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post #51 of 364
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post
Because they're relatively new (within last year) releases. The "Oh, why don't you slit your wrists, because there's nothing good left in humanity" triple feature of No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and topped off with The Mist. If you survive, sir, you are a better man than I.
Sounds like a fun date night!
post #52 of 364
Well, I'll tell you what a bad double bill is. Battle Royale and Todd Solondz's Storytelling. That pairing injured me in just about every way movies can.

As far as good ones, I prefer a pairing that offers movies with similar themes or ideas interpreted in very different ways. Or an actor doing something similar in very different movies. I submit the following:

Reservoir Dogs and Heat
Body Heat and Prizzi's Honor
The Lady in White and Carrie
Wall Street and Trading Places
post #53 of 364
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Originally Posted by The Gayest View Post
Well, I'll tell you what a bad double bill is. Battle Royale and Todd Solondz's Storytelling. That pairing injured me in just about every way movies can.

As far as good ones, I prefer a pairing that offers movies with similar themes or ideas interpreted in very different ways. Or an actor doing something similar in very different movies. I submit the following:

Reservoir Dogs and Heat
Body Heat and Prizzi's Honor
The Lady in White and Carrie
Wall Street and Trading Places
Good ones!
I go DOUBLE INDEMNITY & BODY HEAT. (The LADY IN WHITE & CARRIE is inspired-maybe throw in WATCHER IN THE WOODS?)
post #54 of 364
I'd put Get Carter with Croupier, Junior Bonner and Fat City, and Assassination Of Jesse James with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
post #55 of 364
Great suggestions.

Proof ('91, w/Hugo Weaving)/It's All Gone Pete Tong (how our impressions of the world shape who we are) (add Memento for a slight downer trifecta)

Definitely Point Blank/The Limey (tough old birds)

Drugstore Cowboy/Sid & Nancy (the kids are alrite, thrown in Rivers Edge or Kids for a trifecta)

Seven Samurai/The Wild Bunch (I've always wanted to do this)
post #56 of 364
Back.

THE COMMITMENTS / ONCE
WHITE SQUALL / MASTER AND COMMANDER
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS / RAISING ARIZONA
THE BIG LEBOWSKI / KISS KISS BANG BANG
ALPHAVILLE / THX-1138
AMERICAN GRAFFITI / THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
SIDEWAYS / THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
THE CONSTANT GARDENER / CHILDREN OF MEN
GOOD WILL HUNTING / THE PAPER CHASE
LA DOLCE VITA / MANHATTAN
Q: THE WINGED SERPENT / CHUD
TREMORS / SLITHER
HIGH NOON / OUTLAND
MEMENTO / MULHOLLAND DR.
JFK / THIRTEEN DAYS
DEAD RINGERS / HEAVENLY CREATURES
INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS / BEHIND THE MASK
THE FOUNTAIN / STALKER
ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS / SILENT RUNNING

I can't believe no one's done JUNO and LAKE OF FIRE yet!
post #57 of 364
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post
Because they're relatively new (within last year) releases. The "Oh, why don't you slit your wrists, because there's nothing good left in humanity" triple feature of No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and topped off with The Mist. If you survive, sir, you are a better man than I.
In a similar vein, the day before the Oscars I did No Country, There Will Be Blood, and The Assassination of Jesse James. It wasn't until afterwards that I realized I should have done it in the opposite order.

