Double Feature Friday, Games — August 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY #2.12

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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 August 23rd, 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 11 WINNERS:

Nolahn, who paired The Bourne Legacy with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Squasher88, who paired The Campaign with Election and Predator with E.T.

Dan Heaton, who paired Hope Springs with Something’s Gotta Give.

Andrew Crump, who paired Red Hook Summer with The Wackness.

Congratulations to the winners, you updated scores have been tallied in the leaderboard at the bottom of the page. Bad luck to everyone who missed out – the good news is, you get another chance to compete…right now!!! Your films for this week are:

The Expendables 2

ParaNorman

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Cosmopolis

Bonus: Kill List

Time to put on those thinking caps! Sound off in the comments section below with which films you’d like to pair with this weeks selections.

DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY LEADERBOARD:

Nolahn (11 points)

Andy (8 points)

Squasher88 (8 point)

Andrew Crump (5 points)

Andrew Robinson (4 points)

Dan Heaton (4 points)

Trey (4 points)

Bubbawheat (3 points)

Helen Geib (3 points)

Aiden Redmond (2 points)

Courtney Small (2 points)

Fitz (1 point)

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  • EXPENDABLES 2 | THE FP (ridiculous levels of insanity and awesome dbl feature)
    PARANORMAN | CORALINE (slick claymation children horror story dbl feature)
    THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN | EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (films about children that no one cares about dbl feature)
    COSMOPOLIS | DEAD RINGERS (David Cronenberg fucks with your head dbl feature)
    KILL LIST | KILL BILL (assassination dbl/trip feature)

  • The Expendables 2 / Inglourious Basterds
    Paranorman / Corpse Bride
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green / Meet John Doe
    Cosmopolis / Collateral
    Kill List / The Wicker Man (1973)

  • The Expendables 2 with Tropic Thunder (crazy action movies)
    ParaNorman with Casper (ghosts)
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green with Juno (Jennifer Garner wants kids)
    Cosmopolis with The Muppets Take Manhattan (the big apple)
    Kill List with Léon: The Professional (hitmen)

  • All business this week…

    THE EXPENDABLES 2 with 2010’s THE LOSERS
    PARANORMAN with THE FRIGHTENERS
    THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN with SWAMP THING
    COSMOPOLIS with 1981’s ARTHUR
    KILL LIST with MARTYRS

  • The Expendables 2 with Missing in Action 2
    Paranorman with Monster House
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green with A.I.
    Cosmopolis with After Hours
    Kill List with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

  • The Expendables with The Avengers: two big-screen orgies of action heroic talent! (Of varying degrees of superness!)

    ParaNorman with Monster Squad: kids versus tons of monsters!

    The Odd Life of Timothy Green with Little Otik: a miracle child from the garden and a miracle child from a tree who eats everybody!

    Cosmopolis with Seven Pounds: super rich guys giving their wealth and lives away!

    Kill List with Collateral: I WAS going to say Wicker Man ’73, but goddammit Trey! Anyways, two hitman movies about button men going down the list to take out their targets, hitting various snags along the way.

  • The Expendables 2 with No Country for Old Men (old men!)
    ParaNorman with Frankenweenie (just saw trailers together they look like a animated perfect comedy horror double bill)
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green with The Box (a box that changes the lives of a family)
    Cosmopolis with Game 6 (Don DeLillo double bill about people whose lives are crashing down around them while they are more concerned with other things)
    Kill List with In Bruges (two very different British hit man movies)

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