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  • The Prophet
  • The Prophet (PG)

    Kahlil Gibran's beloved spiritual guidebook gets an unlikely big-screen treatment from indie producer Salma Hayek and Disney writer-director Roger Allers (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin). more...
  • The Karate Kid (PG)

    New kid in town Ralph Macchio gets pounded by the neo-fascist bullies at his high school until he convinces a kindly Okinawan handyman (Pat Morita) to teach him karate. more...
  • The Karate Kid (PG)

    Will Smith produced this remake of the 1984 hit as a vehicle for his son, Jaden. more...
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  • The Kid Who Would Be King
  • The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

    Although not in the league of bracing adult fare like John Boorman's Excalibur (1981), this child-centric update of Arthurian lore outclasses Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) by relying more on heart than bombastic CGI. more...
  • The King of Comedy (PG)

    Martin Scorsese's 1983 movie about an aspiring comic (Robert De Niro) who kidnaps a talk-show host (Jerry Lewis) is clearly an extension of Taxi Driver—both in its themes of obsession and its ambiguous stylistic mixture of fantasy and reality (it's impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins—my feeling is that the entire last half of the film takes place in the De Niro character's mind). more...
  • Knock Down the House (PG)

    Rachel Lears directed this documentary about four progressive women running for Congress in 2016, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. more...
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

    Another stunning achievement from the Laika animation studio (Coraline, The Boxtrolls), this 3-D stop-motion fantasy concerns an 11-year-old boy in late Edo-period Japan seeking a magical suit of armor that his late father, a Samurai warrior, wore to protect himself against his immortal in-laws, the boy's maternal aunts and grandfather. more...
  • Kubo and the Two Strings 3D (PG)

    Another stunning achievement from the Laika animation studio (Coraline, The Boxtrolls), this 3-D stop-motion fantasy concerns an 11-year-old boy in late Edo-period Japan seeking a magical suit of armor that his late father, a Samurai warrior, wore to protect himself against his immortal in-laws, the boy's maternal aunts and grandfather. more...
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

    Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, and Gary Oldman lend their voices to this sequel that finds Po, the eponymous fighter, struggling to defeat a new villain who's found a way to stop kung fu in China. more...
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (PG)

    Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, and Gary Oldman lend their voices to this sequel that finds Po, the eponymous fighter, struggling to defeat a new villain who's found a way to stop kung fu in China. more...