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Originally Posted by Andrew Eaton
THE FOUNTAIN / STALKER
Should probably have one version of Solaris in this as well.
post #58 of 364
Either of the second two Bourne Movies and Ronin
The Zero Effect and The Long Goodbye
Brick/Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Raiders of the Lost Ark/Mask of Zorro(Banderas)/Romancing the Stone
Ghostbusters/The Frighteners/Galaxy Quest
Grosse Point Blank/Mr. and Mrs. Smith
High Fidelity/About a Boy(Obvious, I know)
Juno/Clueless
The Tailor of Panama/The Constant Gardener/The Kingdom
Serenity/Star Wars:ANH
American Pie/Superbad
Alien/Terminator
Blade/The Crow
post #59 of 364
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Originally Posted by The Gayest View Post
Wall Street and Trading Places
That sounds like good '80s fun...
post #60 of 364
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Originally Posted by Cameron Hughes View Post
Either of the second two Bourne Movies and Ronin
The Zero Effect and The Long Goodbye
Brick/Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Raiders of the Lost Ark/Mask of Zorro(Banderas)/Romancing the Stone
Ghostbusters/The Frighteners/Galaxy Quest
Grosse Point Blank/Mr. and Mrs. Smith
High Fidelity/About a Boy(Obvious, I know)
Juno/Clueless
The Tailor of Panama/The Constant Gardener/The Kingdom
Serenity/Star Wars:ANH
American Pie/Superbad
Alien/Terminator
Blade/The Crow
Love the Ghostbusters/Frighteners/Galaxy Quest one!!!

Andrew, I go AMERICAN GRAFFITI - TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
post #61 of 364
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Originally Posted by The Gayest View Post
Wall Street and Trading Places
Brilliant! This sounds like a great pair.

Valley of the Dolls and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? - great campy 60s fun.

Dream Girls and Fame.

Cocaine Cowboys and Thinking XXX

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and Strictly Ballroom (no real reason - they just seem like they might be fun together).

The Filth and the Fury and Rock and Roll Circus

Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

My film professor from college used to pair up original versions and remakes so we could compare them. For example, we had an evening of the 1936 Romeo and Juliet and the 1968 Zefferelli version to show how completely different they are now. If it's not overkill, these days you could do a triple feature and include Romeo + Juliet. That's just an example, there are plenty of originals and remakes you could pair up as well.
post #62 of 364
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Originally Posted by LisaNY View Post
Brilliant! This sounds like a great pair.

Valley of the Dolls and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? - great campy 60s fun.

Dream Girls and Fame.

Cocaine Cowboys and Thinking XXX

What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and Strictly Ballroom (no real reason - they just seem like they might be fun together).

The Filth and the Fury and Rock and Roll Circus

Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

My film professor from college used to pair up original versions and remakes so we could compare them. For example, we had an evening of the 1936 Romeo and Juliet and the 1968 Zefferelli version to show how completely different they are now. If it's not overkill, these days you could do a triple feature and include Romeo + Juliet. That's just an example, there are plenty of originals and remakes you could pair up as well.
Stellar selections, Lisa! (Love the Stones/Sex Pistols combo!)
Here's a couple more:
STAND BY ME-THIS BOY'S LIFE
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE-RUNNING ON EMPTY
GONE WITH THE WIND-RAINTREE COUNTRY
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLFE?-THE SHINING
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH-DAZED & CONFUSED
VALLEY GIRL-REPO MAN
RISKY BUSINESS-FLAMINGO KID (for sis)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER-URBAN COWBOY
post #63 of 364
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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
The Alamo/Zulu
And then throw Assault on Precinct 13 and Aliens on there for kicks.
post #64 of 364
Pan's Labyrinth / Jin-Roh (Thematically, these two complement each other perfectly - that they're both densely layered masterpieces doesn't hurt, either)

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Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
That reminds me...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / The Fountain / Toy Story 2 (My "Sci-Fi-Movies About Love" lineup - kind of a cheat really, since The Fountain - and to a degree, Toy Story 2 - are more about death than love... but so far, nobody I showed them to complained ;-))
post #65 of 364
Touch of Evil / Ed Wood

Pink Flamingos / Salo (Coprophagia double feature!)

There Will Be Blood / The Shining
post #66 of 364
Thread Starter 
For the record, GROUNDHOG'S DAY and KISS KISS, BANG BANG is NOT a good double feature. Compared to Groundhog's Day's sweetness, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang comes off much darker than usual, to the point where it almost overwhelms the comedy.

