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Awards

  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published July 5, 2007

    "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em"

  • 2008 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published April 5, 2007

    "Fight Club"

  • 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
  • Flight Risk

    published August 18, 2005

    Red Eye may not seem to be your typical Wes Craven movie. It's not really horror, there are no marketable monsters, and unlike... More >>

  • Puppy Love

    published August 4, 2005

    Must Love Dogs, it should be clearly stated, is not the greatest romantic comedy ever made about a quirky couple who meet at a dog... More >>

  • Dance, Dance, Revolution

    published June 23, 2005

    Forget Mad Hot Ballroom. The real dance documentary hit of the summer is more likely to be Rize. After all, which do you... More >>

  • Sith Is It

    published May 19, 2005

    "Somewhere this could all be happening right now," spoke the narrator in the trailer for the first Star Wars movie (thereafter known as... More >>

  • Will to Win

    published May 19, 2005

    Kicking & Screaming might be the most predictable movie of the year, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Think about it: How... More >>

  • Going Mental

    published May 12, 2005

    If you're expecting a psychological thriller out of Mindhunters, and you buy a ticket for the movie, you will indubitably feel... More >>

  • Chow Time

    published April 21, 2005

    "No more soccer!" declares small-time thug Sing (writer-director-star Stephen Chow) as he vigorously stomps on a child's ball. In the context of... More >>

  • Ghost and the Machine

    published March 24, 2005

    The Ring, Gore Verbinski's 2002 remake of Hideo Nakata's Ringu, offered sufficient closure that it didn't exactly demand a sequel.... More >>

  • No Film at 11

    published March 17, 2005

    Everyone with a TV set remembers President Bush in the flight suit, landing on that aircraft carrier, standing in front of a "Mission... More >>

  • Without Sin

    published March 10, 2005

    If you're looking for an escapist shoot-'em-up action adventure and figure a Bruce Willis flick is a reliable option, think twice.... More >>

  • Shock Treatment

    published March 3, 2005

    Come this time next year, The Jacket may well occupy the slot in movie discourse that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... More >>

  • Summary of a Bad Black Movie

    published February 24, 2005

    First, the good news. Uncharacteristically for a February release targeting African-American viewers, Diary of a Mad Black Woman is... More >>

  • Run, Dick, Run

    published January 27, 2005

    You have to hand it to Sean Penn. Okay, you don't absolutely have to, and if you're a Red Stater through-and-through, you certainly won't... More >>

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