Luke Y. Thompson

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  • Stephen King has written the apocalypse enough times that he was bound to repeat himself eventually. Tod Williams’ decade-too-late adaptation of King’s 2006 novel about zombiegeddon-by-cellphone already has to deal with the fact that...

  • With his stringy mop of hair and ever-unshaven face, Rhys Ifans seems as if he probably came out of his mother's womb looking like a burned-out rock star, so it's about time he played one. As the title character in Len and Company, he's a...

  • Head wound–induced amnesia. Corrupt televangelists. Annoying performance art. A busty blonde who's in it for the money. In case you haven't seen these tiresome tropes in, oh, the last three minutes or so, watch writer-director Vladan...

  • Like an actual New Year's party, Álex de la Iglesia's satirical story about the pre-taping of a New Year's TV special comes packed with too many guests, insufficient time to meet everybody and a handful of gaudy distractions you don't...

  • "I don't like the handicapped," opines teen delinquent Malony (Rod Paradot) in Standing Tall's lone moment of indirect, self-reflexive humor. "They're weird. They're scary. They make weird noises." He is, of course, emotionally...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Before he started throwing hippies to crazed rednecks with chain saws, Tobe Hooper was actually celebrating the Peace and Love Generation, as seen in his long-unreleased and recently rediscovered first feature Eggshells, from 1969. Short on plot b...

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