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  • 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"

2001 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Devil's Due

    published December 20, 2001

    Ever since his debut film Cronos, Spanish director Guillermo del Toro has been the focus of much undue adulation among critics and the... More >>

  • Unreal Genius

    published December 20, 2001

    If you can get past the fact that the central characters of Nickelodeon's computer-animated feature Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius--the... More >>

  • Joe Blows

    published December 20, 2001

    Novice screenwriter John Scott Shepherd was obviously paying attention in 1999. He no doubt noticed the massive mainstream and critical success of... More >>

  • What a Rush

    published December 20, 2001

    Ignore, if you can, the awful trailer for Dinner Rush, now playing in theaters and apparently struck from a grainy work print.... More >>

  • New Yakkers

    published November 22, 2001

    This is the true story of seven people (Tommy! Annie! Ashley! Maria! Griffin! Carpo! And Benjamin!) picked to live in a city and have their lives... More >>

  • Over and Dunne

    published November 22, 2001

    "From Academy Award-nominated director Griffin Dunne..." Wait a minute. Hold the phone. That guy who co-starred with Madonna in Who's That... More >>

  • In the Screening Room

    published November 15, 2001

    Two years ago, a colleague of Michael Cain's asked the founder and director of the Deep Ellum Film Festival just why the hell he named his... More >>

  • Fade to Black

    published November 8, 2001

    It doesn't take much probing beneath the thin surface to see Shallow Hal as an apologia of sorts from Bobby and Peter Farrelly.... More >>

  • Dead Last

    published October 18, 2001

    Some guys have the kind of face that suggests they've been to hell and back. The narrow, steely eyes, graying hair and deep lines... More >>

  • English Ails

    published October 4, 2001

    It's generally considered a violation of the unwritten code of film criticism to reveal anything that happens more than halfway into a movie,... More >>

  • See No Evil

    published September 20, 2001

    The opening sequence of The Glass House gives fair warning as to what is coming, presenting us with a nubile young beauty... More >>

  • Geek Love

    published September 13, 2001

    So why is it that every time they make a movie about a nerd, the character in question is always white? What's Hollywood trying to tell us?... More >>

  • Tedium for Two

    published September 6, 2001

    In the early '90s, during a particularly dark time for the pro wrestling business, perennial jester and one-time Andy Kaufman accomplice Jerry... More >>

  • O, Brother, Wherefore Art Thou?

    published August 30, 2001

    What is it that people get out of Shakespeare's plays? Is it the stories? The flowery dialogue? The author's ability to capture a time and... More >>

  • Untrue West

    published August 16, 2001

    On the lips of many moviegoers, the name Joel Schumacher is tantamount to blasphemy. Visions of a blue-skinned Arnold Schwarzenegger and a... More >>

  • Other Voices, Other Rooms

    published August 9, 2001

    It was about two years ago that there was real hope for the horror movie coming once again due for a decent revival. The Blair Witch... More >>

  • Wasted Youth

    published August 2, 2001

    "I want you to suck my big dick. I want you to lick my balls." Thus begins Larry Clark's Bully, a return to Kids... More >>

  • Dino-sore

    published July 19, 2001

    A third Jurassic Park movie was inevitable, given that the second shattered box office records. But when you have one of the hottest... More >>

  • Angel of the Mourning

    published May 17, 2001

    Chances are you don't know a whole lot about Angel Eyes other than that it's the brand-new Jennifer Lopez movie. Maybe you also... More >>

  • Sordid Details

    published May 10, 2001

    Why is John Travolta allowed resurrection after pathetic resurrection, forgiven for endless sins, yet no one cares at all about his frequent... More >>

  • Green Thumbs

    published April 19, 2001

    If you don't like Tom Green, there's no point in going anywhere near Freddy Got Fingered, as it won't win you over. If you don't... More >>

  • All Grown Up

    published March 22, 2001

    It's a scenario we're all familiar with by now: young single guys in search of hot babes, firing one-liners at each other, making pop-cultural... More >>

  • Dairy Tale

    published March 15, 2001

    It's always dangerous, when describing a film, to label it as "whimsical." For one thing, it's often hard to get a bead on what exactly that... More >>

  • Head Games

    published March 8, 2001

    Hollywood appears to be developing a healthy sense of humor about Valentine's Day, which, from this cynic's perspective, is a good thing. In... More >>

  • White-Bread Wedding

    published January 25, 2001

    The Wedding Planner begins with footage of a 7-year-old girl performing a wedding ceremony with her Barbies, a fitting opening since... More >>

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