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The Killer Inside Me
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In this adaptation of a Jim Thompson crime novel, a rural Texas flatfoot (Carey Affleck) masks the sexual sadist and pyschopathic killer within. Everything about the film is miscalculated, including the sadistic violence. (M.B.)
The Killer Shrews
Released: 1959
Rated: NR
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The Killers
Released: 1964
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This movie has almost nothing to do with its alleged source, the Hemingway short story, but it's a model B melodrama all the same, with a great premise: Two icy-cold hitmen decide to unravel the mystery of why their victim was marked for death. Siegel keeps it moving like a house afire; it's full of startling violence and perverse bits of character and atmosphere. As the gang chief whom the killers find at the end of the labyrinth, Ronald Reagan gives his last screen performance - and maybe his best. He gives a chilling authority to lines like "I believe in larceny, but homicide is against my principles."
The Killers
Released: 1946
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A kid named Nick Adams stops for coffee in Henry's Lunch Room and runs into two sarcastic gents who can't get served the roast pork tenderloin or the chicken croquettes, and have to settle for ham and eggs. Soon he discovers they're waiting for something: they've been hired to kill one of the regular customers...This was Ernest Hemingway's personal favorite of all the movies adapted from his stories, though (like To Have And Have Not) only the first 15 minutes have anything to do with the story; the rest is murky, exciting high film noir stuff - a heist thriller of the kind (uncredited) scenarist John Huston would later apotheosize in The Asphalt Jungle.
The Killers Live at Royal Albert Hall
Released: 2009
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Killing
Released: 1956
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Stanley Kubrick's Hollywood debut, although at the age of 26, he had already shot two independent features in New York City. It's a hard, cool, gemlike thriller - in the vein of "The Asphalt Jungle" and "The Killers" - about an intricate racetrack robbery. Kubrick shows the events from the perspectives of all the participants, and the robbery keeps recurring with dreamlike obsessiveness. Psychologically, "The Killing" is adolescent; but it's an ingenious piece of technique - a sort of "rashomon" cubed. Watching it, it's easy to see why its director, in 1956, was often called "the young Orson Welles."
The Killing of John Lennon
Released: 2007
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
This arty docudrama traces Mark David Chapman’s every step from months before the murder until he was safely tucked away in Attica Prison. Using every camera trick in the book, the movie tries to show us what it was like inside Chapman’s celebrity-stalking head, but if you ask me, there’s nobody at home. (K.W.)
The King
Released: 2005
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The King and I
Released: 1956
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
The King Of Comedy
Released: 1983
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Rupert Pupkin, an addle-brained but endlessly enthusiastic and determined would-be standup comic, decides to kidnap talk-show host Johnny Carson - excuse me, Jerry Langford - and hold him hostage in exchange for an appearance on the show. The script has its problems, but Scorsese, DeNiro and an amazingly restrained Jerry Lewis make this a terrifyingly funny sendup of the American Dream and its show biz variants. (M.W.)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
This sweet and occasionally disturbing documentary celebrates the iconoclastic spirit that makes otherwise sensible adults vie for the title of World's Best Donkey Kong Player. It’s pure, goofy fun as a perpetual arcade-game also-ran goes after the egocentric current title-holder. (M.S.)
The King of Marvin Gardens
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The King Steps Out
Released: 1936
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In this musical, Princess Helena (Frieda Inescort) is slated to marry her cousin Emperor Franz Josef (Franchot Tone) even though she's in love with another man. Her sister Princess Elizabeth (Grace Moore) decides to follow her to Vienna in an attempt to sabotage the wedding, traveling incognito as a dressmaker. Unexpectedly, Princess Elizabeth and the Emperor fall in love. If Elizabeth's father intercedes and stands up to his obstinate wife, order may finally be restored to the royal family.
The King's Speech
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A stutterer, unable to master Marconi's world-changing wireless radio, Prince Albert (Colin Firth, brilliantly human) is forced to become king in 1936 when his brother (Guy Pearce) scandalously abdicates the throne. This is a knowing, sincere, and beautifully shot film. (M.S.)
The Kingdom
Released: 2007
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Jamie Foxx leads a rogue FBI team into Saudi Arabia to find terrorists who attacked Americans. The movie removes politics from the equation, but it’s entertaining on its own terms. (K.W.)
The Kiss You Gave Me
Released: 2002
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The Kite Runner
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The screen version of Khaled Hosseini’s bestseller about friendship, betrayal and redemption, set against the turmoil in Afghanistan during the last 30 years, is faithful to the novel to a fault. It retains a level of narrative detail that bogs down the storyline about a haunted Afghan-American man blessed with the chance to rectify a wrong he committed years ago. (S.D.)
The Kremlin Letter
Released: 1970
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An American agent penetrates the KGB. Triple-cross spy thriller with superb complications, acid humor. The only one of Huston's later movies that really has the bite, color and atmosphere of The Maltese Falcon or Beat The Devil. If its major drawback - hero Patrick O'Neal's shallow, monotonous performance - had been corrected it would be one of Huston's classics.
The L-Shaped Room
Released: 1963
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A French expatriate in London - broke, pregnant and unmarried - and her encounters in a seedy boarding house. (M.W.)
The Ladies Man
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Rated: R
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The Ladies' Man
Released: 1961
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Jerry Lewis' comic persona is goonish and hysterical, but his directorial style is remarkably finished and austere. This bizarre little comedy about a typical Lewis schlemiel adrift in the pulchritudinous wonderland of an all-girls' school is particularly prized by Jerry's French admirers, who rank him with Chaplin and Keaton.
The Lady
Released: 1925
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Lady and the Duke
Released: 2001
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Lady Eve
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The Lady Eve
Released: 1941
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich. (TMS)
The Lady from Shanghai
Released: 1948
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Lady In The Lake
Released: 1946
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Now Playing? No
Based on the Raymond Chandler thriller, and done with a fascinating gimmick: every scene is "subjective" - shot from Phillip Marlowe's point of view, with Marlowe (played by director-star Montenegro) off screen. The gimmick becomes strained but it's worth a look.
The Lady Takes A Flyer
Released: 1958
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Two pilots, male and female, go into connubial tailspins. (M.W.)
The Lady Vanishes
Released: 1938
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The early Hitchcock film about a young traveler (Margaret Lockwood) searching for an elderly woman (Dame May Whitty) she befriended on a train.
The Ladykillers
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
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