Wired pointed out that the science in Luc Besson’s latest movie, “Lucy,” about a woman who gets access to radically expanded mental capacity, is not exactly, er, scientific. But I am not sure I care. The movie seems more like an exploration of what it means for a woman to lose her sense of limitations and how the men around her respond as a result — in other words, the ideas are not dependent on the accuracy of the science. Which leads to our question of the day: When do you care when pop culture science is accurate?


Director Spike Lee, center, in 1989 in Cannes. (Remy de la Mauviniare/Associated Press)

• Spike Lee on the death of Eric Garner.

• I think opera has problems with its drive to maintain a mass audience that go beyond this, but ethnic stereotypes probably do not help.

• I am always excited to see whatever Douglas Wolk is up to in the Judge Dredd comics.

• We are getting a “Sinister Six” movie in 2016.

• Apparently, some Hollywood actors are doing so well that they are not bothering to pick up their residual checks.

• We are getting a television show about the Pinkertons, which should be politically interesting.

• The historical obscurity of hit songs.

• Gwendoline Christie’s role in “Star Wars: Episode VII” was apparently initially intended to be played by a man.

• The PG-13 rating turns 30.

“Boyhood” meets “Harry Potter”:

 

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.