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Brian J. Arthurs

Brian J. Arthurs
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 75% House of Sand and Fog (2003) [A] rewarding tale of desperation and lost dreams.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 18, 2003
A 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) We may never see anything like this ever again.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 18, 2003
B+ 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Reckless? Perhaps. Indulgent? Sure. But it's never boring.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 9, 2003
C+ 70% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) Rise of the Machines feels like an old rock band that reunites without one of its key players. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Jul 3, 2003
A- 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) How can our heroes be so fashionable, while everyone else [in Zion] looks like they just wandered back from a Phish show? ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted May 16, 2003
B+ 86% X2: X-Men United (2003) ...[it] just feels like director Bryan Singer and his cast are more confident and self-assured, resulting in an action-packed, witty and even thought-provoking yarn. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted May 1, 2003
B 43% Anger Management (2003) ...the star power of the film isn't matched by the material, but it's to the performers' credit that the film is as consistently funny as it is. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Apr 10, 2003
B 71% Phone Booth (2003) boasts a single-note plot that evokes tension from its earliest moments and carries it through its svelte 80-minute running time. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Apr 7, 2003
B- 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) The first half, centering on the friends and their initial contact with the alien invaders, is smart and downright chilling; the way a fun monster movie should be. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Mar 24, 2003
B 60% Old School (2003) Old School isn't going to go down as a classic comedy, but it does serve up more than enough laughs. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Feb 21, 2003
83% Narc (2002) ...crisp and stylish writing and direction by Joe Carnahan, who pays homage to the gritty police dramas of the 1970s ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
75% Gangs of New York (2002) He's at once terrifying, hilarious, honorable and vicious. It's a magnificent reminder of what a great actor Lewis is. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) The Two Towers, is not so much a sequelas it is an extension of last year's The Fellowship of the Ring. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
91% Adaptation (2002) Adaptation is intricately constructed and in a strange way nails all of Orlean's themes without being a true adaptation of her book. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Dec 6, 2002
C- 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) The Emperor's Club is one of those films that possesses all the good intentions in the world, but ... ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 22, 2002
A- 87% The Quiet American (2003) It works not only as a love triangle drama, but as a political thriller and a murder mystery. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 22, 2002
B 58% Die Another Day (2002) ...only Bond can save us from the latest eccentric, super-wealthy megalomaniac bent on world domination and destruction. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 22, 2002
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) The result is better than The Sorcerer's Stone, but still feels slightly bloated and unfocused. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 15, 2002
4/5 100% My Favorite Year (1982) Quote not available.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 8, 2002
3/5 15% Sleep with Me (1994) Quote not available.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 8, 2002
74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Even bigger and more ambitious than the first installment, Spy Kids 2 looks as if it were made by a highly gifted 12-year-old instead of a grown man. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Nov 8, 2002
48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) It's completely inappropriate for children younger than 17, but it still takes someone who relates to his inner 14-year-old to truly enjoy it. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 31, 2002
92% Bloody Sunday (2002) What's most striking about Greengrass' film is just how real it all feels. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 28, 2002
2/5 18% Grey Owl (1999) Quote not available.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 18, 2002
72% The Ring (2002) [The Ring] is a genuinely chilling tale that provides more scares than most of its ilk. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 18, 2002
3.5/4 69% Red Dragon (2002) ...a worthy remake and compelling enough to erase the sour memories left by the bloated and pointless Hannibal. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 4, 2002
41% The Four Feathers (2002) '... It's a wonderful journey with less payoff than one might have hoped for.' ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Sep 23, 2002
C- 38% Full Frontal (2002) What may have been a nice diversion from the norm in Hollywood ends up as dull trip into the lives of ordinary, self-involved Angelenos. ‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Sep 3, 2002