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The Wizard

The Wizard tells the story of three kids, brothers Corey and Jimmy, who is a gaming prodigy, and their newly found friend Haley, as they travel to enter Video Armageddon, a tournament with a $50,000 cash prize. Using Jimmy’s gaming skills, they hustle their way across the country, meeting a rival gamer along the way, who Jimmy eventually has to battle in the competition. People basically thought The Wizard was a feature-length commercial for Nintendo and specifically its release of Super Mario Bros. 3, which was unveiled in Jimmy’s Video Armageddon match. However, with its cast of popular stars from the cusp of the ‘80s and ‘90s like Fred Savage, Christian Slater, and Jenny Lewis — who later became the frontwoman of indie rock band Rilo Kiley — we thought this movie was awesome.

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