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Men In Black III Review
Friday, May 25, 2012 4:09 PM
"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air and what-not" -Fry
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:07 AM
The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly
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EDITED TO ADD: Troops were officially integrated on July 26, 1948, to save y'all the time lookin' it up. I'm still not buying the storyline, for several reasons...
Quote:Men in Black 3 stands as one of the most difficult movie productions in recent Hollywood history, a massively expensive exercise in inefficiency and infighting that compelled the heads of Sony Pictures, the studio releasing the film, to consider taking a huge loss rather than continuing to throw good money after bad.
The star vehicle with a budget north of $215 million—Smith’s first film in four years—was hustled into production by Sony to nab the actor before he signed on to a competing blockbuster (and to take advantage of a $38 million New York state tax incentive that was expected to expire). So anxious was Sony to get the cameras rolling that MIB3 began shooting without a completed script—the Hollywood equivalent of erecting a skyscraper without a finished blueprint.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld shepherded all the Men in Black movies to completion and acknowledges the third film’s unorthodox production process while standing up for the studio’s shoot-first-ask-questions-later methodology. “Starting the movie without an absolutely finished script is not normally the right way to do movies,” the director says. “But I feel the decision Sony made was the right decision. On this one, we might still be waiting for the script. Sometimes, if you just dip your toe in, you’ll never dive in because it’s too stupidly cold."
To accomplish this crazy feat, the producers built a hiatus into the schedule so that an elite tag team of screenwriters could help draft the movie’s second and third acts.
Living up to the time-traveling standards set by Back to the Future and The Terminator—MIB3’s cinematic lodestars—posed certain conundrums of continuity that required a revolving door of writers to fix.
“The joke on the movie became that it would probably be easier to build an actual time machine and go to the future to see what the script ended up being, because it was so complicated,” says Etan Cohen, one of six screenwriters who worked on the film, and the only one to receive a credit.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:08 AM
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:31 AM
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The flick will make about $75 million this weekend making it #1, but it's a hollow victory because "The Avengers" couldn't stay #1 forever. $75 million is a 1/3 what "The Avengers" made it's 1st weekend.
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John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!
New York tabloids had a field day covering the “starship-sized” trailer Smith occupied during filming in New York’s SoHo. Reportedly nicknamed “the Heat,” the 53-foot behemoth boasted such amenities as a screening room, offices for assistants, and an all-granite bathroom. Neighbors grumbled about the enormous vehicle’s gaseous fumes.
The trailer was a $9,000-a-month, 53-foot behemoth -- longer than a city bus -- that the New York Post derided as “starship-sized.”
"Will's trailer costs almost as much per month as my collge roommate Al Gore's jet costs on one flight to a Green Con," quipped MIB star Tommy Lee Jones. "One time Will let me inside to use the potty -- it was amazing," added Jones.
The Post wrote that “the monstrosity was choking business revenues and filling the streets with exhaust fumes. … Now the ‘I Am Legend’ actor will have to trek to the trailer to get his makeup done, confer with his personal writers and lounge in his marble-floored, 100-inch-screen film room – or walk less than a mile to his own $25,000-a-month Bond Street apartment.”
City officials insisted that the trailer fiasco is no laughing matter.
"To balance the interests of the production and the neighborhood, we have instructed 'Men in Black 3' to relocate the trailer to a private lot," read a statement from Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting.
And two City Council members have already proposed legislation regulating the size of film-production vehicles. Currently, there are no limits.
"Hardworking New Yorkers have a right to wake up in the morning and not find a cruise ship parked out in front of their house," said Public Safety Committee Chair Peter Vallone Jr. "This is New York, not Hollywood. We don't roll that way."
Margaret Chin, the councilwoman representing SoHo, also blasted Smith: "This is ridiculous. This is abuse. If we don't do something, the next one will be even bigger."
Will Smith requires ground crew to go to loo inside his Starship Trailer
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