Paul Michael Glaser's THE RUNNING MAN & Marco Brambilla's DEMOLITION MAN
Paul Michael Glaser's THE RUNNING MAN (R, 1987, 101 min)
The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people's lives. The most popular game show is "The Running Man", where convicts can win pardons by defeating murderous henchmen known as stalkers. The stalkers haven't had much of a challenge lately until Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) comes along. Wrongly convicted of slaughtering 1500 innocent people, Richards is the next contestant to fight for his life and his freedom. When Running Man host Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) says, "Come on down!", be prepared to pay with your life! But Ben Richards isn't going down without a fight.
Marco Brambilla's DEMOLITION MAN (R, 1993, 115 min)
In 2032 arch-criminal simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) awakens from a 35-year deep freeze in CryoPrision to find a serene, non-violent Los Angeles ready for the taking. Unable to deal with Phoenix's brutal 1990s style, officials seek an old-fashioned cop to fight old-fashioned crime. They revive Sgt. John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), unjustly serving a CryoPrison sentence because of his last encounter with Phoenix. Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt and Denis Leary also play rough and tough in this terrific mix of action and humor.
Friday, February 1