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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
Read More | 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
20% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
70% 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
33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) One of the most lackluster and feeble remakes in movie history.‐ Black Cat Media
Posted Nov 23, 2002