At around this time nearly two thousand years ago, a very important dude was having a particularly crumby day. I don’t care who your Dad is or what kind of sweet ride you’ve got waiting for you in the afterlife: being crucified has got to suck.
Now being the staunch, fence-sitting agnostic that I am, Good Friday doesn’t have any particular spiritual importance for me personally. But any excuse to get together with family and friends for the weekend and stuff yourself with chocolate makes it a very good day indeed; another edition of Double Feature Friday is just the icing on the cake.
The rules of the game go like this: I give you five titles – a combination of the weeks new releases and a couple of older films – and you try and come up with the most interesting or esoteric pairing for a double feature. We also ask that you get your answers in by Thursday April 12, so the judges have enough time to make their decision.
I’ll get to the movies for this week in just a second, but first it’s time to list off last week’s winners. Fingers crossed you are among them.
ROUND 5 WINNERS:
Andrew Crump, who paired Wrath of the Titans with Jason and the Argonauts and The King’s Speech with The President’s Barber.
Courtney Small, who paired Mirror, Mirror with The Princess Bride.
Squasher88, who paired Goon with Happy Gilmore.
Sam Fragoso, who paired The Birds with Take Shelter.
Well done winners, bad luck losers, and go get ‘em future competitors. Your films for this week are:
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
Bonus: The Hurt Locker
Special Easter Bonus : Ben-Hur
Time to put on those thinking caps! Sound off in the comments section below as to what movie you’d like to see paired – and why – with each of this week’s selections.
DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY LEADERBOARD:
Courtney Small (5)
Andrew Crump (4)
Andy Hart (2)
Dan Heaton (2)
Glen H. (2)
Sam Fragoso (2)
Simon Columb (2)
Helen Geib (1)
Jandy Stone (1)
Steve Honeywell (1)