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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
11% Geostorm (2017) Geostorm, which cribs heavily from The Day After Tomorrow and Armageddon, makes you wish you were watching either of those instead.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
84% Tragedy Girls (2017) In the end, Tragedy Girls is more Scream than Heathers, and might not attain great cult heights, but it's a fun Friday night flick‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
50% Killing Gunther (2017) ...until Gunther actually shows up, it's a case of rinse-lather-repeat, as each killer basically has one key trait that's played for laughs in the same way again and again.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
98% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok isn't one of the more meaningful Marvel movies -- it's just an old-fashioned superhero smackdown. And sometimes that's exactly what you want in a comic book.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) Return of the Caped Crusaders was the real final blowout; Batman vs. Two-Face feels like a side-tangent, but a fun one.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Is it blasphemy to suggest that Blade Runner 2049 is just okay and doesn't suck? ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
44% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) The cinematic hug you seek is right here. Everypony, smile.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) The movie, like real life, understands that victim-blaming head-voices are often more persistently traumatizing than the original perp was by himself.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Lego's #3 still beats some studios' #1, but they can't afford to keep the decline going‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This may be more fun than Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it's still short of greatness, or rather, long of it. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Mother! starts as elegantly as Black Swan and concludes as grotesquely stupidly as Pi, but you can't take your eyes off it, for good and ill.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
21% Birth of the Dragon (2017) If you like Bruce Lee, try to get Ng cast in a different biopic, but avoid this one like a one-inch punch.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
43% Bushwick (2017) ...in its best moments combines the role-reversal/neighborhood pride of Attack the Block with the "we are the enemy" mentality of The Purge. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
84% It (2017) The new cinematic Pennywise is a villain for the ages, and while you'll want more of him, it's hard to fault the movie for rationing out his pleasures rather than over-selling them.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
63% Savage Dog (2017) Adkins isn't likely to grow much, but Savage Dog recalls the vintage Cannon films of the 1980s - and if you get that reference, you should see it.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
77% Killing Ground (2017) Thankfully, despite his realistic tone, Power isn't about to pull a Michael Haneke and deprive you of the catharsis you expect. He just makes getting there a brutal drive.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) ...there are maybe ten minutes in the middle where I felt my attention waning-and yet I'd hate to discourage Nolan from trying to take this approach more often.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
17% Wish Upon (2017) ...at the risk of supernatural consequences for my saying this, I wish we had better.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) It's a tough grade here, as I like some of 24X36 a lot, but overall feel it's a missed opportunity. In the end, I think 2.5/5 burritos is fair enough.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) ...we're not left with the fear of looming apocalypse or Thanos/Darkseid waiting in the wings, but rather a sense that our best selves can overcome obstacles both personal and planet-threatening.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) If ape-on-human action is all you crave, this War delivers, but by comparison to its ancestors, and even Fox's own Logan this year, it comes up shallow‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Fat Camp (2017) ...an "eh, maybe I'll go" experience that culminates in possibly not entirely regretting the time spent, but definitely wanting to move on.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The good news is that this is the purest, most unfiltered explosion of Bayhem since Bad Boys 2‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
83% Midnighters (2017) I'm not sure I necessarily buy that every character would be as venal at every turn as they turn out to be, but it only matters that I buy into it enough to stay interested...and I do. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
74% Shot Caller (2017) [Waugh and Coster-Waldau] are practically a platonic love connection. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
90% Replace (2017) Replace may not be destined to be a massive crossover, but I suspect it'll be one shared often by horror fans as a "Have you seen this?" cult favorite.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) On the whole, though, Cars 3 feels like a typical sports movie: not meant for me, but amusing enough to keep me from falling asleep. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) ...there are quite a few laughs to be had, some of which are definitely intentional. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
50% Enter The Warriors Gate (Warrior's Gate) (2017) Hoene and Besson haven't constructed as tight a story as Steven Spielberg and his many protegees usually did, but they have nailed the feeling of a boy who could be a hero, if just for one day.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Every DC Universe movie so far has juggled themes of love versus duty...But Wonder Woman is the first to suggest that love IS duty; if you love at all, you must fight to preserve that in the world. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
No Score Yet 96 Souls (2017) All the trappings of no-budget filmmaking are present here, from the too-long running time (ten minutes shy of two hours) to the spotlessly clean, off-the-rack costumes worn by amateurish actors in impeccable settings.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) When the opening sequence of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was done, I had a huge smile on my face. I wish I could tell you it lasted.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
No Score Yet Max 2: White House Hero (2017) It's for kids. Yeah, they can do better, but they can also do a lot worse.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) If the idea is to have us relate to what it's like to be a wimpy kid, more family dynamics and less cartoon shtick would get us closer to that.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
100% Legion of Brothers (2017) Adds valuable context in a way not many others do.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Like Alien 3, Covenant has plenty to interest, but not a whole lot to scare. ‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
55% Lowriders (2017) ...waiting for cable or on-demand won't likely affect anyone's enjoyment that much. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Like The Lone Ranger and John Carter, King Arthur has the feeling of a summer movie with great ambition, but which will simply be dismissed as "a mess."‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
21% Rupture (2017) Given an entire facility in a secluded location, Shainberg and Nelson don't come up with that many interesting things to do there.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Overall, it feels like spending time with old friends again, and the use of depth and size contrasts in the 3D is spectacular, if a lot to take in at times.‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% BANG! The Bert Berns Story (2017) Blending stock footage, vintage audio, re-creation, and many testimonials from heavy hitters from Ben E. King to Van Morrison, Berns' son Brett keeps things visually lively ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
17% N.O.L.A. Circus (2017) If you're going to use the recurring image of a naked black man with a bag over his head running for his freedom across a bayou, your satire A-game had better be really strong; Annest's, to say the least, is not. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) New-to-franchise director F. Gary Gray mostly maintains a look we've come to expect: the car chases are kinetic and exciting, while the out-of-vehicle action sequences are chopped and edited to hell‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
55% The Case for Christ (2017) There are no out-and-out villains in this film; just plenty of people with flaws. And it's with sympathy for all of them, perhaps, that Jon Gunn makes his best case for Christianity‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
16% Mine (2017) The co-director/co-writer team of Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro are none too subtle, and their reliance on hallucination sequences suggests a (misguided) lack of faith in Hammer to pull this off by himself.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
73% The Void (2017) In the Eighties, released widely in theaters, The Void could have been a franchise-starter. It'll probably be harder to find today, but it rewards the effort.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
10% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) ...the best effect remains Divoff, who plays the role with full intensity even during ridiculous moments‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) The Belko Experiment is my least favorite movie James Gunn has written.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
81% Mean Dreams (2017) Worth recommending entirely on its own merits.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Your inner child, if you still have one, should love it. Emphasis on the "if."‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017