1. "Men in Black III" director Barry Sonnenfeld with one of the cool props from the movie. (Photo by Wilson Webb) 
Sonnenfeld says the third installment of the MIB franchise, in part, an attempt to redeem the sins of “Men in Black II,” which was trying too hard to be funny. 
"We just had too much of Frank the Pug singing ‘I Will Survive,’" Sonnenfeld admits. “You don’t want anyone to know they’re working on a comedy when they’re doing a comedy," he says. "You don’t want the cinematographer to know because he’ll make it too bright. You don’t want the composer to know because he’ll make the music too happy. And you definitely don’t want the actors to know because they’ll make it — quote — ‘funny.’"
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    "Men in Black III" director Barry Sonnenfeld with one of the cool props from the movie. (Photo by Wilson Webb)

    Sonnenfeld says the third installment of the MIB franchise, in part, an attempt to redeem the sins of “Men in Black II,” which was trying too hard to be funny.

    "We just had too much of Frank the Pug singing ‘I Will Survive,’" Sonnenfeld admits. “You don’t want anyone to know they’re working on a comedy when they’re doing a comedy," he says. "You don’t want the cinematographer to know because he’ll make it too bright. You don’t want the composer to know because he’ll make the music too happy. And you definitely don’t want the actors to know because they’ll make it — quote — ‘funny.’"

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    Angelina Jolie on the making of “In the Land of Blood and Honey” — interview on Studio 360.

    The film is Jolie’s directing and screenwriting debut. Set in the former Yugoslavia during the civil war of the 1990s, it follows a love story between a Bosnian Serb soldier and his Muslim prisoner. The film is violent, political, and it’s performed in Serbo-Croatian by a local cast. “I was so excited as an artist to work with other artists from former Yugoslovia,” Jolie says. “What could we learn from each other?”

    (Photo: Angelina Jolie by Ken Regan/Courtesy of FilmDistrict and GK Films)

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    Here and Now interviews Mike Mills, the writer and director of Beginners staring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer.

    The story is loosely based on Mills’ own relationship with his father who came out at 75 after being married to his mom for 44 years. 

    And it opened in select theaters today!

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