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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Chris Columbus

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Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

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Game on. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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USA | China | Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pixels See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,866,996
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on a 2010 short film by French Director Patrick Jean and distributed by One More Productions. See more »

Goofs

When Lamonsoff takes Brenner to his grandmother's house, there is a "Dojo Quest" poster seen in the background. The strap on Lady Lisa's shirt starts at her left shoulder and goes across to the right, while near the end of the film, the strap goes from her right shoulder and goes across to the left. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Plant: Let's hit it!
[a chase begins in their cars as ghosts as Pac-Man moves around the city]
Sam Brenner: Pac-Man's faster than I remember.
Eddie Plant: Pac-Man's always been faster than the ghost. We're gonna have to outmaneuver.
[the chase continues until they got Pac-Man cornered]
Ludlow Lamonsoff: We got him! He's got nowhere to go!
[Pac-Man moves and eats a power pellet, causing the cars as ghosts to turn deep blue]
Sam Brenner: Oh, god, no!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," it says, "Game Over" at the film's conclusion. See more »

Connections

References Space Invaders (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Gone
Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Performed by Hall & Oates
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Better alien invasion comedy then The Watch(2012)
24 July 2015 | by DarkVulcan29See all my reviews

I understand why critics come down on Adam Sandler, when it comes to his comedies they are pretty much hit or miss, but to some more miss then hit.

Gamers from the 1980's are called upon by the government when an alien invasion comes in the form of old video game characters, and half to try to defeat them like the game. But will they save the day before it's too late?

Like some of Adam Sandler comedies, this is not a great film, but it never tries to be, but it is entertaining, I did laugh a few, end enjoyed the effects. Adam Sandler is good, so was Michelle Monaghan, I won't forget Kevin James. But the real scene steelers that take the cake are Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad, they get the most funny lines, and never go too far over the top. I enjoyed this movie, it never tries to be anything more than what it is, just a fun time, sometimes that is all you need. The cast play off each other perfectly, but if you where not entertained by this, I'm sorry that you weren't.


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