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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9% Artemis Fowl (2020) ...it's a rare mega-budget movie to make me actually imagine a much cheaper BBC production doing more with the concept.‐ FreakSugar
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
7/10 100% The Onania Club (2020) Surely some audience members may be offended, but mostly it's just hilarious to see what the director comes up with.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
100% Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) There's a gleeful nihilism to it all that will not be to everyone's taste, probably ruffling the feathers of more than one parent who just expected a "superhero cartoon" for the kids.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
89% Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020) ...a film that is frequently so insanely violent that it makes the average Quentin Tarantino movie look like Tom and Jerry.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
88% Superman: Red Son (2020) Rather than take any controversial sides in a political debate, Red Son merely suggests we can unite against larger foes.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
31% Bloodshot (2020) Even at the worst of times, Diesel doing his thing is fun. But because we've all seen him be Groot, we know he can do more.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) ...for those who've had any experience with real-life stalkers, consider this your trigger warning.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A lower-key DCEU movie is a fine idea. One that commits to Harley's all-out crazy world would be even better. ‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4.5/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A finale needs to be epic, and Episode IX brings about a long overdue increase of scope.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) While I'm partial to the more Amblin-horror approach of the original Jumanji and the semi spin-off Zathura, The Next Level gives me hope for the series' current incarnation. Not to mention Kevin Hart's career.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim is both an indictment of race relations in America and a powerful rebuke to last year's "Feel good, Boomer!" Oscar winner Green Book.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
2.5/5 47% No Safe Spaces (2019) Many of these guests appear in segments clearly filmed during Prager's radio show and Carolla's podcast...one wonders if viewers will want to pay for material they essentially get for free elsewhere.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Judy isn't likely to win much of anything else, but Renee Zellweger's lead performance is Hollywood catnip.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
54% 3 from Hell (2019) For fans of Zombie's characters, there's enough here to tide one over.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) This has the double function of drawing knowing laughs from fans who know the characters, and using familiar enough tropes for noobs to keep things light and easy to follow.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Come for the creatures and scares, stay for the insights on how to let go of your secret shames.‐ SuperHeroHype
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
69% The Banana Splits (2019) ..until we get an actual Five Nights [at Freddy's] movie (if we ever do), this does deliver in that unique niche of furry animal animatronics gone scary.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) You might just say they did it. Hooray.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ...the third act is the best in part because the threats are now unleashed, and the device of stories within the story can be put aside in favor of more direct actions. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
88% Batman: Hush (2019) If you preferred the mystery aspect of the comics, you might disagree, but the changes that bolster Bruce Wayne's romantic issues are maybe the best in any Bat-movie since Batman Returns.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
100% American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (2019) All the usual theological arguments for a loving rather than discriminatory faith are here‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
2.5/4 60% Ophelia (2019) If Ridley's goal was to showcase her acting ability, mission accomplished.‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
64% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) The final product understands that the journey is the story, and the impossible dream its eternal motivator.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting With My Family is both an inspirational tale of following one's dreams, and a conveniently timed piece of WWE PR to hype the women's division as something they take seriously now.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
64% St. Agatha (2019) Bousman has presented us with horror and hope, through a feminist lens that might just add some enlightenment on the side.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% 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 80% 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 70% Welcome to Mercy (2018) When the movie works, it works. But that's maybe half the time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
60% 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 67% Head Count (2019) ...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 94% The Dead Center (2019) 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 74% Ghost Light (2019) ...while the movie has many enjoyable moments, they ultimately don't cohere as well as they should.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
66% 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
70% 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
24% The Happytime Murders (2018) ...like 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
39% 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
38% 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
86% 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
84% 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