KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
This groundbreaking stop-motion adventure is set in a fantastical Japanese kingdom. When Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson) accidentally summons a spirit from his past, he must join forces with the sharp-witted, sharp-bladed Monkey (voiced by Charlize Theron) and the jovial swordsman Beetle (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) to save his family. Taking inspiration from legendary samurai characters, artists like Hokusai and Kiyoshi Saito, Noh theatre and famed female samurai Tomoe Gozen, Travis Knight's directorial debut is a feast for the eyes and soul. The all-star cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro. DIR/PROD Travis Knight; SCR Marc Haimes, Chris Butler; PROD Arianne Sutner. U.S., 2016, color, 102 min. RATED PG
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