Get Smart By Using 10 Percent Less of Your Brain
In all fairness, the brilliant filmmaker Luc Besson of Femme Nikita fame probably understood this and decided to build the plot around this idea anyway.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Into the Storm review: When it comes to special effects, this eco-thriller whips-up a storm
In deepest Oklahoma, a professional storm chaser drives his heavily armoured vehicle to a small town where a gigantic tornado is set to hit The acting is a washout, the dialogue thunderously bad and even Michael Fish could accurately forecast the ending - but when it comes to special effects, this eco-thriller whips-up one heck of a storm.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Why I love Lucy: Scarlett Johansson's superwoman can read minds,...
Why I love Lucy: Scarlett Johansson's superwoman can read minds, remember everything and is handy in a fight.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Movie review: Lucy
The first third's great, the second third expansive - but what's up with Lucy's ending? Chris Schulz shrugs his shoulders ... Here's an urban legend you've seen on screen many times before: humans use only 10 per cent of their brain capacity.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
You Talkin' to Me?
's The Wedding Party . Thereafter he appeared in several minor films, the most notable being The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight .
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Two Movie Reviews: 'Lucy' and 'Into the Storm'
From Bradley Cooper in an earlier incarnation of bumped-up brainpower, in 2011's LIMITLESS , to Scar-Jo in LUCY , we are tantalized by the notion that we are only partially utilizing our remarkable brains.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
It's even more unusual when it's better. With the film adaptation of "Divergent," the first novel in Veronica Roth's trilogy of dystopian thrillers, director Neil Burger has crafted a leaner, more propulsive and more satisfying film than the best-seller that inspired it.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Los Banos Enterprise
The Big Screen: Lucy
Remember Limitless just a few years back? It starred Bradley Cooper as a lazy aspiring novelist who takes a wonder drug that allows him to access 100 percent of his brain – why Hollywood has latched on to the myth that humans use such a small percentage of their brain is a mystery, but it's becoming a common storyline.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
DVD reviews: 'Divergent,' 'Need for Speed'
"Divergent" : It's rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it's based.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Reel Reviews: Move over Nikita, here comes Lucy
She was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now she is supposed to fly home with plastic bags containing a new synthetic drug hidden in her stomach.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Home video: Bestseller spawns better film with 'Divergent'
It's rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it's based. It's even more unusual when it's better.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Lucy: more style than substance?
Did you know humans only use 10 per cent of their cerebral capacity and if we were able to harness the remainder we would learn faster, memorize easier and even transcend our bodies? It's true - proven by science? Believe me? I hope not! Luc Besson, like Stanley Kubrick before him, follows human evolution from the alleged first human Lucy all the ... (more)
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Unexpected success: Music takes Ash Grunwald to places he never imagined
It was a verbal slap in the face that would forever change the way Australian Ash Grunwald approached his music career.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Michigan Daily Online
Ambitious 'Lucy' values images over plot
Usually, action-thrillers remain content with being simple, one to two hour diversions that entertain their audiences with suspense, spectacle and one-liners.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Film School Rejects
Could We Be Like 'Lucy' if We Tap Into Our Brain's Full Potential?
This weekend, Luc Besson 's Lucy topped the box office with more success than expected.