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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"

2006 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Now Playing

    published December 7, 2006

    One doesn't feel too optimistic about a film that titteringly names its protagonist Lyshitski, especially when all the trailers would have you... More >>

  • Radical Chick

    published October 26, 2006

    When a red-blooded, macho, flag-waving, Bush-voting American country-music fan looks at a gorgeous blond who also happens to make his kind of... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published October 19, 2006

    Following an amusing supporting turn in the minimum-wage comedy Waiting... , Dane Cook takes the lead in this similarly silly cinematic... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 21, 2006

    Just as Arnold Schwarzenegger passed the action-hero torch to the Rock in The Rundown, Muay Thai star Tony Jaa gets the nod here from a... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 14, 2006

    Ludicrously named hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) awakens to the news that he's been injected with a deadly poison, the effects of which can... More >>

  • Last Resort

    published August 31, 2006

    Granted, this might seem like a jarringly odd comparison, but like the recent dud Phat Girlz, Heading South deals with the... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published August 24, 2006

    The press notes for Pulse would have you believe it predates many of the "J-horror" films that have been remade for American audiences, but... More >>

  • Unreal Estate

    published July 20, 2006

    In the latest extravaganza from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, millions of dollars and long hours in the digital... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published July 13, 2006

    Gymnast Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz) is one of the best at what he does, and he has it all — perfect abs, a big bulge in his crotch,... More >>

  • Hell on Wheels

    published June 22, 2006

    Given that John Singleton directed the second movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise, it makes a perverse kind of sense that Justin... More >>

  • Vince Charming

    published June 1, 2006

    You know how in most romantic comedies the best friends are nearly always more interesting than the actual leads we're supposed to care about?... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published May 25, 2006

    All four current leaders of a secret society called the Priory of Sion have been killed, but the last one — a Louvre curator named Saunire... More >>

  • Get Inside!

    published May 18, 2006

    Summer is the season of high expectations and profound disappointments. That suntan looks more like sunburn, your beer stays ice-cold till the... More >>

  • Welcome to Hooters

    published May 4, 2006

    The most important thing to know about the new movie Hoot, adapted from the children's book by Carl Hiaasen, is that it's coproduced... More >>

  • When Stars Don't Align

    published April 20, 2006

    Americano (MTI) Before he is due to take a high-powered corporate job, college graduate Chris (Joshua Jackson) heads off with... More >>

  • Latino Fire

    published April 6, 2006

    It's difficult to tell from the image on the poster for Take the Lead, but that's not star Antonio Banderas dancing in blue... More >>

  • Now You See Them

    published March 23, 2006

    Breasts (First Run) Honest, compassionate, and funny, this documentary is remarkable for the bravery of its participants, who... More >>

  • See Also: Vexing

    published March 16, 2006

    The posters for V for Vendetta read "An uncompromising vision of the future from the creators of The Matrix trilogy."... More >>

  • Tristram Shandy

    published March 9, 2006

    This is — and isn't — an adaptation of Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. The... More >>

  • He Will Bury You

    published February 23, 2006

    Tommy Lee Jones's feature directorial debut is probably much as you'd expect: a blast of nostalgia that nonetheless accepts the realities of... More >>

  • Red Dusk

    published February 23, 2006

    If you're a parent trying to teach your sullen teenagers that movies with subtitles aren't all bad, try taking them to see Night... More >>

  • Dead Funny

    published February 9, 2006

    Let's get right to the point: If you are the type of person who enjoys seeing attractive naked girls meet a hideously graphic demise, there's a... More >>

  • Clay's the Thing

    published February 9, 2006

    Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks) Not since Finding Nemo has there been a movie so easy to... More >>

  • Home Invasion

    published February 2, 2006

    The best thing about Michael Haneke's Caché (Hidden) is the way it draws on contemporary fears without ever mentioning them.... More >>

  • Origin of Innocence

    published January 26, 2006

    America — and by extension Hollywood — has an obsession with innocence and the loss thereof. Every generation has that Moment When... More >>

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