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Just How Bizarre Is 'Lucy'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan July 22, 2014 @ 10:55 PM
Universal Pictures
This week, Scarlett Johansson (‘We Bought a Zoo’) stars as a character named Lucy in a movie called ‘Lucy.’ The advertising campaign makes Luc Besson’s new film look like a mainstream action film – and there is action! – but it’s not quite what you might think it will be.

'Lucy' Trailer: It's No Black Widow Movie, But Super-ScarJo Is Flying Solo

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by Nick Romano May 13, 2014 @ 9:45 AM
Universal Pictures
http://youtu.be/RnKVv8Lp_xU
We know most of us want to see Scarlett Johansson get her own solo Black Widow movie, but that's not gonna happen anytime soon. That said, how about another film about a female ass-kicker with superpowers? A new international 'Lucy' trailer is here to prove ScarJo is about to reach her full potential -- and afterwards all hell will likely break loose.

'Lucy' Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Becomes a Super-Powered Super-Killer

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by Britt Hayes April 2, 2014 @ 11:58 AM
Universal
http://youtu.be/6Vu081NOorA
As the trailer says, mankind isn't ready for Scarlett Johansson's Lucy, and judging by the powers she's tossing around (both with her brain and her body) in Luc Besson's latest sci-fi action thriller, that's pretty accurate. Johansson steps out of the Marvel movie universe and finally gets some superpowers of her own, and she does not look like a lady you want to mess with.

First Look at 'Lucy,' the Super-Powered Scarlett Johansson Movie We've Been Waiting For

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by Jacob Hall March 28, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Universal Pictures
Well, it's no solo Black Widow movie, but a super-powered Scarlett Johnasson? Where to do we buy tickets?
Between 'La Femme Nikita' and 'The Professional,' Luc Besson has a penchant for creating memorable female action heroes. He's looking to add to that roster with this summer's 'Lucy,' which casts Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who accidentally swallows what she's transporting and finds herself gifted with superpowers. Um, yeah. Okay. We can get behind that premise.

See the Cast of 'The Fifth Element' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes February 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Columbia
Released in 1997, 'The Fifth Element' starred Bruce Willis as a cab driver and former special forces officer in the 23rd century who must help a mysterious woman that just so happens to be the key to saving the entire world from destruction. Directed by Luc Besson, who would go on to direct the 'Taken' films, the highly inventive futuristic sci-fi tale was a massive success upon release and is now regarded as a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.

See the Cast of 'The Professional' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes November 6, 2013 @ 11:45 AM
Sony
Luc Besson's 'The Professional' (also known as 'Leon') was released in 1994, and though he made it on the fly while production was delayed on the more time-consuming and costly 'The Fifth Element,' it is widely considered to be the superior film. 'The Professional' stars Jean Reno as a hit man who takes in a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in her feature debut) when her family is murdered in a police raid. Almost 20 years after the film's release, we take a look back at the cast of this thriller and see what they're up to now.

'The Family' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman September 12, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Relativity Media
It is no easier for me to report this than it is for you to hear it, but we're all adults and let's get real: Robert De Niro's name on a film project is now more a red flag of warning than a sign of quality. For every 'Silver Linings Playbook' there's a 'Big Wedding' or 'Righteous Kill' or a slapped-together piece of tone-deaf dross like 'The Family.'