Watch This Film!


On Friday, we settled in for the night and watched the latest Netflix delivery to our apartment – a documentary called The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. It follows the story of good guy Steve Wiebe as he tries to earn the world’s highest score in the video game Donkey Kong.

Standing in his way is long-time record holder, Billy Mitchell (pictured above). Mitchell is so perfect a comic villian (from his undeserved arrogance, bad hair, day job running a tacky restaurant chain and hot sauce business, underhandedness and obliviousness) that he seems like a fictional character that Will Ferrell would play. But this is a documentary and Mitchell is the real thing!

ALSO OF NOTE: Need to check out the film, Rocket Science as recommended by my bro, R.L.


One Response to “Watch This Film!”

  1. Katie Says:

    For months I wanted to see this movie and never made it to the theatre. Now I can’t wait to rent it! Thanks for the fun review. Now if only you can watch Helvetica for me, that would be great.

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