Pixels (2015)

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Pixels Synopsis
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie ďThe Fire BlasterĒ Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times Ė at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.† Now, theyíre going to have to do it for real.† In†Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults -- and now-U.S. President Cooper must†call on his old-school arcade friends to save†the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders.† Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.†
Pixels Release Date
In Theaters July 24, 2015
Pixels Credits
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Produced by: Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Sony / Columbia
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by Mike Reyes July 23, 2015 discussion comments
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by Sean O'Connell July 15, 2015 discussion comments
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by Kristy Puchko July 18, 2014 discussion comments
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by Nick Venable March 28, 2014 discussion comments
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by Mack Rawden November 10, 2010 discussion comments
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