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Summary:  Cast members from all “Harry Potter” films reunite in a retrospective special to celebrate the anniversary of the first film, including interviews and cast conversations.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  NA

VOD Release Dates: 1st January 2022 (all regions)

Country: Germany, UK, ,USA

Director: Joel Pearlman, Casey Patterson

Screenwriter: NA

Cast: Kenneth Branagh (self), Helena Bonham Carter (self), Robbie Coltraine (self/Hagrid), Chris Columbus (self), Alfonso Cuaron (self), Warwick Davis (self), Frances de la Tour (self), Alfred Enoch (self/Dean Thomas), Tom Felton (self), Ralph Fiennes (self), Stephen Fry (self/Narrator), Michael Gambon (self), Richard Griffiths (self), Rupert Grint (self), Richard Harris (self), Ian Hart (self/Professor Quirrell), Josh Herdman (self), David Heyman (self), John Hurt (self), Rhys Ifans (self), Jason Isaacs (self), Toby Jones (self), Matthew Lewis (self), Evanna Lynch (self), Helen McCrory (self), Devon Murray (self), Mike Newell (self), Gary Oldman (self), James Phelps (self/Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (self/George Weasley), Daniel Radcliffe (self), Alan Rickman (self), J.K. Rowling (self), Fiona Shaw (self), Maggie Smith (self), Timothy Spall (self), Imelda Staunton (self), David Thewlis (self), Julie Walters (self), Emma Watson (self), Mark Williams (self/Arthur Weasley), Bonnie Wright (self), David Yates (self)

Running Time: 102 mins

Classification: PG (Australia), TV-PG (USA)

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Summary: An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Year: 2001

Cinema Release Dates:  29th November 2001 (Australia), 16th November 2001 (UK), 16th November 2001 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Available in all terrorties.

Country: USA, UK

Director: Chris Columbus

Screenwriter: Steve Kloves

Cast: Terrence Baylor (The Bloody Barron), Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), David Bradley (Mr. Filch), Richard Bremmer (He Who Must Not Be Named), David Brett (Dedalus Diggle), John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Eleanor Columbus (Susan Bones), Emily Dale (Katie Bell), Paul Marc Davis (The Ghost Of The Cavelier), Warwick Davis (Goblin Bank Teller/Professor Flitwick/Voice Of Griphook), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Ray Fearon (Firenze (voice)), Scott Fern (Terrence Higgs), Simon Fisher-Becker (Fat Friar), Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon Dursley), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell), Josh Herdman (Goyle), Leila Hoffman (Augusta Longbottom), David Holmes (Adrian Pucey), John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), Christina Petrou (Amanda), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Wesley), Leslie Phillips (The Sorting Hat (voice)), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia Dursley), Hazel Showham (Septima Vector), Dominic Smith (Phillip), Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), Geraldine Somerville (Lily Potter), Leila Sutherland (Alicia Spinnet), Danielle Tabor (Angelina Johnson), Will Theakston (Marcus Flint), Saunders Triplets (Baby Harry Potter), Verne Troyer (Griphook), Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Zoe Wanamaker (Madame Hooch), Emma Watson (Hermoine Granger), James Waylett (Crabbe), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Nina Young (The Grey Lady), Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan)

Running Time: 152 mins

Classification: PG (Australia), 13 (Thailand), PG (UK), PG (USA)

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Pixels

Sony have just released a brand new Pixels trailer. Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus and features an all star cast including Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean, Josh Gad and Kevin James.

It will be released in Australia on the 30th July 2015.

 

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The first image and trailer from Sony Pictures’ new film Pixels has been released.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper, has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten, a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

The film is directed by Chris Columbus and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox.

You can view the Pixels trailer below.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.  The film will be released in Australia on May 14, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.  President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.  Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.  The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean.  The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert.  Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren.  The film, a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with LStar Capital, is a Happy Madison / 1492 Films production in association with One More Production.

Companies with classic arcade games that are teaming with Sony Pictures on the film include:

 

  • Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede® and Missile Command®)
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
  • BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
  • Nintendo (Donkey Kong)
  • Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
  • Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)

 

Commenting on the announcement, the film’s director, Chris Columbus, said, “There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters – they are as important to the film as the roles that Adam, Kevin, Michelle, Peter, Josh, and Brian are playing.  It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it, and we’re grateful to have all of these fantastic companies on board.”

Producer Allen Covert added, “These classic characters are part of the DNA of the project, so it was critical that we work together to bring them on board.  Fortunately, they were all extremely receptive.  We approached them with a deep love for their characters and a respect for the elements that make them unique and iconic, and we’ve worked with the companies to incorporate those elements into the film.”

At Comic-Con San Diego, from July 24-27, arcaders 13 years of age and older with Comic-Con badges will have the chance to engage with many of these classic original arcade games and try them out again as the studio features a Pixels Electric Dreams Factory arcade at the Hard Rock Hotel, 209 5th Ave., San Diego.

“There’s no better way for the core Comic-Con audience to interact with the movie than to get a hands-on refresher on the games that will be a part of it,” said Dwight Caines, president, Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures.