Compared to its gooey 1982 remake, 1951's The Thing from Another World is a quaint relic. But even as the original, rumored to have been ghost-directed by the great Howard Hawks, has lost punch over the years, it remains required viewing for anyone interested in the sci-fi genre. As for John Carpenter's remake of The Thing, I need only offer a single name: Kurt Russell. For a double feature, this one's a no-brainer. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, 523-3935. See Movie Times for show times.)