Joe Leydon

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Review: 'Racing Stripes'

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A "Babe"-licious mix of human thesps and CGI-tweaked animals, "Racing Stripes" is poised to run a profitable sprint through megaplex tracks before it hits its stride as a long-distance homevid…

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Review: 'White Noise'

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"White Noise" is nothing to shout about. The first major Hollywood studio release of 2005 is an unsatisfying supernatural thriller with an effectively unsettling build-up and a frustratingly muddled…

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Review: 'Fat Albert'

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Hey, hey, hey? No, no, no. A clunky mix of animated hijinx, live-action farce and inspirational uplift, "Fat Albert" is flat-footed and ham-handed in its attempt to reconstitute a popular '70s TV…

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Review: 'Track Down'

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After gathering dust for nearly five years, "Track Down" finally emerges as homevid fodder. Pic appears to have found its natural habitat: Although originally intended for theatrical release…

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Review: 'My Name Is Modesty'

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For a vidpic filmed in 18 days by a helmer hired scarcely a week before the start of principal photography, "My Name Is Modesty" isn't half-bad. This mildly diverting time-killer focuses on the early…

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Review: 'Evil Remains'

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Riffing on visual and narrative tropes from "Halloween," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Blair Witch Project" and dozens of other, better pics, writer-director James Merendino manages only…

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Review: 'Intern Academy'

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During their salad days as TV sketch comedy satirists, "SCTV" alumnus Dave Thomas and "Saturday Night Live" vet Dan Aykroyd would have eviscerated a brain-dead gross-out comedy such as "Intern…

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Review: 'Seed of Chucky'

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel with more determination than inspiration, writer-director Don Mancini offers a slapdash mix of camp and carnage in "Seed of Chucky," fifth installment of the…

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