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Can Luc Besson score another French-import blockbuster with 'Lucy'?

1 hour ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Over the course of his dozen-plus films as a writer-director, Parisian auteur Luc Besson has become known for his stylish inversions of schlock genre fare and a certain, shall we call it, Vive la femme attitude toward women.

Time and again, his movies place emotionally fragile female characters in physically perilous situations: a conflicted hit-woman struggling with the perils of her job in 1990’s La Femme Nikita, 12-year old Natalie Portman on the run as an assassin-in-training in The Professional, and Milla Jovovich’s universe-saving alien Leeloo in The Fifth Element (1997) among them. Besson’s latest multiplex offering appears set to follow that template. »

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Lucy | Review

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In the Sky With Diamonds: Besson’s Latest a Crock of Crack-pot Sci-Fi

It’s rather a shame to report that Luc Besson’s latest directorial effort, Lucy, is an underwhelming disappointment. A host of intriguing ideas get liquidated by silliness, uncertainty, and rampant narrative contradiction. Sure, at least this film doesn’t generate that kicked-in-the-teeth feeling that his last film, 2013’s The Family so generously employed, but for a film that initially promises to bring us the kind of fetishized ass-kicking females that graced his most notable efforts, like La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, its inability to reach this potential is doubly frustrating. Oddly structured and clearly uninterested in employing consistent logic in how increased use of brain capacity eventually leads to super powers, the whole endeavor feels like a half-baked idea carelessly patched together.

An American student in Taipei, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally becomes embroiled in »

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'Lucy' (2014) Movie Review

19 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you're hung up on the fact Lucy perpetuates the myth humans only use 10% of their brain then I don't know why you're reading this review. However, if you thought Transcendence was a talky bore and wish there had been more action and less jibber-jabber then you might want to stick around since the two films essentially approach the idea of the singularity, but get there using dramatically different means. Directed by Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element), Lucy tells the story of the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson with all the wooden acuity of Keanu Reeves, as she is forced into serving as a drug mule, carrying a package of a new drug next to her intestines. Unfortunately for her, when she's kicked in the stomach a small amount of the drug leaks into her system, giving her abilities beyond that of a "normal" human being and »

- Brad Brevet

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Film Review: ‘Lucy’

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After her mesmerizingly out-there performances as an artificially intelligent being in “Her” and a come-hither extraterrestrial in “Under the Skin,” Scarlett Johansson takes a logical next step into the title role of “Lucy,” an agreeably goofy, high-concept speculative thriller about the first human being to successfully harness 100% of her brainpower. In no other sense, however, does the word “logical” apply to writer-director Luc Besson’s return to blockbuster form — which is to say, his latest aggressively stylish, self-consciously feminist, gratuitously globe-trotting pulp-trash extravaganza. Giddily recycling everything from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Matrix” to yakuza actioners and National Geographic documentaries, it’s a garish, trippy, wildly uneven and finally quite disarming piece of work, graced by a moment-to-moment unpredictability that will pique audience curiosity but may put off those who prefer their summer movies on the more conventional side.

Although it represents a significant roll of the dice as »

- Justin Chang

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Brain Storm: Luc Besson on the Origins of 'Lucy'

22 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nine years ago, Luc Besson came across a theory that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity. A quick Google search would have informed the French filmmaker responsible for cult classics like La Femma Nikita (1990) and The Fifth Element (1997) that many scientists believe we actually use our entire brain — but the idea of unlocking the mind's "untapped" potential stuck. What started as some casual leafing through books on the topic turned into an obsession that involved seeking out professors and engaging in long philosophical discussions about the power of gray matter. »

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Gary Oldman Has a Good Laugh Watching Himself Die on ‘Conan’ (Video)

