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Awards

  • 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"

2004 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Sour Lemony

    published December 16, 2004

    This much can be said for the movie version of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Its villain, Count Olaf, just might be Jim... More >>

  • Faker's Dozen

    published December 9, 2004

    Rated PG-13. More >>

  • Ghost in the Machinist

    published December 2, 2004

    It's the biopic of the year: Christian Bale is cadaverous industrial rocker Trent Reznor, prone to temper tantrums, brooding, inhabiting... More >>

  • Hip to Be SquarePants

    published November 18, 2004

    At the bottom of the ocean, inside a giant pineapple, lives a yellow, oblong sponge who likes to blow bubbles, eat more ice cream than is good for... More >>

  • Well Trained

    published November 11, 2004

    Most articles written about The Polar Express have focused on its groundbreaking technology, which takes the process used to create Gollum... More >>

  • Green Achers

    published November 4, 2004

    Those familiar with the films of David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls) likely have one big question... More >>

  • A Cut Above

    published October 28, 2004

    It takes mighty big stones to name your horror movie Saw, knowing full well that that's popular fan-slang for Tobe Hooper's The Texas... More >>

  • Heaven Can Wait

    published October 21, 2004

    Maybe you're one of the many who went to see Hero and were blown away. The historical Chinese setting, the attention to detail, the fights... More >>

  • U.S.A-holes

    published October 14, 2004

    A parody of Gerry Anderson marionette shows (like Thunderbirds and Joe 90), Jerry Bruckheimer action movies, and the '80s... More >>

  • Dead Good

    published September 23, 2004

    "Ash is feeling a little bit under the weather, so I'll be taking charge." So says Shaun (Simon Pegg) to his valiant crew of appliance... More >>

  • Shell Shock

    published September 16, 2004

    If Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence were a live-action sequel, there would be a lot of gossip about star histrionics, creative conflicts and... More >>

  • Blindness of Strangers

    published September 2, 2004

    It's a real credit to Intimate Strangers director Patrice Leconte that even though his film features a couple of ridiculous contrivances to... More >>

  • Constricted

    published August 26, 2004

    It should go without saying that when one goes to see a movie about giant killer snakes, the main point of the whole endeavor is to watch people... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published August 19, 2004

    Although most people in the moviegoing universe by now know the differences between an "Alien" and a "Predator," putting the two critters together... More >>

  • Shark Bait

    published August 5, 2004

    As a reviewer, it can be very tempting to want in on the ground floor of a phenomenon, to say you were there first when some low-budget feature... More >>

  • Bizarre Love Triangle

    published August 5, 2004

    You may have already heard the stories about A Home at the End of the World. In what many viewers have deemed a big loss, Colin Farrell's... More >>

  • The Ransom of Redford

    published July 8, 2004

    It's one of the oldest stories in cinema, and possibly the history of storytelling: A man is kidnapped by a baddie wielding a deadly weapon. His... More >>

  • Soul Doubt

    published July 1, 2004

    America's Heart & Soul, the debut feature from commercial director Louis Schwartzberg, is being depicted in some quarters as the antidote... More >>

  • Tears in Heaven

    published June 24, 2004

    It's often a challenge to fairly assess a film that, by its very conception, is simply targeted to an entirely different demographic from one's... More >>

  • Burning Bright

    published June 24, 2004

    Everyone loves tigers, save perhaps for those actually being mauled to death by them. Men like 'em because they're wild beasts; women like 'em cuz... More >>

  • Fitting the Bill

    published June 10, 2004

    So let's get this straight: You're a much-loved comedian who just did a low-budget, multi-award-winning film with an acclaimed up-and-coming... More >>

  • Old Faithful

    published June 3, 2004

    If the summer movie season is our annual time for escapism, last summer's audiences escaped most often with the likes of Hulk,... More >>

  • Harry Goes Scary

    published June 3, 2004

    As much of the civilized world now knows, the latest Harry Potter director is Alfonso Cuarón, best known for the explicit teen sexual... More >>

  • Alice's Truck Stop

    published May 13, 2004

    What Boogie Nights did for porn stars, What Alice Found does for truck-stop hookers. That is to say, the film takes a sleazy... More >>

  • Lazy Like a Foxx

    published May 13, 2004

    If even one of the major networks had a successful sitcom in the vein of Friends but with an all-black cast, movies like Breakin' All... More >>

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