changes on the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. Gwendoline Christie from Game Of Thrones replaces [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sony's Pixels casts up ahead of June start

4 April 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage have joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad in the cast of Sony’s Pixels. Separately, Lionsgate has announced a cast change on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.

Chris Columbus will direct Pixels, the story of a team of old school video game players who are summoned by the President to thwart an alien invasion. Pixels is scheduled for a summer 2015 release.

Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling adapted the screenplay from a short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production. 

Principal photography will begin in June on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production. Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Allen Covert produce alongside 1492 Pictures’ Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy, Heather Parry and Seth Gordon.

Lionsgate has announced changes on the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. Gwendoline Christie from Game Of Thrones replaces [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sony's Pixels cast bulks up

4 April 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage have joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad in the cast of Sony’s Pixels. Separately, Lionsgate has announced a cast change on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.

Chris Columbus will direct Pixels, the story of a team of old school video game players who are summoned by the President to thwart an alien invasion. Pixels is scheduled for a summer 2015 release.

Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling adapted the screenplay from a short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production. 

Principal photography will begin in June on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production. Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Allen Covert produce alongside 1492 Pictures’ Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy, Heather Parry and Seth Gordon.

Lionsgate has announced changes on the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. Gwendoline Christie from Game Of Thrones replaces [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Michelle Monaghan Joins the Cast of Pixels

4 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Michelle Monaghan ("True Detective," Source Code ) has joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage in the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Pixels , which will be directed by Chris Columbus and released in the summer of 2015. Principal photography will begin in June of this year on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production, which was written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the short film directed by Patrick Jean (watch it below) and produced by One More Production. Pixels will be produced by Happy Madison's Adam Sandler and Allen Covert, and 1492 Pictures' Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy, Heather Parry and Seth Gordon. In the film, when aliens »

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