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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hercules: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thank Columbia Pictures PH for inviting us to the special screening of Hercules last night. It is the second Hercules film released this year, and the battle between Kellan Lutz and Dwayne Johnson is still on whether who played the legendary demigod  better. 

Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) and his group of mercenaries fights for the right amount of gold. With his status as a Greek demigod, he is feared by many so his group was recruited by Lord Cotys (John Hurt). Their mission is to end the civil war in the land of Trace while training farmers into skilled warriors. However, Lord Cotys have a bigger dark plan up ahead while manipulating Hercules and his crew. 

Hercules is an easy to choice when it is compared to The Legend of Hercules released earlier this year. It has  outstanding visuals filled with impressive battle sequences that can easily be appreciated in any angle. They made Hercules more human without the help of the Gods. It is a different take, but it is well crafted plus the addition of his mercenaries adds up some spice in it. The 3D effects was neat and sharp while avoiding to overdo the fight scenes. They manage to keep it brutal yet entertaining but why the hell is Hercules using a club instead of a sword.


Dwayne Johnson brings life and humor to Hercules. He plays the role pretty straight despite having a ridiculous hairstyle. He manages to bring some charm to his character and allows the other casts to shine along with him. With Ian Mcshane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell and the incredible Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal giving up some needed lift, they all playfully delivers. 

Overall, Hercules erased the foul taste left by Renny Harlin failed representation of the legendary demigod. It is an enjoyable Blockbuster film carried by Dwayne Johnson's charismatic personality. The entertainment level never losses its momentum, especially when Hercules and his mercenaries starts to roll and unleash hell against their enemies. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt

Directed By: Brett Rattner
Distributed by: United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide in 3D,2D and IMAX 3D 
"Hercules" has been rated R-13 by the MTRCB 



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Trailer for “IF I STAY” Arrives

New Line Cinema has just shared the new international trailer of “If I Stay,” director R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of the Gayle Forman young adult novel.

The new trailer may be viewed at Warner's official youtube channel at

 
Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel comes to the screen in New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ drama “If I Stay,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz (“Carrie,” the “Kick-Ass” films), Mireille Enos (TV’s “The Killing,” “World War Z”), Joshua Leonard (“Higher Ground”), Jamie Blackley (“Snow White and the Huntsmen”) and Stacy Keach (“Nebraska”).

In the film, Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.

Rounding out the main cast are Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, Jakob Davies and Gabrielle Rose.

R.J. Cutler directed the film from a screenplay by Shauna Cross based on Forman’s novel. “If I Stay” is produced by Alison Greenspan, with Denise DiNovi, Forman and Brad Van Arragon serving as executive producers.
Opening across the Philippines on September 3, 2014, “If I Stay” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.


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Support Cast Enlivens Comic Madness of “SEX TAPE”

 
Joining Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Columbia Pictures' new comedy “Sex Tape” are co-stars Rob Lowe (TV's “Parks and Recreation”), Rob Corddry (“Warm Bodies”) and Ellie Kemper (TV's “The Office”).

In the film, Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea, until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, roping in friends, duping Annie’s boss – all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage.

 
Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper

Jay and Annie's first stop is the home of their closest friends, Robby and Tess (Corddry and Kemper), who become their accomplices in tracking down the remaining devices.

The scene when Annie and Jay come over to Robby and Tess’s house to suss out if they know about the sex tape was so much fun to shoot,” says Kemper. “It was a wonderful game that the four of us played, with Annie and Jay reading Robby and Tess’s sheepishness, as if they were trying to hide something. The misunderstanding and awkwardness before the truth comes out was really fun to play.”

It turns out that this evening is Robby and Tess’s 12th wedding anniversary, so they’re eager to do something besides hang around and watch TV,” continues Corddry. “They are just so intrigued by the whole thing that when they get the opportunity to help out by insinuating themselves in the adventure,” he chuckles, “they are thrilled.”

Of course, Robby finds a way to make the situation even more uncomfortable. “My character is pretty delighted from moment one,” he says. “At first, he has this anticipation – and then he has great admiration for Jay’s endurance and for Annie overall. He becomes a great fan of her work.”

