Film review: LUCY from Built For Speed

French director Luc Besson’s energetic, ballsy but occasionally crass and simple-minded action thrillers have left him almost as divisive a figure as Michael Bay.  His latest movie Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson, will no doubt provoke vitriolic responses from both supporters and detractors.  Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, an innocent American student living in Taipei who has somehow hooked up with

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Film review: DIVERGENT, from Built For Speed

Fitting somewhere between Twilight and The Hunger Games in terms of subject matter, scenario, characters and quality, Divergent is the latest cinematic adaptation to emerge from the lucrative teen lit genre. Based on the series of novels by Veronica Roth, the film sees the very Katniss-like heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) battling for survival and attempting to discover her identity in

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