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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"

2005 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Yuletide Fear

    published December 29, 2005

    The notion that Wolf Creek is opening nationwide on Christmas Day brings to mind the scene from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before... More >>

  • Fellowship of The Ringer

    published December 29, 2005

    It's impossible to talk about The Ringer, a comedy about someone pretending to be retarded in order to rig the Special Olympics, without... More >>

  • Love the Sin

    published December 15, 2005

    Sin City: Recut, Extended, Unrated (Buena Vista) Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's near frame-for-frame adaptation of... More >>

  • Asia Minor

    published December 15, 2005

    Agony and beauty for us live side by side," laments Mameha (Michelle Yeoh), the most successful geisha in Gion. You'll know how she feels:... More >>

  • Sweat Along With Russell

    published December 8, 2005

    Cinderella Man (Universal) Back in the Great Depression, boxing matches only cost a nickel, and the ring was uphill... More >>

  • Lion in Winter

    published December 8, 2005

    If you're a fan of C.S. Lewis' Narnia books, all you need to know is this: Disney has done right by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the... More >>

  • Fluxuation

    published December 8, 2005

    Close to a decade ago, at a comic book convention in Los Angeles, animator Peter Chung was asked by a fan if he'd ever consider allowing a... More >>

  • Torah! Torah! Torah!

    published December 8, 2005

    You'd think that anyone possessed of the notion that "the Jews" are one monolithic whole that thinks and acts alike need only take a look at, say,... More >>

  • Homewreckers on DVD

    published December 1, 2005

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Fox) The pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both in real life and on celluloid, is so obvious as... More >>

  • Weighting...

    published December 1, 2005

    For those of us who dug Rob McKittrick's recent comedy Waiting... , Just Friends offers some good news: Ryan Rey-nolds and Anna... More >>

  • Your Government at Work

    published November 24, 2005

    Punishment Park (New Yorker Video) This 1971 movie from director Peter Watkins could have been made yesterday,... More >>

  • A Very Long Run

    published November 17, 2005

    Born to Run: 30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set (Columbia Home Video) The centerpiece of this three-disc boxed set... More >>

  • Fire Flies

    published November 17, 2005

    The part with the dragon is really cool. Might as well cut to the chase, right? It´s not as though you need anybody to tell you the... More >>

  • Bum Rap

    published November 10, 2005

    About halfway through Get Rich or Die Tryin', the new movie starring rapper 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) and loosely based on his life,... More >>

  • Aboard Game

    published November 10, 2005

    Pay attention, Disney: This is how you do a family film right. Neither pandering nor dull, Zathura plays exactly like a no-limits... More >>

  • Pluck Off

    published November 3, 2005

    Chicken Little is a groundbreaking movie in more ways than one. Not only is it Disney's first in-house all-computer-generated feature, but... More >>

  • Fairest of Them All

    published October 27, 2005

    To the knowledgeable comic book fan, all one need say about MirrorMask is that it was scripted by Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean,... More >>

  • Keira, Get Your Gun

    published October 13, 2005

    Her name is Domino Harvey, and she is a bounty hunter. If you've seen even one TV spot or theatrical trailer for Domino, you've heard that... More >>

  • You Got Served

    published October 6, 2005

    All the publicity for Waiting... has focused on the scene in which an annoying customer at the fictional chain restaurant ShenaniganZ... More >>

  • A Dork Has His Day

    published September 22, 2005

    Back in the mid-'90s, when MTV still flirted with (intentional) comedy shows, it ran one called The State, which featured performers who... More >>

  • Senior Moment

    published September 22, 2005

    If The Memory of a Killer were not mostly in Flemish, it would be easy to mistake for a Hollywood movie. The story of a hit man with a... More >>

  • Retro Fits

    published September 22, 2005

    It would take a critic more churlish than this one to sneer and bare chicken-like talons at Roll Bounce, a formulaic crowd-pleaser that... More >>

  • Store Wars

    published September 15, 2005

    When one goes to see a movie titled El Crimen Perfecto (literal translation: The Perfect Crime), it might seem unlikely that the... More >>

  • Bent Out of Shape

    published September 15, 2005

    It seems just about any movie featuring a positively gay character scares the bejeezus out of religious film critics like Michael Medved and Ted... More >>

  • Death Warmed Over

    published September 15, 2005

    If you're a character in a movie, and the rain is coming down so heavily that you cannot see out of your car's windshield, for the love of God,... More >>

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