Welcome to Double Feature Fridays, a weekly competition in which I challenge YOU to pair the week’s new releases with your favourite older or classic films.
Each week I name the new theatrical releases as well as a few other bonus picks of my choice. Your job is to comment with what other movie you’d like to screen in a double bill with the given films, and why. You can pick any movie you want – recent, classic, whatever – just be sure get your answers in by Thursday May 3, 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 8 WINNERS:
Squasher88, who paired The Lucky One with The English Patient.
Nolahn, who paired Think Like A Man with Walk Like A Man and Airforce One with the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Andrew Robinson, who paired Chimpanzee with Project Nim.
Courtney Small, who paired The Bicycle Thief with The Kid with a Bike
Well done winners, bad luck losers, and go get ‘em future competitors. Your films for this week are:
The Five Year Engagement
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Time to sound off! Leave your most clever or creative pairings in the comment section below!
DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY LEADERBOARD:
Courtney Small (7)
Andrew Crump (4)
Andy Hart (4)
Glen H. (4)
Dan Heaton (3)
Simon Columb (3)
Sam Fragoso (2)
Andrew Robinson (1)
Helen Geib (1)
Jandy Stone (1)
Steve Honeywell (1)