Big Al of V101 talked to Amy Lewis and Ed Crane on the KFBK Morning News about his movie picks this week, HERCULES and LUCY:


WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The King of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

WHO'S IN IT? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt

Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last StandTower Heist).

DID YOU KNOW?: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently landed in second on Forbes's list of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Johnson says he trained for eight months for this role.

TBY THE WAY: This is the second Hercules movie this year. Kellan Lutz's flop The Legend of Hercules came out in January.


LUCY (Sci-Fi/Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A woman forced to work as a drug mule for the mob becomes a superhuman.

WHO'S IN IT? Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton

DID YOU KNOW?: Angelina Jolie was originally cast as the lead, but dropped out. She was replaced by Scarlett Johansson. The film was directed and written by French filmmaker Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element). The movie was shot in Taipei, Paris and New York City.