Whenever I feel uncomfortable about parading my Beer and
Movie events through these pages (two days left of 35 mm at the Academy!
Closing party at Vintage Cocktail Lounge at 9 pm tonight!), I try to
remember Tom Cruise’s smile in Risky Business. There isn’t
much else to recall: His parquet slide in BVDs is famous mostly because
it’s inside a Tangerine Dream vacuum. But the movie holds some interest
because it shows Cruise, long before he metamorphosed into an OT VII,
still hatching into a diminutive dervish of sales. It’s as if Benjamin
Braddock heard the word “plastics” and thought that’s what he should
mold himself out of. So then: See this movie! Drink a lot! Keep Beer and
- Showing at: Laurelhurst Theater.
- Best paired with: Ninkasi Total Domination IPA.
- Also showing: True Romance (Hollywood Theatre).