Pixels

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: July 24, 2015
DVD: October 27, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.37
based on 2068 votes and 60 reviews
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Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Affion Crockett, Ashley Benson, Matt Lintz, Lainie Kazan

Synopsis

When aliens see video feeds of classic arcade games, they misinterpret them as a declaration of war. They attack Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.

President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his best friend from childhood, video game champ-turned-home theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) to lead a team of old-school arcade gamers on a mission to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto, Hamilton and Cobourg, Ontario. Some members of the cast are Canadian, including Dan Aykroyd.

Director: Chris Columbus
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Mark Radcliffe, Allen Covert, Chris Columbus, Adam Sandler
Screenplay: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling
Official Site: pixels-movie.com

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  • 5 stars "Like most Sandler films, this one just gets better with age."
  • 3 stars "OK"
  • 5 stars "I loved it, too."