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'Lucy,' 'Nikita,' and the State of the Female Action Movie

There’s a scene about halfway into Luc Besson’s Lucy, which finds Scarlett Johansson’s title character striding down a luxury hotel hallway in slow-motion, a gun in each hand, as the operatic music favored by the film’s supervillian swells on the soundtrack. 1,022 more words

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[VIDEO] LUCY Movie Trailer HD - Writer Director Luc Besson, Stars Scarlett Johansson

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Art & Culture

Simple Stories/Complex Characters (Tip #95)

“I like simple stories and complex characters.”
Oscar-winning screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade)
Filmmaker Fills Simple Stories with Complex Folks/Roger Ebert… 576 more words

Screenwriting

"Lucy" & Luc

Can Scarlett carry one by herself? I guess now would be the time to find out, after a quintet of critically and/or financially successful releases in the last 10 months. 419 more words

Film

881. Chungking Express (1994)

Wong Kar Wai/Hong Kong/97 mins

As a rule, I try not to read (or re-read) the entries in the 1001 Movies book before watching. As my pal Matt would say, “I like to go in fresh”. 678 more words

1001 Movies I Must See Before I Die