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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Doctor Strange (2016) A great score by Oscar winner Michael Giacchino ("Up") and dialogue rife with a sense of humor, coupled with truly spectacular visuals, adds up to what will surely be a hugely popular movie. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is amazing footage unlike anything you've ever seen‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Howard has provided moviegoers with some of our best films over the past four decades. "Inferno" is not one of them. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) The funniest thing about this star-studded comedy are the billboards promoting it. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) See "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" for Cruise standing up to the bad guys, and for his always entertaining action sequences. But don't expect to see anything you haven't seen before in this genre.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) "The Accountant" lacks the electricity and urgency of his best movies. Then again, Affleck doesn't direct here --- that's left to someone else who lacks the star's ability to create tension and completely immerse the audience. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Taylor and his screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson faced a daunting task living up to the standard and hype of the novel...they accomplished their goal.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) I wasn't expecting much of this remake, other than to determine if it should have been remade in the first place. And the answer is a clear "no" -- not the greatest use of $95,000,000.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "Bridget Jones's Baby" survives a shaky opening 45 minutes by redeeming itself with a charming second half .‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) If you are old enough to remember the classic battles between Duran and Leonard, "Hands of Stone" is a respectable homage to that time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
59% War Dogs (2016) If "War Dogs" was not based on a true story, it would be regarded as just another silly script. But it is real, it is relatively recent --- the events took place less than 10 years ago --- and it is entertaining. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is possibly the most ambitious animated film ever conceived.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "Florence Foster Jenkins", without much in the way of pithy character development or historical context, comes off as a bit of a repetitive one-note joke. But Streep pulls off the very difficult task of intentionally singing off-key.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
55% Jason Bourne (2016) Despite its weaknesses, I can recommend "Jason Bourne" as a decent summer diversion. But this fourth entry in the franchise should be the final one.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) At the risk of inciting a riot, I found the movie to be a crashing bore. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2016
71% Café Society (2016) Like fine wine or aged cheese, 80-year-old filmmaker Woody Allen keeps getting better. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) On the strength of its all-female leading cast, this remake of the original "Ghostbusters" (1984) will likely be a box office smash, but not because it's an upgrade. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016
94% Life, Animated (2016) Roger Ross Williams should make room on his mantle for another statuette.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Without the exceptional performances from Sam Neill and Julian Dennison, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" would likely devolve into an outlandish situation comedy-wannabe. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Despite its shortcomings, "The Secret Life of Pets" boasts terrific animation, and the soundtrack by the superb Alexandre Desplats is just that --- superb.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) While it is very well constructed and photographed, that doesn't necessarily make it 100% entertaining.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) if Ray (Harryhausen) were alive today to see what Steven Spielberg's crew has accomplished in "The BFG", he would be astonished. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Skarsgård, with his chiseled features and six-pack abs, will become this generation's epitome of the storied ape man. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
51% Genius (2016) The film is a captivating example of superb acting and writing, not to be missed by serious cinephiles. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) With genius executive producer John Lasseter's stamp of approval on "Finding Dory", what's not to like?‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Wan keeps his audience on the edge of their seats the entire time.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Tugs at your emotions without being sentimental, mushy, maudlin or corny. It's a beautifully conceived story, wonderfully acted and well written. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) The documentary doesn't delve deeply enough into Anthony Weiner's psychological makeup. But the film is entertaining on some level that satisfies our tacit fascination with celebrities who implode.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Crowe and Gosling do exhibit an on-screen chemistry, but I would like to see them together in a better film.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
97% Dark Horse (2016) Won the Audience Award at Sundance last year, and it's easy to see why.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) "High-Rise" is a puzzling debacle of debauchery that is showcased on many levels. If this constitutes entertainment at the movies, count me out.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) There is no denying the apprehension that builds in this movie. But thanks to numerous lighter moments, I was able to unclench my fists from time to time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Suffice it to say that if I can find this sort of thing entertaining, true fans of the genre should be handsomely rewarded. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) There is not a dull moment, not a single false step in this picture. "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is a powerful story that will stand on its own merit. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Captain America: Civil War" has some surprises, but the battle scenes --- here we go again --- are far too long. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "Mother's Day" doesn't go for the cheap laughs right out of the gate. Instead, we are given the opportunity to get to know the characters.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
77% Keanu (2016) I'm loathe to report the movie doesn't stand up to their past work --- obviously it's much harder to be funny for 90 minutes than thirty.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It's a shame they couldn't find a better looking actor than Hemsworth to play the hunky huntsman. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
30% Criminal (2016) The last straw has Costner's character simulating Pope's sign of love for Jill by tapping the end of his nose. A better gesture would have been Jerico holding each side of his nostrils with thumb and forefinger.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Favreau has masterminded a film destined to be a classic, something moviegoers will clamor to see again and again.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle turns in his finest performance since his Oscar-nominated role in "Hotel Rwanda" ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) Physical humor is where McCarthy sparkles, but there is not enough in this movie to satisfy. I would like to see a Melissa McCarthy film with more sight gags and less spewing of profanity and bathroom-related references.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "Midnight Special" is a bleak, joyless film that's not for everyone, yet I give it kudos for originality. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
20% I Saw the Light (2016) Despite its focus on a short period in the life of Hank Williams, we get to know the man, and, in the context of music history, we appreciate the huge talent he shared with the world, if only briefly.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The film generates zero tension from what is implicitly marketed as a seismic battle of super heroes. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Maybe the biggest winner will be the S.C Johnson Company --- look for a spike in Windex sales.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Talk about an unnecessary money grab! ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Just when things seem to settle down as Howard, Michelle and Emmett relax with a quiet board game, the movie morphs into a nerve-jangling suspense yarn in seconds flat. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) If anyone could bottle "Knight of Cups" into pill form for insomniacs, they would make a fortune.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Eye in the Sky" is an important story that should stand the test of time because of its originality, execution and immediacy to current events.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016