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    Will Smith Reveals His Reasons For Not Taking The Lead Role In 'Django Unchained'

    On the heels of Adam's post discussing Will Smith's non-controversial role choices, seemingly as a strategy to maintain a certain image, comes this revelation courtesy of the latest issue of Empire magazine (via The Playlist)...

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    Will Smith's Not That Interested In 'I Am Legend 2,' Explains Why He Bailed On Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Back in 2007, "I Am Legend" grossed $585 million worldwide for Warner Bros. Costing only $150 million -- kinda modest for a major tentpole these days -- the Will Smith-starring post-apocalyptic actioner also grossed $126.2 million in DVD revenue, making it the sixth best-selling DVD o...

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    Career Watch: Will Smith, Still on His Throne?

    Music-TV-film superstar Will Smith did not mark his return to the box office (after a four year hiatus) with a bang, but it wasn't a crash either. "Men in Black III" knocked "The Avengers" off its top spot, and while it's no disaster, it finished the weekend short of expe...

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    From the Wire: The Michael Jordan of Movie Stars

    Will Smith played Muhammad Ali, but his career shares a lot more in common with the greatest hoops player of all time.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Men In Black 3' Unseats 'The Avengers' From The Top Spot

    Sony said, “Lemme see ya Nod Ya Head! Cuz the black suits coming!” And if you look at this weekend’s opening numbers for “Men In Black 3,” they’re really only impressive if you were to go “Back In Time.” As is, $55 million worth of audiences domestically said, “Here come the ‘Men In Black’ ” this we...

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    Men In Black 3—movie review

    The first follow-up to 'Men in Black', ten years ago, seemed to be running on empty. It was the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with sequels, whereas this one won me over completely. Why? For one thing, after a decade’s absence, I enjoyed revisiting the characters of Agents J (Will Smith) and ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Tripping Out on the Cartoon Reality of 'Men in Black 3'

    The "Men in Black" franchise has always been a live-action "Looney Tunes" cartoon, a wacky mix of old school and new school. The "Alienbusters" premise is totally unique and practically imitation-proof, as director Barry Sonnenfeld reminds us...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Three Reasons: MEN IN BLACK

    For this month’s Criterion Consideration, coming up with a suitable equivalent to Barry Sonnenfeld's latest film, "Men in Black III," was a bit of a challenge.

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    'Men In Black III' Reviews: Better Than The Second, But Still Irrelevant

    The arrival of "Men in Black III" on May 25 is exciting mostly because Will Smith hasn't been on the big screen since 2008's "Seven Pounds." Bill Desowitz also finds it's 3-D a revelation for the comedy genre...

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    Review: 'Men In Black 3' Is A Surprisingly Decent Return To Form For The Flagging Franchise

    Much has been made of the herculean efforts it took to get “Men in Black 3” to the big screen – the constant rewrites, the lengthy hiatus, Will Smith’s giant trailers pissing off much of lower Manhattan – so the mere fact that “Men in Black 3” is watchable at all is something of a pleasant surprise....

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