Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z Challenge - K

Top 10 Favorite "K" Movies

Adult Movies

Keeping the Faith (2000)

What do you get when a Rabbi and a Priest are in love with the same woman? You get Keeping the Faith, it's a funny romp that includes a great cast. Jenna Elfman plays Anna Riley, the beauty in the middle. Ben Stiller plays Rabbi Jake Schram and Edward Norton portrays Father Brian Finn.

Kick-Ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is an unnoticed high school student with his nose in comic books. One day he decides to become a super-hero; sure, why not! He has no super powers, and no training; what could go wrong? Plenty. Just like the title, this movie kicks ass and even procured a sequel. It also includes one of my favorite young actresses Chloe Grace, and legendary actor Nicolas Cage.

King Arthur (2004)

Staring Clive Owen as the legendary Arthur, but what I love about this movie is Keira Knightley's portrayal of Guinevere, a no-holds-bar warrior fighting for what she believes in. I've seen this a couple times and each time I am enthralled and have to watch to it's completion. If you like the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table, then you'll love this movie.

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Could you imagine going to school and having Arnold Schwarzenegger as your teacher? In this movie he plays Detective John Kimble, who is undercover as a Kindergarten Teacher after his partner becomes ill and is unable to take the duty. The movie has some great one-liners and memorable quotes.

Kate & Leopold (2001)

This is a great romantic comedy starring the beautiful Meg Ryan and gorgeous Hugh Jackman. Meg plays Kate McKay, a hard working, up and coming executive. Hugh portrays Leopold, who is actually from a different century. When Kate's ex-boyfriend discovers a time portal the time continuum is thrown for a loop when love interferes. 

Kill Bill (2003)

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Uma Thurman. Recently I took one of those on-line quizzes asking 'which Tarantino character would you be', and my response was "The Bride" from Kill Bill. After reading the IMDb description, I can totally relate "The Bride wakes from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of."

King Kong (2005)

I have respect for the classics, but my favorite rendition is the newer version starring Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, a hunger-driven starlet; Jack Black as Carl Denham, a all-or-nothing director hungry for fame; and Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll.  When the crew travels to Skull Island, they meet Kong who forms an unlikely friendship with the scarlet Darrow.

The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech won the 83rd Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay. Firth portrays King George VI and brings the realities and struggles of the King into our hearts and homes.Colin Firth also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role. Also starring in The King's Speech, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, the King's speech therapist.

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Morgan Freeman stars as the Forensic Psychologist Alex Cross who has been tasked with finding Casanova, the individual who has women captive. Also includes the talented Ashely Judd as Dr. Kate McTiernan who has escaped Casanova's clutches. She teams together with Alex Cross to bring down a madman.

Knocked Up (2007)

Knocked Up shows us what happens after the one-night-stand. Add Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl and you have a hilarious comedy. This movie also has a powerhouse, including Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, and Jonah Hill. With a combination of different forms of comedy, there is something that will have everyone laughing.

Kids Section

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

K-9 PG-13 (1989)

King Ralph (1991)

Kid, The (2000)

Knights Tale, A PG-13 (2001)

Karate Kid, The (1984)

King and I, The (1956)

Kung Fu Panda (2008)