Richard Leider

Richard Leider
Richard Leider's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
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.<b>Concurrent with above:</b>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
Location: New York City
Official Websites: blackcatmedia.com

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5 32% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2004
3.5 71% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2004
50% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2004
27% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2004
22% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2004
57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2004
80% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2004
44% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
60% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
25% Raising Helen (2004) 'Sadly, this "comedy" turns family tragedy into lopsided farce. Another downer for talented Kate Hudson's career.' - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2004
53% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2004
b+ 63% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2004
4.5 46% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2004
47% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2004
B+ 45% 50 First Dates (2004) One of Sandler's more ernest efforts and Barrymore's more innocent performances. - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2004
C 16% The Big Bounce (2004) Strains to make every joke work. I almost miss the orginal. - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2004
B 80% Miracle (2004) One of the best performances Kurt Russel has given in years. - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2003
73% Runaway Jury (2003) "A neat, twisty suspense thriller with solid Oscar calibur performances and a breakout ending." - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2003
35% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2003
31% Underworld (2003) "one of the best of the Dark Comic films" - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2003
B 82% Matchstick Men (2003) Ridley Scott has given us a "Sting" for the new millenium. - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2003
68% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2002
34% The Truth About Charlie (2002) One of the most lackluster and feeble remakes in movie history. - Black Cat Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2002