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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 >>

  • Fellowship of The Ringer

    published December 21, 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 >>

  • Yuletide Fear

    published December 21, 2005

    The notion that Wolf Creek is opening nationwide on Christmas Day brings to mind the scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas, in... 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 >>

  • Familiar Ring

    published December 14, 2005

    The press notes for Pulse would have you believe that it predates many of the recent Japanese horror films that have been remade for... More >>

  • Mama Junkie

    published December 14, 2005

    Those among you who are easily impressionable, be warned: Down to the Bone features irresponsible behavior that should not be duplicated at... 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 >>

  • Asia Minor

    published December 7, 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 >>

  • 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: The... More >>

  • Snow Bored

    published November 30, 2005

    It begins with a very literal cliffhanger. Five snowboarders -- the best in their field, we're told -- are dropped off via helicopter atop an... More >>

  • Sweat Along With Russell

    published November 23, 2005

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

  • Fire Flies

    published November 16, 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 basic... More >>

  • Torah! Torah! Torah!

    published November 9, 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 >>

  • Bum Rap

    published November 9, 2005

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

  • Aboard Game

    published November 9, 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 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 feature, but... More >>

  • Last Laugh

    published November 2, 2005

    A common criticism of Hollywood from the right side of the political spectrum is that it hasn't made any movies that deal with the War on Terror,... 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 >>

  • Private Dicks

    published October 26, 2005

    As a screenwriter, Shane Black has built a reputation on action movies featuring mismatched partners. Crazy Mel Gibson and aging Danny Glover in... 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 >>

  • 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 heard that... 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 ShenaniganZ... 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 McKean,... More >>

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