Billy Wilder's THE FRONT PAGE & Steven Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Billy Wilder's THE FRONT PAGE (PG, 1974, 104 min)
Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Walter Matthau) and his ace reporter Hildy (Jack Lemmon) believe they can cover any story. The only problem is Hildy has decided to get married and leave the newspaper business. As Hildy grooms his replacement, his retirement is derailed when the story of the century breaks. While all of Chicago is in hot pursuit, Hildy's instincts tell him something is rotten.
Steven Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (US, PG, 1981, 115 min)
It's said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. This wildly entertaining adventure has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humor, horror...not to mention lots of snakes.
Saturday, January 13