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THE KARATE KID(Comcast Free Movies) A baby “Rocky,’’ in which a skinny kid from New Jersey tires of getting California sand kicked in his face and routs the bullies, with massive help from an Okinawan handyman-father figure. Slick, but very satisfying. (PG; runs through Oct. 2)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS(Comcast Free Movies) Comedy-drama about six small-town Louisiana women who meet weekly in a beauty parlor to gossip and bond. Although overblown in the move from stage to screen, it’s got what it needs in the big emotional clinches. Its six actresses - Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts - provide nonstop firepower. (PG; runs through Sept. 25)
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