The "Men in Black" are back with the third installment of their popular franchise. The movie centers on our favorite men in black, Agent K and Agent J, as they trail a one-armed alien named Boris the Animal who escapes from his confined prison on the moon. K shot his arm off back in the sixties and Boris wants his revenge. He travels back in time to 1969 and kills K so that his arm is restored and the world is left unprotected from alien invasion. J must follow Boris to the past to save K's life and discover the secrets of the universe.
While critics suggest the franchise didn't need a third film, the three-quel is on par with the first "MIB" movie that sparked audiences' attention. It keeps its viewers entertained and will delight fans who loved the first flick. Here are our five reasons to see it this weekend.
by Adam Murphy
When it comes to Wes Anderson, moviegoers fall neatly into two piles: those who love him, and those who’ve never heard of him. What’s that? His twee sensibilities are just a little too indie-quirky-cute for you? Well, “Moonrise Kingdom” may surprise even the most jaded viewers. Sure, it’s packed with Anderson’s trademark strand of oddball whimsy, but for the haters out there, you will find a well-acted and tightly written 90 minute movie with enough heart to melt the iceberg that resides in your frigid chest cavity.
For those of you who aren’t already picking up your Rushmore blazer from the dry cleaner to wear to the very first screening, here are five reasons to see “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Unless you happen to be madly in love with Taylor Kitsch or Brooklyn Decker, some of you have no doubt written "Battleship" off as a cheap imitation of "Transformers." How can an alien invasion action film based on a board game be all that entertaining, right? Well, we have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The opening scenes between Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgård were flawlessly executed as the pair's brotherly chemistry and Kitsch's off-kilter charm win the audience over in the first few minutes. The film continues with non-stop action once the Navy hits the sea, and continues its intrigue as the movie incorporates the board game layout into the battles.
It's a summer flick that's sure to entertain, so here are our five reasons to see "Battleship."
When you play the "Game of Thrones" RPG, you win or you die. Literally. But somewhere along the way our definition of "winning" seems to have deviated from the one used by the folks over at Cyanide Studio.
The game's got everything hardcore "A Song of Ice and Fire" fans would want. There's political intrigue, deception at every turn, heartbreaking deaths and genuinely surprising plot twists. Okay, so maybe those are just the things we're used to from the "Thrones" TV series on HBO, or from the horrors that author George R.R. Martin force feeds us in his ongoing book series, but at least the folks behind the game stayed true to those "Game of Thrones" traits.
MTV News got a chance to play the RPG and decided that it's something that anyone who considers themselves a fan of "Game of Thrones" -- be it the book series, the TV show or both -- should try out. Check out our five reasons you should be intrigued after the jump.
In all honesty, you probably already seen or have plans to see "The Avengers." You've watched the each one of the Marvel movies and waited around until after the credits, maybe not understanding the references, but always looking them up on Wikipedia to learn more. All of this has led up to the day when these heroes would cross paths and make one hell of a movie.
That day is today, and boy, does the film live up to everything you hoped it would be. It's exciting, funny and pitch-perfect, a combination most summer blockbuster struggle to get right. Director Joss Whedon took on an enormous responsibility and delivered like few other filmmakers could.
These are our five reasons to see "The Avengers."
"The Five-Year Engagement" is not your typical romantic comedy. It has conflict built right into the title, instead of using a Nancy Meyers-esque turn of phrase. The writers behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, have reteamed to reflect on what comes after popping the questions, and Segel and Emily Blunt lead a hilarious cast that includes appropriately ridiculous turns from Chris Pratt of "Parks and Recreation" and Alison Brie of "Community" and "Mad Men" fame.
Despite a bloated running time, "The Five-Year Engagement" packs so many laughs and so much heart that even its biggest problems are easy to overlook.
Here are our five reasons to see "The Five-Year Engagement."
It's here! It's here! It's finally here! After years of collecting dust on a shelf, "The Cabin in the Woods" is finally getting the wide theatrical release it deserved ever since the idea sprung into Joss Whedon's wonderfully twisted mind.
Hopefully you won't need any additional convincing to go check it out this weekend, but if you do, here are our Five Reasons to see "The Cabin in the Woods" this weekend.
Oh, the spoilers! Everyone's talking about the spoilers. "Read nothing." "Watch nothing." "Talk to no one." It all seems a little ridiculous at this point, but there is a reason for it all. When it comes to "The Cabin in the Woods" the old adage applies. It's not about the destination. It's about the journey. Yes, there is a "final" secret to "Cabin in the Woods," but the way each secret is carefully parsed out by the screenplay makes the movie as great as it is. The world of the film becomes clearer and clearer with each scene and eventually you see the big picture, but the whole thing is one hell of a ride.
A prison break. In space. How bad can that be? Your mileage may vary, but it's hard not to at least appreciate the premise of "Lockout," the EuropaCorp action flick entering theaters this weekend.
Guy Pearce stars in the film as Snow, a former special forces operative now working on his own. When he's set up for a crime he didn't commit and subsequently left facing a drastically long prison sentence as a result, Snow's presented with a mission as his one last chance to free his future: go into outer space, infiltrate the sacked maximum security prison MS One, and save the president's daughter from the inmates now running the asylum. Needless to say, that order is easier said than done, but it's enough to fill out a 95-minute movie.
"Lockout," directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, has an amazing cast and an amazing premise. Even if it never fully lives up to its potential, there are certainly still reasons to see it. We've got five of them after the break.
The re-release of "Titanic" in 3-D allows a whole new generation to experience the film. Kate Winslet even told MTV News that with the movie back in theaters, her children will see it for the very first time. But what about us veterans?
We know the story, we know the characters and no matter how many times we will it, the ending never changes. The ship still sinks, Rose still doesn't try to make room for Jack on that driftwood and Jack still dies in the end. We own it on VHS, DVD and now Blu-ray, not to mention all the times we saw it in theaters when it first came out. So, why trek all the way to a theater and shell out even more money to see it again? Well, we can give you five reasons while we'll be in the theater this weekend sailing away with Jack and Rose on the same doomed voyage.
Let me make a statement that, like a penis penetrating a warm apple pie, is anything but subtle and also kind of surprising: "American Reunion" is the best installment of this raunchy franchise since the 1999 original.
Is this something of a backhanded compliment, considering the second film was a letdown, the third was unwatchable, and the subsequent direct-to-DVD flicks simply went unwatched? Sure. "Reunion," nonetheless, has some damn funny moments. Those moments are too often broken up with stretches of needless character development and stilted acting (try taking Tara Reid seriously at this point — I dare you), but when writer/directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg dial into what made the original such a hoot, "American Reunion" delivers the belly laugh-inducing goods. Here are five reasons to check it out this weekend.
The Gang Is Back Together
It's been over a decade since Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott were downing beers and ogling breasts alongside Chris Klein. For those counting along at home, 3,892 days have passed since Reid last tantalized Thomas Ian Nicholas with her version of droopy-lidded sensuality. "Reunion," as the title helpfully implies, brings the whole crew back together, and ya know what? We missed 'em.