Synopsis: A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world.
Release Date: October 3, 2014
Thoughts: Earlier in 2014 Jason Reitman had what some consider his first real stumble with the coolly received Labor Day. I was one of the few that seemed to absolve it from its awkward assembly and languid pacing because it’s clear that Reitman is a filmmaker that knows exactly what he’s doing and what he wants to say. With October’s Men, Women & Children, Reitman is taking a page from the American Beauty experience and digging under the perfect veneer of a suburbia and its inhabitants. With its tantalizing images played over a silky update of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, I get the feeling Men, Women & Children has the potential to truly put Reitman on the A list if handled correctly.
Synopsis: Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Release Date: May 25, 2012
Thoughts: Not being the biggest fan of the first Men In Black or its rotten sequel, I remember rolling my eyes a bit when I heard a third film was in the works. It felt a bit like all involved were going back to the well to replenish their bank accounts. An early teaser trailer didn’t do much to get me excited for the return of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. With the arrival of this newer preview, though, my interest is unexpectedly peaked. The time-travel concept seems like a nice way to liven up things up a bit and Josh Brolin should prove to be a nice version of Jones circa the ‘60’s. Of course it’s also being released in 3D and IMAX to increase the box office take but I’ve a feeling this one should play well in whatever format you choose to see it in.