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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
  • Radical Chick

    published November 9, 2006

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

  • Jet Li's Fearless

    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 >>

  • The Oh in Ohio

    published August 17, 2006

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

  • Bjrk to the Future

    published July 13, 2006

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

  • 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 XIII

    published May 25, 2006

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

  • Cracked Code

    published May 18, 2006

    Directed by . With . . 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 >>

  • Charlie & the Shoe Factory

    published April 27, 2006

    If you're a regular moviegoer with a gift for remembering unusual names, chances are you've started paying attention to Chiwetel Ejiofor, the... 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... More >>

  • Latino Heat

    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 >>

  • Palfrey Sum

    published March 30, 2006

    It seldom fails. Every year, just in time for the Oscar deadline, we'll get a movie that doesn't necessarily have a remarkable plot or director,... More >>

  • Now You See Them

    published March 23, 2006

    Breasts: A Documentary (First Run) Honest, compassionate, and funny, this documentary is remarkable for the bravery of its... 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 >>

  • Shandy Everybody Wants

    published March 9, 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, bu... More >>

  • Dead Funny

    published February 9, 2006

    Let's get right to the point: If you're 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... More >>

  • He Will Bury You

    published February 2, 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 >>

  • Funky Fresh

    published February 2, 2006

    January has earned its reputation as the month in which studios unload all their cheapie horror flicks, but February is the month when we... More >>

  • Origin of Innocence

    published January 19, 2006

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

  • God Save the Queen

    published January 12, 2006

    When a movie promises that a character played by Queen Latifah may well die during the course of the action, one might hope that the movie in... More >>

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