 
Rob Lowe

As if it wasn’t mortifying enough to have to face their friends, Jay and Annie also come to realize that their entire future may be at risk. Annie’s pastime – recording her thoughts as a wife and mother on her blog – could be about to hit the big time if the multinational toy company Piper Brothers decides to purchase it. The decision rests with the mild-mannered, family-values CEO, Hank Rosenbaum (Lowe), who’s supposed to be reviewing the blog this weekend on an iPad that Annie has graciously supplied.

In their madness, Jay and Annie rush out the door in the hysteria of ‘How do we get this thing back?’” Diaz explains. “They show up on Hank’s doorstep, without any plan or explanation of why they’re there – they just need to find that iPad.”

 
And Annie and Jay will stop at nothing to find it. “So while Jay is ransacking my house,” says Rob Lowe, who plays Hank, “Hank co-opts Annie into his very surprising and unbelievably bizarre world that no one, including she, would ever see coming—which is why I wanted to play this character, along with the fact that the script made me laugh out loud. I didn’t want to play an uber-smoothie, good-looking CEO charm bomb; that’s been done. Instead, I’d describe Hank as ‘hail fellow well met’ – a Silicon Valley power dweeb with a secret.”

Hank could have been a more brash and aggressive character, but Rob did something unexpected and made him into this upbeat, spirited guy with a really complex life who and is, ah, dealing with some issues,” says Diaz. “He has a buoyancy that Annie understands and is drawn to—they have an amazing night together.”

  Opening across the Philippines on August 13, 2014, “Sex Tape” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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Classic Video Game Characters Unite in Upcoming Film “PIXELS”

 
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 21, 2014 – Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy “Pixels,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.

In “Pixels,” when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist.

The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert. Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren. The film, a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with LStar Capital, is a Happy Madison / 1492 Films production in association with One More Production.

Companies with classic arcade games that are teaming with Sony Pictures on the film include:
  • Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede® and Missile Command®)
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
  • BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
  • Nintendo (Donkey Kong)
  • Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
  • Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)
Commenting on the announcement, the film’s director, Chris Columbus, said, “There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters – they are as important to the film as the roles that Adam, Kevin, Michelle, Peter, Josh, and Brian are playing. It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it, and we’re grateful to have all of these fantastic companies on board.”

Producer Allen Covert added, “These classic characters are part of the DNA of the project, so it was critical that we work together to bring them on board. Fortunately, they were all extremely receptive. We approached them with a deep love for their characters and a respect for the elements that make them unique and iconic, and we’ve worked with the companies to incorporate those elements into the film.”
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Realistic FX Brings Viewers Inside Tornadoes in “INTO THE STORM”

 
Towering over and around the human characters of New Line Cinema's tornado disaster film “Into the Storm” is its intimidating main character—the storm itself. “I think it’ll be exciting for the audience to go inside this massive tornado with its horrific power of destruction and, at the same time, see its beauty,” director Steven Quale says. “With advances in sound and visual effects, it’s now possible to do that in an incredibly visceral and realistic way.”

Quale’s a firm believer in the notion that “sound is 50% of the moviegoing experience” and enlisted Oscar®-winning sound editor Per Hallberg (“Skyfall”) to give the storms their concussive power. The visuals were hatched on hundreds of computers spread across among leading visual effects houses, all working from high def video references and a detailed previsualization (“previs”) Quale put together with VFX producer Randall Starr.

 
Effects have come a long way since the 1996 tornado thriller “Twister,” and Quale has been on the frontlines of their evolution, so he knew going in that the realism and detail he wanted for this film was achievable. “In our film, you’ll see four different, unique tornadoes, and the tension escalates until you see this giant, two-mile-wide tornado coming straight at you like some massive, unstoppable beast,” Quale describes. “These are probably some of the most difficult visual effects to accomplish because this is not a science fiction movie where you can create your own universe to have a unique particle effect and special rays that cause destruction. Everybody knows what clouds and trees blowing in the wind look like. So we had to create these tornadoes and these digital cloud formations with total realism on every level, but also make sure that everything we shot in live action would match those dark, stormy skies exactly.”

