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    ILM Gets Trippy with Scarlett Johansson's VFX in Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

    Industrial Light & Magic embraced something completely different with Luc Besson's heady sci-fi actioner, "Lucy," in which Scarlett Johansson plays a badass and brainy super-gal who taps her full cerebral capacity in blazing a new evolutionary trail for humanity.

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways, as Action Star Scarlett Johannson in 'Lucy' Lays Out The Rock in 'Hercules'

    Two new openings led by Number One Grosser "Lucy" stood out among this weekend's Top 10 grosses. But this fresh new blood wasn't enough to staunch the overall ongoing box office bleeding. The leading films grossed around $130 million, another significant shortfall ($22 million) from the same time la...

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    Box-Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ Beauty Outperforms Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Brawn

    Call it a battle of the beauty and the beast if you like. Though audiences didn’t seem to love Luc Besson’s “Lucy” or Brett Ratner’s “Hercules”—at least considering those dismal Cinemascore ratings (C+ for the former). But they were unsure about either and curious, as reviews for both hit rather lat...

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    This Luc Besson Description of 'Lucy' Renders All Criticism Redundant

    Having trouble describing the movie in which Scarlett Johansson uses her brain capacity to reshape the universe? Luc Besson is here to help.

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    Daily Reads: Faulty Science in "Lucy," Death to Frank Miller's Batman and More

    Plus: unexpected quotes from "Hercules" reviews, and whether or not critics are reluctant to admit when films turn them on.

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    Is Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' the Summer's Smartest Dumb Movie, or Its Dumbest Smart One?

    Luc Besson's fleet thriller isn't book-smart, but it's not as dumb as it looks.

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    Review: Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Starring Scarlet Johansson And Morgan Freeman

    There's a moment in Luc Besson's “Lucy” when Scarlett Johansson's title character has cracked the code of existence like a videogame cheat. She goes Rust Cohle on who are appropriately the smartest minds of the world, explaining how numbers are just one of many false constructs that humans use to br...

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    Review: Scarlett Johansson Kicks Ass in Luc Besson's Brainy-Dumb 'Lucy'

    Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson team up for the summer's weirdest blockbuster.

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    From 'La Femme Nikita' to 'Lucy': Director Luc Besson Talks The Strong Women In 6 Of His Key Films

    For a man who makes his living writing and producing muscular action movies like the "Taken" franchise, Luc Besson is a filmmaker who has continually shown an amazing sensitivity and fondness for strong female characters. These aren't buxom bimbos that wield Uzis and mutter one-liners; these are ful...

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