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Alex Reviews Pixels – A Film About Video Games For People Who Hate Video Games

29 July 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Columbia Pictures

Rating: ★★

The multiplexes are full of sequels for obscure superheroes. The high street is dominated by t-shirts adorned with obscure movie references. The most watched TV show in the Us is about a bunch of nerds. Yes, it sure looks like the geeks have inherited the Earth.

Except they haven’t. The McU and its ilk are slowly becoming less heterogeneous with each biannual release. Clothing is worn without a care for what it represents. And The Big Bang Theory has been laughing at, not with, its characters since Season 3. So, rather, the Earth has assimilated geek culture into the mainstream, sanitising it in the process.

Nowhere is this better seen than with Pixels. Ostensibly an adaptation of a beautiful little short by Patrick Jean (check it out here – it doesn’t deserve to have only a fraction of the views of the trailer for film it’s »

- Alex Leadbeater

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'Ant-Man' Barely Beats 'Pixels' with $24.7M Box Office Win

26 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite competition from three new movies in wide release this weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man held on to the top spot at the box office with $24.7 million. The studio's final Phase Two adventure dropped 56.7% from last weekend's $58 million tally, currently standing at $106 million domestically and $120.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $226.4 million, from a $130 million budget. The superhero movie pulled in a respectable $6,403 per-screen average this weekend from 3,868 theaters, and its 56.7% drop is actually better than The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger, both of which dropped more than 60% in their second weekends in theaters.

Ant-Man just barely beat out its top competitor this weekend, Sony Pictures' video game comedy Pixels, which debuted in second place with an estimated $24 million. Pixels scored a $6,446 per-screen average from 3,723 theaters, opening far lower than many projections, some of which had it earning over $40 million this weekend. The film, which stars Adam Sandler, »

- MovieWeb

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Game over for Adam Sandler at the Us box office: Pixels debuts behind Ant-Man

26 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man kept its top spot at the Us box office for a second week in a row but not without competition from Adam Sandler's Pixels.

Ant-Man took in $24.7m, putting its total box office gross to $106m, while Pixels debuted in second place with $24m.

In Pixels, Sandler alongside Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan must save the world from an alien invasion of real-life video game characters such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

Aside from Pixels, other new releases include Southpaw and Paper Towns. Southpaws landed in fifth place with $16.5m, followed by Paper Towns in sixth place with $12.5m.

Three of the summer's biggest movies remain in the top ten list. Minions, which had a huge debut earlier this month, slipped from second place to third place with $22.1m. Its total earning is now $261.6m.

Inside Out went from fourth place to seventh place with $7.3m, »

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Paul Rudd's Ant-Man remains number one, beats Pixels at Us box office

26 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man kept its top spot at the Us box office for a second week in a row but not without competition from Adam Sandler's Pixels.

Ant-Man took in $24.7m, putting its total box office gross to $106m, while Pixels debuted in second place with $24m.

In Pixels, Sandler alongside Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan must save the world from an alien invasion of real-life video game characters such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

Aside from Pixels, other new releases include Southpaw and Paper Towns. Southpaws landed in fifth place with $16.5m, followed by Paper Towns in sixth place with $12.5m.

Three of the summer's biggest movies remain in the top ten list. Minions, which had a huge debut earlier this month, slipped from second place to third place with $22.1m. Its total earning is now $261.6m.

Inside Out went from fourth place to seventh place with $7.3m, »

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Sony Made ‘Pixels’ Script Changes to Appease Chinese Censors, Didn’t Make It Better

25 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This weekend brings the release of the video game-infused sci-fi action comedy Pixels, and with a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems pretty clear that Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production banner have botched an awesome concept with juvenile comedy. Not even supporting cast members like Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage can save the movie. […]

The post Sony Made ‘Pixels’ Script Changes to Appease Chinese Censors, Didn’t Make It Better appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Box Office: ‘Pixels’ Wins Friday, On Track for $25 Million Weekend

25 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler’s nostalgic video game comedy “Pixels” outdid teenage romance pic “Paper Towns” at the Friday box office, but both newcomers have to deal with holdover hits “Ant-Man” and “Minions.”

Sony’s “Pixels” generated $9 million in Friday showings, on track for $25 million on the weekend. Studio estimates had forecasted an opening weekend in the $25 million range. Joining Sandler in the cast are Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage. The Christopher Columbus-directed pic will play in 3,723 locations. “Pixels” has been criticized for lacking heart, though; the Variety review contends that the plot’s “apocalyptic stakes are treated with no more consequence than an air-hockey match.”

Behind “Pixels” is Marvel hit “Ant-Man,” which raked in $7 million on Friday. The size-challenged superhero is poised to win the weekend with $25 million, which will up its cumulative haul to $106 million after it opened to a strong $58 million last weekend.

