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.
This week the Super Action Bros wrap up Will Smith month by joining the agency that’s the first, last, and only line of defense against the worst scum of the universe.
Finally showed the kids this one. Considering how lackluster its two sequels were, the original has held up surprisingly well.
The special effects may be a tad dated but the humor and chemistry between Smith and Jones is what makes this one work - and that hasn't aged a day.
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A simply fun film for the family, credit to Vincent D'onofrio for his take on portraying Gary Busey.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."
One of the best blockbusters of the 90s. Two great leads, wonderful effects (that perfect 90s blend of cgi and practical work) and a witty script where no moment is wasted; Men in Black is a pure joy from start to finish.
Will Smith at his finest.
There is so much positive to say about Men In Black. First of all, I haven't read much of the comic, but I'm inclined to believe that it's perfectly transferred from the pages of the 1990-97 series, to the big screen. This is what comic book movies are supposed to be. They are supposed to have great scripts, with a nice balance of tongue in cheek humor and riveting drama. I mean, they are based on publications of literature. And they wouldn't become movies, unless they were well written. How can screen writers mess up something that was already written out for them? I don't know, but they do it. Another thing that comic book movies should always have is…
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I decided not to clog this with Disney and Pixar. I imagine you see those whether you plan to or…