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Nine Lives Trailer


Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages of one of their biggest projects to date. As with a lot of people who have high flying careers, Tom's family have taken somewhat of a backseat in his life. Particularly his wife Lara and 10 year old daughter Rebecca. 

Living in a luxury city apartment, Tom isn't often found with his family but as it's Rebecca's birthday, he knows that he can't miss it. With no gift to give his daughter and knowing that he's spent such little time with her recently, Tom decides to stop off and get her a gift that's sure to make her happy - something she's asked for for years. A cat. 

The store where Tom picks up the cat (called Mr. Fuzzypants) is run by an eccentric man called Felix Perkins and as soon as Mr Perkins and the newest member of the Brand family become part of Tom's life, odd things start to happen. Soon Tom's life is turned upside down and he's experiencing family life in a way that he - nor anyone else - has ever experienced before. 

Video - Billy Crystal Looked In Good Spirits At The 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala - Part 2


'Monsters University' voice actor Billy Crystal was seen joking with the paparazzi at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York. The event is an annual fundraiser set up by the Film Society which helps to support their work in education and artistry. This year, the gala honoured actor Rob Reiner.

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Barry Sonnenfeld - Director Barry Sonnenfeld Wednesday 23rd May 2012 'Men in Black III' New York Premiere, held at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals

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Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin - Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Barry Sonnenfeld Wednesday 23rd May 2012 Men in Black 3 Photocall held at USS Intrepid in New York City to celebrate Fleet Week

Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin

Barry Sonnenfeld Thursday 17th May 2012 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater - Arrivals

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Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin Monday 5th March 2012 'Men In Black 3' Photocall in Beverly Hills

Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin
Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin
Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin
Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones

Men In Black 3 Trailer


Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting down aliens. Agent J used to be known as James Darrell Edwards III and was recruited by Agent K, after the latter observed the former hunting down an alien in disguise while working for the NYPD.

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Men In Black III Trailer


Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting down aliens. Agent J used to be known as James Darrell Edwards III and was recruited by Agent K, after the latter observed the former hunting down an alien in disguise while working for the NYPD.

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Barry Sonnenfeld - Sunday 21st September 2008 at Emmy Awards Los Angeles, California

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Space Chimps Review


Bad
There are many concepts that work wonderfully in theory: communism, nuclear energy, monkeys in outer space. Sadly, just like their theoretical counterparts, very few successful practical examples exist. With a title like Space Chimps, one assumes a genial farce in which accident prone apes -- opposable thumbs and all -- cause chaos within a high tech setting. Instead, Quest for Camelot scribe Kirk De Micco (here co-writing and directing) decides to go the big screen blockbuster route. We want simian hijinks. Instead, we're offered staid adventure with messages about courage, self-esteem, and living up to your potential. Boo!

When an expensive space probe goes missing, a surly Senator (voice of Stanley Tucci) with a key to NASA's funding wants it found. It's decided that, instead of a manned mission, a trio of chimps will be sent to fetch it. They include the macho Titan (Patrick Warburton), the level headed Luna (Cheryl Hines), and in a perfect PR move, the great grandson of the first ape-stronaut ever, Ham III (Andy Samberg). One wormhole later, our hirsute heroes find themselves on a distant alien planet ruled by the evil dictator Zartog (Jeff Daniels). He is using the lost Earth satellite to control his unhappy minions. It's up to the primates to find a way of defeating the villain and getting back home before it's too late.

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Enchanted Review


Very Good
In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual sense of humor about its patented brand of cheesy, clichéd, and relentless peppiness. Previously, self-reference has been limited to cross marketing between one Disney film and the next; but in Enchanted the message seems to be: Yeah, we know we've got our share of hokey archetypes, but it works for us. It's a refreshing attitude.

Giselle lives in the conflation of every single Disney trope ever, in an animated, magical fairy-tale kingdom full of songs of her one true love. The evil queen (who is also a wicked stepmother) can't have some upstart marry the prince and move in on her territory, so she banishes Giselle from animation to reality: New York, to be precise.

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Big Trouble Review


Terrible
Much has been said about Big Trouble, another film meant for a near-September 11th release that was postponed because its contents would be too upsetting amidst the tragedy. Now, seven months and countless airport security measures later, Touchtone Pictures has determined that it is a better time for the film's release.

