Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (Paramount)

Retro Scene: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘Hanzo the Razor,’ ‘The Goonies’

Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (Paramount)
Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (Paramount)

“Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes?”

Of the many quotable moments in Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg based on a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, that one stands out for me, but there’s a baker’s dozen more that could have been featured, delivered by an outstanding cast led by Harrison Ford and the ever-lovely Karen Allen, a classic dame if every there was one. The film screens in 35mm at the Texas Theatre tonight, tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday.

In the Texas Theatre’s upstairs lounge tonight, Hanzo the Razor 2: The Snare unleashes a toxic brew of bloody and sex from 1973, while the Spanish flick Jamon Jamon, directed by Bigas Luna and featuring a very young Penelope Cruz in a supporting role, screens on Saturday.

All 80s kids probably have fond memories of Richard Donner’s The Goonies. I don’t happen to be one of them, but if that’s your thing, go and enjoy one of the midnight shows this weekend at the Landmark Inwood.

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