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Men in Black III, a review by Dragonfire


Men in Black III



Since I liked the first two, I was interested in seeing this one.

Agents J and K are still working together, and sometimes still clashing a bit over how to deal with certain things.  When Boris the Animal escapes from prison, it sets off a series of event that cause J to travel back in time to 1969 to keep Boris from killing K then.

I think this movie can stand alone fairly well, though a few things will probably make more sense if the movies are seen in order.  The idea of J having to travel back in time is interesting and I think it works well overall.  For the most part, this is a fun, entertaining movie, though there are a few moments that are more serious.  There is decent action and a bit of humor, much like there was in the first movies.  Because of the time travel, Tommy Lee Jones is missing for much of the movie.  Josh Brolin does an amazing job as the younger K.  It is like he is channeling Jones, and the result is a character that is a bit different, but still a believable younger version of Jones's K. 

Overall, I enjoyed the movie and think it is worth seeing, especially for fans of the first two movies.  Some of what happens is a bit predictable, but the movie is still entertaining. 



I did get a longer review posted on Epinions.com.

Men in Black III


(From Men in Black III on June 11th, 2012)

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), a review by addicted2dvd


     The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Robert Wise (1914)
Writing:Edmund H. North (Screenwriter), Harry Bates (Original Material By)
Length:92 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Michael Rennie as Klaatu
Patricia Neal as Helen Benson
Hugh Marlowe as Tom Stevens
Sam Jaffe as Professor Jacob Barnhardt
Billy Gray as Bobby Benson

Plot:
A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realize they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:

This is the first time I am watching this sci-fi classic... but it comes highly recommended. And I must say... I did enjoy this one quite a bit. The story line kept my interest with ease and the cast did a great job. I was actually a little surprised to see Frances Bavier in this one as it is probably the only thing I have seen her do other then "The Andy Griffith Show" where she played Aunt Bea. Another film well worth the time to watch. You should check it out if you haven't done so yet.

Rating:


(From The Alphabet Marathon: Blu-ray Edition on January 8th, 2016)

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Tom's Random Reviews, a review by Tom




Title: Dawson's Creek: Season Five
Year: 2001
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 987 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:


Plot:
They've gone from adolescence to adulthood and now it's time to make their way in the world. Joey, Jen and Jack head to college in Boston, Dawson makes his way to film school in Los Angeles, and Pacey chooses to explore other opportunities instead of going to college. Dawson also finds himself facing some major changes on the home-front. Even though they're starting a new chapter in their lives, there's nothing that can break the bond between these friends.

Awards:
Teen Choice Awards2003NominatedChoice TV - Drama/Action Adventure
Teen Choice Awards2003NominatedChoice TV Actor - Drama/Action AdventureJoshua Jackson
Teen Choice Awards2003NominatedChoice TV Actress - Drama/Action AdventureKatie Holmes
Teen Choice Awards2003NominatedChoice TV SidekickMika Boorem
Teen Choice Awards2000WonTV - Choice ActorJoshua Jackson
Teen Choice Awards2001WonTV - Choice ActorJoshua Jackson
Teen Choice Awards2002NominatedTV - Choice Actor, DramaJoshua Jackson
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice ActressKatie Holmes
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice ActressKatie Holmes
Teen Choice Awards2002NominatedTV - Choice Actress, DramaKatie Holmes
Teen Choice Awards2000WonTV - Choice Drama
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice Drama
Teen Choice Awards2002NominatedTV - Choice Drama/Action Adventure
Teen Choice Awards2002NominatedTV - Choice SidekickBusy Philipps


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I am still enjoying this series. I think the transition from High School to University went well in this series. In the audio commentaries for season 4 they said they were trying not to pull the same stunt as a lot of other series were doing. I.e. that there is suddenly a university in town where all main characters are going to. Though they didn't exactly do this here, they still managed to put all main characters to the same city (Boston). This started with finding a way why Jack and Jen did not go to New York as originally planned. Then Pacey showing up in Boston and finally for Dawson to quit UCLA to also be in Boston.

Now a small review on the character developments this season (spoilers ahead):

Dawson:
The beginning of this season Dawson had to deal with the sudden death of his father. Mitch (played by "The Flash" actor John Wesley Shipp) was always one of my favorite TV dads so I was a little sad to see him go.
Later on Dawson had a small relationship with Jen. It was okay to get them together for a short while. It shows that they just do not click. Then Dawson pulled a miracle (or it is strange TV timelime): He made a great movie based on a phone book sized screenplay in just a few days. He even changed the main star half-way through without a problem.

Joey:
She seems to be in her element in college. Also her love interests were fun to watch. First she almost started a relationship with her professor. And later on she tamed a resident womanizer.

Jen:
Besides her relationship with Dawson and her starting hosting a radio show, nothing much happened.

Jack:
He joined a fraternity, became an asshole, started drinking and finally pulled himself together again.

Pacey:
Starts working at a noble restaurant and becomes quite a big shot there, until he looses his job at the end of the season. Towards the end he starts a relationship with Audrey.

Audrey:
Joey's new roommate. She is one of the reasons I finally went ahead to watch this series. Because I was curious about her. She is played by Busy Phillips who was part of the cast in Freaks & Geeks. It is a fun character to watch. The friendship which develops between her and Joey is nice. Also her relationship with Pacey seems right.

#EpisodeRating
01The Bostonians
02The Lost Weekend
03Capeside Revisited
04The Long Goodbye
05Use Your Disillusion
06High Anxiety
07Text, Lies and Videotape
08Hotel New Hampshire
09Four Scary Stories
10Appetite for Destruction
11Something Wild
12Sleeping Arrangements
13Something Wilder
14Guerilla Filmmaking
15Downtown Crossing
16In a Lonely Place
17Highway to Hell
18Cigarette Burns
19100 Light Years From Home
20Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
21After Hours
22The Abby
23Swan Song


(From Tom's Random Reviews on December 19th, 2009)