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Luke Y. Thompson
Hollywood, CA
Luke Y. Thompson is an actor in movies you probably haven't seen, a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and can cook a mean chili.You can follow his doings (and undoings) at
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Sounds like Sharon Stone's character in CATWOMAN. Bad idea, in other words.
Here's the link to the full show:
Just to clarify: it will be the whole FIRST DOLLAR GROSS team reacting live. Todd Gilchrist, Damon Houx, Amy Nicholson, and me. And if we're not on right at 5, hang in there...'tis hard to be precise that early in the a.m.
Being from the South, I am well familiar with the phrase, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Indeed, 104-degree temperatures are easier to take in Los Angeles, CA, than they are in Chapel Hill, NC...though “easier” is a relative term for some people. I can dig heat, and in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at GeekWeek
When you bite into an item called the Guacamole Bacon Burger, what two flavors would you expect to dominate? Granted, this is a bit of a trick question, because regular readers will know I order stuff like this without the bacon. But the item's a bit of a trick too,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2010 at GeekWeek
Has it really been almost a week since it all ended? I’m in shock. Many are the duties I have, and time passes so quickly...yet never would I neglect you, the reader. So, we have a lot left to discuss from the festival. We should do that now. HAHAHA, which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at GeekWeek
My oh my, that REAR WINDOW is a classic. Hitchcock is a genius who simply does not make wrong steps. James Stewart is priceless, in his greatest role possibly ever. Cinema heaven. I didn’t actually see REAR WINDOW; not the other day at AFI Fest, or ever (I did want... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at GeekWeek
I've been seeing a lot of my fellow film writers on Twitter complain about some of their fellow audience members at AFI Fest, and it really is interesting how it breaks down. There are two completely distinct types of movie-douchebags at this festival, and in general it may depend upon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at GeekWeek
As part of AFI Fest’s unusual strategy of cramming all the movies people really want to see into two days, and being sparse the rest of the week, we got three midnight shows, and while I’m not usually a wuss about such things, when you start the day with a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at GeekWeek
If I may wax Wellsian for a minute (Jeffrey, not Orson), the lack of blogging facilities at AFI Fest makes things a tad...challenging. I remember the first AFI Fest I went to full-time, in 2002...they had public-use computers all over the place. At this fest, they have four communal laptops,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at GeekWeek
Oscar prognosticators have been saying that the big battle this year is likely to be THE SOCIAL NETWORK versus THE KING’S SPEECH. Last night, I finally got a look at the latter, a true-story tale of an Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) who secretly coached then-Duke of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at GeekWeek
Upon first glance at the AFI Fest program for this year, I was inclined to wonder what the hell had happened. Didn’t this used to be the crown jewel of L.A. film festivals? Generally running two weeks, with at least four films playing at any given time? Certainly not now:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at GeekWeek
Odd, but true -- for all my crap-food cred, I have never tasted a McRib until the moment this video was shot. The things I do for you, the readers. Seriously. Special thanks as always to my helpers Julia Boyd and Frances the Cat. Luke Y. Thompson is an actor,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at GeekWeek
I for one am delighted to see wrestling coverage come back to Geekweek, especially from an informed perspective. I could write about it like a fanboy all day, but I have no connections to how it actually works. More of this, please.
GHOST RIDER 2 is already shaping up to be my most anticipated superhero movie of all time, BATMAN 3 be damned. CRANK maestros Neveldine and Taylor directing Nicolas Cage is a match made in the awesomest depths of Hell, and my love for this idea is so great that I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at GeekWeek
The Horta and the Talosians weren't really villains. Harry Mudd is a great character, but more an annoyance than a major threat. Trelane is a character with a twist that we all already know. Possessed Gary Mitchell is the only major existential threat on that list.
The challenge was laid out by the KFC Double Down. Corporate buddies Taco Bell have answered with the XXL Chalupa. Unsurprisingly, LYT has risen to this particular challenge and takes it on, below: Luke Y. Thompson is an actor, writer, and film critic living in Hollywood. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at GeekWeek
If I'm not mistaken, The Master once beat the 12-regeneration limit by killing somebody else and stealing their body. But I don't see that a passing comment necessarily means it won;t be dealt with later. Many passing comments in the new version of the show have paid off several episodes down the line.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2010 on DR.WHO is immortal now? at GeekWeek
When a really heavy FedEx envelope came to me the other day after three attempted deliveries, I was hoping for DVDs. I was not expecting what I got. Like a warped Christmas present from Jack Skellington, it was layers of unwrapping disturbing things. On the outside, two T-shirts for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at GeekWeek
This review is a little different. Instead of some big corporate chain, LYT takes in some concert food, high on a desert plain, where the streets have no name... Luke Y. Thompson is an actor, writer, and film critic living in Hollywood. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at GeekWeek
Most fast food pastrami really sucks. Like, BADLY. But Jack in the Box rules. Do the two cancel each other out? Watch and learn: Luke Y. Thompson is an actor, writer, and film critic living in Hollywood. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at GeekWeek
I’ve collected wrestling toys since they became available to me. I was too young for the first wave, the Remco AWA figures and the large rubber LJN WWF ones (though I scored a couple of those on clearance years later: Mr Fuji and Jesse Ventura). But when the Hasbro figures... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at GeekWeek
I know I've been gone a while fellow junkfood junkies, and I hope you can forgive my absence. I'm back to bust some arteries, and figured I oughta do it in style. But as you'll see from the video, there were some unforeseen circumstances this time... Luke Y. Thompson is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at GeekWeek
I want pictures!
The latest film by Todd Solondz is total critic-porn. I’m not sure whether or not broader audiences will embrace it, but then again, with this director, one never can be. A sequel of sorts to 1998’s HAPPINESS, LIFE DURING WARTIME similarly kicks off with an awkward restaurant date, once again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at GeekWeek