If you ever wanted to know what it was like growing up in the 1980s, during the hight of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s popularity, you’ll want to check out the new movie, 8-Bit Christmas, coming exclusively to HBO Max on November 24, 2021.
Official Movie Description:
From New Line Cinema and HBO Max comes “8-Bit Christmas,” a humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.
The film stars Neil Patrick Harris (upcoming “The Matrix Resurrections,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events”) and Winslow Fegley (“Come Play,” “Fast Layne”) as the adult and young Jake, respectively, June Diane Raphael (“Long Shot,” “Grace and Frankie”), with David Cross (“Pitch Perfect 2,” the “Kung Fu Panda” films), and Steve Zahn (“The White Lotus”). Michael Dowse (“Coffee & Kareem”) directed the film from a screenplay by Kevin Jakubowski, based on his book of the same name.
Tim White, Trevor White, Allan Mandelbaum, Jonathan Sadowski and Nick Nantell produced, with Nikki Ramey, Richard Brener, Celia Khong, Kevin Jakubowski and Whitney Brown executive producing. Dowse’s creative team included director of photography Samy Inayeh (“Utopia Falls”), Production designer Andrew Stearn (“Awake,” “Ready or Not”), editor Trevor Ambrose (“Schitt’s Creek”) and costume designer Avery Plewes (“Ready or Not,” “The Umbrella Academy”). New Line Cinema and HBO Max Present a Star Thrower Entertainment Production, “8-Bit Christmas.”
The film will debut exclusively on HBO Max on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. As this streaming platform is quite new as compared to others, a few HBO MAX subscribers might have been facing black screen issues on the app. So, people eager for this movie, make sure they are not facing this issue. For the ones facing it, they should get their HBO Max App Black Screen issue solved by taking instructions from step-by-step video tutorials from the internet.
“8-Bit Christmas” has been rated PG for rude humor and some mild violence, language and suggestive references.
[Source: WB YouTube Channel]
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.