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Destiny Dreadnaught Strike To Be Showcased Tomorrow; New Teaser Features Nolan North As Ghost

25 August 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bungie currently has all hands on deck for the release of The Taken King expansion – the largest of the DLCs thus far and big enough to warrant a physical release – and ahead of the Twitch reveal of the Dreadnaught Strike tomorrow, a new Destiny teaser for the mammoth add-on has appeared online that even features our first inkling of what Nolan North will sound like in the role of Ghost.

Having supplanted Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage to voice the AI companion – Dinklebot is no more, sadly – it’s understood that North, the industry veteran that he is, will re-record all lines of dialogue for Ghost as Bungie aim to develop the character in a new direction.

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As for tomorrow’s live event, Design Lead James Tsai and Bungie Community Manager Deej (David Dague) will host it, at it will begin in earnest at 11:00am Pacific Time. »

- Michael Briers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It may be early in the 2015 Emmys race, but this category is another in which a frontrunner is difficult to identify. Only two of last year's nominees returned (Peter Dinklage and Jim Carter) in a major shakeup (no John Slattery, Mandy Patinkin or Jon Voight?), meaning there is a lot of new blood in the game. But does that mean any of the previous nominees hold an edge?  Certainly Peter Dinklage has the fan support from "Game of Thrones," but he's already won the trophy and the franchise hasn't seen a lot of Emmys love since. Can Jim Carter pull off another surprise win for "Downton Abbey" after Joanne Froggatt's win at the Golden Globes? Or maybe Alan Cumming — who is back here for the first time since 2011 for "The Good Wife" — can manage an upset? Read More: What to Expect From PaleyFest La: Complete 2015 Panel Guide from 'Homeland' to 'Outlander' Maybe, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Pixels review – dreary Adam Sandler romp

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Female talent loses out as a bunch of klutzes fight alien arcade-game characters in this lame comedy with Adam Sandler

Hollywood whistleblower Rose McGowan recently revealed that one of her most demeaning moments involved being told to dress sexy to audition for a movie starring an actor who rhymed with “Madam Panhandler”. Pixels provides further clues to who that could possibly be: the chronically misused Michelle Monaghan endures flirty negging from the film’s lead, while the multi-talented Jane Krakowski is required merely to hang with a rictus grin on the arm of the lamentable Kevin James. As for Serena Williams’s cameo… a bad, a very bad idea. This dreary romp is about a bunch of klutzes called on to fight alien invaders fixated on 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates. »

- Jonathan Romney

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Meet Nolan North, Uncharted's Nathan Drake and gaming's master of motion capture

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Forgot how ridiculous it looks to wear a ping-pong ball covered black lycra suit. According to prolific games actor Nolan North - best known for his role as Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series - doing performance capture is far more serious and rewarding than it appears.

He says it's something closer to the world of theatre than television or movies, forcing performers to work together and use their imagination in order to bring an actor's movements, expressions and voice to life in games and visual effects-laden films.

"When I started out doing theatre, you do something like black box theatre, where there's very minimal props and it's all about the interaction. For me, it always seemed a lot like that," Nolan told Digital Spy.

"We are playing around with things that aren't there in the game, that you don't see. Maybe some of the guns will be plastic little fake guns, »

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Peter Dinklage: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

14 August 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With his turn as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game Of Thrones, Peter Dinklage became a star. His rambunctious and energetic depiction of an unforgettable character captured the imagination of the TV-watching public, his face and lines emblazoned on everything from T-shirts to bumper-stickers as he claimed the title of series Mvp.

What’s surprising is that Dinklage was a seasoned performer well before Thrones’ debut in 2011, with a hoard of TV, indie and studio titles to his name. Much of Dinklage’s early work pivoted around his diminutive stature (4 foot and 5 inches), but as his skills became more widely tested, the roles started to expand.

This week he’s in UK theatres alongside Adam Sandler and Kevin James for the much-derided Pixels, the story of ’80s video-game characters sent from above to wreck havoc on earth. Dinklage plays Sandler’s childhood nemesis, in a part styled »

- Daniel Kelly

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Emmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

13 August 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As Stefon might say, the 2015 Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has everything: previous winners, first-timers, comebacks from Snubs-ville, even former nominees recognized for new series.

The one thing it doesn’t have? Last year’s champ, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who’s not eligible for this year’s shindig.

RelatedEmmys 2015: Who Should Win Best Lead Actress in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

Hoping to one-up Paul by winning on their first-ever Emmy nominations will be Bloodline‘s Ben Mendelsohn and House of CardsMichael Kelly. (Paul, for the record, snagged the trophy on his second attempt. »

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Pixels review: You're better off watching a game of Pong

12 August 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Chris Columbus; Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling; Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Sean Bean; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 12A

The prospect of a new Adam Sandler movie hitting cinemas instills the same sense of trepidation as the theme from Jaws. Shivers down the spine. Heart palpitations. A cold sweat. Can the intriguing blockbuster premise of Pixels prove to be that bigger boat and offer us salvation?

