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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"

2006 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

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

    published September 21, 2006

    Fans of Hong Kong cinema have been anticipating Jet Li's Fearless all year, if not longer. The star is arguably the best in the... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published August 31, 2006

    Another Gay Movie Directed by Todd Stephens. Screenplay by Stephens, based on a story by Stephens and Tim Kaltenecker.... More >>

  • Nowhere Fast

    published August 24, 2006

    Jason Lethcoe's book Amazing Adventures From Zoom's Academy doesn't particularly wow the reader with its prose, but the concept is... More >>

  • Cleveland's Rocks

    published August 10, 2006

    So you know how Parker Posey nearly always plays sarcastic, uptight smokers? In The Oh in Ohio, she finally stretches a bit: Here,... More >>

  • Show Me the Mommy

    published August 3, 2006

    Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels makes his directorial debut with Shadowboxer, and it couldn't be clearer that he's trying... 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 >>

  • Pause and Effect

    published June 22, 2006

    Click may be the first Adam Sandler movie in which the high concept isn't dependent upon the star. Sandler comedies tend to take his... More >>

  • Bjork to the Future

    published June 15, 2006

    There's a fine line between artistic genius and pretentious wankery, and most cineastes will tell you that the films of Matthew Barney exist right... 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 >>

  • Lucky X III

    published May 25, 2006

    When kids of all ages discuss comic books and superheroes, there is inevitably one question that comes up time and again: If that one guy and that... More >>

  • Cracked Code

    published May 18, 2006

    You know it's hard out here for a screenwriter. You've got a surefire hit on your hands--an adaptation of the runaway best-seller The Da... More >>

  • Charlie and the Shoe Factory

    published May 18, 2006

    Ejiofor plays Simon, aka Lola, a flamboyant drag queen who gets to sing show tunes, issue snappy putdowns, and look fabulous. (He is not, he... More >>

  • Last Caress

    published May 4, 2006

    Let's say you're a teenage boy dying of cancer. A well-known charity dedicated to helping people like you offers to make your fondest wish come... 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... More >>

  • Bland Illusion

    published March 23, 2006

    There probably aren't that many movie stars capable of retaining their charisma after a stroke has rendered them nigh-incoherent. But based on... 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 >>

  • Rug Rat

    published March 16, 2006

    So wait. It's a movie about the longest criminal trial in U.S. history, it's directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet, and it stars...Vin Diesel in... More >>

  • Will in the Way

    published March 9, 2006

    From the stars of Elf, here's a new drama about depression and family baggage! Might not want to bring the kids to this one, lest they... More >>

  • Familiar Ring

    published March 2, 2006

    The press notes for Pulse would have you believe that it predates many of the recent Japanese horror films that have been remade for... More >>

  • Red Dusk

    published March 2, 2006

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

  • Shandy Everybody Wants

    published February 23, 2006

    It should be too early in the year to expect a good movie, let alone a great one; anything released prior to the Oscars is bound to be forgotten... More >>

  • Scared Stiff

    published February 23, 2006

    If you have any awareness at all of the existence of Running Scared--no, not the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal cop buddy comedy, but... 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 & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks) Not since Finding Nemo has there been a movie so easy to recommend for... More >>

  • He Will Bury You

    published February 2, 2006

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

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