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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"

2004 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Kid Movies Grow Up

    published December 23, 2004

    Have we finally outgrown the notion that movies have to be cloying and cute in order to be acceptable to children? It sure seemed like it this... More >>

  • Gore Wins! The Year in Carnage

    published December 23, 2004

    Perhaps it's because we see real-life violence on the news every day now, not to mention in political documentaries, but nobody seems too worried... More >>

  • The Future of Modernism

    published December 23, 2004

    Flash back to 1999. George Lucas steps back into the director's chair after two decades of absence and produces the critically derided Star... More >>

  • They Sucked: A Contrarian Perspective

    published December 23, 2004

    It's easy to bash the big-budget blow-'em-up epics that Hollywood wants audiences to like, but harder, as a critic, to go against the tide of... More >>

  • 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... More >>

  • Faker's Dozen

    published December 9, 2004

    If you've already decided to see Ocean's Twelve, it's probably best not to read much about it. Unlike its predecessor, a remake that... 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 Texas... More >>

  • His Will Be Done

    published September 16, 2004

    Hey, have you heard about that new Danish film that just came out? Distributed by Lars von Trier's Zentropa Entertainments, has the same star as... 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 >>

  • Blindness of Strangers

    published August 19, 2004

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

  • Thrice Shy

    published August 12, 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... More >>

  • Sacrificing Isaac

    published July 22, 2004

    If you're wondering how Hollywood could possibly adapt Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, a collection of similarly themed short stories bound... 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 >>

  • Harry Goes Scary

    published June 3, 2004

    Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, based on a novel by J.K. Rowling. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint,... More >>

  • Hard-Knocked Life

    published May 27, 2004

    Those people who live in small towns, they're not like you and me. So naive, so innocent. And adorably quirky. Why, they've got so many lovable... More >>

  • Tall Boy

    published April 8, 2004

    As a professional wrestler, the Rock faced down giants like Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, and the seven-foot-four Big Show. As an actor, in a... More >>

  • Wages of Sin

    published April 1, 2004

    DMX fans expecting the next installment of Exit Wounds or Cradle 2 the Grave may be in for a shock when they sit down to watch his... More >>

  • Dammit, Mamet!

    published March 18, 2004

    The problem with Spartan isn't so much that it's mediocre, but that it could be a whole lot better. Unlike writer-director David... More >>

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