Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
Men in Black III
A final scoop of franchise gravy ten years after the last one with good critters and effects, the gee-golly style again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Will Smith as agent J is getting too mature for his bouncy boyishness, and Tommy Lee Jones as sullen, snarky K is looking pickled by age. So in the time trip back to 1969, the main plot twist, Jones is replaced as a younger K by Josh Brolin, who has the drawl down but looks more like a beefier Matt Damon. It strives for breezy fun and sometimes delivers. 2012.
— David Elliott
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