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Old 06-27-07, 01:06 PM   #1
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The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters

Has anybody seen anything about this documentary.

The trailer looks very entertaining. I love the nostalgia, I remember when video games and arcades were really popular. I can't wait to see this.

Official site: http://billyvssteve.com/

Better options for viewing trailer: http://www.movie-list.com/trailers.php?id=kingofkong
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Old 06-27-07, 01:08 PM   #2
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Cool!!! Looks like great fun.
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Old 08-22-07, 12:38 AM   #3
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Old 08-22-07, 01:10 AM   #4
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I'd really like to see this movie, but judging by the theater options on the website, I'm probably going to be waiting on the DVD.
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Old 08-22-07, 11:52 PM   #5
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Saw this tonite at the Kendall in Cambridge MA, absolutely fantastic.
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Old 08-23-07, 01:57 PM   #6
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i was a child of the 80's and every time i had more then $1 in my pocket i was on my way to the arcade. i can not wait to see this.

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Old 08-23-07, 01:59 PM   #7
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They're working on an adaptation of this, BTW.
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Old 08-27-07, 01:21 PM   #8
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as much as I like Donkey Kong and documentary films - this doesn't really interest me in the slightest - watching people playing video games sounds utterly unfun.

the film is here now at Landmark E street.

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Old 08-27-07, 01:26 PM   #9
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This is opening in Dallas Friday, so I'll check it out.
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Old 08-27-07, 05:48 PM   #10
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I've been hearing about this movie for over a year on a podcast I listen too. The closest it's playing near me is Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit tends to get lots of limited released and indie movies. It's getting terrific reviews all around. I've heard nothing but great things about it...grrr. If it was a piece of crap action movie, it would be playing on three screens per theater in my neighborhood.
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Old 08-27-07, 05:55 PM   #11
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I'd love to see this. It's movies like this that makes me wish we could buy movies to stream online.
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Old 08-27-07, 07:48 PM   #12
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Roeper and Wolinsky (sp) were gushing over this. It's currrently siiting at 90% fresh at RT. It's playing at a few theaters near me, I'll have to check it out.
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Old 08-27-07, 09:02 PM   #13
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I'd love to see this. It's movies like this that makes me wish we could buy movies to stream online.
It will probably be on Netflix's new service. I've been watching a lot of docs on there this month. Best thing to watch online IMO.
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Old 08-28-07, 06:18 AM   #14
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I was an arcade junkie too back in the day. This movie has received great raves from every review I've read. Playing at one theater in town.
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Old 08-30-07, 08:23 PM   #15
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as much as I like Donkey Kong and documentary films - this doesn't really interest me in the slightest - watching people playing video games sounds utterly unfun.

the film is here now at Landmark E street.
This isn't a movie about "watching people play video games", sure there is some of that, but this is a documentary about people. It's almost like watching a Christopher Guest movie. You cheapen it to call it that.

Unfortunately a lot of people will miss seeing this for the reasons you stated, and that's too bad because this was one of my favorite films this year. And judging by the gushing reviews from just about every publication, most of whom probably went into the film thinking it might suck watching people play video games, lots of people are pleasantly surprised. My theater had it's share of video game geeky looking guys, but also lots of women, and quite a few senior citizens as well. Everyone was laughing throughout the movie and this is the first movie I've seen recently where everyone clapped.

Definitely worth checking it out. Give it a chance.

Reviews at rotten tomatoes 47 fresh / 1 rotten 98% positive


My favorite line of the movie. Not really a spoiler.

Billy: Can't you guess what my initials would be? Just look at me.....

Interviewer: (after a long pause) T I E ?
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Old 08-31-07, 11:34 AM   #17
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I got a lot of laughs out of this as well. The look on
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Bill's face at the diner when he's buddy was gushing about Steve was priceless
. They had to have been feeding lines to Steve's daughter though.
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Old 09-04-07, 05:07 PM   #18
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Just saw the movie last night and its very funny. The seriousness that everyone treats the subject matter makes it a must see.
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Old 09-05-07, 03:40 AM   #20
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Can't wait to see this. I think I am going to have to drive to the city for this one.
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Old 09-08-07, 10:07 PM   #21
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great movie. i recomend it to everyone even if you arent into video games. the unintentional comedy of billy mitchell is priceless. he reminds me of the gamer dude from grandmas boy except he actually has a possy...even if they are losers.
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Old 09-08-07, 10:22 PM   #22
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I am interested in seeing this movie, but all of the controversy surrounding it sounds like a bit much when it involves a video game and a high score. Now all we need is the movie The Queen Of Porn - A Mouthful of Cock
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Old 09-08-07, 11:09 PM   #23
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I'm looking forward to this.

And, a question...why is his name Donkey?
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Old 09-09-07, 12:04 AM   #24
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And, a question...why is his name Donkey?
Monkeys aren't donkeys. Stop messing with my mind!
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Old 09-09-07, 08:46 PM   #25
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Saw this yesterday and absolutely loved it. GO GO GO!!
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