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Richard Leider

Richard Leider

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5 31% The Forgotten (2004) "One of the neatest, scariest, most involving and frightening fantasy films ever. This is what good genre cinema is about." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2004
4.5 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) "An inspired parody and genial companion piece to the other zombie genre. Edgar Wright, Simon Peg and Nick Frost are a fomidable comedy team. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 23, 2004
3.5 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) "Probably the ultimate piece of eye-candy Hollywood has yet to offer. An exceptionally creative effort in homage to the genre, and nothing more." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 19, 2004
86% Collateral (2004) "Mann has given us a tense, no-nonsense thriller with no fat that is best watched from the edge of the seat." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) "Beware of sequels written to insure triolgies in neat boxed sets at Blockbuster." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) "As prequels derived from vbideo games go, this one is not bad, well produced and answers many questions left by the original 'Alien'." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) "This second rendering of the prequel illustrates the hazards of prequels. Abandon all hope ye who buy tickets for this one." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
51% Vanity Fair (2004) "Thackeray's classic tale for the ninth (?) time and with great production values although Reese Witherspoon is much too sweet in her interpretation of the calculating heroine." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
25% Wicker Park (2004) "Although the convoluted stracture of the film with endless flashbacks and a 'Rashomon'-like construction will exhaust you, this is a neat little thriller." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
18% Suspect Zero (2004) "A taut thriller with a couple of good twists...much better than the trailers would make you think." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
21% Little Black Book (2004) "The last fifteen minutes are worth this sleepy little romantic comedy that preceeds, despite the uneven tone of much of the film." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 8, 2004
81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ""A cinema rendering for the young..the franchise continues in a frenetic series of action/chase sequences cut like rock videos. A script..maybe? A 3rd sequel..definitely"" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 31, 2004
58% I, Robot (2004) ""Maybe not what Asimov had in mind, but a thrilling roller coaster ride of a futuristic crime thriller with eye boggling action sequences for long hot summer relief." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 31, 2004
81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) "Demme has refreshed a classic with every element that gives people nightmares in a very plausible scenario.The performances are excellent." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 31, 2004
43% The Village (2004) ""Suffers from it's own hype as a horror flick,which it isn't. This psychological thriller is too slick and full of elements we've seen before to be anything but a B film."" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 31, 2004
26% The Stepford Wives (2004) "'A catastrophe of the type that happens when Holywood dummies down a good property for today's dummied down audiences just to make a quick buck.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
88% Shrek 2 (2004) "'Truly a creative triumph..better than the first film and more inventive,too. This looks like a major franchise in the making.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
61% The Terminal (2004) "'This is one of Tom Hanks' best comedies, despite the fact that it has TV Sitcom Pilot written all over it.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
15% White Chicks (2004) "'At last, a Wayans effort that has wide audience appeal and a somewhat convoluted and enjoyable farcical plot.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
23% Raising Helen (2004) "'Sadly, this "comedy" turns family tragedy into lopsided farce. Another downer for talented Kate Hudson's career.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) "'HP-Azkaban is a refreshing new direction for this franchise. It has more substance and equals the thrills of it's predecessors. A must see movie this summer.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "'The most ambitioous Marvel comic hero flick in the series. Devlivers more bang for the buck than most current fare.' " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Jul 9, 2004
4% Godsend (2003) "Starts as sci-fi with a social agenda and deteriorates quickly into a soapy TV Movie of the Weak." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted May 1, 2004
39% Man on Fire (2004) "An overproduced remake. It's too artsy, but delivers jolts of raw Dirty Harry/Punisher type violence that seems to sell tickets nowadays. Kudos for Washington's performance." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 30, 2004
