First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
Remember how some copyright trolls were getting a bunch of random pixel-related videos taken down on Vimeo? Fortunately, Vimeo has reversed course and put the videos back online.
The video “Pantone Pixels,” published in 2011, was an independent art project that used a swath of colors to illustrate a picture of the creator’s parents. Last week, Vimeo took it down. Turns out it was too similar to “Pixels,” a 2015 movie starring Adam Sandler.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of Adam Sandler is for good men to do nothing,” Burke once said. Leaked emails from Sony show just how many men and women did nothing while Pixels, one of the worst movies of the year, was in production. They have blood on their hands.
Sony apparently didn’t care very much that the script to its new sci-fi comedy movie Pixels is pretty bad. It did, however, go to pains to ensure that Pixels would pass Chinese censorship boards with flying colors. Goodbye integrity, hello authoritarian-sanctioned blockbuster.
As you have likely heard, Pixels is a bad movie, almost pleasingly stupid. After watching it last night, I had more fun retelling the plot to my wife, who had never heard of the movie, than I did sitting through Pixels. I am now going to spoil it, all of it, so that you don’t go see it.
The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 28 movies to watch out for this summer.
There's a new movie coming about aliens sending a bunch of old 8-bit, pixellated video game characters to Earth to kick our asses. Like almost every alien-kicking-our-asses movie, it looks pretty fun. This movie also gives the modern Mini Cooper its first real acting roles, where Minis will play the role of Pac-Man…
Surprising absolutely nobody, I’m sure.
Sony's big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean's outstanding games-versus-real-life animated short scored a trio of new posters today, evoking far greater majesty than a movie starring Adam Sandler has any right to.
Inspired by Bubble Bobble, pixel artist Paul Robertson took Taito's 1986 classic's style and redrawn a whole bunch of video game and pop culture characters. 300 of them to be exact.
As teams of professional gamers battle for a $5 million prize in Seattle, our first look at Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage suited up for the action comedy Pixels is soaking in '80s gamer dork stereotype.
Pixel artist Gas 13 gives the world a game it can only dream of: an isometric, pixellated Team Fortress 2.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes with a multi-chapter, fully voiced summary of the plot of its predecessor, which is extremely convenient for fans that decided to pass up XIII in favor of not getting involved in a giant argument. It does not feature pixel breakdancing or any sort of lyrical rampage. This one does.
Canadian artist Laura Bifano blends the organic and the pixelated in her series "Menagerie," an exploration of 8-bit beasts with all the geometric detail of Minecraft and Cubivore fauna.
Thirtysomething gamers will recognize plenty in this isometric pixelated depiction of the original run of Kenner Star Wars action figures from the first film to Return of the Jedi. I remember Luke Skywalker: Bespin Fatigues, the first action figure with two weapons. Spent the entire summer of 1980 coveting that one.
If I were a fashion critic present when designer Kunihiko Morinaga debuted his fall/winter 2011/2012 fashion line, I might have described the pieces as something my Nintendo Entertainment System had thrown up, and I would have meant it with love.
"An experimental pixel art project by David Stoll," 4x4 Pixels has 23 entries so far, some of video game characters, some not. Stoll promises a new entry every day. Above, Sonic the Hedgehog. [via 4x4 Pixels]
Pixels, the animated short about game characters rampaging through New York, got Adam Sandler's attention earlier this year. Now he's put one of his top writers to work on the story for a cinematic release.