ANGEL HAS FALLEN – Brandy McDonnell reviews

The screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook and director Ric Roman Waugh telegraphs every plot point so obviously that even a schoolchild will know whodunnit and why – not that any child should see this movie since Waugh’s leans into the R rating, violently racking up a stunning body count.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 21-27: LUCY

Opening July 25, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Lucy, starring action It Girl Scarlett Johansson as a woman who gains the ability to use one hundred percent of her brain function, turning her into an unstoppable killing machine. Writer-director Luc Besson has created his share of strong, female action heroes as witnessed in La Femme Nikita and The Professional. Johannson is turning into that rare actor who is interesting to watch in both big-budget action movies, like The Avengers, and riskier films, like Under the Skin. It will be fascinating to see what Besson and Johansson have created together in Lucy. Read on…

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