Considering how many rewrites and writers have been tossed around for this summer’s blockbuster sequel Men in Black 3, it’s no surprise that there’s a whole slew of ticking time bombs in the story. Hopefully that means the film isn’t a ticking time bomb of box office failure itself as time travel, the potential to be stuck in 1969 and an alien invasion all seem to be problems for Will Smith as Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin as the young and old Agent K respectively. We still don’t get to see our villain Boris, played by Jemaine Clement, but we do catch a glimpse of Bill Hader in the trailer, so that’s good. Take a look below!
Men in Black 3 is once again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, also of the first two. This newest sequel is said to be set mostly in the year 1969 and involves Agent J (Will Smith) time-traveling back to that year, where he meets up with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) for some plot involving, most likely, our landing on the Moon. The cast also includes Emma Thompson as Agent Oh, Alice Eve as the young Oh, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rip Torn and Michael Stuhlbarg. It was shot in 3D and Columbia currently has it scheduled to hit theaters in 3D starting May 25th this summer.
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
The movie is set some 50-plus years in the future, but a lot of things remain the same. Pearce is ex-agent Snow who discovered some double-crossing in a CIA-like operation — but instead of getting a promotion he ended up doing jail time for murder. The movie opens as agency investigators are trying to beat him into revealing where to find a briefcase that holds some state secrets. But it only serves to bloody his face, strengthen his resolve and sharpen his comic timing.
Meanwhile, Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace) is the U.S. president’s daughter who is dressed to the nines to tour the maximum-security prison orbiting not too far from an international space station. Her aim is to interview the inmates who serve most of their sentence in stasis — a medically induced sleep state — and she’s looking into rumors that it has, well, drawbacks, early dementia among them. Guy pearce a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the US is offered freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. This movie is ok but lacks more of a story line.
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
As we are still mourning the death of legendary funnyman Leslie Nielsen passing yet another influential talent has left us to end the long Thanksgiving holiday, yet Most casual Star Wars fans know George Lucas is responsible for the sci-fi legacy (both good and bad). However, more seasoned fans of the franchise know that it was Irvin Kershner who directed The Empire Strikes Back, a movie largely considered to not only be the best movie in the series, but one of the best sequels ever made. Sadly, the AFP news service reported this morning that Kershner passed away at his home in Los Angeles at 87 years old.
His goddaughter Adriana Santini confirmed his passing after a long battle with some sort of illness. Though Kershner’s directing resume isn’t as massive as other more renowned filmmakers, he did have his hand in a couple of franchises. The late director was also behind the camera for the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again with the now retired Sean Connery as Agent 007. In addition, Kershner also directed the 1990 sequel RoboCop 2, which actually turned out to be the last film he would direct. Other such works include directing The Flim-Flam Man starring George C. Scott and an episode of Steven Spielberg’s series “Amazing Stories.” Since The Empire Strikes Back is pretty much my favorite film of all-time, this is truly a downer.