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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"

2004 Stories by Luke Y. Thompson

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

    published December 16, 2004

    Directed by . With Jim Carrey, Emily . Rated PG. More >>

  • Faker's Dozen

    published December 9, 2004

    If you've already decided to see Ocean's Twelve, it's probably best not to read much about it. Unlike its predecessor, a remake that... More >>

  • Hip to Be SquarePants

    published November 25, 2004

    At the bottom of the ocean, inside a giant pineapple, lives a yellow oblong sponge who likes to blow bubbles, eat more ice cream than is good for... More >>

  • Ghost in the Machinist

    published November 25, 2004

    It's the biopic of the year: Christian Bale is cadaverous industrial rocker Trent Reznor, prone to temper tantrums, brooding, inhabiting... More >>

  • Green Achers

    published October 28, 2004

    Those familiar with the films of David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls) likely have one big question... More >>

  • USA-holes

    published October 14, 2004

    A parody of Gerry Anderson marionette shows (such as Thunderbirds and Joe 90), Jerry Bruckheimer action movies, and the '80s... More >>

  • Dead Good

    published September 23, 2004

    "Ash is feeling a little bit under the weather, so I'll be taking charge." So says Shaun (Simon Pegg) to his valiant crew of appliance... More >>

  • Brothers in Arms

    published September 23, 2004

    Already a monster hit in its native South Korea, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War finally has come to America, and chances are... More >>

  • Indecent Disposal

    published September 23, 2004

    Here's a message for all you single, horny, hot-blooded, heterosexual males out there: It's time to break out the champagne. Wait, scratch that,... More >>

  • Shell Shock

    published September 16, 2004

    If Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence were a live-action sequel, there would be a lot of gossip about star histrionics, creative... More >>

  • Constricted

    published August 26, 2004

    It should go without saying that when one goes to see a movie about giant killer snakes, the main point of the whole endeavor is to watch people... More >>

  • The Blindness of Strangers

    published August 19, 2004

    Directed by . With . More >>

  • Shark Bait

    published August 5, 2004

    As a reviewer, it can be tempting to want in on the ground floor of a phenomenon, to say you were there first when some low-budget feature with a... More >>

  • Missing Member

    published July 29, 2004

    You may have already heard the stories about A Home at the End of the World. In what many viewers have deemed a big loss, Colin... More >>

  • Soul Doubt

    published July 1, 2004

    Directed by Louis Schwartzberg. Featuring Patty Wagstaff, Ben Cohen, Michael Bennett and many others. Rated PG. More >>

  • Tears in Heaven

    published June 24, 2004

    It's often a challenge to fairly assess a film that, by its very conception, is simply targeted to an entirely different demographic than one's... More >>

  • Burning Bright

    published June 24, 2004

    Everyone loves tigers, save perhaps for those actually being mauled to death by them. Men like 'em because they're wild beasts; women like 'em... More >>

  • Fitting the Bill

    published June 10, 2004

    Directed by . With . More >>

  • Harry Goes Scary

    published June 3, 2004

    As much of the civilized world now knows, the latest Harry Potter director is Alfonso Cuarón, best known for the explicit teen... More >>

  • Hard-Knocked Life

    published May 27, 2004

    Those people who live in small towns, they're not like you and me. So naive, so innocent. And adorably quirky. Why, they've got so many lovable... More >>

  • Porn Again

    published April 8, 2004

    It's a measure of continual cultural desensitization that The Girl Next Door plays like a remake of 1983's Risky Business,... More >>

  • A Tall Order

    published April 1, 2004

    Before Star Wars and Indiana Jones, audiences thrilled to an epic big-screen trilogy of a different sort: the tale of one righteous lawman... More >>

  • Dammit, Mamet!

    published March 11, 2004

    The problem with Spartan isn't so much that it's mediocre, but that it could be a whole lot better. Unlike writer-director David... More >>

  • Adam 'n' Heave

    published February 12, 2004

    With 50 First Dates, it seems as though Adam Sandler is trying to compile a greatest-hits film, cobbling together the stuff that... More >>

  • College Bored

    published January 29, 2004

    At times, there appears to be a good movie struggling to get out from within The Perfect Score. The heist genre has been in dire... More >>

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