John Landis' TRADING PLACES & John Landis' THE BLUES BROTHERS
John Landis' TRADING PLACES (R, 1983, 116 min)
What happens when you combine the comic genius of a young Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis? You get a timeless comedy classic laced with sidesplitting, satiric humor. Murphy stars as a small-time con artist who gets a chance to switch lives with Aykroyd's big-time stock market maven. But their reversal of fortunes is just a cruel joke perpetrated by two bored mega-rich brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) as part of an idle bet. And when the truth comes out...the consequences are sheer comedy gold.
John Landis' THE BLUES BROTHERS (R, 1980, 124 min)
When Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) discover their childhood orphanage is in danger of being closed. They decide to raise money by putting their band back together. They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere. Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy and Carrie Fisher.
Friday, June 14