But Carrie followed by Matilda is a truly hilarious experience.
post #67 of 364
You Can Count On Me and Uncle Buck
La Story and Manhattan
Hannibal and The Bride of Frankenstein
Saving Private Ryan and Platoon
post #68 of 364
Thread Starter 
True Stories and Forbidden Zone would work nicely.
post #69 of 364
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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
THE WANDERERS (or STREETS OF FIRE)
Another WARRIORS companion piece-RUMBLE FISH.
More Double Bills (Help Me, I'm Geeking Out!)
FERRIS BUELLER -ELECTION
NATURAL BORN KILLERS/KALIFORNIA/FREEWAY
post #70 of 364
The working man gets fucked over double feature

Blue Collar/Falling Down


MST3K parodies without using MST3K

What's up Tiger Lily/The Lost of Skeleton of Cadavra
post #71 of 364
I presented a double feature of Death Race 2000 and Rock n' Roll High School (with some authentic grindhouse trailers before each flick) out at the local university recently, and they surprisingly well together. Everybody that showed up to the screening had a blast, and the fact that so many actors show up in both movies made for some nice synergy.

Also, The Mist and John Carpenter's The Fog go together really well, as do Carnival of Souls and Blast of Silence (while thematically different, they both have this great low-budget aesthetic, and they compliment one another quite well)
post #72 of 364
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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
Should probably have one version of Solaris in this as well.
Thought about that too, but it complements 2001 nicely as well (a little obvious, but hey).

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST / THE PROPOSITION
ON THE WATERFRONT / RAGING BULL (you could throw in MILLION DOLLAR BABY, but you shouldn't - not all 3 anyway)
PATHS OF GLORY / DR. STRANGELOVE (for comic relief; because there's no way you could try and follow up one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made with another serious one)
DIE HARD / HARD BOILED
THE KILLER / LEON
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL / PATRIOT GAMES
THE KILLING / LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS
THE DIRTY DOZEN / INGLORIOUS BASTARDS
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS / CLASH OF THE TITANS
MONSTERS, INC. / WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS / 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY / ADAM'S RIB
BRAINDEAD / NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
THE BAD SLEEP WELL / THE INSIDER
MANHUNTER / SPOORLOOS
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS / BOILER ROOM
SILENT RUNNING / THE ABYSS
THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST / DR. STRANGELOVE
ENIGMA / U-571 (revisionist double-bill!)
TO BE OR NOT TO BE ('42) / THE RULES OF THE GAME
post #73 of 364
The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the Frito of double-feature movies: it goes great with everything:

Dark? Pair it with Wild at Heart (or any Lynch movie that isn't Dune).

Happy endings? Watch it with A Star is Born (1954).

With kids? Back-to-back with The Muppet Movie.

1939? Watch it with Gone With the Wind.

Following the family footsteps? Cabaret.

Americana? Watch it with Giant.

Multicultural? The Wiz.

Gay? Angels In America.

Stoned? Pink Floyd.

Bored? Star Wars.
post #74 of 364
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The working man gets fucked over double feature

Blue Collar/Falling Down
How about Blue Collar/Gung Ho?

Giant would go great with There Will Be Blood.
post #75 of 364
Fight For Your Life/Hot Summer in the City - GAME OVER.
post #76 of 364
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How about Blue Collar/Gung Ho?
That would go in the "Auto Worker double feature"

Also

The learning life lessons in rehab double feature

28 Days/Clean and Sober

American Cops dealing in the ways of the Japanesse

Black Rain/Rising Sun

And speaking of Fight for your life, I just found out William "J.F. Sebastian" Sanderson has a freakin law degree!
post #77 of 364
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Originally Posted by Andre Dellamorte View Post
Fight For Your Life/Hot Summer in the City - GAME OVER.
LOLZ!
But can you watch them with WIZARD OF OZ?
post #78 of 364
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The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the Frito of double-feature movies: it goes great with everything:
Y'know, that's an impressive list and a damn good idea. Good stuff there.
post #79 of 364
Last Friday accidentally stumbled into a good one. Well, saw em on purpose, but at the time the choices were made solely on the basis of the rest of the features in the same place (that we hadn't seen) being crap.

