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Luke Thompson

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    [UPDATED with Cinema Spat Ends:] Iron Man 3 Dispute Between Theater Chains and Disney Doesn't Rust Disneyland Exhibit

    See the update at the end of this post on the warring theaters reaching an agreement with Disney that has them selling advance Iron Man 3 tickets.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 16, 3:27 P.M.: For an idea on how psyched Disney is about the Iron Man movie franchise, you needed only to go to the Anaheim theme pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    They Love Us, They Really Love Us!

    Your favorite rag did pretty damn good last night at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards considering we're not even from Los Angeles. Daffodil Altan won first place for Sports profile in a paper with a circulation under 100,000 for her profile of SanTana boxer Ronny Rios, while former staffer Luke Y. ... More >>

  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Columns

    June 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVIIII

    On Saturday, Luke Y. Thompson headed to OC Weekly photographer John Gilhooley's art show at Memphis in Santa Ana, featuring a slew of OC Weekly covers beautifully displayed on a chartreuse wall and printed on glossy, over-sized paper (oh, the glory of glossy!). And across the street from Gilhooley's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    What You Missed Over the Weekend Part XVIII

    This weekend had so many festivals going on that both Navel Gazing and Heard Mentality were working through the weekend. First, we had Luke Y. Thompson pulling double duty blogging his little heart out at the Newport Beach Film Festival AND attending his big movie premiere in Hollywood. While Dave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Luke Y. Thompson: Movie Star

    A few months back OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson went off to Texas to shoot a horror movie titled Wicked Lake. That's right, folks! A real-life motion picture. And that picture is having a big Hollywood premiere this Saturday at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVII

    This weekend was a kick ass good time with Rich Kane doing another edition of the Reg-O-Meter that's pretty funny, I'm not gonna lie. Saturday night caught Dave Segal reviewing Autechre, Rob Hall and Massonix at Echoplex, where he was a lil' influenced because he's been into Autechre ever since h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVI

    This weekend found OCW's Le Receptionist, Leslie Agan, at the opening night of Phantom of The Opera at OCPAC. While our oh-so-fabulous Music Editor Dave Segal was at Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa catching the diverse and excellent Steve "aDJective" Fisch. As usual, Managing Editor Rich Kane spent Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XV

    On Friday night, Dave Segal watched London duo, Black Ghosts, put on one of the better hipster-dance live shows he's seen in a while. Saying, "It was kind of like a combination of Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers, full of aggressive beats, filthy synth textures and sing-along tunes." Saturday found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XIII

    Patrick Chavis got a taste of Pinoy pop culture at UCI Friday night, where he caught Bambu, Rhythm Natives and the Fighting Cocks. Pat also ran into a tagger who dreams of letters. Read his review and see some photos here. Rich Kane spent his Saturday morning reviewing the past week in the Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XII

    Jewlicious Festival 4.0, the largest youth festival celebrating contemporary Jewish culture and identity, was held in Long Beach over the Feb. 29 - March 2 weekend at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center. Reza Allah-Bakhshi dropped by on Saturday and caught internationally acclaimed ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Last Night: WWE's RAW at the Honda Center

    Since I was getting hassled by security for the first hour because I mistakenly thought my press creds sort of implied I was bringing a camera to the Honda Center Monday night, staff writer Luke Thompson gives this report of the dark matches: "I got inside just in time to hear Hacksaw Jim Duggan’ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IX

    The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Super Blogalicious

    Seen and Heard on Super Tuesday

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Has It Been a Year Already?

    2007: A year to remember

  • Columns

    November 15, 2007

    Letters

    "What do you mean, no better than a McNugget?"

  • Columns

    October 18, 2007

    Letters

    "Two cover stories about comic books in one year. Since when did OC Weekly become a publication for nerds?"

  • Columns

    September 27, 2007

    Letters

    Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap

  • Columns

    September 13, 2007

    Letters

    "Don't be hating on Latinas because you can't get like them, all pretty and beautiful"

  • Columns

    August 16, 2007

    Letters

    'What is this nonsense? Geek goes to San Diego+geek buys toys=cover story?'

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    Confessions of a Comic-Con Virgin

    A non-geek follows the king of geekdom into the heart of dorkness

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Rant Rant Rant

    This Comic-Con thing is madness. Expensive madness. More so if you: A) manage to misplace your camera charger the morning you take off and end up delaying your trip to borrow another B) discover the con shuttle doesn't go anywhere remotely near your hotel and end up taking a cab ($20 x 2) C) find yo ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 5, 2007

    Letters

    Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more

  • Film

    July 5, 2007

    Sad Is the New Funny

    Amusing movies about depressed young men are in at the Los Angeles Film Festival

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Mad World

    Highlights from the 2007 film festival spotlight outspoken DJs, prisons, environmental damage, and . . . Pac-Man?

  • Columns

    June 21, 2007

    Letters

    'Stupid-ass crackers talk about gangs like they know something'

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2007

    We Win!

    Three OC Weekly writers were nominated for L.A. Press Club Awards, and none of them came home empty-handed last night. Gustavo Arellano won the President's Award for "Ask a Mexican." R. Scott Moxley took first place in "Investigative/Series" for his piece "The New Crips." The judges said "We liked ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Brand Upon the Brain!, DOA: Dead or Alive, The Golden Door, Nancy Drew

  • Columns

    June 14, 2007

    Letters

    'I hold an ASS'

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    Welcome to the Grindhouse

    Newport Beach Film Festival is our very own cinematic grab bag

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    New Reviews

    Blades of Glory; Dating Games People Play; First Snow; Meet the Robinsons

  • Columns

    March 22, 2007

    Letters

    'Kate Carraway... You obviously wouldn't know good music if it slapped you in the face. Idiot.'

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Now Playing

    Alpha Dog, Borat, Casino Royale

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    New Reviews

    Arthur and the Invisibles; Guru; Primeval; Stomp the Yard

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    New Reviews

    Code Name: The Cleaner; Freedom Writers; Happily N'Ever After; Thr3e

  • Film

    December 14, 2006

    New Reviews

    Charlottes Web, Eragon

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    New Reviews

    Guadalupe; The History Boys; Screamers; Unaccompanied Minors

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    New Reviews

    Turistas; National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    New Reviews

    Come Early Morning; The Ground Truth; Harsh Times; Night of the Living Dead 3D; The Return; Vivah

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    New Reviews

    Cocaine Cowboys; Flushed Away; The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause; Umrao Jaan

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    New Reviews

    Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker; Driving Lessons; The Grudge 2; The Marine; Nearing Grace; One Night With the King; The Queen

  • Film

    September 7, 2006

    New Reviews

    The Covenant; The Protector

  • Film

    August 31, 2006

    New Reviews

    Crank, Crossover, Idiocracy, Lassie, The Quiet, Wicker Man

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2006

    X-Men 3 Gave Me Blue Balls

    X-Men: The Last Stand seemed like a good idea at the time. For the most part, it's at least entertaining and at times even manages to turn you on a little, get your juices flowing. But the end is the King Kong classic of cinematic blue balls. King Kong is a perfect example of a movie that gave fans ... More >>

  • Film

    May 11, 2006

    New Reviews

    The Beauty Academy of Kabul, Down in the Valley, Just My Luck, Keeping Up With the Steins, Lady Vengeance, Saving Shiloh, Wah-Wah

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    New Reviews

    Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild

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