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When King of Kong director Seth Gordon was approached to direct a new Vince Vaughn comedy for Newline Cinemas, he couldn't help but include a small appearance by everybody's favorite underdog Donkey Kong legend. That's right, school teacher turned DK record-breaker Steve Wiebe will have a small wal...

February 4th 2008 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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We know we probably sound like a broken record with our repeated praise-singing for the fabulous King of Kong, but with good game-based movies being rarer than a perfect game of Pac-Man, we feel this effort needs all the support it can get. The movie opens in eight more cities today, including major...

August 24th 2007 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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With a feature remake of King of Kong still in the works, director Seth Gordon appears to be close to picking his next project: A Christmas comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon called Four Christmases. You've probably already guessed this, but it's about a couple both with divorced pa...

August 21st 2007 at 9:35am 0 Comments
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King of Kong hit theaters -- a handful, at least -- today, so if you're in one of the few selected cities we recommend you sacrifice your other Friday not plans and check it out. Even BioShock can wait, for those few lucky enough to grab an early copy. (Image credit) Check out the highlights for to...

August 17th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Supporters of game-based movies have had to suffer through a lot in recent months. Dead or Alive, Postal and the DVD release of Game Box 1.0 have all assaulted our senses and our sensibilities since the start of the year. Now, finally, a good game-based movie has come along and, unfortunately, it's...

August 17th 2007 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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If you read Joystiq regularly, you knew months ago that The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was going to be an awesome movie. What's that? You want to hear someone else's opinion. Oh ... OK. We understand. You don't trust us. No, it's fine. We've just got something in our eyes. *sniff*Ahem. Anyw...

August 15th 2007 at 12:53pm 0 Comments
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While we might not be impressed with his love for Screech, we can certainly agree with his love for The Last Starfighter. Who hasn't dreamed, at least once, that the game they're playing is secretly an alien training device? Maybe that's just us.Karina Longworth at Spout scored an interview with Ki...

August 9th 2007 at 11:02am 0 Comments

Oh, Billy Mitchell. Even when you're made out to be the villain in a documentary about a Donkey Kong record, or comparing yourself to the abortion issue, you still manage to win us over with your fanciful charm. The latest trailer has hit the tubes and has come complete with a new ti...

June 19th 2007 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Truth is stranger than fiction. And while it needs to be threaded by a capable hand, even Donkey Kong can be woven into a compelling canvas that examines the comically-profound idiosyncrasies that drive human competition. The King of Kong, director Seth Gordon's first feature, is a remarkable film t...

May 2nd 2007 at 12:28pm 0 Comments