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Not many people can say they enjoy watching themselves die, but Gary Oldman clearly did on “Conan.” The actor got a good laugh during Tuesday's show when host Conan O'Brien showed him a montage (above) of his many movie death scenes. See video: Gary Oldman Apologizes for Inflammatory Remarks During Kimmel: ‘I Am An A-hole’ Oldman, who can currently be seen in theaters as the leader of the human resistance in “Dawn in the Planet of the Apes,” has died in 13 movies. “True Romance,” “Sid and Nancy,” “Harry Potter,” “The Fifth Element” and “Air Force One” are among his most famous farewells. »

- Greg Gilman

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Lucy Giveaway: Win T-Shirt, Hat, and $50 Gift Card

22 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who develops superhuman abilities, opens July 25.  We have a prize pack to give away to two readers that includes: A Lucy t-shirt and hat A $50 Visa gift card Hit the jump to find out how you can win our Lucy giveaway. In order to enter the contest, email thecollidermailbox@gmail.com with your name and address and include The Rover Giveaway in the headline.  You also need to “like” Collider on Facebook. The giveaway will be open until July 30th and is only open to residents of the United States.  Also, only one entry per person.  Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries, make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook, and randomly pick the winners. Official synopsis: From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, »

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Will Luc Besson Make The Professional 2?

22 July 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

French filmmaker Luc Besson has won fan-adoration for his sexy thriller La Femme Nikita and his sprawling science-fiction adventure The Fifth Element. But it's The Professional (A.K.A. Leon: The Professional) that is generally regarded as his best, most beloved offering. Like so many things fans can't get enough of, there's been speculation about a potential sequel to The Professional for years. But what does Besson say about this possibility? The answer might surprise you. While doing the press rounds for his upcoming female-fronted thriller Lucy, Luc Besson was asked directly by JoBlo about the possibility of a Professional sequel that would center on the Mathilda character originally played by a young Natalie Portman. To this, Besson responded: "Natalie is old now, she's a mother. [Laughs] It's too late. If I got an idea tomorrow about a sequel, of course I would do it. But I never came up »

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Lucy New Red Band Clip Emergency Room

21 July 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

I have no idea what Luc Besson’s Lucy will be like. But the more I see of it, the more intrigued I get with Scarlett Johansson’s latest big screen outing. The latest clip, which is quite mild in the Nsfw stakes, is incredibly bad ass. It’s also quite funny. Part of me wonders though, bad assery aside, will this turn into something like Salt with Angelina Jolie. Hopefully not as Johansson looks to be having a blast here. And above all else, it might give us some feel for a Black Widow movie, should one ever see the light of day! Still though Besson hasn’t written anything decent in years, let alone directed anything good in a similar time frame. Hopefully this is a return to form, as it’s a long time fucking coming! Released: July 25th USA / August 22nd Ireland & UK Synopsis: From La Femme Nikita »

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PopWatch planner: The summer heats up with 'Lucy,' 'Manhattan,' and more

20 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

After a relatively chill couple of weeks, brace yourself for the return of some more action-pumped summer fare. Lucy, premiering this Friday, promises to inject theaters with some Scarlett Johansson-action prowess, while Manhattan, with a pilot airing on Sunday, will place a bomb right in the middle of family drama. It’s tense stuff, so maybe don’t jump into the action all at once. Take some time to cool down with Woody Allen, or maybe Richard Linklater.

Here’s this week’s pop culture schedule:

Sunday 7/20

The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 9 p.m., Bravo

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- Jackson McHenry

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘Lucy’ With Scarlett Johansson

18 July 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the highly anticipated sci-fi “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the new film!

Lucy,” which is rated “R” and opens on July 25, 2014, also stars Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Pilou Asbæk from acclaimed writer and director Luc Besson (“Transporter” films, “Taken” films, “Taxi” films, “The Fifth Element”). Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “Lucy” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Visa Gift Card from 'Lucy'

18 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Internationally-renowned filmmaker Luc Besson teams up with Scarlett Johansson for Lucy, which centers on a young woman who truly unlocks her full potential. Scarlett Johansson stars as an unwilling drug mule, who transports a bag of mysterious drugs inside her stomach. When the package ruptures, she is given incredible new abilities that defy human logic and could change the world as we know it.