64% 13 Going on 30 (2004) "Despite the derivative nature of the script bade idea, this is a refreshing film in its' own right." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 30, 2004
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) "Kill Bill Vol. 2 rounds out the first Volume. Not as kick-***, but a satisfactory dramatic tome. " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 30, 2004
29% The Alamo (2004) "Like many severely edited epics of the past this 2 hour version of the 4 hour version is missing something..or..anything." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 10, 2004
50% Ella Enchanted (2004) "ELLA can't decide if it's 'Princess Bride' or 'Shrek' while it deviates considerably from novel. Yet, it is clean fare for the young in a market starving for family films." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 10, 2004
54% Home on the Range (2004) "Tries really, really, really, really hard to be a Looney Tune and sometimes briefly hits the mark. Still, it's harmless family/kiddie fare in a market that needs such things." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 10, 2004
A- 81% Hellboy (2004) "Better than any ride at any amusement park...chills, thrills and belly laughs come by the minute. This is THE franchise to watch in the next few years. Wow!!" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Apr 10, 2004
4.0 22% Taking Lives (2004) "Another thriller that needs a seasoned director and a rewrite. It stars off good and rolls downhill fast. Even Angelina's sex scene can't save it. Skip the theater - rent it!" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Mar 20, 2004
b+ 64% Starsky & Hutch (2004) "Stiller and Wilson have taken the classic Tv show and made it into something for the 21st Century audience. Comparasions are futile, but it IS funny." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Mar 20, 2004
2.5 46% Secret Window (2004) "Johnny Depp's talent is submerged in a "seen that done that" script that needs a Hitchcock rewrite to be viable. My wife guessed the whole thing in the first five minutes." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Mar 20, 2004
4.5 47% Hidalgo (2004) "Despite it's focus group mentality formulation to be 'all things adventurous to all viewers' HIDALGO does give you $10 worth of entertainment and some solid performances." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Mar 20, 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) "Gibson's PASSION OF THE CHRISTdelivers as much religious inspiration as watching Klansmen beat the crap out of a 13 year old black kid for two hours. Rent THE ROBE on DVD!!" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 25, 2004
46% Eurotrip (2003) "Old fashioned high school humor served up cold. The kind of film you are embarrassed to laugh at. Wait for the DVD and see it at home." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 20, 2004
13% Welcome to Mooseport (2004) ""Wisely compacted at 75 minutes, Ray Romano's first feature film shows promise for future endeavors and delivers mild Yuks."" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 20, 2004
B+ 44% 50 First Dates (2004) "One of Sandler's more ernest efforts and Barrymore's more innocent performances." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 13, 2004
C 16% The Big Bounce (2004) "Strains to make every joke work. I almost miss the orginal." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 13, 2004
B 80% Miracle (2004) "One of the best performances Kurt Russel has given in years." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Feb 13, 2004
36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) ""Much, much, much, much, much, ado about very little."" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 5, 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) ""A dark and disturbing twist on the Doris Day-Rock Hudson comedies of the 1960's with some solid laughs" " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 27, 2003
72% Runaway Jury (2003) ""A neat, twisty suspense thriller with solid Oscar calibur performances and a breakout ending."" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 27, 2003
36% Scary Movie 3 (2003) ""More Scary Movie sophmoric humor aimed at movie buffs and people who want to escape reality. This is THE film for them. The Zuckers doit right, though". " ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 27, 2003
53% Veronica Guerin (2003) ""Schumacher gives Guerin the Costa Gavras treatment with surprisingly good results. Blanchette makes another Oscar bid"." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 27, 2003
71% The Rundown (2003) ""The Rundown is one helluva roller coaster ride. The Rock is quickly becoming America's #1 action star"." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Oct 1, 2003
31% Underworld (2003) ""one of the best of the Dark Comic films"" ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 25, 2003
B 82% Matchstick Men (2003) "Ridley Scott has given us a "Sting" for the new millenium." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Sep 13, 2003
69% Red Dragon (2002) "A slick and well done entry for Hannibal Lecter's archives. I'll note the original version-Manhunter, had a 'real' quality thatmakes it a must see also." ‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002
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
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