Luke Hickman

Luke Hickman

Luke Hickman grew up in the nasty desert town of Hesperia, CA. Because there’s nothing to do in the desert, Luke wasted his childhood watching television and movies. He was one of those nerds that watched Siskel and Ebert even though two-thirds of the movies reviewed would never open near him.

Because it seemed like a goal too far to reach, Luke never lost hopes of becoming a film critic. After changing his major several times at Utah Valley University, he decided to study all the film he could at a school without a film program and go for it. There he reviewed for the student paper The College Times (now known as the UVU Review) for all four years.

Luke now reviews theatrical releases for this fantastic site (The Reel Place), on the Jon and Keith Show on 101.5FM KEGA and on Keith Stubbs Sport on ESPN700. He also reviews Blu-rays for High-Def Digest, the most esteemed site when it comes to the technical quality of home entertainment.

Luke Reviews 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

One of the most anticipated movies of all time is finally in theaters today. With a 93% Rotten Tomatoes score, the vast majority of critics are eating it up; however, now that general audiences are able to see the ninth film in the Star Wars series, we're hearing a lot …

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'Jumanji' Advance Screening Tickets - Guaranteed!

Ever since its first test screenings, the new reboot/sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been buzzing with great reviews. As such, we at The Reel Place are excited to offer you the chance to receive four guaranteed seats to a special advance screening being held on Monday, December 18 at …

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'Pitch Perfect 3' Advance Screening Passes

Where my pitches at? ! We're excited to offer you the chance to see Pitch Perfect 3 for free before it opens! While supplies last, click here to download an admit-two pass to the special advance screening being held on Tuesday, December 19 at 7pm in South Jordan, Utah. Passes …

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'Father Figures' Advance Screening Passes

The ultimate paternity quest. You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of Father Figures! Click here to download your admit-two passes to the special screening being held on Tuesday, December 19 at 7pm in Sandy, Utah. (Passes do not guarantee admission, as theater is overbooked. Arrive …

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'The Shape of Water' Advance Screening Passes

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most visionary filmmakers of our day. We're excited to offer you the chance to see his new film The Shape of Water for free before it hits Salt Lake theaters! While supplies last, click here to download an admit-two pass to the special …

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Luke Reviews 'Justice League' and 'Wonder'

Ever since Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy came to a close, it's become trendy to needlessly hate on DC's comic book movies and blindly love Marvel's. I completely agree that DC has had some misfires - most noticeably with the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (the …

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Advance Screening Passes

The Reel Place is excited to offer you the chance to see the acclaimed and buzzing new film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri for free before it opens in Utah. Click here for your chance to attend the special advance screening being held on Wednesday, November 15 at 7pm in …

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'Justice League' Advance Screening Passes

You can't save the world alone - but you can see Justice League with us on IMAX for free on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm in Salt Lake City! You're probably familiar with the standard way that we give out advance screening passes, but pay close attention because this one …

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'The Star' Advance Screening Passes

The Reel Place is excited to offer you the chance to see the new animated family holiday movie The Star for free before it opens. Click here to get a pass to the special advance screening being held this Saturday, November 11, at 10am in Sandy, Utah. Please note that …

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'The Room' Screening Passes

The Room is considered one of the worst films ever made. For many, it is so bad that it delightfully good. The Room is the subject of the new James Franco comedy The Disaster Artist. To prepare moviegoers for it, we're screening The Room this Thursday, November 9, at 7pm …

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