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Daniel M. Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) [The animators] add dollops of their own surreal and quirky humor... [it's] a winning formula... ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3.5/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) While providing surreal action and food for thought, one other point needs to be made: this is a movie in which the black and white characters are part of an ensemble. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jul 4, 2016
2.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Well, it's not as bad as the 2013 reboot of The Lone Ranger. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jul 4, 2016
2/5 75% The BFG (2016) [It] will undoubtedly find an audience, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us have to pretend this giant is less big and friendly than boring and flat. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jul 4, 2016
4/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) With its epic sweep and powerful performances shedding light on a little-known chapter of American history, this would have seemed like prime Oscar bait for an autumn release. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) ...a solid effort and a nice comeback from last year's The Good Dinosaur, but this is not the best American animated feature we've seen this year. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) ... a buddy comedy done right. For a change, there was some intelligence on both sides of the camera. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) No one will confuse Now You See Me 2 for an art film. It is, however, damn good entertainment. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) ...for those seeking some summer thrills and chills without rivers of blood and gore, it's a solid successor to the original. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3.5/5 58% Me Before You (2016) Yet thanks to its two leads, it is a film that should score with its intended audience even if it doesn't get much respect. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) It has very little to do with the novel by Lewis Carroll. Indeed, it's so bizarre and different that you may feel you've gone through the looking glass yourself. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) As a popcorn movie/timewaster, it's a sufficient diversion, but it's becoming clear that this franchise is at the end of the line. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) ...at once very violent, very funny, and a true original. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 20, 2016
2 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) It says something when a two-year-old is the most mature character in the film. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 20, 2016
4.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) ...it's the sort of movie that Hollywood had seemed to have forgotten how to make. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 13, 2016
3.5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) It's sure to please those who beat up on Batman v. Superman because it mixes lots of quips in with the action, the moralizing, and the tragic revelations. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) Like the recent My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Mother's Day" is a movie for a particular audience. You know who you are. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2016
4/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) ...a small comic gem in which two twentieth-century icons get to confront each other and, possibly, learn something about themselves. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) The story may not be deep, but it remains visually arresting... ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Favreau turns out to be the ideal director as he's used to dealing with special effects, while presenting the characters as something more that just tricks for the camera. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/5 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) It gives director Naishuller a canvas for unremitting and visceral action. It will be interesting to see what he can do when given the opportunity for a more complex story. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ...the climactic battle(s) go on a bit long, although Cavill has grown comfortable since Man of Steel and Affleck successfully takes over from Christian Bale. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Consider it a visit to the old neighborhood and discovering that not only have things not changed, but you're welcomed back with open arms and a piece of baklava. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) It's a shame we have to wait a year for yet one more movie, but it manages to can stand on its own and not merely serve as an extended trailer for the final film. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It may not leave you screaming for a sequel, but it won't leave you screaming for your money back either. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 10, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Everything you could want in an animated film: creative visuals, solid script, engaging characters. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Tina Fey gets her best role since playing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) ...this is all about the action and plot. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) ...for all its clichés and obvious borrowings... somehow manages to be more fun that you might imagine. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) ...a good, gritty B-movie with a solid A-list cast. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 61% Race (2016) The myth of the Olympics is that it's not about politics. Race is the story of an athlete who, by doing his best, made a political statement that still resonates today. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 91% The Witch (2016) The film comes on the wave of enthusiastic reviews from last year's Sundance, and that should be the giveaway. What plays well there doesn't always work elsewhere. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.5/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Depending on your threshold for inanity and slapstick you'll either find this hilarious, or just mildly amusing. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Much of the success in bringing it off is due to Ryan Reynolds, whose film career often seen him trapped in roles that didn't make good use of his talents... ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2016
5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) ...like watching Turner Classic Movies while under the influence. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) It is goofy fun, and fans of the original will be impressed by just how much of Austen is preserved. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) It tells us more about heroism in real life than many a Hollywood fiction. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours" is not a political film, but will be treated as such by those with an agenda. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) Casting Moretz as Cassie was a smart move. Like Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" and Shailene Woodley in "Divergent," Moretz is first and foremost an actress. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Spread the word. The worst movie of 2016 has just been released. It's called Dirty Grandpa. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) This is the action-adventure film as arthouse epic, where a tighter script and more clearly defined characters might have made it more engaging. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) ...one of those generic horror films you find at the video store or online streaming, unsure if you saw it but willing to take a chance. On your laptop this should do fine. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 60% Sisters (2015) ...it's a movie that lets Gen Xers indulge in their wild youth while reminding them that time has marched on. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 95% Creed (2015) It's hokey, it's predictable and, if you're a fan, it's surprisingly engaging. A big reason is that Stallone-often an underrated actor -underplays the role. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2015
2.5/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Stories and characters have always been the backbone of the best Pixar films, and here it's obvious that this was a script done by committee. Literally. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) In spite of the unnecessary padding that led to "Mockingjay" being split in half, the series ends on a strong note. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) ... it's the movie you go out to during Thanksgiving week when you've just got to get out of the house. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/5 45% The 33 (2015) It sounds strange, but The 33 is the feel-good mining disaster of the movie of the year. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 65% Spectre (2015) They're still following the philosophy for the series established by the late producer Albert R. Broccoli: all the money spent for the film is up on the screen. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2.5/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) It's not often when you see exactly where a film goes off the rails, but something that was working suddenly becomes so phony that you leave wondering what happened. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2015