Galaxy Defenders: Ten years after Men In Black 2, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite to play Agents J and K, partners in a covert organization dedicated to monitoring Earth's secret extraterrestrial population.
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Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) plays young Agent K, the target in 1969 of an attack by a time-traveling alien that threatens to change the future.
From the Department of Inessentiality, Summer Division, comes Men in Black 3, one of those franchises that lost all creative life in the first sequel but keep drawing breath anyway, thanks to an iron lung powered by a half-billion dollars in worldwide grosses.
Some of the world's most interesting food products have been born out of the innovation that comes with deprivation. Take chicory, for example. It's a trendy New Orleans coffee blend you can buy anywhere now, but it was first used during the Civil War when those caffeinated beans were scarce.
And when chocolate became scarce in Estonia and other Baltic states during a supply crisis in the 1970s, an enterprising company stepped into the breach with a substitute chocolate bar.
Having to cope with the elements, of course, makes the press corps think they're Werner Herzog hacking through the jungle with a machete. "Oh, you waited in line for the Resnais for an hour in the rain? I waited an hour and a half for the Kiarostami — and I didn't even have any snacks."