Scarlett Johansson

Reel Women: Scarlett Johansson's Superpower Is the Ability to Make Sci-Fi More Interesting

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by Britt Hayes July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
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In the last year, Scarlett Johansson has voiced a sentient operating system in Spike Jonze's 'Her' and played an alien striving to understand humanity in Jonathan Glazer's jarring 'Under the Skin.' This week, she tackles a different kind of sci-fi with 'Lucy,' a film that carries some of the same thematic DNA as her previous roles, though it isn't quite as intellectual -- nor is it as brainy as its titular character. But thanks to Johansson, the film prevails, giving us a wild and delightfully weird entry in the Scarlett Johansson Sci-Fi Collection.

Comic-Con 2014: Black Widow Hits the Road in New 'Avengers 2' Photo

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by Kate Erbland July 25, 2014 08:59 AM
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Looks like Captain America isn't the only Avenger who can get around on two wheels, as a new look at Joss Whedon's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' reveals that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will also be taking it to the streets on a big hog. ComingSoon shares this first look of Black Widow on the bike -- along with further information about why this bike is so special. Turns out, it's Harley-Davidson's very first electric motorcycle, one they like to call by the superhero movie-ready name "Project LiveWire."

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.

'Hail, Caesar!' Adds Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill

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by Britt Hayes July 09, 2014 05:20 PM
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The cast for the Coen Brothers' newest film just keeps getting more and more outstanding, and if they keep this up, we're not sure that 'Hail, Caesar!' is a film big enough to contain so much amazing talent. Today brings word that Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are the latest actors to join the lineup.

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

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by Nick Romano May 13, 2014 09:45 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.

'Chef' Review

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by Mike Sampson May 04, 2014 07:30 PM
Open Road Films
There are some movies that feel personal because of the relationship the writer, director or actors have to the material. 'Chef' -- written, directed and starring Jon Favreau -- doesn't just feel personal, it feels like it's ripped directly from the pages of Favreau's subconscious diary. While it's a charming enough indie film about the connection between professional and personal passions that also serves as a fascinating look inside the psychology of a major Hollywood director.

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o in Talks for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

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by Damon Houx April 23, 2014 07:00 PM
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Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' adaptation is looking to add some star power as the film is in talks to cast recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' star Scarlett Johansson. Both would provide voices for the film's talking animals.

Reel Women: Getting 'Under the Skin' of Scarlett Johansson's Ill-Fated Transformation

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by Britt Hayes April 07, 2014 11:45 AM
A24
Director Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin' stars Scarlett Johansson as an apathetic alien named Laura, who uses her earthly female body to seduce men and lead them to their death. The film is an oft abstract and unnerving experience (especially in the wonderfully bizarre first hour), and when Laura makes a surprising decision, 'Under the Skin' shifts from examining ideas of subjective and intangible attraction to the tragedy of Johansson's femme fatale trying to claim her sexuality -- and her body -- as her own.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman April 03, 2014 03:00 PM
Marvel
Whereas Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips talked, finessed, sweated and went into shock to rescue his crew, Chris Evans' Captain America jumps onto a hijacked boat from a helicopter without a parachute. His liberation of a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel captured by international terrorists involves flinging himself across the deck; a human pinball with terrorists as his easily neutralized bumpers. Make that a super-human pinball, because as much as Steve Rogers maintains his golly shucks good nature, he is, after all, a Marvel superhero and he's here to save the day in the most preposterous and camera-ready fashion that's possible. Welcome to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.