In Rich Moore's entertaining Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices the title character, a villain in an 8-bit arcade game. Ralph isn't a villain; he's just gets tossed in the mud every day and can never win a medal. The film opens with Ralph in a support group for villains, including Bowser, Zangief and Clyde from Pac-Man—a few of many cameos by beloved game characters. Ralph's irrepressible need for validation leads him into an Area 51-style shooter game before culminating in a high-speed race through the colorful candy world of Sugar Rush. You don't need to know much about old games to enjoy this funny and touching film, but it rewards those who do.
- Showing at: Laurelhurst.
- Best paired with: Sierra Nevada Celebration.
- Also showing: The Sessions (Hollywood).