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Highly Suspect Reviews: Pixels

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80’s video game characters coming to life and attacking major cities. Only a handful of old dudes who used to be the best at gaming can save us all. Sounds like the premise for a really cool Lord and Miller film, right? Unfortunately, it’s Chris Columbus and stars Adam Sandler and, get this, Kevin James as the President of the USA. Not even Peter Dinklage in a mullet (again) can save us from Pixels. But is it really as bad as all that? Chris, Ashley, Sarah, JC and Elliott are here to confirm.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.

  • Neil Kelly

    It seems like Ben Stiller can’t even deliver mediocrity in his films. I will probably rent this just out of curiosity, but I’m not looking forward to the experience. 😛

    • AshleyMoreno

      I know how you feel! Sometimes I see myself about to watch some movie. And it’s like I’m watching myself do it from across the room. But I can’t stop myself, and I’m like whhhyyyyyyyyyyy??? 😛

      • dark knight fan

        That’s me with Superman 3.

    • Krishna Nadoli

      Hey, Tropic THunder was pretty good

      • Esco

        Tropic Thunder was excellent, I agree. And indeed, it’s literally the only movie of his that I like…at all.

  • dark knight fan

    This is a rip-off that Futurama episode.

  • dark knight fan

    Why can’t Jason Murphy be president.

  • metalraygear

    Ashley your gym sock comment made beer almost come out my nose… Clever girl

    • AshleyMoreno

      Yesss!!!! 😀

      …but SRSLY, good save on the beer!

  • dark knight fan

    Hey where is Tony…AKA Co-Host in this review.

    • Chris Cox

      Don’t ask us, ask Tony. He’s sworn off doing this anymore. Not like we haven’t asked.

  • You’re Not My Supervisor

    Sarah, Peter Dinklage is American

    • Chris Cox

      I think she just means she likes him with an accent ala GOT.

  • Andre Garcia

    Ouch, that’s pretty harsh.

  • Joe Balant

    I am still pissed off with sandler for the fact that Grown ups 2 nearly killed pacific rim’s chances of getting a sequel

    • Andre Garcia

      Well, Paper Towns is out this week too, so maybe it’ll outdue Pixels.

  • Kyle Voltti

    I think what is wrong with Adam Sandler movies (and i mean the ones he creates himself) is best illustrated by the three movies he’s done with Drew Barrymore.

  • shadeybaby

    I would laugh at the idea that Kevin James could be president, but considering I live in a world where Donald Trump is seen by a sizable amount of people as a viable president…I just, I can’t.

  • cwoolboy

    Sounds like it should have ended with a “Sorry, but your princess is in the other castle” reference

  • Andre Garcia

    I just got back from Pixels. What I can tell you is this: It’s not good, but I didn’t hate it like everyone else did. I’d say the positives are visual effects and when the video games are attacking. But the negatives are it’s still an Adam Sandler movie with jokes that don’t work. I’d say your better off renting it at RedBox and skip to the action scenes. So it’s a rental

  • Julien Hemmendinger

    “that asian guy in the opening” Is supposed to be Moses, its from an old joke about God and Moses playing Golf

  • LordTerminal

    Aww…..you couldn’t get Brian in on this?