Richard Leider

Richard Leider

Agrees with the Tomatometer 56% of the time.

Biography:
1968 - 1975 THE MONSTER TIMES Reviewer, interviewer1970 - 1973 SHOW MAGAZINE Associate Editor Film and TV Features, in-house interviewer and photographer.1971 WOR RADIO - THE JOHN WINGATE SHOW Frequent guest film reviewer and guest. Co-Hosted 2 programs.1971 - 1972 WOR-TV - THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW Frequent guest on film and celebrity subjects. Co-Hosted 2 programs.1973 - 1976 GLITTER MAGAZINE USA Editor, features writer, reviewer and photographer.1976 - 1978 CELEBRITY MAGAZINE Special Correspondent, features writer and reviewer.1978 - 1980 ELITE MAGAZINE USA Features and Photo Editor, reviewer and interviewer.Concurrent with above:1968-1980 Features and Photos syndicated worldwide via TRANSWORLD FEATURES SYNDICATE.1984 "THE ORACLE" - Original Story and Screenplay for independently produced and distributed thriller. USA Video. International distributor - VIACOM.1980 - 1997 NEW JERSEY LIVING MAGAZINE Entertainment Editor, Art Director, reviewer- Cinemascene monthly column.1982 - 1985 WWFM RADIO - Mercer County, NJ CINEMASCENE ON THE AIR - 30 minute weekly review/interview program.1998 CINEMASCENE ON THE NET Internet site for Cinemascene on BLACK CAT MEDIA ASSOCIATES website. Film reviews and celebrity interviews. Also Theater, Music and Book reviews.
Publications:
Black Cat Media
Total Reviews:
127
Location:
New York City

