Four movies to see this weekend: “Kubo and the Two Strings,” two King Hu films and James Bond

“Kubo and the Two Strings.” Our critic loved it and it is getting stellar reviews all over the place.

“A Touch of Zen.” This masterpiece from director King Hu, who made it over a period of several years, is one of the most beautiful martial arts films ever made. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. $10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

MV5BMTk4NTU2Mzk1OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzY5MDg0NA@@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_“You Only Live Twice.” Perhaps best known as the start of bonkers Bond films (and the first one to jettison the plot of the Ian Fleming book on which it is “based”), “You Only Live Twice” features a totally gaga screenplay by Roald Dahl, a memorable appearance by Blofled, some space stuff and ninjas. As you might imagine, it is awesome. 11:45 as.m. Saturday, Alamo Drafthouse, 320 East Sixth St. Tickets.

“Dragon Inn.” Another King Hu stunner, this time the story of a hunted, exiled family watched over by a trio of renegade martial arts experts. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.


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