I saw the ad about FREE block screening tickets for Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan and others. I undoubtedly participated without any hassle. The Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) has been widely used and a great medium now a day for advertising. I was lucky to be one of the 20 winners! I love the part that we all stood up to sing the National Anthem. (It has been a while since I stay at home most of the time. I am indeed proud to be a Filipino.
What is block screening? The easiest way to describe it is, the cinema is rented and reserved for a specific group of people or company. It has exclusivity among the group/company. No ticket is sold in the cinema (Not to scalpers). Less people, no lines.
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What is Pixels? It is a movie about the famous 80’s video game and the arcaders (the gamers) as they call themselves. Let us watch how they battle against the alien’s misconception of war.
When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) in an all-out battle to save the planet.
The movie Pixels is so Adam Sandler. He nailed it again. I laughed more than a couple of times. It was a movie about animation, comedy and romance in one. I relived my computer game experience back in the days. I actually still keep my “Family Computer”. It is not the Nintendo (white and maroon). It is the gray one with hundreds of games in 1 cartridge. It also has the gun accessory for Duck Hunt game and other related games. Oh! Childhood days… I love the romance part of the movie with Lady Lisa (Ashley Benson) and Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad). Funny movie! I gave it 4/5.
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