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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"

2003 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Acting Their Age

    published December 11, 2003

    Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Something's Gotta Give is a film designed to appeal to older women, and it very likely... More >>

  • Farrelly Mediocre

    published December 11, 2003

    Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. With More >>

  • Living Dead Girl

    published November 20, 2003

    It took four years, but finally Dark Castle -- Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver's horror division, which puts out a movie each year around... More >>

  • Johnny's Show

    published September 11, 2003

    God bless Johnny Depp. For the second time this year, the man has almost single-handedly redeemed an action movie that would otherwise be... More >>

  • Shock and Awe

    published August 7, 2003

    Military clerk Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is something of a modern-day Sergeant Bilko. Anything you need, he can get. Any scam that's possible,... More >>

  • Strange Days

    published July 31, 2003

    The last time a director known for dystopian sci-fi dreamscapes decided to bring his quirky sensibility to a more "real world" project, the... More >>

  • Fallen Angels

    published June 26, 2003

    As the Columbia Pictures logo looms large in frame till its torch becomes the focal point, we find ourselves in what appears to be a tent full of... More >>

  • Dead to Rights

    published June 26, 2003

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and it's all PETA's fault. Oh, we humored those wacky vegan extremists when they threw paint at rich... More >>

  • Fuddy Buddy

    published June 12, 2003

    Having seemingly exhausted all permutations of the sports comedy formula (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, et al.), Ron Shelton... More >>

  • Think Different

    published May 29, 2003

    It's usually right about this time of year that film critics, especially those of advancing years, begin to feel a slow chill of dread creep up... More >>

  • In the Company of Women

    published May 8, 2003

    Neil LaBute is back to his old self again, and the cinematic world is a better place for it. Honestly, what was he thinking when he made... More >>

  • Weird Al

    published May 1, 2003

    Hollywood types have yet to be divested of the notion that their personal in-jokes translate well to the rest of the country, so this season, not... More >>

  • Sexual Healing

    published April 10, 2003

    Then you see a glamorous movie star like Kate Beckinsale tying her hair back and wearing glasses, it's surefire shorthand that she's an uptight... More >>

  • Dud Can Dance

    published April 10, 2003

    In 1997's The Apostle, Robert Duvall took on a subject near and dear to his heart: Southern Pentecostal preachers. No one would make the... More >>

  • Phat Chance

    published March 6, 2003

    You know Internet dating's become totally mainstream when Disney cranks out a bland comedy featuring a randomly selected pair of mismatched stars... More >>

  • Will to Power

    published February 20, 2003

    Someone's got to say it, so let's start here: We've underestimated Will Ferrell. Honestly, it wasn't that hard to do. His Saturday Night... More >>

  • Gale Farce

    published February 20, 2003

    Right-wing pundits will be coming out of the woodwork to holler about this one. Bad enough, they'll say, that The Life of David Gale... More >>

  • A Toothy Grin

    published January 23, 2003

    Once upon a time, in the town of Darkness Falls… "Wait," you're probably saying to yourself, "Darkness Falls is the name of... More >>

  • Male Fraud

    published January 16, 2003

    Paul Morse (Jason Lee) has this terrible problem. He's all set to marry the take-charge, raven-haired beauty Karen (Selma Blair, thanklessly... More >>

  • Honeymoon? Sweet!

    published January 9, 2003

    According to various unreliable sources on the Internet, Just Married co-stars Ashton Kutcher (forever to be known as the star of... More >>

  • Art and Soul

    published January 2, 2003

    There were lots of good movies this year, but few great ones. I resolved to see as many as possible way back in January, and did okay;... More >>

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