The general rule of movie sequels is simple: don't make them. Good movies come singly and perhaps in the rare trilogy, but as is the case with most sequels, there's never a good reason to make a fourth one. Case in point: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. A pre-earring Harrison Ford as the snake-fearing Indy is in all ways superior to that hot mess. Refresh your memory of Indy's better days in the movie that started it all, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Because melting Nazis and a quest to recover a Biblical relic is much more believable than ancient aliens and Cate Blanchett's Cold War-inspired accent. Remember you heard it here first. Bring a chair to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Highway. Admission and popcorn are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Show up early at 7 p.m. for a special event in the Community Room. For more information, visit halfpricebooks.com.
Sat., Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m., 2010