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Smash More Pixels in Full-Length Trailer for Sony's 'Pixels' Movie

19 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We've never faced a threat like this before." Sony has debuted the second, full-length trailer for Pixels, the video game action adventure creation starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James and Pac-Man. It also stars Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Sean Bean. After a fun teaser trailer, they finally explain more of the plot in thist railer, introducing each of the vintage arcade players who will take on these video game invaders (this does seem a bit similar to that "Futurama" episode). Pixels does look like it's going to be fun to watch, I'll give it that. I just hope the humor isn't so bad, but you never know. Enjoy! Here's the second trailer for Chris Columbus' Pixels, direct from Sony Pictures: Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and written by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, This Means War) and Adam Sandler, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Your Favorite ‘80s Arcade Game Characters Try & Kill Adam Sandler & Friends In 2 New ‘Pixels’ Trailers

19 May 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Donkey Kong goes on the rampage in the new trailer for Adam Sandler's Pixels

19 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and all your favourite video game characters go on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels.

The Adam Sandler comedy blockbuster also features Space Invaders and Frogger, who are dispatched by aliens to invade Earth after they mistake classic video games for a declaration of war.

The story kicks into gear when Us President Kevin James assembles a team of old-school arcade players and his childhood best friend, an ex-video game champ played by Adam Sandler, to defeat the extraterrestrial threat.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan co-star in the film, which is directed by Home Alone and Harry Potter's Chris Columbus.

Pixels is based on a video game-based short film by Patrick Jean, which became a viral sensation in 2010. Watch the full film below:

Pixels the feature film will open on July 25 in the Us and August 12 in the UK. »

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Donkey Kong goes on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels

19 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and all your favourite video game characters go on the rampage in the new trailer for Pixels.

The Adam Sandler comedy blockbuster also features Space Invaders and Frogger, who are dispatched by aliens to invade Earth after they mistake classic video games for a declaration of war.

The story kicks into gear when Us President Kevin James assembles a team of old-school arcade players and his childhood best friend, an ex-video game champ played by Adam Sandler, to defeat the extraterrestrial threat.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan co-star in the film, which is directed by Home Alone and Harry Potter's Chris Columbus.

Pixels is based on a video game-based short film by Patrick Jean, which became a viral sensation in 2010. Watch the full film below:

Pixels the feature film will open on July 25 in the Us and August 12 in the UK. »

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Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess release date announced

1 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Koie Tecmo Europe have announced that their trap setting action title, Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess will be released on the PS4 across Europe on 17th July with a digital only version available on the PS3 and Ps Vita on the same date.

Following on from Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess enable players to relive Laegrinna’s entire adventure to free the Devil (who is her father) from his eternal prison.  It also introduces a new sadistic character into the story, Velguirie.

If you want to find out more about Velguirie’s back story, players will have to solve the 100 quests in the new Quest Mode which will be a real challenge.  Velguirie also has a unique set of abilities that will develop when certain quests are completed.

Along with news of the release comes a trap setting themed trailer that brings to mind the antics in a Home Alone film but is enjoyable nonetheless. »

- Andrew Newton

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Today in Movie Culture: Sesame Street's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Parody, Jared Leto Joker Parodies and More

27 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Sesame Street took on the new Avengers movie with a healthy parody titled "Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon":   This tribute to movies based on Marvel comics (including McU, Spider-Man and X-Men franchises) makes you almost believe there weren't any bad ones (via Geek Tyrant):   Sticking with Avengers: Age of Ultron anticipation, this animated video from How It Should Have Ended illustrates the five stages of watching a Marvel movie:   Here are two likeminded Home Alone-based parodies of Jared Leto as The Joker from Suicide Squad (via Wyatt Duncan and Kevin Polowy):   Two British Star Wars fans filmed an X-Wing fighter in actual space using a...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Chris Columbus gives update on Gremlins reboot, Goonies 2

27 April 2015 10:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new Gremlins film is coming along quicker than The Goonies 2, confirms Chris Columbus. Plus: Jj Abrams' influence on the new Gremlins...

Chris Columbus may be more known now for his directing work, on the likes of Home Alone, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Mrs Doubtfire, but it was his writing that very much put him on the map in the 1980s. He penned Gremlins in 1984, and The Goonies in 1985, and he's thus involved in the planned reboot of the former, and The Goonies 2 as well.

Chatting to Collider, to promote his upcoming summer blockbuster Pixels, Columbus was asked firstly if he was working on the new Gremlins movie. "I am involved", he confirmed.

