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…
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…
Saw this for the first time in many years on TV in a hospital room last night and was instantly reminded of what a delight it is.
Every moment of MEN IN BLACK feels classic, gloriously whimsical and still freshly fascinating. It's perfectly cast and impeccably well-rendered, with an unmistakably '90s feel.
This movie is wonderful.
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.
Actually saw this in theaters back in 97. It holds up pretty well. The story doesn't make a lot of sense if you think about it too much, but it's a fun movie you can enjoy with your kids.
A pretty fun Sci-fi film, Great concept and is interesting.
This is great. So perfectly campy. All the things you love about 50's sci-fi flicks. But not pandering. Danny Elfman score. Will Smith (215), Tommy Lee Jones, and Linda Fiorentino as a weird coroner. Nice mod decor too
Clutch "Escape From the Prison Planet"
There's a lot to like even 20 years later, but Vincent D’Onofrio as the villain has always been my favorite part of this movie.
It's light-hearted sci-fi fun. It's like sliding down a water-slide at a water park, but with aliens and shit. It's like finding an appetizing pie, and you go up to it and say to yourself, "Man that pie looks good!" And you take a bite. Turns out the filling isn't apples but alien flesh, but it's still good. It's familiar but at the same time it's not.
I'm sorry it's 1:17 AM and I feel like using overblown metaphors.
I cannot tell if I genuinely like this film or just the memories associated with it. I'll have to rewatch it
I'm pretty happy.
I was surprised at how well this held up.
Finishing my degree next month, and since half of it is in film I thought I'd put together a list…