 
Hence the darkened silk screens, wind machines and rain towers that have been a constant on set. “You just have to keep track of what the storm is doing at that moment in the film,” Quale adds, “and constantly remind everybody that there is a big tornado in the background.”

Green screens are no problem for “The Hobbit” movie veteran Richard Armitage who plays the lead role. “Oh, I’m very used to that,” he laughs. “And Steven has a very strong image of what kind of a monster this storm will be and how the characters are scaled against it.”

 
Even though the storm is the film’s main event, Quale sees the characters as its heart. “We can use sound and visual effects to put you inside the storm, but what really brings you into the experience is the characters themselves,” he reflects. “We’re taking this journey with them, and experiencing this terrifying event through their eyes. So for us, true realism comes down to the performances, and Richard, Sarah Wayne Callies and all the actors are bringing so much real emotion to the film, which will make the experience of this giant, terrifying storm all the more visceral and real.”

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Knight and Day”).

In the span of a single day, the small American town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

  Opening across the Philippines in August 07, 2014, “Into the Storm” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Paying attention to inner health

Our health is greatly determined by what happens inside our bodies. When our internal organs function at their optimum and our metabolic processes are running smoothly, this can be considered as having sound inner health. And when we have sound inner health, it will definitely manifest itself externally as a general appearance and feeling of wellness.

Our overall health is determined by what happens inside our bodies. Adequate intake of fiber, for instance, helps prevent diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Fortunately, Mother Nature has given us psyllium, which has one of the highest contents of fiber. In the Philippines, C-Lium is made from 100% psyllium fiber, which makes it a good option in fiber supplementation.

Inner health is influenced by a variety of factors like diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices in general. The food we eat, for instance, influences the level of sugar and cholesterol in our blood which, when it reaches an excessive level, may make us susceptible to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular ailments.

Fortunately, Mother Nature has given us a treasure trove of wonders to help the body expel undesirable elements from its system. One of them is fiber, which is already part of our diet when we eat fruits, vegetables, and oats, among others. But the modern diet, which is high in carbohydrates and protein, is often lacking in fiber content. According to the US-based National Fiber Council (NFC), adults usually just consume half of the 32 grams of fiber that is recommended each day.

Exercise is one of the key components of sound health, along with diet and supplementation. By complementing physical activity with fiber intake, such as C-Lium, which is derived from 100 percent psyllium fiber, one feels lighter and more energized, hence pushing the body to do more.

Hence, supplementation may be needed to fill the gap. Clinical studies have revealed that psyllium, from the shrub-like herb Plantago ovata, has one of the highest contents of fiber when compared to other sources. Psyllium is a good source of both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. “Both are needed for a strong bill of health,” says the US-based National Fiber Council. In the Philippines, the C-Lium Fibre brand, is derived from 100 percent psyllium fiber from the plant’s husk.

The most apparent benefit of Psyllium is its promotion of gastrointestinal health. It works by increasing volume and water content of the stool, encouraging regularity. Fiber also binds with toxins, cholesterol and fat, expelling them out from the system. This means that a person who takes fiber everyday may have reduced risks for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Eating fruits and vegetables is a sure-fire way of introducing the healthy goodness of fiber in our system. The modern diet, however, places importance on carbohydrates and protein, which may result to fiber deficiency. Consumption of C-Lium Fibre in its husk form, an all-natural fiber supplement derived from the Psyllium plant’s husk, helps fill the gap, promoting inner health in the process.

In a study published in the Current Topics of Nutraceutical Research (2009; Vol 7, No.2), reviewers concluded that “strong scientific evidence exists that regular consumption of Psyllium provides modest reductions in blood levels of LDL cholesterol as well as total cholesterol.”

Aside from this, Psyllium also helps promote a balanced intestinal flora, which helps in the promotion of intestinal health. "Fiber," says Dr. Alejandro Junger, author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself (2009) "feeds good bacteria” by being the latter's fuel source.

