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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 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.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Peter Dinklage and Jane Krakowski appeared on 30 Rock (2006) season three, episode seven, "Señor Macho Solo". See more »

Goofs

The aliens made a rule stating that both teams can not cheat. The team that cheats is automatically disqualified and forfeits their entire planet. Yet the aliens attack Guam and Taj Mahal seemingly without warning and with no opposing players, which might be construed as cheating. But after the Guam attack we learn that the aliens had been transmitting the invitation to the battle all along using 1980's technology, not realizing that humans moved on, except the paranoid Ludlow. Humans were present both in Guam and Taj Mahal. Just because a human player isn't ready to play the game when it starts doesn't mean the game is cheating on him. See more »

Quotes

Sam Brenner: For the record, I'm an amazing kisser. All us nerds are, cause we appreciate it more.
Violet: You didn't even brush your teeth this morning!
Sam Brenner: I ate a Tic Tac!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits re-run a synopsis of the movie in 8-bit style. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Rock You VonLichten
Written by Brian May, Helmut Vonlicten (as Helmut VonLichten) and Franz VonLichten
Performed by Queen + VonLichten
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Courtesy of Universal International Music BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Wigshop Records
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Yes its ridiculous but funny and entertaining.
25 July 2015 | by tdr-91443See all my reviews

I want to start off by saying that, I have never reviewed a movie before. I felt compelled to do so due to the bad rep this movie appears to be receiving. The bottom line is it was comical and entertaining. The idea though ridiculous, was at least fresh to all the movies being produced today appearing to be recycled from other movies. It kind of reminds me of the original Hot Tub Machine movie that was unexpectedly a fresh idea and was entertaining. Like that movie , there were parts of this movie that were just plain funny and amusing. The movie theater I was in most people laughed multiple times, I can not remember another movie (recently) where the majority of the moviegoers were noticeably laughing. I enjoyed the movie for a new idea and found it to be entertaining. Isn't that what a movie is suppose to be?


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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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2.35 : 1
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