No.

Scarily similar in concept to a 2002 episode of Futurama, Pixels revolves around an attack on Earth by aliens who have received a signal beamed into outer space that includes classic arcade games from the 1980s. They interpret it as a declaration of war and use a giant size Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and other such characters to launch a wave of destruction.

It's left to childhood video game champion and adulthood loser Sam (Sandler), his »

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

11 August 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean 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.

Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on it, no matter how hard your search. I cannot say Pixels is a good film by any stretch of the imagination and won’t tell you otherwise in this review – the directing, effects, story, characters, and acting are all well below what I usually look for from an entertaining slice of cinema, even for the summer season when expectations are lowered further with years which passes – but I can’t deny I had fun with it either.

I would even argue Pixels knows it isn’t a good film. As a ‘Happy »

- Gary Collinson

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The Changing Landscape of Emmy Supporting Nominees

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s nominees in the supporting categories are evidence of a changing television landscape. Writing teams are experimenting as the medium gets bolder, transforming traditional second-banana characters into more fully rounded individuals.

Take Uzo Aduba’s inmate Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Net-flix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” The thesp credits the writing for giving her a rich foundation to work from. “I think that the easy route would have been to make a stock character,” she says. “If you just looked at her on the surface it would be easy to not fight for this person. And I love the challenge of fighting for her.”

While all the supporting drama actresses are past nominees, only Aduba has won a trophy, last year for guest actor. Christina Hendricks’ turn in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Christine Baranski’s in CBS’ “The Good Wife” are among those in the »

- Seth Kelley

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How ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Modern Family’ Supporting Actors Stand Out in Ensemble

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Once the Emmy announcement comes out pundits and insiders alike contemplate why one actor gets the nom while another does not. With so many ensemble shows, there’s an endless pool of talent being considered, particularly in the supporting actor categories. The “Angry Obama” social media blitz might have led Keegan-Michael Key to get nominated while his equal billing comedy partner Jordan Peele did not. Questions remain on why “American Horror Story” casts get multiple nominations, while “Girls” or “Getting On” have just one actor chosen from the talented herd.

There’s no doubt that being part of a high-profile ensemble series boosts the chances of getting noticed. This year alone, the buzzy “Game of Thrones” fills three slots with Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey. But that pales in comparison to the whopping five supporters nominated from “American Horror Story: Freak Show” with last year’s winner Kathy Bates back in the mix, »

- Susan Young

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Bungie Comes Clean On Why Peter Dinklage Is Being Replaced In Destiny

11 August 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Its already been made official that Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has been dropped from Bungie’s triple-a Destiny, but now the developer has come clean in an interview with Game Informer to provide an explanation for the decision.

Executive Producer for the record-breaking first-person shooter/Mmo hybrid, Mark Noseworthy, said the following in regards to why the actor was cut:

It’s more on the [Hollywood] nonsense side of things. Dinklage was awesome to work with on Destiny but we just needed to work with someone who is more available. Nolan is a pro, this is his thing.

We can call him up and say ‘hey, next week can we do this thing we’re doing this internal play test and it would be great to get some Ghost dialogue in there instead of that robot voice that we use,’ and he’s available.

The decision seems to have »

- Joe Pring

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Henry Jackman’s ‘Pixels’ has encouraged Happy Madison’s wish-fulfillment like nothing before

10 August 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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Adam Sandler would do well to listen to “Game On,” which blares over the end credits of his latest movie, Pixels. “This is not a game now, nobody can save you /Spent up all your change and now your turn is done” sings Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden as he pumps up Waka Flock Flame for improbable lyrics about video arcade stuntin’. As a merchandising tie-in, “Game On” mashes up two artists whose one shared interest is the contract they both signed. As a wake up call though, it’s unintentionally prescient, blasting out the very words Sandler has refused to hear for the past decade as his comedy persona has morphed from the underdog with something to prove to the sweatpants-wearing schlub yelling that he’s “still got it.”

Rest assured, Pixels fits right in with Adam Sandler’s string of films designed »

- David Klein

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Emmy episode analysis: Peter Dinklage has an audience with the queen in 'Game of Thrones'

10 August 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Peter Dinklage's Emmy nomination for Best Drama Supporting Actor for "Game of Thrones" is his fifth in a row, making him the only actor from the HBO series to have been nominated every year of its run. He's also the only cast member who has won; he prevailed on his very first try in 2011. This year, he's aiming to reclaim his title with his episode submission "Hardhome." -Break- Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Game of Thrones' scene-stealer Diana Rigg finally win? Synopsis: The politically savvy Tyrion Lannister (Dinklage) is brought before Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the hopes of becoming her adviser in her pursuit of the Iron Throne. First, he convinces her to forgive Ser Jorah (Iain Glenn), who betrayed her but is devoted to her. Later, over drinks, he explains the political minefield she'll face when she advances on King's Landing. They discuss the powerful families of Westeros, »

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Pixels movie review: blue screen of death (please)