With its multitude of health benefits, fiber is indeed vital to a person's diet. To introduce Psyllium fiber into your system, simply mix one sachet or 1 tablespoon of C-Lium Fibre in its husk form with half a glass of water or your favorite beverage. Take another glass of water immediately after. If in capsule form, take five C-Lium Fibre capsules twice a day. Drink a full glass of water after taking the capsules. It is recommended to take C-Lium Fibre 30 minutes before meals. Regular daily intake is also recommended.

C-Lium Fibre is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber and is made from 100% natural psyllium plant. Available in capsules and husk powder, each dose is natural and devoid of preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, sweeteners, or other chemicals. Psyllium fiber helps reduce the risk of heart disease especially when incorporated with a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and coupled with exercise.

Taking care of one's inner health may seem a challenge considering the many unhealthy lifestyle choices one is offered every day. But by taking charge of what you eat, paying attention to good nutrition that includes the right amount of fiber, and not to mention being active and minimizing stress, you definitely get to live healthier and live more!

C-Lium Fibre is available in supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Butler: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thanks SM Cinema for the tickets to the special screening of Black Butler last night at Directors Club SM Megamall. We are not a fan of this popular manga and as a first timer to the series. We find it quite interesting and amusing at the same time. 

Shiori Gempo (Ayame Gouriki) seeks revenge from the murder of her parents when she was still a child. In order to complete her plan, she sold her soul to demonic Butler Sebastian, (Hiro Mizushima) who will serve and protect her until her mission is fulfilled. When the two starts to unveil that the mystery revolving around the mummified deaths in the city links to the murderers of Shiori's parents. They try to investigate who is their primary suspect. 

The start of the film went nuts when Sebastian entered the room just holding a bread knife around a group of men with guns. When the action starts to roll, it immediately catches our attention as we are all treated with awesome fighting style by the demonic Butler. However, there are just a few but outstanding battle scenes for us to enjoy as the film concentrated more in providing crisp in the story. The film is filled with mystery and twists along the way making the viewers walk through it. Some of the twists were a bit predictable, but they delivered it neatly to avoid any complications.

Hiro Mizushima is really fun to watch as Sebastian. His movements as well as his mannerism makes us chuckle in some of the scenes. He keeps the momentum at the right note and manages to bring a lot of energy  into this live-action film. Ayame Goriki, on the other hand, executes a calm portrayal to her character. You can feel her agony seeking for revenge for the death of her parents. We also loved Yamamoto Mizuki, who played as Rin (the clumsy maid of the Genpo's) she was really pretty, and we wished she has more time on the screen.  Aside from this three, the other casts also did their part well in filling life to the other characters in the series.

Overall Black Butler is an interesting live-action film. We really can't compare it with the anime version but for first timers like us, we truly appreciate what the movie has offered. Although, we just want more fight scenes if they are still planning to make a sequel. Well, if that happens, we're one of those who will watch it on the big screen. 

 Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Hiro Mazishima, Ayame Goriki, Yamamoto Mizuki

Directed By:  Kentarô Ohtani, Kei'ichi Sato
Distributed By: Silverline Inc.
Opens July 23 Exclusively at SM Cinema 


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“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” Main Poster Revealed

Paramount Pictures has just revealed the main poster art of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” showing our titular heroes jumping off a towering blast.

 
The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” adventure is a modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades. Below is the film's official synopsis:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”

Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, with a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is produced by Michael Bay (director and executive producer of the blockbuster “Transformers” franchise), Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Wrath of the Titans”).

Opening across the Philippines on August 13, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


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"BLACK BUTLER" From Hell Conquers SM Cinemas This July 23


Japanese superstars Hiro MIzushima and Ayame Gouriki star as the ideal master-servant duo in "Black Butler" directed by  Kentaro Otani and Keiichi Sato based on the phenomenal manga series of the same title ("Kuroshitsuji") illustrated and written by Yana Toboso.