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 127
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Ghost Ship (2002) " A genuine spooky, scary 1950's style B-Movie that provides a year's supply of gooseflesh. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) " One of the most lackluster and feeble remakes in movie history. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
55% The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002) " A most satisfying sequel to the classic Christmas film, BUT...two is enough. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
48% Femme Fatale (2002) " Brian De Palma makes up for a lot of his junk with a real Hitchcock type twisty thriller. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) " A worthy sequel with non-stop action and thrills for all ages. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
57% Die Another Day (2002) " This two hours of non-stop Hollywood 007 is almost as good as the Fleming Bond-ers. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
66% Solaris (2002) " Slow moving, but faithful reworking of the Russian classic. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) " The most outrageous display of Mike Myers' talent yet. Goldmember is sold gold, baby! " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Aug 5, 2002
74% Signs (2002) " Begins with a BANG and ends with a whimper. Shyamalan sells out to Hollywood as soon as the audience fears they may have to use their imaginations and brains. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Aug 5, 2002
81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) " More of the same delightfull children's tale. Overly sweet and pure stuff for the youngest filmgoers. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 22, 2002
92% Insomnia (2002) " Acceptable, but mild remake of the 1997 Norwegian thriller. Restrained performances cheat the viewer of promised chills. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) " Slippery, soapy, manipulative Hollywood BS about female relationships and the need for summer chick flicks. UGH! " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
83% The Bourne Identity (2002) " Lukewarm remake of the 1988 film of the Ludlam novel. Cardboard characters and lots of action equal routine thrills for eating junk food. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) " An uncomfortable film about coming of age. Well done, but so rough around the edges you might get cut. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
90% Minority Report (2002) " Spielberg makes up for "A.I." with an exciting, action packed sci-fier rooted in the traditional mystery thriller mold. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
39% Men in Black II (2002) " More of the same...brilliantly done. Leave your brain at the door and enjoy! " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
81% Road to Perdition (2002) " Very well done considering it's a comic book which accounts for the major plot flaws. Still, Hanks and company deliver a good night at the movies. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
40% Reign of Fire (2002) " Totally unbelieveable, illogical and contradictory. 99% FX and 1% script.. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 21, 2002
20% Jason X (2002) " It delivers what it promises ( something few films do ) thrills, chills, gore and a few new twists...Jason lives!! " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 4, 2002
41% The Scorpion King (2002) " The Rock and some unexpected comedy makes The Scorpion King a better than average sword and sandal epic. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 4, 2002
47% Hollywood Ending (2002) " A mild, one joke disappointment of a film from a master who we all know can do better. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 4, 2002
89% Spider-Man (2002) " "An excelelnt transition from comics to big screen...one of the best action flicks in years..... " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 4, 2002
31% Murder by Numbers (2002) " One of the more price-worthy and better written and acted efforts of recent times. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 21, 2002
33% Resident Evil (2002) " One of the most adrenalin pumping horror fest in ages. Whenit was over, I wanted to run out and buy all the games..... " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
25% Showtime (2002) " Mildly amusing often actually funny satire of cop dramas and the parts the real actors have playing in past films. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
77% Ice Age (2002) " Absolutely the best animated film since SHREK and MONSTERS INC. The story is fresh, the characters loveable and I want one of those sabertoothed squirrels!! " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
59% Blade II (2002) " If this is your cup of blood, it's one of the best. A very Graphic comic book of non-stop action and archetypical characters in mortal combat. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
29% Clockstoppers (2002) " A fun family, squeeky clean science fiction romp. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
42% Death to Smoochy (2002) " DeVito's SMOOCHY is a funny, though, awkward treatment of a promising satirical subject. Its the kind of film the Bolting Brothers would have done so marvellously in 1965. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
48% Big Trouble (2002) " One of the wackier cinematic translations of Dave Barry's ingenuous wit. Ridiculous characters we all recognize provide mindless, theraputic laughter " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 13, 2002
6% Corky Romano (2001) " "Another nail in the coffin of Chris Kattan's movie career....no one cares who Corky is. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 14, 2001
14% American Outlaws (2001) " "Despite the general enjoyablity of the cast's antics, the total disregard for historical accuracy, which would have not hurt the film at all earns this one a big 'F' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
29% Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) " "It plods like an overnight hike with full battlegear only stoppingbriefly to illuminate a part of the war we don't often hear about." " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
11% The Musketeer (2001) " "Bad enough to have Dumas is rolling in his grave and changing his name to Ed Wood " " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
83% The Others (2001) " "Good old fashioned 1960's style bone chilling ghost story." " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
52% Rock Star (2001) " "The only saving grace of this second proof that Whalberg can't carry a film is that it is a true story and has some historical merit if not any cinematic merit." " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
44% Rat Race (2001) " "Not a copy of ther classic, but a most enjoyable dissertation on greed and the ability of Hollywood to make good movies when they want to." " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
7% Glitter (2001) " "One of the worst wastes of time and money in years.....nothing new, nothing emotinally involving...nothing......" " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
39% Hardball (2001) " "boring, Hollywood formula pap....The Mighty Ducks urbanized just doesn't score" " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2001
15% Scary Movie 2 (2001) " Scary 2 shoots its wad in the first ten minutes and rolls downhill for 70 more. The Wayans clan have set Black entertainment back twenty years. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2001
51% Kiss of the Dragon (2001) " Non-stop action...despite the soapy subplot and the loopholes, this action film puts many others to shame " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2001
54% Cats & Dogs (2001) " "A really cute idea...a comedy for the whole family with no offensive content, a nice fantasy story and some neat effects. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2001
19% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) " No script adventure wastes the talent of its cast and provides thrills only for the youngest audience members. I can't wait for Indiana Jones #4 " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jun 27, 2001
58% A Knight's Tale (2001) " A very creative effort, sly and witty script - suspend disbelief and let it rock you. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 29, 2001
54% The Golden Bowl (2000) " One of the best period pieces from Merchant and Ivory is a valiant effort to condense and present a complex novel. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 29, 2001
88% Shrek (2001) " 100% enjoyable for all ages. This is what creative cinema is all about. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 29, 2001
25% Pearl Harbor (2001) " Great audio visual experience is to be lauded for technical achievement way over the luke warm dramatic effort. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 29, 2001
33% One Night at McCool's (2001) " "Off the wall dark humor. A sleeper among dark, kooky comedies" " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 8, 2001
13% Town & Country (2000) " "Cute. Not as bad as it could be, but suffers from it's lackof focus" " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 8, 2001
62% The Claim (2000) " Maybe the first Oscar calibur film of the year. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 22, 2001
81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) " Warm, honest, romantic comedy...one of Zellweger's best performances. This is a story everyone without a significant other can relate to. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 15, 2001
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