1988. USA. Dir: John McTiernan. With Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman. 131 min.
The action film that launched a thousand knock-offs might also be one of the finest Christmas movies ever made. When a scenery-chewing Professor Snape takes an office tower hostage, good ol’ Bruce must shimmy up the chimney (er… elevator shaft) to reach his wife and save the holidays. It’ll have you shouting “Yippee-ki-yay!”
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5