The live-action movie "Black Butler" stars Hiro Mizushima in the titular role, Sebastian, the butler from hell.   Sebastian possesses a wealth of knowledge, unbelievable skills, perfect looks and grace, he is a butler without flaws.  If one were to find any negative thins about him, it would be his troubling personality.

 
Both the manga and anime are set in Victorian Era London and tells the story of 12-year oldEarl Ciel Phantomhive, Queen Victoria's faithful servant and the most powerful boy in England, but unknown to many , he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering who witnessed his parents murdered.  Seeking vengeance, Ciel summons the services of Sebastian and thus becomes the Young Master who carries the devil's mark. 

In themovie adaptation, "Black Butler" is set in the year 2020, this is a 130-years leap after the events of the manga and anime.  The movie brings in a brand new adventure of Sebastian returning to assist a descendant of the Phantomhive family.  Sebastian's new master is Kiyoharu,the young leader of the Genpo Group, whose real name is Shiori because she disguised herself as a man to protect her status as heir to their family's estate.  Bound together by an unbreakable master-servant loyalty, Shiori traded her sould for Sebastian's service.  Both of them carry out secret missions from the Queen.  When they are assigned to look into an ongoing serial murder case, Sebastian soon discovers a world that humans should never enter.

"Black Butler" opens this July 23 exclusive in SM Cinemas to be distributed by Silverline Inc.  

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What “LUCY” Cast Says About Director Luc Beeson

 
A Luc Besson production looks like no other. That definitely has to do with the fact that the writer/director is deeply involved in every aspect of the shoot. And his latest action-thriller “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson, is no exception.

It's worth noting that Besson worked in every department of a film production before he became a full-fledged director. It wasn’t surprising therefore for fellow cast and crew to see Besson add fake blood on some extras or to touch up Johansson’s makeup, while he was at the camera.

Besson says that he has such a clear vision of the picture he is trying to achieve that he likes to have the camera with him most of the time: “I’m either at the camera, or I have the camera on my shoulder. I like to be very close to the actors. I’ve realized that, when you say, ‘Action,’ it’s like sticking a syringe in the actor’s arm. It’s an anesthetic. Between the moment, you say, ‘Action’ and ‘Cut,’ he’s on an anesthetic. He’s someone else. So I don’t want to break that. Sometimes in the middle of a line, I might say, ‘Okay, breathe. Do it again. Say it again. Go back to the beginning.’ I don’t cut because I want to get the most I can from the state the actor is in. They appreciate that because what’s difficult for them is to build up that pressure for ‘Action!’”

The cast members find the director’s approach both rewarding and demanding. Johansson was particularly taken with Besson’s directing style: “Luc has a very specific vision of how he wants each scene to look. That can be tough, but I appreciate that in a director. I appreciate the attention to detail and that unwillingness to settle for anything less. It can be exhausting, but in the end, I never left the set feeling, ‘I don’t know if we really got that.’ He’s emphatic about the fact that he settles for nothing less than perfect. And that’s great!”

 
Egyptian actor Amr Waked (who plays French police Capt. Pierre Del Rio) agrees with his leading lady: “The most interesting thing about working with Luc is that he’s the cameraman. When the director says, ‘Stop’ or ‘Cut,’ I immediately look at the face of the cameraman. So whenever you see that particular look on Luc’s face, you know for sure that you’re doing the right thing. He’s a director who knows precisely every little atom in his frame, where he wants it and how he wants it. It was very educating for me to work with him and, hopefully, I am a better actor for it!”

 
Korean actor Choi Min Sik (who plays gangster boss Mr. Jang) praises the heartwarming atmosphere on the set, stating that both cast and crew members were inclusive even though he didn’t speak either French or English: “Even if the culture and the language are different, we were all working for the same goal. The people were so professional and they were all kind to me. I was moved by them. We were always laughing and joking around. So I have only wonderful memories of the entire shoot.”

From “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” to “The Fifth Element”, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in recent cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Avengers”) and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in “Lucy,” an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

 Opening across the Philippines on August 06, “Lucy” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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