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Men In Black 3 dominates Memorial Day

HollywoodNews.com: I don’t know how much Men In Black 3 actually cost. I don’t know the details of the behind-the-scenes turmoil that shut the film down for a period so the filmmakers could frantically rewrite the screenplay. I don’t know what got removed and what got added or changed along the way. But the highest compliment that I can pay this third installment in the series is that none of the backstage drama shows. The story makes sense, there are few real plot holes, and the actors exude confidence and charm in a screenplay that balances trailer-friendly set pieces and gags with genuine storytelling and character growth.
The world may not have needed another Men In Black picture, but director Barry Sonnenfeld and writers Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson, and Michael Soccio have crafted a shockingly good one, arguably the best in the series. This is accomplished and polished popcorn entertainment that is refreshingly light on its feet. For what it’s worth, I thought the first Men In Black was somewhat overrated while Men In Black 2 was *slightly* underrated. Men In Black 3 is the first in the series that I would call almost-great.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt races through “Premium Rush” trailer

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon are enjoying awards buzz for their performances in the moving and riveting pictures “50/50” and “Take Shelter,” respectively. In January, they’ll collaborate on a thriller with no awards aspirations that, regardless, still looks like it could be a ton of fun.
“Premium Rush” stars Gordon-Levitt as a New York City bike messenger trying to keep a mysterious envelope and its contents away from a dirty cop (Shannon). Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez and Aasif Mandvi co-star in the Columbia Pictures movie, which David Koepp (“Stir of Echoes,” “Secret Window”) directs.
Here’s the trailer. What do you think? Welcome change of pace for Gordon-Levitt?

“Premium Rush” opens Jan. 13.
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Gemma Arterton, Alec Baldwin heat up ‘Men in Black 3′

HollywoodNews.com: It’s a good thing that “Men in Black 3” took a script break, because there’s some extra casting that’s heating up the sequel.
British hottie Gemma Arterton is in talks to play a secretary in the film being scripted by Etan Coen and blockbuster scribe David Koepp. Previous beauties that appeared in other “Men in Black” films include Linda Fiorentino, Lara Flynn Boyle and Rosario Dawson.
In addition, expect the laugh meter to get higher as “30 Rock” thespian Alec Baldwin joins the cast. He will play a 1969 MIB boss.
Production is expected to begin this November for a planned May 25, 2012 release.
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith will reprise their roles as Agent K and Agent J respectively.
Filming is scheduled to begin this November, with a provisional release date of May 25, 2012.
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