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    Luc Besson Knows the Science of 'Lucy' is Bogus, and Other Reddit AMA Highlights

    Last week, the "Fifth Element" writer/director took to Reddit to answer fan questions about his work as an action filmmaker.

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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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    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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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Other Woman' Unseats 'Captain America' in Top Spot Ahead of Upcoming Male-Centric Tentpoles

    Just after Easter holiday playtime, and right ahead of the first of the summer juggernauts, comes this late April weekend. It was guaranteed to be something of a breather after a strong 2014 so far. Even so, the Top Ten total still managed to come in over 20% better than last year, though the three-...

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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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    Shout! Factory Acquire's Rights To "Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart"

    Shout! Factory has secured all distribution rights to "Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart" including theatrical and digital distribution, home entertainment and broadcast for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of this film in select theaters, video-on-demand, television a...

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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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    The Assessment: Luc Besson's Directorial Career In 7 Films

    "I always follow my instinct," writer/producer/director Luc Besson told us in interview last week in regards to his choice of directorial project. But just where has that instinct led him? He's a fascinating filmmaker, and not exclusively for the films he makes, but also for the career decisions he'...

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    Interview: Luc Besson Talks Scorsese's Influence On 'The Family,' Returning To Sci-Fi & Not Getting Paid For 'Nikita'

    On Friday, Luc Besson, the madcap French filmmaker behind "Nikita," "Leon: The Professional," and "The Fifth Element," takes a break from overseeing his European action genre movie empire to, unleash his newest directorial effort, "The Family." The movie stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as...

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