Kevin James & Michelle Monaghan on ‘Pixels’ & ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2′ While the major conceit of Pixels has to do with aliens invading Earth disguised as 8-bit arcade game characters and the has-been arcade game players (Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage) who must defeat them, there are also a couple b-plots involving Kevin James as the president of the United States (and Sandler’s childhood friend) and Michelle Monaghan as Sandler’s romantic interest. We recently sat down with Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan to talk about their roles in the movie, as well as whether or not Monaghan would ever be interested in reteaming with Shane Black,