The King of Kong

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The King of Kong

Postby MadMind » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:38 pm

The King Of Kong
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters opened on August 17th in limited release, and I have no idea where it's playing or if/when it will go wide and show up in theaters throughout the Midwest.
Anyone know?

I posted on another thread about how I'd like to see King of Kong play at Sundance 608.

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Postby Monzie » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:05 pm

It opens tomorrow at Sundance 608.

I won two tickets to the sneak preview last night (Thanks, Isthmus promotions!) and it was brilliant! Definitely deserves all of the positive reviews its been getting. Suspenseful, funny, touching...the best documentary I've seen in a long time. (And I loves me some documentaries...)

I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I ate a $3 Gail Ambrosius chocolate truffle Buddha (waaaay better'n a box of stale Milk Duds). All in all, it was a great evening's entertainment.

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Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:59 am

The trick is to get past the third elevators. Then you're home free.

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Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:03 pm

Saw The King of Kong last Friday. There was a big shout-out to the third elevators.

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Postby uwstudent » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:32 am

Would love to see it, but I'm not paying those prices for a movie. :o

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Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:02 pm

Sundance is pretty nice, I gotta tell ya.

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Postby PureVegieDude » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:13 am

uwstudent wrote:Would love to see it, but I'm not paying those prices for a movie. :o


I agree. Fuck SunScam cinema! They only care about the wealthy. They don't give a damn about the poor and the working class. Otherwise they would have aforadable ticket prices.

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Postby white_rabbit » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:35 am

PureVegieDude wrote:Fuck SunScam cinema! They only care about the wealthy. They don't give a damn about the poor and the working class. Otherwise they would have aforadable ticket prices.


Do you believe that a for-profit business should have to include catering to the poor as part of their business plan?

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Postby mrak » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:52 am

PureVegieDude wrote:Fuck SunScam cinema! They only care about the wealthy. They don't give a damn about the poor and the working class. Otherwise they would have aforadable ticket prices.

Thank you for your concern.

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Postby MadMind » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:51 am

Watched it on DVD last night.
Nerdtastic! Those classic competitive gamers are certainly a "special" breed.
I never realized Billy Mitchell was such an egotistical asshole. I can't even comprehend how anyone can score a perfect game in Pac-Man. Ugh.

If anyone is interested, Walter Day, the kooky Twin Galaxies founder and high-score keeper featured in King of Kong is going to be speaking at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Oconomowoc this Saturday at 2:00pm.

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Postby TAsunder » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:59 am

That film is not entirely accurate in its portrayal of Billy Mitchell. He did actually meet up with Wiebe at the restaurant. In fact for a while they were pretty good friends. Still, I really enjoyed it as well.

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Postby Shipley » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:22 am

My mind was made up about Mitchell years ago when I saw him on an MTV special about gamers. Holy crap is he full of himself. The film may have told a slanted story, but he makes himself an easy mark with the smugness and three dog night haircut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0kNMGtub30

That said, the movie itself is pretty darn good and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Postby boston_jeff » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 am

That movie rocked the shit, took me back to the OG videogame days. Speaking of which, did anyone catch the cat piss sniffing "Heavy Metal" South Park last night?

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Postby MadMind » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:08 pm

http://www.midwestgamingclassic.com/pho ... mgc043.jpg
Billy Mitchell at the 2004 Midwest Gaming Classic

Billy Mitchell says; "Try my barbeque sauce!"
What a dip.

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Antonio Banderas? Lorenzo Lamas? Keep dreaming!

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Postby Shipley » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:08 pm

Pro gaming has yet to find its star. We need a good guy like Favre that everyone can agree on. Hell, I watch MLG matches all the time, and I'm never really rooting for anyone, mostly just trying to figure out how they're better than me.


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