My Beer and Movie partner, Jacques Boyreau, has programmed Predator as follow-up to The African Queen—with Ahnold as the new Bogie, fighting a faceless jungle. But I suspect most observers have come to think of John McTiernan’s manhunted movie as a kind of political joke. Both Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura became governors, of course, and the film has informed at least one party’s approach to enemies foreign and domestic: Hit the flamethrower, then get to the chopper. And can you tell me with absolute certainly that Herman Cain is not Carl Weathers?
- Showing at: Laurelhurst.
- Best paired with: New Belgium Fresh Hop Ale.
- Also showing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Academy, Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Mission).