Luke Y. Thompson

 

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  • We may have decided for the moment that scary rural folk are off-limits for demonization in America, lest we somehow drive them further into the hands of loathsome politicians they already adore. But hey, scary rural Australians are still fair...

  • On The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes has three standard questions he asks all newcomers in that overly fake Southern accent of his. The second: "How many peeeeple have yuh keeeeled?" It's a bit of a party foul, to say the...

  • Lab accidents have created superhero characters as diverse and mighty as the Flash and the Incredible Hulk, but in this particular instance they spawn the somewhat lame power of super-smell -- which then somehow later becomes the ability to see...

  • You know the tunes but maybe not their source. Though Brett Berns and Bob Sarles' film boasts appearances by Paul McCartney and Keith Richards, it's (mercifully) not another boomer-rock hagiography; they're the draw to get you into the theater...

  • When a 15th-century Korean monarch is threatened by rebellion, family treachery, and supernatural curses, our natural inclination as audiences might be to expect some epic horseback and archery battles, or at least hand-to-hand combat. Not so...

  • It's been a while since we last heard from French action director Chris Nahon, whose Kiss of the Dragon and Blood: The Last Vampire may not have been nu-classics of the genre but were fun diversions. What this return to form may...

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