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.
As a big fan of sci-fi, I can say that this was an absolute delight. Men in Black is not a film of epic proportions and never tries to be one, it's simple (at least comparing to most sci-fi/alien films we know), soft and effortlessly enjoyable and the fact that it's a "little blockbuster" (I know that this sounds contradictory, but I actually think it makes sense) is what makes it one of the most delightful rides out there, it's fun and never loses its rythm throughout the 90 minutes runtime because of a clever pacing and precise editing, it feels focused and is not too ambitious, director Barry Sonnenfeld is well aware of his limits and that's why it…
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…
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.
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…
Not a perfect film and i enjoyed it more when i was younger, but non the less it still holds up quite well, funny, clever and a good time, no matter how many times you watch it.
I didn't realise this movie was as early as 1997! I hadn't watched it in years so I put it on while I was home sick and it definitely held up, even in terms of the special effects, which is impressive. The Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith dynamic was just as funny as I remember it being and it was interesting seeing Vincent D'onofrio in another villain role (having just watched Daredevil). I often do other things while I watch movies but this was engaging enough for me to watch without having my iPad or computer open.
I feel like 30% of this movie is Will Smith whooping, a healthy 33% is Tommy Lee Jones' resting bitchface, then like 11% is particularly 90s-tastic CGI and 26% is buddy-cop training tropes. And you know what? It's a recipe for success. The chemistry between Smith and Jones is actually great enough to support this picture as well as the two sequels, the story's unpretentiously clever enough to support the action setpieces, and the FX is decent, even now, a healthy mix of prosthetic work and CG which uses lighting and texture to its advantage. It's also, all hail the glow cloud, 90 minutes. That's unspeakably huge. Men in Black is in, it's fun, it never loses itself and you…
looks a fair bit dated but it was fun
Holds up great. Vincent D'Onofrio is amazing.
It definitely isn’t perfect, but Men in Black delivers lots of fun and laughs and is one of the most enjoyable movie watching experiences I have had in some time.
One of this films greatest strengths is its concept, which uses aliens in a completely new way that is much more intriguing than most movies. Also the movie has one of the most fascinating and hilarious alien villains I have sever seen.
The performances of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is what really makes these movies the comedic elements work and elevate their already funny lines to a greater level of comedy. Also their characters are both very common in cinema, the grumpy old man and the new sidekick,…
Ok but this would have been so much better with Gillian Anderson
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…