"When I finished Gremlins, and the first Gremlins was released, I was asked to direct the sequel, and I said there was nowhere else to go. This is before the pre-crazy »

- simonbrew

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Chris Columbus Talks ‘Pixels’, Video Game Licenses, Pac-Man Creator, Return to Amblin Era and John Hughes

27 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While in Las Vegas for CinemaCon 2015 last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with Chris Columbus, a screenwriter and director who had a dramatic effect on the cinema of my childhood, and yours. Lets do a list: Gremlins, Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes, Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, and the first […]

The post Chris Columbus Talks ‘Pixels’, Video Game Licenses, Pac-Man Creator, Return to Amblin Era and John Hughes appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – The Blu-ray Review

24 April 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Film

I first watched Ana Lily Amirpour’s directorial debut in November at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Her heavily stylized “vampire-western” set in the fictional crime-ridden Bad City impressed me immensely. I even went so far to call it “the best vampire film since Let The Right One In.” I still stand by that conviction. But to go a step further, upon watching the film a second time for this review, I feel that the film has a unique power that forced me to see the events that unfold from a different viewpoint. During the first viewing I found myself relating more to the male lead Arash. He’s cautiously optimistic but a little green behind the ears. More or less, he’s still figuring out what Bad City is. The second time I watched A Girl Walks Home… I found myself viewing the film more from »

- Michael Haffner

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Watch the new action heavy ‘Tomorrowland’ trailer

21 April 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The first look at Disney’s upcoming summer blockbuster Tomorrowland was made to be more of a fantasy driven adventure, with a precocious teen just released from police custody discovering this mysterious new world via a T-shaped pin (Coming Soon! Buy your exclusive Tomorrowland pins for your collection only at the Magic Kingdom!).

This new trailer however, the third in all, highlights the more action-friendly elements and the additional sci-fi creativity Disney and Director Brad Bird have dreamed up. It gives us a great look at George Clooney’s present day house, rigged with enough laser booby traps to make Home Alone‘s Kevin McAllister proud. Here again is the full synopsis for Tomorrowland:

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere »

- Brian Welk

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‘Night of the Wolf: Late Phases’ DVD Review

20 April 2015 3:49 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

If there is one sub-genre of horror that tends to struggle right now it is that of the werewolf, though WolfCop has gone a long way to give it the kick up the ass that it needed with a healthy dose of comedy. For a more serious take on the lycanthropic furry moon obsessives though we now have Late Phases... or as it appears to be known in the UK Night of the Wolf: Late Phases.

When blind veteran Ambrose (Nick Damici) moves into a retirement community the welcome from the locals isn’t exactly what he expected. Learning that the residents have recently been the victims of a spate of wild dog attacks, he soon finds himself victim but manages to fend them off, »

- Paul Metcalf

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New trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There

16 April 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Distributors Gkids has debuted a U.S. trailer for When Marnie Was There, the latest offering from animation maestros Studio Ghibli, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.

When Marnie Was There will open in the States on May 22nd, with a voice cast that includes 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).

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- Gary Collinson

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DreamWorks Acquires Jason Filardi And Walt Becker Xmas Pitch ‘Nick’

15 April 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: DreamWorks has bought Nick, a pitch for a Home Alone-style Christmas comedy that will be scripted by Jason Filardi and Walt Becker. Wild Hogs helmer Becker is attached to direct the film. He and Filardi will produce it together. They’re keeping the logline under wraps, but the clear hope is to launch a franchise. Filardi is best known for writing the comedies 17 Again and Bringing Down The House. He recently sold the family Adventure film Floors to Walt Disney… »

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Round-Up: The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard Draws Metal Hammer Magazine Cover, I Kill Giants Feature Film, Society Blu-ray / DVD

3 April 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine was already shaping up to be a special one, with Slipknot's Corey Taylor guest-editing the issue, but it became an absolute dream for metal and horror fans when Taylor asked The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard to illustrate the cover and participate in an exclusive interview. We take a look at that cover (and the behind-the-scenes process of its creation) in our latest round-up, in addition to details on the feature film adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants graphic novel and Arrow Video's impressive limited edition Blu-ray/DVD release of Society.

Charlie Adlard's Metal Hammer Magazine: "Charlie Adlard – acclaimed illustrator from the Walking Dead comics – has designed Metal Hammer magazine’s special gatefold front cover with Exclusive artwork of every member of Slipknot. Trust us, it looks badass.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has taken over »

- Derek Anderson

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Yes, That's Buzz From Home Alone in the Masterminds Trailer

31 March 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Source: 20th Century Fox Remember that guy? You may know him as Buzz from Home Alone, but his real name is Devin Ratray and he's still acting. He's now 38 years old, and he's in the Masterminds trailer, playing a guy named Runny. If you watch the trailer, pause it at 35 seconds in, and you'll see him next to Owen Wilson. Here's a sample: Source: Relativity Media Ratray has had small parts over the years, like guest spots on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Agent Carter, but this looks like a mildly substantial part. According to his Twitter account, in addition to acting, he's also a "personal trainer for the soul." Yep. Source: 20th Century Fox Masterminds is out on Aug. 7 and we can hardly wait to see Ratray all grown up. Here's another shot of him from last year! Source: Getty // Janette Pellegrini / Stringer »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

- simonbrew

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Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves Bite Into ‘The Bad Batch,’ Charlotte Gainsbourg Joins ‘Independence Day 2,’ and More

20 March 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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

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Pixels trailer: We're all in an 8-bit of trouble and only Adam Sandler can save us

18 March 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

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

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Game Over for Adam Sandler in first trailer for ‘Pixels’

18 March 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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Pac-Mac Faces Off Against His Creator in the First Trailer for Pixels

18 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

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

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