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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7% Just Getting Started (2017) ...nobody -- not the audience, and certainly not the cast -- deserves a clunker like this.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet The Second Coming of Christ (2017) So no, the Second Coming of Christ isn't exactly what I'd call good, but when it's bad, it is so in new ways for the genre.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
87% The Post (2017) The Ellsberg scenes utilize Spielberg's talents well: they are both adventure movie and social consciousness in that way that he loves. But this isn't Ellsberg's movie, unfortunately‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
57% Naples '44 (2017) In the end, the most important point made is that postwar occupation is hard, hard work...one you hope today's stateside politicians will someday take on board.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
75% Hostiles (2017) Between bouts of violence, it's a dull journey‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is fun, but in some ways a sadly missed opportunity.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) As a tagline for The Room once famously, falsely promised, The Disaster Artist burns with the passion of Tennessee Williams. As the subsequent tagline more honestly stated, experience this new black comedy; it's a riot.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
15% Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Amityville: The Awakening becomes a different kind of movie for its climax, embracing a cheesy camp factor that might have worked if the entire thing were that way.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
95% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water upends a classic monster movie trope for a more woke world.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
58% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The best case hope is that viewers realize they're being led to question the Hollywood ending, and that's perhaps a leap of faith.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is as good an example as you need for why diversity behind the camera matters. ‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
87% Darkest Hour (2017) It's hard to say the star doesn't deserve an award, but it's easy to state that little else about the movie does.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
34% Jigsaw (2017) ...this is a capable enough Saw sequel, definitely better than parts 4, 5, and 7.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
13% 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
80% 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
92% 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
100% 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
87% 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
47% 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
54% 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
68% 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
23% 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
46% 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
85% 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
76% 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
49% 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
73% Shot Caller (2017) [Waugh and Coster-Waldau] are practically a platonic love connection. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
92% 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
30% 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
68% 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