Luc Besson
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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)
30 Apr 2007 // 6:00 PM

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.


'Lucy' Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science
26 Feb 2015 // 9:10 PM

Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Goopy in 'Lucy'
25 Jul 2014 // 7:50 AM

This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.


You Barely Need One Percent of Your Brain to Appreciate 'Lucy'
25 Jul 2014 // 1:00 AM

If you surgically grafted a snippet of Flowers for Algernon and a low-end documentary about the human brain onto a Cliff Notes summary of La Femme Nikita, the result might approach the lazy schizophrenia of Luc Besson's latest fembot warrior fantasy.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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