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Lucy: Scarlett Johansson Kills Dudes With Flawed Science In This Red-Band Clip

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French action auteur Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi actioner, Lucy, may be based on faulty science, but it certainly does look like it is going to kick a lot of ass. Actually, Lucy looks like it could kick a lot of ass, however, if it winds up totally sucking, we won’t be terribly surprise. It could go either way, but for now, we’re willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. This new clip definitely skews towards the more badass side, while another new video details why, exactly, the science of the movie is total bullshit.

The whole thing is like Neil Burger’s Limitless, but with way more gunplay. The premise of the movie is that Lucy, played by the lovely Scarlett Johansson, falls victim to one of those other urban legends. She wakes up in a hotel room and discovers that she has been sliced open by random gangsters and had drugs inserted into her body, thus becoming an unwilling drug mule. Along the way, however, the packet busts open, and, lucky for her, she’s not transporting heroin or cocaine. No, this particular drug opens your mind, so to speak. Following that logic so often cited by books, TV, and movies that we only use ten-percent of our brains, this drug allows her to tap into that supposedly unused 90%, which, according to the film, is mostly involved in beating the hell out of people. Who knew?

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Transformers/G.I. Joe Producer On Whether We Could Ever See A Crossover Movie

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When it comes to movie franchises based on beloved 1980s toy lines, Michael Bay’s Transformers movies are the clear champions, having earned over $3 billion worldwide over the course of the four films. But while G.I. Joe got just as much playtime in my house as Optimus Prime and his buddies, the Joe films haven’t been nearly the box office monsters as their transforming buddies. The first Joe movie, which holds the distinction of being nearly as bad as the worst of Transformers, earned $302 million, and the much-improved G.I. Joe: Retaliation pulled in $375 million. Maybe all the Joes need to take things to the next level is a team-up…say, with a bunch of giant robots who can turn into cars. It might sound far-fetched, but producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura isn’t ruling out the possibility.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Has An Important Message And A New Portrait

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If you saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, you already know that heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is still alive and kicking in the supposedly destroyed District 13. However, if you’re a resident of the dystopian nation of Panem, where Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult trilogy, and the movie based on those books, is set, you might not be privy to this information. Lucky for those folks, this new viral video from the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is here to set the record straight.

If you’ve been following along with the action-packed saga, you know that Panem’s ruling despot, the tyrannical and terrifying President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has a lot to worry about. Ever since Katniss and her partner in crime Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson) both managed to survive the kids-killing-kids spectacle of the Hunger Games, unrest and dissent has been bubbling all across the land. She has become a symbol of the rebellion, and at the end of Catching Fire most of the citizens aren’t sure if she’s alive or dead.

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James Gunn Reveals Joss Whedon’s Contributions To Guardians Of The Galaxy

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JossBeginning with Jon Favreau on Iron Man, Marvel has made some really smart choices about who they hire to helm their Cinematic Universe superhero movies. Joe Johnston was pretty much born to direct the first Captain America movie. Shane Black helped make Iron Man 3 a worldwide mega-hit, raking in $1.2 billion. And Joss Whedon did the once-thought-impossible and actually delivered the Avengers movie fans had been dreaming about for decades. Now James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy are poised to rocket into theaters, and Gunn has revealed that Whedon himself went to bat to help the Slither director land the job. But that apparently wasn’t Whedon’s only contribution to Guardians.

Gunn apparently first met with Marvel reps in July 2011, where they showed off concept art and pitched him on the project. Gunn wasn’t initially sold on the idea of directing Guardians, but can you blame him? When it was first announced it felt like anything but a sure thing, since it involves an obscure Marvel property and, as far as we know, no appearances by any of the more familiar Marvel characters to serve as an entry point for audiences. But the more Gunn thought about it, the more he began to imagine what his Guardians movie would look like, and the more he wanted the job. So he eventually emailed his friend Joss to ask for help. Gunn told our sister site CinemaBlend, “I wrote him an e-mail and said, ‘Hey, you know I’m trying to get this job. Can you help me?’ And he said, ‘You’re f***ing late. I already talked to all of them guys about you.’”

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Snowpiercer Pulls Into The VOD Station This Weekend

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snowpiercerBong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer is one of our favorite movies of the year. A domestic release was delayed while the filmmaker and The Weinstein Company, who picked up the US distribution rights, battled back and forth about a proposed round of cuts. The result was that the film opened around the world to rave reviews and strong box office returns—the film broke records for tickets sold in Bong’s native South Korea—but not in English-speaking territories. Though the film is now out in the US, and, in our humble opinion, worth every last second that we waited, the number of theaters is still rather limited, and there are tons of people who haven’t been able to see it yet. That’s about to change as Radius, a smaller arm of TWC finally responsible for distributing the film, will release Snowpiercer this Friday, July 11, on Video On Demand, earlier than originally planned.

Snowpiercer hit theaters on June 27, which, if you were paying attention to such things, was the same day that Michael Bay dropped Transformers: Age of Extinction on the world like a ton of bricks. This is a date that the other major studios ran away from screaming, as the giant robots continue to dominate the box office. Bong’s post-apocalyptic joint only opened in a modest eight cities, though it did rake in $162,000 over its opening weekend, strong numbers considering the limited nature of its run.

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The Walking Dead And Outlander Reveal Big Panel Plans For Comic-Con

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walking deadComic-Con 2014 will seemingly have more TV shows vying for fan love than in any other year, due in no small part to comic books making a huge splash on current TV trends. One such adaptation, AMC’s ridiculously popular The Walking Dead, will make a big, bloody splash for its fourth Con appearance, while Starz newcomer Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novels, will make its SDCC debut. Don’t worry, the two are being held at different times, so you won’t have to worry about zombies traveling back into 18th-century Scotland.

The Walking Dead is gearing up for its highly anticipated Season 5, during which Rick Grimes and his filthy-faced gang of misfits will presumably find themselves on the wrong end of a zombie threat. (Is there a right end?) Their fate will probably come up quite a bit during the series’ panel on Friday, July 25, inside the giant Hall H. The stage will be full of cast members such as stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham). On the crew side of things, Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman will be joined by executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and showrunner Scott Gimple. And yes, make-up maestro Greg Nicotero will also be there.