In third place »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Watch the original Pixels short film

25 July 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of Adam Sandler’s 80s arcade game actioneer Pixels this week (to less than stellar reviews – read Robert Kojder’s ★ ★ one here), it might be a good time to rewatch the original short film on which it’s based.

“But it’s a Futurama episode!” you cry. Yes. Yes, it is. 2002’s Season 3 episode 18 ‘Anthology of Interest II‘, to be precise. But Sander’s Happy Madison Productions’ direct inspiration was the below 2010 film, directed by Patrick Jean. And at a lean 2 minutes 35 seconds, it sounds a lot more bearable than the feature-length adaptation. Check it out…

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), 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 »

- Oli Davis

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Pixels set to open to $30 million; box office may fall in light of events in Louisiana

25 July 2015 12:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony’s video-game adaptation comedy Pixels opens across America this weekend and early indications suggest the film could debut to around $30 million, though those estimates may fall in light of the tragic events in Louisiana on Thursday.

Three people were killed and nine others injured at a shooting during a screening of Trainwreck on Thursday night, and the incident may well affect attendances at cinemas this weekend with lower than expected box office totals. However, Pixels could take top spot come Sunday night depending on how Marvel’s Ant-Man and Universal’s Minions hold across their second and third weekends respectively.

The action comedy, directed by Chris Columbus, cost around $90 million and although reviews have been poor thus far, it may have enough to make its money back through its domestic run. Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage and Kevin James co-star.

See Also: Read our review of Pixels here

Paper Towns, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Holds Early Lead Over Adam Sandler, ‘Pixels’

24 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The opening of Adam Sandler comedy “Pixels” is heading for a moderate $25 million opening weekend in the U.S., comfortably ahead of teen romance “Paper Towns,” but trailing superhero holdover “Ant-Man.”

According to projections Friday, Disney and Marvel’s “Ant-Man” could notch its second first-place finish. The tentpole appeared headed for a decline of about 54% for a finish of about $26 million, which would give it a 10-day total of $107 million.

Sony’s “Pixels” is on track for roughly $10 million at 3,723 locations on its opening day, leaving it in line with recent projections in the mid-20s.

Directed by Christopher Columbus, “Pixels” portrays an alien invasion of Earth by classic arcade game characters such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede and Space Invaders. “Pixels,” which has been savaged by critics, also stars Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad.

Sony, which has had a tough year so far with “Aloha” and “Chappie, »

- Dave McNary

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Pixels | Review

24 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The King of Kong: Columbus Peddles Dopey Sandler Comedy

Hailing from some parallel universe where Never Never Land must be the capital is Pixels, a Chris Columbus directed Adam Sandler comedy pasted together by his usual writer, Tim Herlihy and returning collaborator Timothy Dowling (Just Go With It, 2011). If there’s anyone to pity here, it’s Patrick Jean, the director of the 2010 short film upon which this concept is based. As far as Sandler’s handlers go, it’s uncertain who or what this feature length version is geared towards, a family friendly package severely dumbed down for the enjoyment of today’s tots yet emblazoned with obsolete video games two generations removed from the only audience members unoffended by the laziness and stupidity of the final product. Though some supporting players escape less scathed by this misbegotten lump of a film, Sandler and co. seem tone deaf »

- Nicholas Bell

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Watch: 'Ready Player One' Supercut Looks At The Biggest & Baddest Video Game-Turned-Movies

24 July 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Perhaps it’s prophetic that with “Pixels” storming into theatres this weekend, like a horde of hungry Pac Men all-too-eager to devour what’s in our wallet, a new supercut highlighting the best and worst of video-game-to-movie adaptations has now landed online. Adam Sandler’s latest celebration of perpetually arrested development is not itself based on any pre-existing property, or even one game in particular: his movie is a sort of “Ghostbusters” riff, whereby a gang of ne’er-do-wells (Sandler, Kevin James, Josh GadPeter Dinklage?) are summoned to protect New York City from the nefarious likes of Donkey Kong and Q*bert. Yet, the attempt to successfully translate the sensation of an immersive, first person video game to the silver screen is an entirely different process altogether. This new video cut, titled "Ready Player One," looks at some of the best and worst of the bunch, leaving us to »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Box Office: ‘Paper Towns’ Tops ‘Pixels’ With $2 Million on Thursday Night

24 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Teen romance “Paper Towns” opened solidly with $2 million on Thursday night, topping the Adam Sandler comedy “Pixels” with $1.5 million.

Paper Towns” screenings started at 9 p.m. with “very positive” reactions. About 500 of the 2,500 preview showings were preceded by a live-streaming event.

Sony’s “Pixels,” which screened at 2,776 sites on Thursday, is expected to lead a crowded field this weekend with a launch of around $25 million at 3,723 locations. Directed by Christopher Columbus, the film portrays an alien invasion of classic arcade game characters such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede and Space Invaders. It carries an $88 million pricetag.

