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Lucy Review - Mind Over Matter

 

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I've seen a lot of grief thrown at "Lucy" because of the "10% of your brain" concept being untrue. Many are dismissing the movie outright, declaring it unworthy of anyone's time because it DARES to structure a narrative around a fictional concept. I mean that's just unheard of, right? Having seen it, I can honestly say that Lucy delivers more visceral satisfaction in its brisk 89 minutes than most of the bloated explosion fests that get released these days.

Focusing on an American student studying abroad, Lucy (Scarlett Johannson) finds herself in deep trouble when she is kidnapped by members of an organized crime ring and forced to transpot an expertimental drug across borders in her stomach. When the drug is accidentally introduced into Lucy's system, it supercharges her brain cells and allows her to take her mind and body places no one else has gone before.

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Lucy wastes little time in dragging out its very simple concept. From the opening scene, we're thrown along with Lucy from one high stakes situation to another; from a terrifying kidnapping to catharsis-granting revenge to thrilling showdowns and more. Luc Benson flexes his creative muscles, providing Lucy with plenty of opportunities to use her abilties in ways that provide intense thrills and moments of well crafted pathos.

Even still, let's not ignore that this is a silly movie, one with many problems in several departments. The opening is an eye-rolling mess of obvious symbolism, and the brilliant Morgan Freeman exists solely to be used as an "exposition" machine. All the same, it's a movie that revels in its absurdity to deliver one of the most enjoyably bizarre popcorn-movie experiences in ages. And the fact that it features Scarlett Johansson as "Dr. Manhattan meets The Bride" doesn't hurt either. Between this, "Under The Skin" and "Captain America", 2014 is undoubtedly Johannson's year.

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If you boycott Lucy solely on its premise, you're clearly using LESS than 10% of your brain, because you're choosing to miss one of the better films of this summer. (4/5).

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X-Men Days Of Future Past Review: Time Travel Solves Everything

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Movie reboots are as commonplace in the film landscape these days as buttered popcorn. People are generally used to studios taking franchises back to square one, whether it’s for better (Batman, James Bond) or for worse (Alice In Wonderland, Friday The 13th). But as far as I know, no studio has ever pulled the ballsy move that 20th Century Fox has with “X-Men: Days of Future Past”: a mid-series “reset” that acknowledges 14 years of cinematic storytelling, gives said history a last hurrah, and then reshuffles the deck to see what new possibilities await. It’s daring, and considering that “Days” pulls it off is an achievement worthy of the highest commendation on its own, but fortunately, the movie also manages to be a hell of a good time as well.

I’m gonna be completely upfront: there’s no way to discuss this movie in any context without spoiling huge chunks of it. I hold serial killers in higher regard than people who spoil movies, so I’m officially going to say the movie rocks and is worth your time. From here on out, I’m throwing up the SPOILER WARNING.

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Edgar Wright Will No Longer Direct "Ant-Man"

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This one really sucks folks: Edgar Wright is no longer the director of Marvel's "Ant-Man". Deadline reports that the director's vision for the film didn't gel with execs at Marvel/Disney, so they "amicably" parted ways. I'm a huge fan of Wright's, the genius behind such masterpieces as "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World" and "Shaun of the Dead", and his involvement with the project was a huge selling point for myself and many others. Marvel stated a new director will be selected shortly, but considering that Wright has been working on this project since 2006 (Two-thousand-and-freaking-six!), whoever gets the job will have a hell of a standard to live up to. Paul Rudd is still set to star as the titual hero, along with Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly.

Original story: http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/edgar-wright-leaving-ant-man-marvel-movie-disney/

"Ant-Man" is scheduled to open July 17, 2015.

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Micro-Reviews: Godzilla and Chef

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"Godzilla" is easily one of the most viscerally gripping experiences on screen this year, and because of that, it's one of those movies that I can't write a full blown review for. It simply needs to be seen.

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Neighbors Review - "A Hilarious Day In The Neighborhood"

There's an early scene in "Neighbors" where frat leader Teddy (Zac Efron) emphasizes to his underlings that they are descended from a long line of frat-boy greatness, and as such, they have a lot to live up to. This scene is very reflective, as "Neighbors" is indeed a "legacy" in terms of the college comedy genre. It takes inspiration from classics like "Animal House" and infuses it with the Apatow formula of fast paced improv and vulgar irreverence. Such a mixer could make a decent comedy on its own, but what solidifies "Neighbors" as the college classic of this generation is the efforts it makes in giving the characters more dimension than one would expect; a decision that pays off handsomely.

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Star Wars Episode 7 Cast Revealed


Days away from May 4th, the yearly commemoration of the release of the original "Star Wars", Disney/Lucasfilm dropped a bombshell on our galaxy with the announcement of the cast for 2015's "Star Wars Episode 7". A few surprise names join a list of already rumored performers. The newcomers are: Domnhall Gleeson (star of "About Time"), Oscar Issac (star of "Inside Llewyn Davis"), Adam Driver (from HBO's "Girls"), John Boyega (of "Attack The Block" fame), Andy Serkis (Gollum in "The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy") and Oscar nominee Max Von Sydow (Ming the Merciless in cult classic "Flash Gordon"). The final new face is one Daisy Ridley, who will make her feature film debut with Episode 7. These selections are all smart choices in my opinion. With the exception of Serkis and Sydow, the cast is a strong ensemble of actors who have shown their talents before, but haven't yet had their breakout role. Such status should hopefully alleviate the mountain of pressure already on them, allowing them to do their own thing. Joining these fresh faces will be the iconic trio that started it all: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford. In addition, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker will also reprise their roles as Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2D2 respectively. It's an exciting new step for what's arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015. Director JJ Abrams and company have been making some smart decisions, let's hope they stick the landing. "Star Wars Episode 7" opens December 18, 2015.
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