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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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    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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    Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Starring Scarlett Johansson to Open 67th Locarno Film Festival

    Luc Besson's semi-sci-fi thriller "Lucy" has been selected to open the 67th Locarno Film Festival.

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    Watch: Scarlett Johansson Kills Dudes Dead In Violent First Red Band Clip From Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’

    Real talk: what was the last decent film writer/producer/director Luc Besson made? We looked at where things went wrong in this Assessment feature from last year. But really? “I always follow my instinct," Besson told us in September of 2013. Considering that last good film might be 1997’s “The Fift...

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    Box Office Prediction & Analysis: "Brick Mansions"

    The late Paul Walker plays an undercover cop who infiltrates a decrepit city that's surrounded by a containment wall and is packed with gangs and crime lords in "Brick Mansions"

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    Watch: Scarlett Johansson Is Back In Action In First Trailer For Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

    How does one describe Luc Besson's "Lucy"? Well, we'll just let Scarlett Johansson explain it herself. "I wouldn't say it's science fiction, but it's definitely a thriller," she told Darren Aronofsky in Interview magazine last fall. "I play a character who, throughout the course of the film, begins ...

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    Review: '3 Days to Kill' Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld & Amber Heard

    French filmmaker Luc Besson used to make arty entertainments that came packaged with an element of exploitative sizzle (things like the endlessly remade "La Femme Nikita" and "The Fifth Element," which was like a European comic book version of "Star Wars"). At some point, though, his interest in dir...

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