Mark R. Leeper

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
In and out of science fiction circles Mark and Evelyn Leeper are one of the best known writing couples on the Internet. Mark became an avid science fiction fan at age six with TV's "Commando Cody." Both went to the University of Massachusetts in 1968. There Mark introduced Evelyn to the Science Fiction Society and fandom. Both were active members and officers of the society. In 1978 they founded the Bell Labs Science Fiction Club and their own weekly fanzine, now called the MT VOID (pronounced "Empty Void"). In the early 1980s their writing found its way to the Internet where Mark is now the longest-running regularly published film reviewer. They are widely traveled. Mark is best known for his film reviews and analysis, his weekly editorials, his travel writing, and for fannish origami.
Favorites:
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1968), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, SCHINDLER'S LIST, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Publications:
Dog Pile , Mark Leeper's Reviews , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1828
Total QuickRatings:
136

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7/10 65% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The film is strong if unsurprising and does exactly what the filmmakers and the audience wanted it to do." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Aug 18, 2014
5/10 7% Septic Man (2014) " Some of the same team who created the very original PONTYPOOL (2008) is back, though it is with an idea not so original and not nearly so satisfying." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2014
7/10 —— Wet Behind The Ears (2014) " Copeland manages to keep the film going and under control until he needs to end his story. Then the film flies completely off the rails." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
6/10 44% Aftermath (2014) " It is clear there is only one realistic place that this film can be going." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jul 20, 2014
9/10 95% Particle Fever (2014) " This is a film that feeds the imagination and is the most exciting documentary so far in 2014." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jul 15, 2014
7/10 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " More intelligence and less fighting could have made this a better film." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jul 13, 2014
6/10 —— GreasePaint (2013) " GREASEPAINT gives us a look behind the painted faces, the bright red noses, and the giant grins to see what the clowns are really thinking about." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jul 10, 2014
7/10 80% Redwood Highway (2014) " worth the trip to appreciate the acting" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2014
6/10 58% Rigor Mortis (2014) " A victory of visual images over plotting" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jun 18, 2014
5/10 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " I cannot recommend the film to anyone not firmly grounded in X-MEN lore" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jun 11, 2014
6/10 —— Ride Report (2014) " pleasant, but falls short of exciting" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jun 11, 2014
8/10 33% Lullaby (2014) " The film has a powerhouse cast, perhaps more than was needed to make the drama work. But the drama is completely engaging." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jun 9, 2014
7/10 —— Kids-R (2014) " It is not about kids' rights, but adoptive parents lack of rights." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 26, 2014
6/10 73% Godzilla (2014) " This is a script whose drama is better than Toho's usual fare, but audiences may find the new film is dark and drab and slow a t getting to the fun." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 21, 2014
7/10 —— As High As The Sky (2014) " bittersweet story of loneliness and family relationships" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 15, 2014
7/10 89% Bears (2014) " aimed to be child-friendly and soft pedals some of the harsher realities of bear life" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 7, 2014
7/10 —— Living Things (2014) " Shapiro does not seem quite ready to trust his audience to reach their own conclusions." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 5, 2014
4/10 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " If THE QUIET ONES is not a classic, at least it fails gracefully and the genre is better for its effort." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted May 2, 2014
6/10 —— The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) " very much in the mold that elsewhere was doing wonders for Hammer Films. You do not need to be a fan of Hammer Films to like this movie, but it certainly helps. " — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Apr 6, 2014
6/10 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Daniel Patrick Carbone puts in so much of his resource into the texture and background of his setting that he neglects the plot." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Apr 6, 2014
6/10 —— Too Sane For This World (2011) " The film has a by-the-numbers documentary style and presents its information in a straightforward manner." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2014
6/10 65% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014) " Viewers may feel they have been intentionally misled. Well, they have." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Mar 21, 2014
5/10 86% Mars (2010) " Mixing mumblecore with science fiction is original, but the resulting film demands more than it delivers" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Mar 21, 2014
6/10 33% Odd Thomas (2014) " ODD THOMAS has the feeling of a series pilot, which is exactly what the book was for Koontz." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 26, 2014
5/10 19% HairBrained (2014) " HAIRBRAINED feels like a throwback to college comedies of 1980s cable TV." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 17, 2014
6/10 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " I am afraid that for me this film was not quite awesome." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 17, 2014
6/10 —— Vaastu Shastra (2004) " Little in this film will feel new to American horror film fans, but at least it is a nice recombination of older ideas." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 16, 2014
6/10 20% The Tower (2012) " Don't look for character development or deep meaning, but THE TOWER is a real roller-coaster ride." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2014
7/10 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " What is more engaging is the view of life in Japan between the World Wars and Miyazaki's take on international politics." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 13, 2014
6/10 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " the film might have been more charming with Ray Harryhausen effects than with CGI" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
5/10 5% The Outsider (2014) " as is frequently the case when the same person writes and directs, one talent is stronger than the other." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2014
5/10 —— Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream (2014) " really a scattershot documentary going for breadth rather than depth in economic issues." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jan 25, 2014
9/10 94% Her (2013) " Iv you could zee her through my eyes ... she vouldn't look zoftvare at all." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jan 12, 2014
7/10 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " It would be hard to make the story any grimmer on film " — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jan 12, 2014
6/10 78% The Banshee Chapter (2014) " ambitious horror film, but too much of the time the viewer is just waiting for something horrific to happen." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Jan 7, 2014
8/10 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " We have to take the story's word that what Belfort did was very, very bad and forget that it looks like fun. " — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2013
7/10 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The viewer should expect to see long stretches of Travers being unpleasant." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
8/10 92% Nebraska (2013) " NEBRASKA is measured, sad, funny, and in its simplicity impressively well written." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 18, 2013
6/10 56% Man of Steel (2013) " [Zach] Snyder who made his mark with the film 300 can manipulate images but fails to bring them to life." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 18, 2013
7/10 72% Go For Sisters (2013) " While this film is not up to LONE STAR, it is an involving if low-key thriller that uses the setting with its drug gangs and illegal emigration scams as palpably as a character." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/10 —— Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2013) " If it is a call to action it is really unclear what action is called for." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2013
7/10 89% Frozen (2013) " FROZEN is just about as intelligent as Disney musicals get." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 8, 2013
8/10 96% Enough Said (2013) " raises some serious issues of relationships" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 8, 2013
8/10 93% All Is Lost (2013) " a film of action and suspense with no guns and no villains but the sea and an inevitable death." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 8, 2013
7/10 —— Unheimliche Geschichten, (Eerie Tales) (1919) " Veidt was not yet the horror film star of Germany, but this film would go a long way to make him one." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Dec 2, 2013
9/10 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Like Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN from last year, and for which this is a good companion piece, this film is required viewing to understand the United States as it was" — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Nov 29, 2013
8/10 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " With McConaughey's role in MUD followed by this role McConaughey clearly transforms himself from heartthrob to serious actor." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Nov 19, 2013
7/10 —— This American Journey (2013) " This is an innocent project: as a rarity among documentaries, it seems to have no axe to grind." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Nov 19, 2013
9/10 93% The Hunt (2013) " This is a serious treatment of what it is to be [accused of a sex crime], and it is much more disturbing than anything in a Hitchcock thriller." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Nov 17, 2013
7/10 79% No Place On Earth (2013) " This is a nearly forgotten chapter of Holocaust history brought back to life by this documentary." — Mark Leeper's Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2013
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