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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
  • The Impossible Bomb

    published December 21, 2005

    Serenity (Universal) Joss Whedon's film version of his TV series Firefly came and went like a lightning bug in October;... More >>

  • Love the Sin

    published December 14, 2005

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

  • Sweat Along With Russell

    published December 7, 2005

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

  • Lion in Winter

    published December 7, 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:... More >>

  • Torah! Torah! Torah!

    published December 7, 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 November 30, 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 November 23, 2005

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

  • A Very Long Run

    published November 16, 2005

    Born to Run: 30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set (Columbia Home Video) The centerpiece of this three-disc boxed set isn't the... More >>

  • Pluck Off

    published November 2, 2005

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

  • Gettin' Jiggy Again

    published October 26, 2005

    Talk about striking while the iron is hot: It's been only a year since Saw became an instant cult hit, as well as a topic of debate among... More >>

  • Requiem for a Dreamer

    published October 19, 2005

    DreamWorks is so anxious to have you believe in its latest family movie that the words "Inspired by a True Story" are actually part of the title.... More >>

  • Bent Out of Shape

    published October 19, 2005

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

  • Keira Get Your Gun

    published October 12, 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... More >>

  • You Got Served

    published October 5, 2005

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

  • Store Wars

    published October 5, 2005

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

  • Fairest of Them All

    published September 28, 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... More >>

  • Senior Moment

    published September 21, 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... More >>

  • Retro Fits

    published September 21, 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... More >>

  • A Dork Has His Day

    published September 21, 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 >>

  • Death Warmed Over

    published September 14, 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 >>

  • Monster in Hiding

    published September 14, 2005

    Crónicas' biggest claim to fame ought to be that it was Ecuador's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but... More >>

  • Best Laid Plans

    published September 7, 2005

    The trouble with pornography is that while it sells itself on the authenticity of the sex act, everything else about it is usually artificial, and... More >>

  • Grizzly Man

    published September 7, 2005

    Fans of the last two Miramax films from Swedish director Lasse Hallström -- Chocolat and The Shipping News -- may be happy to... More >>

  • Assault 'N' Prepper

    published August 31, 2005

    Remember Nick Cannon? For a while there, he seemed set to be the next big young heartthrob, right after starring in the marching-band movie... More >>

  • Art of Rebellion

    published August 17, 2005

    A rich family returns to their nice home after a vacation, but something isn't quite right. The place has been...burgled? No, not quite. The... More >>

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