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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

A Movie Reel

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: 8 out of 10.

Let's see... there's the Leafs vs. Habs, Celtics vs. Lakers, Red Sox vs. Yankees... then there's Ali vs. Frasier, McEnroe vs. Conners, Kobe vs. Shaq, and Billy Mitchell vs. Steve Wiebe.

What?  You never heard of that last one?  Neither had I until last night, but I've caught up quick.  If you, like me, came of age in the era of Pacman, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Asteroid, Zaxxon, Q-Bert, Frogger and the classic arcade games, you will love this documentary about the underdog Wiebe coming at the great ego of Billy Mitchell.

And check out this sweet soundtrack that complements this ultra cool flick. "Pictures Of You" performed by The Cure, "Obsession" performed by Animotion, "You're The Best" performed by Joe Esposito, "Eye Of The Tiger" performed by Survivor and "Everybody Knows" performed by Leonard Cohen.

Note: You crazy canucks with TMN have The King of Kong sitting there On Demand just waiting to be viewed.  Trust me, you'll love it.

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