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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
80% 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
93% 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
18% 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
51% 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
78% Shot Caller (2017) [Waugh and Coster-Waldau] are practically a platonic love connection. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
89% 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
43% 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
71% 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
79% 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
74% 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
53% 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
21% The Shack (2017) Regardless of which path you come at it by, it's a cleverly told lesson of love and forgiveness, and the most appealing movie sermon I've seen in years.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) ...am I supposed to be rooting for Gaston?‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Here, at last, was a Wolverine story that felt like the comics I remembered. And not just that: it's a comic-book superhero movie that genuinely pushes the form forward‐ Cinema Runner
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/5 100% Don't Kill It (2017) Mendez has clearly mapped out something bigger, but it doesn't matter if we never see the whole thing; like health insurance, just knowing it's there is enough. On top of this, the gore-fests are glorious, never letting the viewer feel cheated.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
45% Rock Dog (2017) ...we deserve better than a cut-rate Kung Fu Panda/Zootopia/Yellow Submarine mash-up that's substantially inferior to everything it apes. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
5/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) ...it's a rare zombie movie that gets smarter as it goes along, and offers an ending that truly feels like a solid payoff‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
20% Collide (2017) Wait for some diligent YouTuber to edit together Hopkins' best moments, and you'll enjoy the best five minutes of the film for free.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) It won't satisfy everyone, but this wouldn't be a worthwhile R-rated comedy if it didn't take some risks.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) While I confess that I'd like to see Wick diversify his tactics beyond dropping opponents in armbars and shooting them in the ribcage or head repeatedly, I cannot deny that it's satisfying every time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The generic parody movie may be dead in live-action, but the in-universe, studio-approved comedic take is one that still has room to play.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
7% Rings (2017) Before You Die, You Don't Need To See 'Rings'‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) I mean, if it can make a cat dad like myself tear up, it's obviously working.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
43% Gold (2017) Nicolas Cage could possibly have had a ball with the role, but McConaughey, who says he was drawn to the character immediately, doesn't effectively communicate that love for the part.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 90% Raw (2017) ...it's atmospheric and full of nightmare visions, but you probably won't emerge saying, "Wow, what a great story I just got told!"‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017