But forget about September 11th for a moment and consider this: Is there ever a good time to release a film that endorses bribing airline personal for tickets to carry a suitcase containing a ticking nuclear bomb onto a plane? The answer is easy. Pre- or post-September 11th, there is no appropriate time for a comedy this poorly conceived. Big Trouble is irresponsible filmmaking; it doesn't even justify the space for an explanation. But since reviews are my business, let me try to sort out this movie's mess.

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The Ladykillers (2004) Review


OK
Joel and Ethan Coen's hot hands finally have cooled with their remake of The Ladykillers, and fans could probably see it coming. For starters, as mentioned, it's a remake - uncharted waters for two filmmakers best known for placing their unique fingerprints all over their unusual projects. Their vision ends up being a productive failure that's silly rather than sophisticated. We're engaged by its oddities, but never really entertained.

The original Ladykillers pitted Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, and their band of British crooks against a kindly old landlady in 1955. The Coens shift their action from England to the Deep South, where Tom Hanks wheezes and grins as a genteel criminal mastermind plotting to rob a Mississippi riverboat casino. He and his motley crew take up residence in the home of Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), a churchgoing Bible Belter with a room to rent near the boat's dock. The men fool Munson into thinking they perform in a musical group, though they're forced to consider devious actions when the old lady discovers their criminal plans.

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Wild Wild West Review


Weak
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

After the masterful Men In Black, Will Smith and Barry Sonnenfeld have reteamed for another oddball adaptation, but somewhere along the wagon trail to the Old West, they lost the magic that made MIB such a smash.

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The Crew Review


Very Good
Whenever studio executives try to combine the successful formula of two blockbuster films, the end result is always a mess of a script, acting, directing, and generally a waste of time for any audience with an average IQ above 40. The latest movie morass from Hollywood, The Crew, appeared equally destined to fail, a strange combination of Grumpy Old Men and GoodFellas tossed together with the likes of Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Reynolds helming the ship. The scary thing is that it's actually entertaining and a breath of fresh air in this otherwise stale month.

The Crew works for several reasons. The clever script is reminiscent of an old Billy Wilder movie, following four "past their prime" wiseguys from Jersey who now live in the Raj Mahal Apartment House in Miami Beach. The wiseguys find themselves being evicted from their "golden paradise" by greedy landlords bent on raising rents for new beach bunnies and boys looking for beachfront property. The four mobsters, Bobby Bartellemeo (Richard Dreyfuss), Joey "Bats" Pistella (Burt Reynolds), Mike "The Brick" Donatelli (Dan Hedaya), and Tony "Mouth" Donato (Seymour Cassel) decide to hatch a scheme to plant there a dead body heisted from the morgue in order to drive out the new tenants and keep their home. This "simple plan" suddenly goes screwy, of course, and the boys become involved with a stripper named Ferris (Jennifer Tilly) who wants her stepmother killed, a paranoid Latin drug lord who's convinced a mysterious rival is out to get him, and a rat with its tail on fire.

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Nine Lives Trailer

Nine Lives Trailer

Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages...

Men In Black 3 Trailer

Men In Black 3 Trailer

Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting...

Men In Black III Trailer

Men In Black III Trailer

Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting...

Space Chimps Movie Review

Space Chimps Movie Review

There are many concepts that work wonderfully in theory: communism, nuclear energy, monkeys in outer...

Enchanted Movie Review

Enchanted Movie Review

In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual...

RV Trailer

RV Trailer

In Columbia Pictures' family-adventure comedy RV, an overworked Bob Munro (Robin Williams), his wife Jamie...

Big Trouble Movie Review

Big Trouble Movie Review

Much has been said about Big Trouble, another film meant for a near-September 11th release...

The Ladykillers (2004) Movie Review

The Ladykillers (2004) Movie Review

Joel and Ethan Coen's hot hands finally have cooled with their remake of The Ladykillers,...

Wild Wild West Movie Review

Wild Wild West Movie Review

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.After the masterful Men In Black, Will Smith and Barry...

The Crew Movie Review

The Crew Movie Review

Whenever studio executives try to combine the successful formula of two blockbuster films, the end...

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