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Brian J. Arthurs

Brian J. Arthurs
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 74% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2002
2/5 18% Grey Owl (1999) Quote not available.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Posted Oct 18, 2002
71% The Ring (2002) [The Ring] is a genuinely chilling tale that provides more scares than most of its ilk.‐ Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2002