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King of Kong underdog to cameo in upcoming film

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 wa...

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King of Kong opens in eight more cities today

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...

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King of Kong director eyeing Christmas flick next

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 p...

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Today in Joystiq: August 17, 2007

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 t...

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King of Kong opens in four cities today

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 ...

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King of Kong gets 16 thumbs up

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. Any...

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King of Kong director loves Saved By The Bell

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 ...

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Billy vs Steve in the new King of Kong trailer

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...

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Billy Mitchell ain't no 'son of a gun,' ex-champ speaks on King of Kong

Billy "Video Game Player of the Century" Mitchell has broken his silence, speaking out against the documentary The King of Kong, which casts the former Donkey Kong high score holder as the film's villain. "I guess they paint me as a son of a gun," reflects Mitchell, who hasn't seen the movie. He gue...

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Joystiq review: The King of Kong (film)

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...

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