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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
13% Sinister 2 (2015) ...if all you want to know is whether my thumb or a different digit is raised, I suspect you've figured that much out by now. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are great in this, and great together. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 14, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four is so serious about itself, and its characters and the dangers of science, that it actually has long montages of characters doing science. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 6, 2015
80% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) It should have been Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Hugo, a 3-D art film to impress critics and families during holiday/awards season. Instead, it may be his Idiocracy. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ...the fifth Mission Impossible is a solid hour-and-a-half action film. Unfortunately, the run time is two hours and ten minutes. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
16% Pixels (2015) Ironically, just as the movie points out that the vintage games are most beatable because they follow patterns, Pixels will get a deserved critical beatdown because of the way it does likewise. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) ...it's understandable why Edgar Wright might have wanted to keep it insulated... - that Reed manages to make it feel that way most of the time even when it isn't is a deft feat indeed. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 16, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) It plays like a Marvel comics-style continuation of the story if such had existed in the '80s or '90s, one that bends over backwards to keep the narrative going just so you can get a few more cool splash pages. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 30, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) Lazy but funny. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 26, 2015
56% Minions (2015) ...a gleefully anarchic and just plain fun cartoon that's refreshing to enjoy in a world where Disney thinks it has to try and make you cry every time. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 25, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) You'll laugh, you'll cry, and if you're honest with yourself, you'll look back and realize there are way more plot holes here than in Jurassic World. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2015
100% Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015) Dude Bro Party Massacre III is fun - it's just not quite as much fun as it wants to be. Methinks it will play best at future parties, where audiences don't feel they have to pay attention at all times ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) ...from now on, if you ask me, I will annoyingly insist that there is only one Jurassic Park sequel, and this is it. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2015
94% Spy (2015) [Feig's] best trick is making McCarthy an unironic action lead, using the trappings of comedy to slide past your knee-jerk defenses like an actual covert agent slipping in the back door. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 4, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) Stuff go boom. Stuff go BOOM. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 28, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) BOX OF CLOWNS! ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 22, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) The movie's sense of fun, though, won me over in the end, and ultimately being Brad Bird's least-best film is still pretty good. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 20, 2015
19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) But you'll feel bad for liking it, and you probably should. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 19, 2015
64% Reality (2015) It's not that the strangeness is any less appealing, but that there's no more urgency to it - Rubber had a killer tire on the loose, and Wrong had a lost dog...[This] lacks that level of drama ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 15, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) If you're a Road Warrior guy, Valhalla awaits. If you're me? You'll still have a lot of fun...while hoping a potential sequel delivers more world-building than can be obtained behind the wheel of a truck. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted May 11, 2015
63% The Harvest (2015) There's a bit of a David Cronenberg vibe to the proceedings - like him, McNaughton is often lauded as a "master of horror" even as both seem more interested in chilly human relationships than buckets of gore. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) If you're happy to, as they say, just turn your brain off and watch your heroes fight, it's fine...But Marvel has set me up to expect stories a bit above that base level ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) ...a modern take on Scream for the Skype generation. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 15, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) Many movies...almost require a reverse Turing test - you can't quite believe they were written by humans, rather than number-crunching machines. I'm happy to say Ex Machina would pass. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 10, 2015
79% Furious 7 (2015) If you've bought into the series overall thus far, you're not going to want to miss Paul Walker's final ride. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 2, 2015
32% Chappie (2015) Frustrating, Moving Chappie Is Engaging Despite Itself ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 5, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) HTTM 2 is fine, and fun, but there's little about it that mandates seeing on the big screen rather than waiting for Netflix. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 20, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) ...combined with an inane villain master plan and a third-act turn into large-scale gratuitous brutality, the thing becomes a tonal mess. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 13, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) All in all, this is really tame. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 12, 2015
80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) This is not just a good SpongeBob movie - it is a genuinely great use of cinema as a visual medium, funny as hell and utterly random in its dream-logic ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 6, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) [Bridges] is so at odds with the film's tone in every other way that it's either an intentional middle finger to the original story, or a Captain Jack Sparrow gamble that completely failed. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 5, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) ... the Wachowskis' true follow up to the Matrix series ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 4, 2015
16% Strange Magic (2015) I think Lucas and Rydstrom were earnestly trying to make something different for little girls. It gives me no great pleasure to report that they have mostly failed. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 22, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) Blackhat proves you CAN polish a turd ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 15, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) It's a clumsy bear, this movie, but ultimately agreeable and even slightly cute. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) A movie needn't be great to make you feel great. The latter alone can be enough. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) In theory, we all should know that stepping into a theater automatically makes what we are about to see a story within a story - but director Wes Anderson delights in showing us the artifice ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% The Imitation Game (2014) ...a fine, old-fashioned Hollywood biopic of the man, filled with quality actors, an entertaining script, and the inevitable degree of minor fact-fudging to make things move along a little quicker. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) ...a sweet journey of love and loss through Celtic mythology with a unique animation style that continues to surprise as it evokes a particular place and time. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
79% The Raid 2 (2014) They fight...and fight. And fight and fight and fight. Fightfightfight, fightfightfight. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
45% The Scribbler (2014) John Suits creates a brightly colored dystopia that mirrors the palette of superhero comics while the sets themselves resemble the grimy imagery of industrial music videos. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Rocks in my Pockets (2014) In a year when Robin Williams got us all to open up about depression, this movie felt more essential on that topic than any of the late comic's final roles. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2015
78% [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2015) Yet while it's fine as a passing diversion, it finally feels unimportant as a movie unto itself. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 2, 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) I am getting older, and the Hobbit movies are becoming more tedious. I don't know if there's a cause and effect relationship, but I do know that those are both truths, from where I sit. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Dec 1, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook knows your true fear - having a kid who sucks ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The overwhelming theme? Don't trust grown-ups ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 20, 2014
84% Alleluia (2015) Perhaps there's a misbegotten idea to make this a franchise, as it leaves you feeling as a typical horror movie does that aspires to sequels - they could have resolved the story, and didn't. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2014
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Honestly, without the festival hype, this would probably be a quickly forgotten number, a low-key bit of horror with a gimmick, that just happens to be from Germany. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2014
81% A Hard Day (2015) This Korean action movie is so propulsive and tight that I expect the American remake rights will be snapped up by the time you read this. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2014
99% Leviathan (2014) Like so many Russian works of art, this is bleak, bleak stuff. You might want that four-way vodka by the end. ‐ The Robot's Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2014