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: TRANSCENDENCE, from Built For Speed

Films with a sinister, all-powerful, self-aware computer threatening to obliterate the human race have almost become a genre unto themselves.  There was the creepy HAL trying to scuttle the Jupiter mission in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Skynet triggering the apocalypse in The Terminator, Colossus threatening nuclear annihilation in Colossus: The Forbin Project and the female-voiced computer taunting Shia Labeouf in

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Film review: NOW YOU SEE ME, from Built For Speed

Star-packed crime caper film Now You See Me plunges us into the world of glitzy, big-budget magic shows normally occupied by the likes of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy. In a fun but extremely far-fetched storyline, four famed magicians J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Henley Leeves (Isla Fisher), Merrit McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are recruited

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