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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Bumblebee (2018) It's a movie more Iron Giant than Armageddon, though unlike the Vin Diesel-voiced Brad Bird creation, no Autobot will be able to insist they're "not a gun" forever‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
72% Indivisible (2018) ...despite my misgivings about its conclusions, it's a step up from many similar films ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
No Score Yet Snake Outta Compton (2018) The cast is made up almost entirely of unknowns, with Big Ass Spider director Mike Mendez the most famous face, but they give it their all, delivering ridiculous lines with absolute conviction.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Final Wish (2019) It's nothing fancy, but it does the premise far better than most of its predecessors.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2/5 63% Welcome to Mercy (2018) When the movie works, it works. But that's maybe half the time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
54% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) If you're not an avid right-wing media consumer, however, there's very little here to make this average effort extra-special.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Head Count (2018) ...there's enough good here to make the less-good aspects forgivable: you root for Evan and Zoe to be a couple who last, and outlast.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Dead Center (2018) You may come out of The Dead Center rooting for a sequel. I'm just rooting for whatever Senese's next movie is, even (especially?) if it keeps me awake at nights.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Ghost Light (2018) ...while the movie has many enjoyable moments, they ultimately don't cohere as well as they should.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) I may not be crazy about the filmmaking itself, but I'd happily spend more time with Black and Blanchett flinging insults.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ironically, director Gary Ross' impersonation of the Soderbergh style is more Soderbergh than the man himself was able to be on the first one‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
56% Tag (2018) ...if we take the theme as metaphor, its ultimate message is that competition works better when there are more players and new ideas.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
74% Final Score (2018) For a monstrously huge muscle man, Bautista sells his own mortality like his paycheck depends on it‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) But it's also genuinely horrific in a way that so many supposed horror films are not.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) a Shane Black buddy-cop movie that just happens to have puppets in it.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
No Score Yet Affairs of State (2018) If the movie were self-aware enough to understand its true nature as glorious direct-to-video junk, it would look a whole lot less pretty, but its lurid cheap thrills would be more thrilling and lurid.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
38% Transporter 3 (2008) ...fares far better as "Jason Statham's series finale" than it did as "another sequel not as good as the last one."‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
37% Life of the Party (2018) But sometimes just making you laugh is enough, and making you laugh while validating body and sex-positivity for all is no small thing.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
92% The Death of Superman (2018) It would be easy and cheap to say this is the best Superman movie in years; as a fan of the Zack Snyder movies, I can't and won't do that. But I will say it is probably the truest to Superman in years. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
95% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) That it's shot like a fairytale forest showcases the glory of God's creations, which are of course marred by the hideousness of men's hearts.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
No Score Yet Lego DC Super Heroes: Aquaman Rage of Atlantis (2018) ...could be well worth it if you really want to add a female POC Green Lantern to your own mini Justice League.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) Unfortunately, when you're dealing with Carrey doing a fake Polish accent and NOT trying to be funny, this is something of a mission impossible.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It becomes, as promised early on, a (dysfunctional) family movie about pushing yourself and others out of emotional ruts, and not making friendship conditional.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Comparisons to Taxi Driver strike me as overly simplistic, though comparisons to John Hinckley Jr.'s reaction to same are less off-base.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
20% The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018) More of an absurdist comedy than an uproarious one, this mostly works because McDorman and Starr play things completely seriously.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
13% China Salesman (2018) And somehow Seagal is the best actor in it, which I mean in exactly the way you think I do.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
64% Every Day (2018) deserves another look from anyone even vaguely interested in teen romance with a supernatural twist.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) If this comprehensive look at his worldview encourages even one person who sees it to become "more neighborly" in the divine sense, it will have been worthwhile.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
5% 211 (2018) I can't begrudge you waiting until 211 shows up on a Blu-ray at Walmart that also contains ten other Cage movies...But I can tell you that when it does, you shouldn't skip over this one.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) ...if you want to see William Gibson's Death Wish--and apparently I do--click "I Agree" to Upgrade.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
14% Action Point (2018) As much as I like these guys when they're unleashed, I wanted to walk out before this one was done: not because they horrified me, but because they bored me.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
70% Adrift (2018) If it isn't quite the cinematic tour-de-force you'd hope (spoiler: it isn't) it nonetheless effectively serves as a reel for every kind of part Woodley is likely to be up for in the future.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
53% Bad Samaritan (2018) For a first attempt at this kind of material, it evinces solid potential that just needs a lesson in pacing.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
40% Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) If you catch it on cable, you won't be missing much. But you should have at least a little bit of fun.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
24% Traffik (2018) ...there's a nifty, nasty little grindhouse pic at the heart of Traffik (it could use a new title that's more on point, like, say, Racists Ruined My Proposal!)‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
65% Come Sunday (2018) It's novel to see it come from a progressive rather than conservative perspective, just as it's refreshing to see an actor of Ejiofor's caliber rather than, say, David A.R. White.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
88% Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) ... the most fun I've probably ever had watching a DC animated film, and a big part of that is the fact that it doesn't seem beholden to existing continuity, sequel/franchise demands, or actor vanity‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
37% An Ordinary Man (2018) If this were a legit biopic of just about anybody, it'd be a hugely irresponsible portrayal. But in fiction, eh, whaddaya gonna do.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
12% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) 'A Light In Darkness' is 'The Last Jedi' of 'God's Not Dead' movies‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) A harsher script edit that forced characters to get to the point of a scene more quickly might have helped, as might more of a focus on the life of Paul himself‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
50% The Last Movie Star (2018) ...a love letter to Reynolds that manages to adore him unsentimentally, understanding that revealing the flaws can result in a fuller, richer portrait‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Yes, what we get is gleefully stupid, but it's more uneven than it oughta be. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
76% Small Town Crime (2018) You could center the story on any of these people, changing the perspective completely, and it would still be a compelling film‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) If you can divorce your knowledge of the real world from this fictionalized telling, however, you can have fun with this‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
25% Samson (2018) I can't really endorse paying full price for Samson, as the target audience will probably find it a little cheesy, and the camp-value audience might be better served waiting for cable.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
50% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) ...a must-rent for Hellraiser fans, and a reasonable maybe-rent for fans of the Saw series and more recent franchises in that vein, as well as anyone who is still awaiting the Spawn reboot.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
20% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Once your plot literally establishes that anything can happen for no reason because alternate dimensions, there's no compelling need for script logic any more.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) There's something extra-cool about haunted houses as period pieces: the finer the china and the linens, the more fun it'll be when some zombie spirit trashes the place.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Making Fun: The Story of Funko (2018) Non-fans may come away with a better understanding of the desire of grown adults to own toys; actual fans will want DVDs so they can freeze-frame scenes in the Funko offices looking for hints of future releases (there are a few). ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
92% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) This is a movie that not only justifies action sequels better than most, but also amps up the fun factor in every way.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018