Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Men in Black
Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe.
Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black.
Remember when Will Smith used to write a 'song' for every movie he was in?
Yeah... So... Uh... That actually happened.
Clever, exciting, imaginative and funny, Men in Black is everything you want a sci-fi comedy to be. Yet, those words fail to encompass my total love for this film. Still the best in the trilogy (in my humble view) it has enough wit and action to keep you entertained for decades. Every time I see it, I just wanna take the first best plane to New York and join their ranks for some good ol' alien-busting. But alas, the MIB is but a fictional organization.
At any rate, it entertains to stellar degrees, and is also one of the movies that launched Will Smith into international fame (or should I say intergalactic). His hilarious interplay with Agent K - played…
You don't exist; you were never even born. Anonymity is your name. Silence your native tongue. You're no longer part of the System. You're above the System. Over it. Beyond it. We're "them." We're "they." We are the Men in Black.
Men in Black is actually a very dark comic book series first published in 1990 about an organization that investigates aliens and paranormal activities on the surface, but actually have sinister motives to manipulate the world. They would also conceal their existence by using a neuralyzer to wipe out people's memories, but when that wasn't an option they would use any means necessary to protect their secrets including eliminating witnesses. Of course this is perfect material for a…
Barry Sonnenfeld has an affinity with black. From "Men In Black" to "The Adams Family" the color plays a big part in both the tone and context of his films with it's darkly comic black humor.
MIB was a sharply written science fiction film based on Lowell Cunningham's subversive comics of the early nineties. With a more comedic take to proceedings, Sonnenfeld brought together two opposites in the guise of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith and made it work to perfection. Jones's wry, almost sarcastic tone was balanced by Smith's more obvious comedic roots for a film with energy and real star quality.
The MIB in question are a clandestine organisation that monitor extraterrestrial visitors on Earth and police…
"Just because something is really important doesn't mean it isn't really, really small. Like the size of a marble."
-Frank the pug
I had almost forgotten why this film was so amazing. The final shot reminded me.
Haven't seen this all the way through in years. Very fun movie, and the scene with 'Frank the Pug' gets me every freakin' time. Still as funny as when I first saw it.
The plot is boring, yet I still found it humorous, entertaining with pretty decent acting.
Loved it when it came out. Not so sure know but damn that song is too catchy.
"Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely... dick."
Wow, can't believe this film is coming onto almost twenty years old. How time flies...But the crazy thing is, it really doesn't feel like it's aged much at all. 'Men in Black' is a film that, as it turns out, was ahead of the comic book film curve, and most people don't realize that. It was also, a term I like to use, is lightning in a bottle. Barry Sonnenfeld was the perfect director, with the perfect leads in Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, and getting to make the film right before the comic book…
Hilarious writing, excellent direction, and two excellent performances from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make this film an unforgettable sci-fi classic.
Fun, action packed, forgettable immediately afterwards.
Men in black and white.
Three cups of water and sugar that needs more sugar out of five
Will Smith? Tommy Lee Jones? And they're fighting aliens...?
Will Smith's attitude is the cinematic equivalent of the mullet. 20 years ago, it was the coolest thing. Today...?
Yeah...not so much.
Vincent D'Onofrio, on the other hand, give one of the most stellar physical acting performances I've ever seen.
What surprises me is how little action there is in this action movie. In fact, the whole film is played very low-key, particularly in comparison to today's action blockbusters. The climax is essentially two guys trying to stop another guy from climbing a ladder in a field out in the middle of nowhere. Not exactly the same level of spectacle as Pacific Rim, for example.
Honestly, I would say that the lack of action was the film's biggest detriment. It…
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