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Director: Paul Solet
Running Time: 79 minutes
Synopsis: Daniel (Gilchrist) is put under house arrest after being found guilty of stalking one of his shyer classmates. Home alone for the summer Daniel finds that he isn’t alone after all within his isolated incarceration, something or someone is after him.
Tied for years to the slasher/torture porn over-the-top gore fests, the horror genre lost any semblance of atmosphere. In recent months though we’ve seen it turn a bend for the better with several very clever and innovative projects hitting our shores; The Babadook, Starry Eyes and It Follows have all shown that less is always more. The latest movie to attempt this refreshing approach is Dark Summer which deals with in-vogue topics such as cyber stalking and the ramifications that it can have, and much like It Follows the power of teenage friendship. »
- Kat Smith
Finding some cult acclaim with its release last year, A Girl Walks Home Alone Tonight is finally available to watch for those that didn’t get a chance to see. After doing so, you’ll certainly want to know what director Ana Lily Amirpour will be doing so next. As recently reported, she’s teamed with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Vice for The […] »
- Leonard Pearce
Somewhere in La, a casting director was asked to find an actor to play a Us president for the next Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) movie, and inexplicably, they decided on Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop).
This casting choice for this summer’s Pixels is the perfect microcosm of the entire action-heavy comedy. It’s ridiculous, unthinkable, insane, hilarious, and also so incredibly gutsy that we can’t help needing it in our life.
When aliens attack the Earth with real-life video game characters, President Will Cooper (James) calls upon his best friend, former 1980s arcade champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) for help. With a team of retrogamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) by his side, it’s up to Sam to save the word against Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and a fleet of Space Invaders.
And people say video games were a waste of time.
Watch the trailer for Pixels below, »
- Sasha James
Does anyone else get the sense that Hollywood still doesn’t quite “get” video games in 2015? If you look at the movies it’s all still feeding quarters into a machine, getting a high score, winning a new life, joystick flailing, button mashing, and old 32-bit side-scrollers with wacky sound effects. Yeah, there’s Wreck-It Ralph and a few other good examples, but then you look at something like Pixels, and the movies still have a lot of catching up to do to where games are today.
Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) stars Adam Sandler as an ’80s video game champion tasked by the President (Kevin James) to fight off invading aliens taking the form of classic ’80s games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. And though I wouldn’t put it past Hollywood to make a dark, gritty reimagining of Space Invaders or Missile Control as »
- Brian Welk
When aliens use some of Earth's most popular video game characters, including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Space Invaders, it's up to a group of 80s arcade champions to save the day. 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 has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone) off a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the short film of the same name by Patrick Jean, »
- Pietro Filipponi
This summer's Adam Sandler film looks like it need not be approached with the usual trepidation. He's taking the lead in Pixels, the new movie from Home Alone and Mrs Doubtfire director Chris Columbus. And it's looking quite promising.
There's a nice idea behind this one too. It tells of aliens, who pick up feeds of classic videogames. Unfortunately, when they see the likes of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, said aliens get the wrong idea, and take that as a declaration of war on planet Earth. The world clearly needs Adam Sandler to save it.
Here, then, Sandler plays a videogame expert who leads the fightback. And from the first trailer that's just been released, this one looks really rather interesting. Certainly, the mixing in of live action with CG videogame elements looks effective from where we're sitting. »
Any mention of Adam Sandler in a movie and I’m immediately cautious. Tell me he co-stars with Kevin James and I’m out. So it says a lot about the first trailer for Sony’s Pixels that I am genuinely interested and a little excited. The film sees aliens use classic video game characters in order to invade our planet, after believing a time capsule sent into space by Nasa in 1982 was actually an act of war. If it sounds silly, that’s because it is, and it embraces that fact.
Sandler and James, along with Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, play our last hope against the invading aliens. The film looks like a mixture between Wreck-it Ralph and Ghostbusters, and certainly seems to get the action/comedy balance right. Chris Columbus, of Home Alone and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’S Stone fame, directs, and the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Frogger all feature in the movie, which tells the story of what happens when aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war.
The Us President (Kevin James) has to rely on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens.
Pixels is released on May 15 in the Us and on May 27 in the UK. »
Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk? Inspired by Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, "Pixels" tells us what happens when aliens believe our attempts at communication are a declaration of war and attack our planet with weapons that just happen to be in the form of some classic video game characters. It's also an Adam Sandler film which you can tell not just because both he and Kevin James are in it, but the fact he has a "story" and top "producer" credit (as opposed to a contractual "executive producer" credit, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The nostalgia is strong with Pixels, with Chris Columbus (who family blockbuster thing down with the likes of Home Alone and the first two Harry Potters under his belt) at the helm as a race of aliens, after misinterpreting videos of classic arcade games, attack the earth with icons of gaming past, such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, and Pong. Only a group of arcade prodigies from years past (Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad) can save the world. So, it's a big, dumb, effects heavy Summer movie, but check out the below trailer, and tell me this doesn't look like a shed load of fun? It's understandable that the inclusion of Sandler and Kevin James might put some people off, but the pair do put in some solid work on occasion (also they are the only two member present of the usual Happy Madison crew, so that could »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
"Some alien life force has sent real-life video games to attack us." You've never seen an alien invasion quite like this. Pixels is coming this summer, a sci-fi action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage that sees aliens taking the form of classic arcade game characters from Donkey Kong, Centipede, Space Invaders and Pac-Man and wreaking havoc on the world. And that means only a group of gamers from the 80s can stop them. This easily looks like it could be Sandler's best film in a long time. It's even more epic than we thought, but there's definitely some humor here too. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Chris Columbus' Pixels, originally from Sony Pictures: Check out the previous awesome teaser posters for Pixels right here. Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and written by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, »
- Ethan Anderton
How could you not love My Girl, the 1991 hit tale of friendship, romance and tragedy with that great cast? The story is set during the summer of 1972 and centers on Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chulumsky), an 11 year old tomboy. Her dad (Dan Aykroyd) is an undertaker and she lives in a funeral parlor. Her mom died during childbirth and her gramma (Ann Nelson) is losing her mind. When makeup artist Shelly (Jamie Leigh Curtis) starts working with her dad, they become close and eventually fall in love. Vada is jealous of her step-mother to be, but she has a best friend, the adorable Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin) who understands her and she can talk to him about anything. The most unbearable thing for Vada would be losing him, so she is absolutely distraught when tragedy strikes!
