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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

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Farrelly Mediocre

    published December 10, 2003

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

  • Hail to the King, Baby

    published December 3, 2003

    In the beginning, there was The Evil Dead, and Stephen King looked down upon it and saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let there be... More >>

  • Living Dead Girl

    published November 19, 2003

    It took four years, but finally Dark Castle -- Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver's horror division that puts out a movie each year around Halloween... More >>

  • Treasure Hunt

    published October 15, 2003

    Whatever you might think Demonlover is, chances are it ain't. The title conjures up Frazetta/Bisley-like images of muscular... More >>

  • Behind the Grind

    published October 1, 2003

    Before he even had any kind of legacy, Mark "Gator" Rogowski was imagining, in on-camera interviews, what that legacy might someday be. "When fear... More >>

  • Pirates of the Refried Bean

    published September 10, 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 >>

  • Heavy Traffic

    published September 3, 2003

    To sum up the plot of Friday Night is just about the easiest thing in the world. A woman gets caught in bad traffic, picks up a... More >>

  • Sol Brothers

    published August 20, 2003

    Those who remember Javier Bardem as the heartthrob poet from Before Night Falls or the distinguished detective in The Dancer... More >>

  • Adrien's Wall

    published August 6, 2003

    Ask your average woman-on-the-street what her ideal man would be like, and you'll probably hear a description of someone kind, sensitive, smart... More >>

  • Dead to Rights

    published June 25, 2003

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and it's all PETA's fault. Oh, we humored those wacky vegan extremists when they threw paint at rich... More >>

  • Eye! Caramba!

    published June 18, 2003

    There is one truly striking shock in the new made-in-Hong-Kong-by-Thai-directors horror flick The Eye, but unfortunately, directors... More >>

  • Bemoaning Mahowny

    published June 11, 2003

    The first question on the minds of most potential viewers of Owning Mahowny is probably something along the lines of "What's up with... More >>

  • Hollywood Babble-On

    published June 11, 2003

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

  • Speakin' Spell

    published June 4, 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 >>

  • Sexual Healing

    published April 9, 2003

    When you see a glamorous movie star such as Kate Beckinsale tying her hair back and wearing glasses, it's surefire shorthand that she's an uptight... More >>

  • Gale Farce

    published February 19, 2003

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

  • Will to Power

    published February 19, 2003

    Someone's got to say it, so let's start here: We've underestimated Will Ferrell.Honestly, it wasn't that hard to do. His Saturday Night... More >>

  • A Toothy Grin

    published January 22, 2003

    Once upon a time, in the town of Darkness Falls...."Wait," you're probably saying to yourself, "Darkness Falls is the name of the... More >>

  • Male Fraud

    published January 15, 2003

    Paul Morse (Jason Lee) has this terrible problem. He's all set to marry the take-charge raven-haired beauty Karen (Selma Blair, thanklessly... More >>

  • Just Doing It

    published January 1, 2003

    So, uh, do you like Ron Jeremy movies?Seriously. He's not actually in Sex With Strangers, but the film's appeal is inextricably... More >>

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