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  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published April 5, 2007

    "Fight Club"

  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 5, 2007

    "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em"

  • 2007 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 20, 2006

    "Unreal Estate"

2003 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

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  • Farrelly Mediocre

    published December 11, 2003

    Remember the Farrelly brothers? Makers of Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary? Known for crossing the line of good... More >>

  • Divided Borders

    published October 23, 2003

    Given the way the United Nations has been taking a beating in the American media over the past year or so, it may not be a bad thing that the new... More >>

  • Jury Doody

    published October 16, 2003

    Watching Hollywood's endless stream of John Grisham adaptations -- The Firm, The Chamber, A Time to Kill, etc. -- it would be... More >>

  • Pirates of the Refried Bean

    published September 11, 2003

    God bless Johnny Depp. For the second time this year, the man has almost single-handedly redeemed an action movie that would otherwise be... More >>

  • Charlotte Gray

    published September 4, 2003

    Charlotte Sometimes introduces us to Michael (Michael Idemoto), a taciturn mechanic who also happens to be a landlord. Lori (Eugenia Yuan)... More >>

  • Killing Time

    published August 7, 2003

    Military clerk Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is something of a modern-day Sgt. Bilko. Anything you need, he can get. Any scam that's possible,... More >>

  • Bad Asses

    published August 7, 2003

    For a few minutes, at least, things don't look so bad. Watching Ben Affleck swagger around as the thuggish title character of Gigli... More >>

  • Dead to Rights

    published June 26, 2003

    OK, so we don't know for a fact that it's PETA portrayed in the new zombie horror flick 28 Days Later. But, hey, PETA didn't know for a... More >>

  • Hollywood Babble-On

    published June 12, 2003

    Having seemingly exhausted all permutations of the sports-comedy formula (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, et al.), Ron Shelton... More >>

  • Speakin' Spell

    published May 29, 2003

    If you're reading this paper, chances are you're more literate than the average American. If you're reading the film reviews, it's also likely... More >>

  • Shape Shifter

    published May 15, 2003

    Neil LaBute is back to his old self again, and the cinematic world is a better place for it. Honestly, what was he thinking when he made... More >>

  • Uncool as Ice

    published April 24, 2003

    Can we please, for the love of God, declare a moratorium on the use of Wild Cherry's "Play that Funky Music" on the soundtrack of any and all... More >>

  • Head Master

    published April 3, 2003

    The prospect of a new Chris Rock movie, especially for those who enjoy his standup, can be a scary thing. We want to like him. A movie anywhere... More >>

  • Phat Chance

    published March 6, 2003

    You know Internet dating's become totally mainstream when Disney cranks out a bland comedy featuring a randomly selected pair of mismatched stars... More >>

  • Gale Farce

    published February 20, 2003

    Right-wing pundits will come out of the woodwork to holler about this one. Bad enough, they'll say, that The Life of David Gale attacks the... More >>

  • Fishing for Compliments

    published January 2, 2003

    Here's a tricky little movie to review, as it's going to divide audiences fairly drastically. Conservatives, especially black ones like Larry... More >>

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