I saw My Girl when it was new and have not revisited it until I »
- Tom Stockman
With one directorial feature under his belt, 2007's "Déficit," Gael García Bernal is ready for a second. Screen Daily reports that he's eyeing to mount his next movie, "Chicuarotes," in early 2016. “The film will follow a group of kids — around 14, 15 years old — who live by the lake. They’re economically poor but not miserable or unhappy, basically living in paradise," Bernal told the trade. “The narrative of the film follows their dreams of moving up economically and socially. They want to stop working and make lots of money. I can’t tell you now how they attempt to do this but it’s a comedy — a very dark comedy.” Speaking of comedy, "Napoleon Dynamite" helmer Jared Hess has been assigned Disney's "Overnight at 42nd Street.” Penned by Oren Uziel ("22 Jump Street"), Variety reports that the movie, not unlike "Home Alone," follows a father and son who spend all night in a toy store. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While many reports have said that Studio Ghibli figurehead Hayao Miyazaki was to “retire” from the studio and focus on other things, some are still hoping that the output from the famous animation house will continue in earnest. For now though, fans haven’t got long to wait for Ghibli’s new film When Marnie Was There, which is released this summer.
Gkids, the distributor behind 2015 Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, has announced the English-language voice cast who will lend their talents to the film, which is getting a limited run in New York and Los Angeles on May 22nd before a nationwide expansion.
Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Geena Davis (The Fly), Kathy Bates (Misery), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone) are among the cast for the film, which tells »
- Scott J. Davis
‘Spying her brown shell, Red M&M assumes Brown M&M is naked, unzips his onesie and starts dancing around to Lmfao’
The archetype of the red and yellow M&Ms is well known. Red is smart and wily, yellow is dumb but lovable. They’re essentially Harry and Marv from Home Alone in crisp, chocolatey form. Personally, I’ve always found the red M&M to be smug, turning up on the cinema screen and signalling that those exciting trailers for new films I was watching are over and the underwhelming one I paid £12.50 to see is about to begin. It’s no surprise to learn then, that away from his bozo buddy Yellow, Red is a bit sleazy. Just look at how he’s acting around this new Brown M&M, wandering around like a knock-off DiCaprio who has just finished reading The Game and needs to neg someone asap. »
- David Renshaw
Jared Hess, who wowed the world with Napoleon Dynamite back in 2004 . how old does that make you feel? . is going to blend his idiosyncratic cinematic sensibilities into Disney.s Overnight At 42nd Street. This has delightfully been described as Home Alone set inside a toy store. Erm, is anyone going to tell them about Home Alone 2: Lost In New York? According to Variety, Disney hired Jared Hess as Overnight At 42nd Street.s director, and he will now bring Oren Uziel.s script to the big-screen while working together with producers Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur. At the moment, not too much is known about Overnight At 42nd Street, other than the fact that it will revolve around a father and son who are granted the opportunity to spend a whole evening inside an extravagant toy store. Which, to me, sounds a little bit too much like Home Alone 2 »
After Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer were linked to direct the Disney family comedy Overnight last year, it appears a new director will get behind the camera instead. The film, which is now called Overnight at 42nd Street, will be under the direction of Jared Hess the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos. For those just joining us, the film is described as Home Alone in a toy store where a father and son win the chance to sleepover at an incredible toy store, but it just so happens to be on the night that some guys try to rob it. That's a fun premise for a comedy, maybe even inspired by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where the toy store Duncan's Toy Chest comes into play. Variety reports at one time, Will Ferrell was going to play the father, »
- Ethan Anderton
“Home Alone in a toy store” is how the Disney film Overnight at 42nd Street is described, and now the film has Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess set to helm. At one point the film was developed as a Will Ferrell film, but at this point there’s no lead actor attached. Variety reports. The family […]
The post Jared Hess Will Direct ‘Overnight at 42nd Street’ for Disney appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess has signed on to direct Overnight at 42nd Street, which was formerly known as Overnight. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) became attached to direct the project in June 2014, but it appears he is no longer involved at this time. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, when his company Gary Sanchez Productions was set to produce, but he isn't involved at this time either.
The story centers on a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a toy store, reminiscent of Fao Schwartz. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store. The plot is described as Home Alone set in a toy store. Disney is looking to cast both the father and son before moving forward with the production. »
Described as “Home Alone” in a toy store, the film follows a father and son who are given the opportunity to spend the night in a lavish toy store.
Originally eyed as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell when Gary Sanchez Productions was involved as a producer, sources say the role of the parent is open as the studio sets its sights on finding its father-son combo before going into production.
- Justin Kroll
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