Joe Leydon

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Review: 'It's Pat'

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Ever hear the one about the pic that was too bad to be released, so it escaped? Well, that old joke now has a new punch line: "It's Pat," a shockingly unfunny "Saturday Night Live" spinoff that…

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Review: 'Men Lie'

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There's probably an audience out there for "Men Lie," but it will take a savvy distrib with niche-marketing skills to find it. Word of mouth could generate pleasing B.O. in urban markets. Vid and pay…

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Review: 'May Jean'

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Vet Taiwanese filmmaker Steven C.C. Liu returns after a 10-year hiatus with a lavishly mounted but simplistic melodrama that veers perilously close to high camp. Despite obvious sincerity on Liu's…

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Review: 'Rave Review'

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Noted L.A. legit director Jeff Seymour makes his feature debut with a project no doubt close to his heart -- a dark comedyset in the world of L.A. theater. Pic is neither dark nor funny enough to…

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Review: 'Brainscan'

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It's a rare teen horror pic that can be faulted for excessive restraint, but "Brainscan" may be too tame for the creature-feature fans and slasher devotees who will be drawn by its ad campaign. If…

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Review: 'Holy Matrimony'

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A sort of humorous variation on "Witness,""Holy Matrimony" appears to exist in a commercial limbo, and Disney has a challenge selling this innocuous but problematical comedy. Pic opens today in a…

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