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 Movie working!

  • Showing at: Laurelhurst Theater.
  • Best paired with: Ninkasi Total Domination IPA.
  • Also showing: True Romance (Hollywood Theatre).