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Beth Jones

Beth Jones
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 14% View from the Top (2003) You'll need a barf bag to sit through the film's sugary dialogue. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Mar 24, 2003
1/5 39% Agent Cody Banks (2003) This sure isn't a movie for kids. Director Harald Zwart is obsessed with Angie Harmon's cleavage. It's as if he couldn't decide whether to rip off James Bond or "The Graduate." ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Mar 17, 2003
3/5 60% Old School (2003) Vince Vaughn's right-on performance is a relief considering that the "Swingers" star spent the last couple of years looking bloated and sleeping onscreen. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Feb 22, 2003
2/5 8% Gods and Generals (2003) Director Ron Maxwell wants us to know how war affected Northern and Southern soldiers, Irish immigrants, African-Americans, women and children. He tries to tell too many stories and fails to tell any of them well. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Feb 15, 2003
3/5 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) A nice enough diversion when the theaters are filled with weightier Oscar contenders. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Feb 10, 2003
5/5 88% Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) Noyce has delivered an asounding film: a story about the evil of humanity told against a backdrop of startling scenic beauty. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jan 27, 2003
3.5/5 86% Chicago (2002) Marshall frequently cuts between the songs and the story, a trick which will keep MTV audiences interested. Still, he doesn't use the intercutting so much that older viewers will complain of headaches - as some did with the sensory overloading "Moulin Ro ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jan 6, 2003
2/5 42% Two Weeks Notice (2002) Hugh Grant just grins and grins as if to explain that he knows the material isn't up to par and he's just along for the ride. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Dec 23, 2002
2.5/5 21% Empire (2002) Filmmaker Franc Reyes would have been better off skipping the elaborate scam plot and focusing on the conflicts that arise when a dealer trades in his gold chain for an Armani suit. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Dec 9, 2002
4.5/5 87% Far From Heaven (2003) Dennis Quaid's portrayal of this man tortured by his desires is one of the finest of his career. I can't help but think Quaid probably wouldn't mind showing that wife-stealing Russell Crowe that he too is worthy of a gold statuette. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Dec 2, 2002
4.5/5 76% Frida (2002) Director Julie Taymor and the film's many writers do not paint the Mexican painter as a martyr. "Frida " is a story about a woman who loved life, partied hard and enjoyed her own indiscretions. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Nov 25, 2002
4/5 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) Will those on the right dismiss Moore as a propagandist? Will those on the left flock to the theater and accept Moore's word as gospel? Either scenario is depressing. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Nov 18, 2002
3.5/5 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) "Tuck Everlasting" is a rare thing: not only a family film but a film about a young woman. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Oct 21, 2002
2/5 47% The Banger Sisters (2002) Eva Amurri should have been wearing a sign that read, "My mom got me this job." ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Sep 24, 2002
3.5/5 82% Barbershop (2002) The comedy belongs to Cedric the Entertainer who's simultanesously out-of-control funny and awe-inspiring. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Sep 16, 2002
2/5 14% Swimfan (2002) Every plot twist can be seen a mile away in this soggy "Fatal Attraction" knockoff geared toward the high school set. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Sep 10, 2002
5/5 81% The Good Girl (2002) Aniston was brave to accept this dark role, which may win her an Oscar nomination and certainly proves she's an actress of substance. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Sep 3, 2002
1.5/5 51% Simone (2002) Maybe a computer nerd could digitally create a director who knows how to end a movie. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Aug 26, 2002
1/5 5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) There's a reason the studio didn't offer an advance screening. "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" is a big time stinker. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Aug 19, 2002
3.5/5 53% Blood Work (2002) While we may doubt his physical capabilities, 72-year-old Clint Eastwood can still deliver as an action hero. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Aug 13, 2002
3/5 30% The Country Bears (2002) Good music, creative twists and a moving performance by freaky Christopher Walken saved this potentially stinky kiddie film ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jul 29, 2002
3/5 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) Young children will adore this sweet white mouse, although older kids and impish adults may miss the edginess of "Lilo & Stitch." ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jul 22, 2002
2.5/5 12% Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Halloween: Resurrection isn't exactly quality cinema, but it isn't nearly as terrible as it cold have been. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jul 15, 2002
77% Undercover Brother (2002) Achieves the perfect cartoonish look but makes some fine points about racism through its silliness. ‐ Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Posted Jun 1, 2002