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March 28, 2007
It's all in the reflexes

Sky-High.jpg It wasn't until someone pointed it out that I realized that I have a deep and abiding love for Kurt Russell. First, I guess I talk a lot about his movies. Second, I guess I own a bunch of them, as well. Eh. Who knew? Not I, that's for sure. But I will go on the record as saying that "Big Trouble in Little China" is one of my favorite movies of all time and when you commence to mock me, I'll reply that "When some wild-eyed, 8-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: 'Have ya paid your dues, Jack?'

'Yessir, the check is in the mail.' "

But, I digress.

Fortunately, another of Russell's greatest hits, "Tango & Cash," is playing at the United Artists Arden Fair on Thursday at 10 p.m. in a one-time-only showing. That's right. All the Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone you can handle - on the big screen.

I literally squealed with delight when I passed the marquee and saw that my dream had come true. BT in LC has got to be coming soon.

Oddly, I had the recent opportunity to test my Kurt knowledge on quiz night at Streets of London, when quizmaster and, apparently, man after my own heart Ken Koch decided to make that evening's movie questions center on the man, the myth, himself. Again with the squealing. But much to my deep embarrasment, I only got one of them right, which made me question whether I could justifiably utter another Snake Pliskin-ism again.

Guess I'd better brush up. Luckily, I know exactly where to go.

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