10 August 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Adam Sandler imagines himself as the savior of the planet. And then it gets even more puffed up with arrogance and all manner of masturbatory fantasy. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): despise Adam Sandler

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I was prepared for “Adam Sandler saves the world, not despite the fact but because of the fact that he is a good-for-nothing slacker whose primary talent is excellence at videogames, and even at that he peaked in middle school more than 30 years ago.” I was prepared because Pixels has been gleeful in its promotion that this is what it is about, and also because — as I have noted before — there is nothing that men cannot do, or fail to do, that Hollywood will not find a way to depict as heroic. This goes triple for Adam Sandler (Men, Women & Children, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'Game of Thrones' Fan Demands Trial by Combat in Court Case

10 August 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Prince Oberyn is out. Bronn, are you free? A fan of HBO's "Game of Thrones" checked the books and decided it's fair game to demand a trial by combat in his court case, where he's accused of aiding and abetting a fraudulent transfer, among other not-quite-GoT-level claims. TheWrap has a story on Staten Island lawyer Richard Luthmann, and the comments are filled with more details from the accused himself, plus readers offering to be his champion.

As Luthmann wrote in his court filing:

Defendant invokes the common law writ of right and demands his common law right to Trial By Combat as against plaintiffs and their counsel, whom plaintiff wishes to implead into the Trial By Combat by writ of right. [...] Since [1776], no American court in post-independence United States to the undersigned's knowledge has addressed the issue, and thus the trial by combat remains a right reserved to »

- Gina Carbone

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Pixels review: “Prepare to get annoyed…”

10 August 2015 12:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pixels review: A surprising lack of nostalgia, no real heart, and an edge of misplaced snarkiness – too many negatives to be gobbled up by a giant, hungry Pac-Man. Pixels review

With a repertoire that boasts Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films, audiences should be happy to journey with a director like Chris Columbus. Throw in the added joy of retro arcade action in all of its colourful 3D loveliness, with more than a dash of inspiration from an excellent indie short (by Patrick Jean), and surely we have the perfect recipe for a generous dollop of family fun.

…Or perhaps not. While Pixels‘ neon laden action scenes are fleetingly fun, in the quieter moments it is sadly lacking. It’s difficult to ascertain who this film is actually for. With a 12A certificate, the humour needs to be far more sophisticated- There are plenty of attempts at adult jokes, »

- Dave Bennett

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

9 August 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels. 2015

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean 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.

Another year goes by and here we have another big budget Adam Sandler comedy. Every time I review a Sandler film I always say the same thing, the guy is talented but he continues to make films that are so low brow with their humor that they just aren’t funny. He consistently does this because he knows those types of films are what’s going to make him more money. With this latest film, Pixels, the trailer actually had me pretty interested. I though that maybe this could finally be a decent film with Sandler that will be a step »

- Jake Peffer

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Why 'Angry Birds' Might Become the Next 'Lego Movie'

6 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Remember those days when everyone you knew with a smart phone was playing Angry Birds all day and all night? It was one of the first mobile games to truly conquer all corners of the market -- from little kids to grown adults, if you weren't already addicted to Angry Birds then why even exist? Then, like things always do, we moved on to other feverishly addictive games -- but the appetite for Angry Birds was still there, so much so that a movie was announced. Due out on May 20, 2016, Angry Birds features a voice cast stuffed with some very, very funny people, including Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Jillian Bell, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale and Josh Gad. Seriously, that cast is pretty great -- and now Josh Gad is talking about the...

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- Erik Davis

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The Sins Of The Past Loom Large In Epic Trailer For Destiny’s The Taken King Expansion

5 August 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gearing up for the shooter’s largest and most important expansion to date, Bungie has unveiled an all-new trailer for Destiny‘s The Taken King Dlc, which sees the sins of the past return to haunt the Guardians.

As the creator and estranged father to the malevolent Crota from last year’s The Dark Below, The Taken King will see the all-powerful Oryx setting out to enact his revenge. Assembling a hoard of mutated aliens, the towering monstrosity will serve as the overarching villain in Destiny‘s September expansion, which is big enough to warrant a physical release.

“We are Guardians. We are Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks. We have fought back the Darkness together. But now a new threat looms on the horizon: Oryx, The Taken King. Battle the greatest villain we have ever faced and begin the next Destiny adventure.”

According to the Game Informer cover story, The Taken »

- Michael Briers

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‘Pixels’ Review

5 August 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Based on the short film by Patrick Jean | Directed by Chris Columbus

During my bathroom trip following a screening of Pixels, a group of what I can only term lads yelled across the room about how good a time they’d just had. This quickly turned, as it so often does in the men’s room, into playful jibes about one another’s penis size and other things I tried to tune out as my shy bladder receded ever further into my body. One of the group even went so far as to sidle up to his friend still using the urinal – leaning on me in the process – in some kind of bonding ritual I’m not quite familiar with. Their shenanigans complete and urinal cakes marinated, »

- Mark Allen

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