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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"

2000 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • En Flagrante Delectable

    published December 14, 2000

    There tend to be two poles when it comes to making semi-autobiographical movies about one's childhood, and both are designed to make the viewer... More >>

  • Green Dregs and Ham

    published November 23, 2000

    There once was a man, and he called himself Seuss Who wrote the best children's books ever produced. With drawings elaborate, and tales... More >>

  • Something Wicca This Way Comes

    published October 26, 2000

    Although it must have been a no-brainer to make a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, it was hard to imagine an intelligent follow-up to a... More >>

  • Factory Seconds

    published October 5, 2000

    There's plenty of campaign rhetoric about working families, but who ever talks about one of the biggest problems of the working man today --... More >>

  • Three Men and a Babe

    published August 31, 2000

    Amanda Peet has some really large teeth. Seriously. Even given the fact that it's in vogue for hot, young, would-be sex symbols to have a set of... More >>

  • The Late, Late Show

    published August 31, 2000

    It's a premise that's bound to succeed: A young man living on the edge is trying to pull it all together while frequenting 12-step programs and... More >>

  • Liner Notes

    published August 24, 2000

    In a perfect world, any documentary about televangelists narrated by RuPaul and a couple of sock puppets would be hailed as the unquestionable... More >>

  • Grrlll, Interrupted

    published August 10, 2000

    Okay, so there are these beautiful ladies in tight clothes, right? And -- get this -- they serve alcohol while dancing suggestively! Sound cool?... More >>

  • Nerd in a Punch Bowl

    published July 27, 2000

    Only in the movies could a kid who looks and acts like Jason Biggs be called a loser. Let's see: charming conversationalist, big smile, washboard... More >>

  • The Sick Sense

    published July 6, 2000

    Is there a more bankrupt genre than the parody movie? So many movies nowadays are so painfully self-aware and referential anyway that there often... More >>

  • Saving Private Mad Max

    published June 29, 2000

    Despite what many believe, it doesn't come down to explosions, star power or millions of greenbacks thrown at the producers. The true indicator of... More >>

  • Maim That Toon!

    published June 15, 2000

    It's the year 3028, and man . . . is an endangered species! (Haven't we heard that somewhere before, like last month?)But this time... More >>

  • Rave Review

    published May 11, 2000

    Given that most film studios have multimillion-dollar marketing budgets with which to target 18- to 25-year-olds, it's astonishing how little they... More >>

  • Re-Boot

    published April 27, 2000

    Why aren't there more submarine movies? It seems like a no-brainer formula for success: claustrophobic setting, invisible enemy whose approach... More >>

  • Rain Mannequin

    published April 20, 2000

    What is it with filmmakers and mental retardation? It seems as though use of the differently abled as a central theme ranks second only to... More >>

  • The Half-Nelson Family

    published March 23, 2000

    It's okay. You can say it. Just five little words. Don't be shy. "I ... am ... a ... wrestling fan." You certainly wouldn't be alone if you said... More >>

  • Death Frets

    published March 23, 2000

    What if fate has something horrific in store for you, and you can't escape it? It's an idea that's been around for a long time, from Greek myths... More >>

  • Gaellic Toast

    published March 2, 2000

    If you think the prevailing attitude toward sex in the United States is often somewhat backward, consider that of late-1960s Ireland, as depicted... More >>

  • Life Imitates Arf

    published March 2, 2000

    Willie Morris' autobiographical novel, My Dog Skip, is a nearly perfect piece of bedtime reading for kids and their parents. Each chapter... More >>

  • Captain Kirk

    published February 24, 2000

    It's hard to blame Kirk Douglas for choosing Diamonds as a comeback film, after fighting back from a devastating stroke almost four years... More >>

  • Black Power

    published February 24, 2000

    Moviegoers, rejoice! The first fun movie of the year has arrived. Oh, Leo's little seaside adventure was pretty to look at, but the attempts at... More >>

  • Frosted Flakes

    published February 10, 2000

    By far, the most creative thing about Snow Day is its clever integration of the studio logo into the narrative at the very beginning. As a... More >>

  • Short Cutlets

    published January 6, 2000

    When Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, Boogie Nights, was released in 1997, critics and film industry types fell over themselves to... More >>

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