We have a contest lined up where fans can win a $100 Visa Gift card, plus a hat and t-shirt from this action-thriller, arriving in theaters July 25. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

$100 Visa Gift Card

Lucy hat

Lucy t-shirt

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

If you already "Like" MovieWeb, just »

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'Nebraska' producer among newly elected first-time Academy Governors

18 July 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Election results for the Academy's Board of Governors have been revealed for 2014-2015, yielding five first-timers and eight reelected incumbents. Additionally, four previous governors are returning to the Board. First-timers include Kate Amend (Documentary Branch), Daniel R. Fellman (Executives Branch), "Nebraska" producer Albert Berger (Producers Branch), Bob Rogers (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) and "Aladdin" and "The Fifth Element" sound editor Mark Mangini (Sound Branch). Reelected are actress Annette Bening (Actors Branch), Lora Kennedy (Casting Directors Branch), "Inception" costumer Jeffrey Kurland (Costume Designers Branch), "Green Hornet" and "2 Guns" editor Michael Tronick (Film Editors Branch), Leonardo DiCaprio's hair stylist Kathryn Blondell (Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch), Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (Public Relations Branch) and "Field of Dreams" writer/director Phil Robinson (Writers Branch). Governors returning after a hiatus are "Passion of the Christ" director of photography Caleb Deschanel (Cinematographers Branch), "Glory" and "Blood Diamond" director Edward Zwick (Directors »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Giveaway – Win A Lucy Movie Prize Pack From Universal Pictures

18 July 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history.

Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Wamg invites you to enter a Prize Pack from Lucy!

One (1) winner receives:

Unlock your full potential with a $25 Visa gift card Plus a Lucy T-Shirt & Hat

Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

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Lucy (Choi Min- Sik, Scarlett Johansson) – Trailer

18 July 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Release date: 25th July 2014 (America)

Lucy is the latest movie to star the brilliant and very talented Choi Min-Sik (Old Boy, I Saw The Devil). When i first seen Old Boy, i knew Choi would become a great figure in the movie world and so far he continues to do just that. Lucy also stars the beautiful Scarlett Johansson and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.

The movie is directed by Luc Besson, he was nominated for best director in the past for movies such as “Léon: The Professional” and “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”, but won best director and french director for the 1997 hit movie “The Fifth Element”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In a world run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. A drug implanted »

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Another clip and new stills from Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

17 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has continued its marketing blitz for Lucy by releasing a new clip and batch of images for the Luc Besson-directed action thriller, which stars Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Check them out here…

 

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and »

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Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See Lucy

16 July 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If you just push the "100% of your brain" tagline for Lucy out of your mind (because brains don't work in a capacity measured by percent), you have what could be an incredibly exciting movie.  Director Luc Besson has a knack for creating memorable, ass-kicking women from Nikita to Mathilda to Leeloo.  He may have another one with Scarlett Johansson's eponymous protagonist.  Judging by the trailer, it looks like a damn fun movie and an opportunity for the actress to get an action vehicle to herself rather than sharing it with superheroes. I'm pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Lucy.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film also stars Morgan Freeman and Analeigh TiptonLucy opens in theaters nationwide on July 25th. To enter for a chance to win an admit-two pass, »

- Matt Goldberg

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New Lucy Clip Sees Scarlett Johansson Demand Some Emergency Surgery

16 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Starring Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton, Luc Besson's Lucy is set to be released on August 8th, 2014 July 25th, 2014. »

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New Banner & Another Batch Of Stills From Luc Besson's Lucy

16 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Starring Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton, Luc Besson's Lucy is set to be released on August 8th, 2014 July 25th, 2014. »

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Win Passes to see Lucy!

15 July 2014 10:09 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Lucy on Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 Pm at the Emagine Novi.

Lucy: From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie worldwide, except for France, Benelux and China. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Luc Besson. Rated R.

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