Sandler stars alongside Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad. “Pixels,” which also opens in 47 international markets, will probably battle the second weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and the third frame of Universal-Illumination’s “Minions” for the top spot.

Fox’s “Paper Towns,” based on the John Green novel and starring Natt Wolff and Cara Delevingne, »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office Predictions: Will 'Pixels' Defeat 'Ant-Man'?

24 July 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's Ant-Man took the top spot at the box office when it hit theaters last weekend, taking in $58 million. While it kept the studio's streak of 12 consecutive movies opening at #1, it was the second-lowest opening weekend in the studio's history, behind 2008's The Incredible Hulk ($55.4 million). This weekend, Ant-Man and the rest of the holdovers take on three vastly different contenders, Sony's video game themed comedy Pixels, 20th Century Fox's young adult drama Paper Towns and The Weinstein Company's boxing drama Southpaw, two of which will likely out-gross Ant-Man.

The PG-13 comedy Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad, looks to take the top spot away from Ant-Man with just over $40 million. The movie, based on a 2010 short film by Patrick Jean, features a number of classic video game characters who are brought to life by an alien race to attack Earth. Pixels will open in 3,723 theaters starting today, »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

24 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski.

Synopsis:

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Pixels has a wonderful nostalgia influenced concept but it is, sadly, as we all predicted suffocated in quality due to the unfortunate presence of Adam Sandler and company. That does not mean I completely hated Pixels though. It’s true that it is insincere with its affection for video games and general nerd culture, but that doesn’t stop the movie from having its fair share of creativity and entertaining moments.

Let’s just get the obvious negatives out of the way first; Adam Sandler is here and is playing another man-child, insulting people for no reason, and gets to win »

- Robert Kojder

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, July 24; What Will You See?

24 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 24. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Paper Towns Director: Jake Schreier Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Caitlin Carver, Austin Abrams, Griffin Freeman, Jaz Sinclair Synopsis: "Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew." Pixels Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Ashley. »

- Indiewire

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Exclusive Interviews: Adam Sandler and Josh Gad Talk Pixels

23 July 2015 10:33 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Aliens have sent old school video game characters to destroy our world in Chris Columbus ' Pixels, a live-action/CGI comedy that'll have you wanting to travel back to the sweet arcade days of the 1980s. In the film, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) are no strangers to saving... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Film Review: Instead of Geeky Greatness, Adam Sandler Sucks the Soul Out of a Badly Miscast ‘Pixels’

23 July 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The epitome of an idea that far outweighs its execution, “Pixels” is a bittersweet blunder that had all of the elements to be geeky great but ends up being cheesy mediocre. I could literally feel its potential for 105 minutes, but the $88 million film ultimately fails to realize it.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

At the heart of the issue is miscasting and specifically Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions. Even though he and his production company let me down in the critically panned “The Hot Chick,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “The Benchwarmers,” “Click,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” and on and on, I honestly always give Sandler a chance even though his humor almost never works for me.

Despite my love for Pac-man, I was disappointed going into “Pixels” to see Sandler in such a lead role with his production company attached and his pals making bank with him. Still, I »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Alan Cumming ('The Good Wife') and Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones')?

23 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Alan Cumming is entering "The Good Wife" episode titled "Undisclosed Recipients." Peter Dinklage selects the "Game of Thrones" episode called "Hardhome." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions This year marks the third Emmy nomination for Cumming as campaign strategist Eli Gold on the CBS legal series. His other bids were in the guest category for 2010 and in this supporting race for 2011. In this 17th episode of the sixth season, "The partners at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart argue over the future of the firm. Meanwhile, the firm becomes a victim of a cyber hack after it represents a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site." Dinklage won this category on his first try in 2011 and has received Emmy nominations. »

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'Pixels' (2015) Movie Review

23 July 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Even as an Adam Sandler/Kevin James-vehicle, Pixels deserves to be more inspired. The arcade-loving, '80s-centric action-comedy transitioned to the big screen from Patrick Jean's inventive world-domination-by-8-bits short film wields the fine set pieces, tech resources and token-required games to earn a top score. But Sandler and his team don't even attempt to advance to the next level, constantly drawing on the comedian's trademark sophomoric cheat codes to hastily produce what's essentially the poor man's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, global-annihilation movie. Make no mistake: this is a Happy Madison production through-and-through. Minus extensive pratfall jokes with James or unnecessary Rob Schneider or Steve Buscemi pop-ups, almost every check mark from the Sandler production list is marked. Cheap insults directed towards one physical trait from different supporting charactersc Check. Sandler getting the out-of-his-league girl (in this case, Michelle Monaghan) because he's our main slubby do-gooderc You bet. »

- Will Ashton

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