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Men In Black 3 | 2012 | PG-13 | - 3.5.4

In the third sequel Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to find out what happened to Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and why he is suddenly missing. Josh Brolin stars as the younger version of Agent K. Also with Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mike Colter. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A woman enters a prison cell and approaches an alien chained to a wall; the alien sticks out his long tongue and puts it in the woman's mouth while they kiss (we see the tongue pushing against the inside of her cheek).
 A woman wears a tight-fitting top and short skirt that reveal deep cleavage and her upper thigh (the camera focuses on the cake she is carrying and her cleavage). A man snatches the skirt off an alien and its several pairs of hands are revealed. Women are shown wearing short tops that reveal cleavage and bare abdomens. We see a magazine cover featuring scantily clad aliens.
 A security guard checks a cake that a woman is carrying for a prisoner; the guard says, "She's clean, well not clean, but you know." A woman says, "Make love not war." A race of aliens is called "the Viagrans." A man makes a comment about "all models are aliens." A comment is made about aliens "breeding with Earth women." A man tells another man that there is "no fraternizing" and the man responds, "You might have fraternized a time or two."


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - An alien that we see throughout the movie has jagged and sharp teeth, a very long tongue, and an opening in the palm of his hand where a small crab-like creature that shoots spikes resides; the alien's eyebrows and feet sprout tendril-like appendages, he is missing an arm from the elbow down and he speaks with a low and booming voice. Aliens include one that has what looks like an exposed brain on his head, another that has bulging eyes and looks like a fish, and an alien has an opening on the top of his head and we see a glowing ball of energy swirling inside (he removes it).
 A security guard sticks his hand inside a cake and a crab-like alien crawls out of it and shoots the man in the head with a spike (the man falls dead) and then shoots another guard in the head (he falls dead too); an alien shoots spikes from the palm of his hand and several guards are struck and pinned to walls or struck in the head (we see bloody dribbles at the wound sites and the spikes sticking out of the wounds). A man is shot in the chest with a spike and we see him dead on the ground with blood on the wound. A woman is struck in the head with a spike and she falls to the ground dead (we see the spike and a bit of blood on the wound). A man and an alien fight, the alien shoots three spikes into the man's shoulders and chest, he falls to his knees and is shown OK moments later. An alien shoots another alien in the head with a spike.
 A man punches an alien and it falls off tall scaffolding and out of sight (presumably dead). A man shoots at a hose that sprays freezing liquid onto an alien's arm, the arm snaps off and the alien falls to the ground below (presumably dead). An alien runs as a rocket blasts off and the alien is caught in the flames (we hear it scream and see it engulfed). An alien confronts a man and shoots spikes at him and another man who holds a metal door in front of them; the two men fall off the roof of a tall building and they land on the ground below (they are unharmed). A man is zapped and he thrashes and then falls to the floor.
 A huge alien fish flops toward a man and bites down on his legs (the man uses a kitchen tray to brace the alien's mouth open), the man reaches inside the alien and pulls out its heart (we see the insides and the man holding the heart) and the alien falls over dead. An alien grabs a man and throws him off tall scaffolding surrounding a rocket, the man grabs onto a hose and gets back onto the scaffolding, the man shoots at the alien, and the man falls off a ledge and his leg is pinned.
 Two men shoot several aliens and they splatter into bits and goo, and other aliens shoot at the men (they are not harmed). A man shoots an alien and it explodes into matter and goo. An alien is shown dead and pinned to a wall with spikes and green goo is evident on and around the wounds. An alien grabs a man's arm using its long green tongue and the man shoots it (it splatters into bits of matter and goo). A man pulls an alien's head off, holds the severed head, uses it as a bowling ball, drops it in a polishing bag and shakes it around. A man holds a gun to another man's face.
 An alien shoots a huge hole in a space-based prison compound wall, a roomful of guards are sucked out through the hole, a woman is pulled toward the hole and the alien (he sprouts claw-like tendrils that grab onto the floor) grabs her arm but then lets her go. A hole opens up in a room and a man disappears into it. We see huge aliens (they look like jellyfish) hovering in the air over cities and causing destruction (one pulls the Eiffel Tower over).
 A man slams an alien in the head several times using a frying pan, his head flattens and he falls to the floor. An alien is grabbed by another alien and taken away on a motorcycle while being chased by two men on gyro-cycles; a semi-truck crashes into a bus and it jackknifes blocking a road and causing the motorcycle to skid under it and crash into a fence on the other side (we see it burst into flames and we see the debris but the driver is not there). A man slaps an alien in the face using another alien several times. A man punches another man in the face twice (the victim moans and holds his face but no injuries are seen). An alien grabs a man by the arm, a blue energy force moves around the man's arm, we see his eyes change color as he stares into the alien's eyes (the man is unharmed). We see what looks like a huge head on a kitchen-stove top (it's an alien). An alien is chained to a cell wall around the neck. A man is strapped to a table and is moved inside a machine. A man is pulled over by police for stealing a car.
 A man climbs out onto a ledge on a very tall building and jumps off; we see the man falling past dinosaurs as he passes through time, he passes another man jumping from a tall building (at the time of the stock market crash), and he stretches and stops falling at about a foot off the ground (he is unharmed). A man climbs down the outside of a building along a fire escape, he jumps to the ground and then onto the roof of a car, the car pulls away and the man is thrown to the ground (he moans and rolls around but seems OK). A man slaps another man on the clothed buttock. A woman slaps a man in the face.
 Two men argue in several scenes. Two aliens argue and snarl at each other. We hear that a race of aliens "consumed all planets in their path." We hear that an "agent was pronounced dead at the scene." We see people and aliens gathered at a man's funeral and a couple of eulogies are shared. A woman talks about a "brain tick" and that someone who has one could "die at any moment." A man talks about his father not being around when he was a child. A man says, "I should have killed him," referring to an alien, and an alien says, "This planet is toast." A man talks about having "gastric distress."
 A man's suit is shown covered with slime after an encounter with aliens.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 2 sexual references, 6 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 17 mild obscenities, name-calling (old, craggy, surly, chop socky, slick, nasty, Boris the Animal, pops, stupid, dog, scumbag, alien unicorn, schmuck, cocheas, stretch, losers, haws), 4 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - We see a bottle of alcohol and a poured glass on a table next to a man (we do not see him drink), party guests are shown drinking alcohol, people are shown drinking alcohol at a bar, and an alien makes a comment about "his parents had an extra glass of wine that night."


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Aliens, time travel, hate crimes, murder, regret, friendship, responsibility, love, anger issues, racism, destruction of Earth, trust, death of a parent, death of a friend.

MESSAGE - Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to.

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