Red Belt and Speed Racer

Both being about honorable people cornered into fighting against the corruption of their fields of prowess. A hell of a night out at the movies.
post #80 of 364
Next of Kin and The Hills Have Eyes
Conan the Barbarian and Dragonslayer
Back To the Future Part II and Primer
Dragnet and To Live and Die in LA
post #81 of 364
That's pretty cool, Trav.

Thanks to Netflix I almost watched There Will Be Michael Clayton's Blood a few weeks ago, but felt too sleepy after Clayton to give TWBB my full attention. I don't think they'd work so well together, anyway.
post #82 of 364
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Originally Posted by BrianM View Post
Thanks to Netflix I almost watched There Will Be Michael Clayton's Blood a few weeks ago, but felt too sleepy after Clayton to give TWBB my full attention. I don't think they'd work so well together, anyway.
Oh, lord no.
post #83 of 364
Conan The Barbarian/Chronicles of Riddick. (Think about it)
post #84 of 364
Conspiracy Theory/The Parallax View
The Arrival/They Live
post #85 of 364
Thread Starter 
The Warriors and Red Dawn would actually go well together, also.
post #86 of 364
TOMBSTONE and THE UNTOUCHABLES

WILD ZERO and ROCK 'N' ROLL NIGHTMARE

INSEMINOID and XTRO

LABYRINTH, MIRRORMASK, PAN'S LABYRINTH

GALAXY OF TERROR and HORROR PLANET

TOP GUN and HOT SHOTS

PLEASANTVILLE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, and FIDO

E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, and WAR OF THE WORLDS remake

COBRA and ACTION JACKSON

GHOSTBUSTERS and HELLBOY

THE MIST and CLOVERFIELD

SHADOWLANDS and FINDING NEVERLAND

THE DIRTY DOZEN and PREDATOR

BLOODSPORT, ENTER THE DRAGON, and MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE

STARDUST and PRINCESS BRIDE

SUPERMAN 2 and SPIDER-MAN 2

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, IT! THE TERROR FROM SPACE, and ALIEN

THE MUPPET MOVIE and ONCE
post #87 of 364
Last night I was sick and couldn't sleep. Sitting in bed flipping through the movie channels I ended up watching City of Industry followed by Rules of Attraction. It was a very strange cinematic journey at 3am.
post #88 of 364
I've meaning to do a Zero Effect and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang night for a while now.
post #89 of 364
Marnie/Secretary
post #90 of 364
Pee Wee's Big Adventure/UHF
post #91 of 364
Thread Starter 

Strange films from 80's New Wave Acts

Forbidden Zone and True Stories
post #92 of 364
The Professionals-Wild Bunch
Looking For Mr. Goodbar-American Gigolo-Crimes Of Passion
TAXI DRIVER-AMERICAN GIGOLO-LIGHT SLEEPER
post #93 of 364
American Psycho / Body Double

- or -

American Pyscho / American Gangster / American Gigolo
post #94 of 364
WESTWORLD/ROLLERBALL
JEREMIAH JOHNSON/LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN
SOUNDER/WHITE DOG
SHAFT/SUPERFLY/3 THE HARD WAY
BOYZ IN THE HOOD/AMERICAN HISTORY X
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS(78) & THE THING (82) & WAR OF THE WORLDs (05)
SHANE/ANGEL & THE BADMAN
post #95 of 364
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WESTWORLD/ROLLERBALL
WESTWORLD & JURASSIC PARK for a Michael Crichton "When Amusement Parks Attack" double-feature!!!
post #96 of 364
The 'Stare Into the Camera and Leave the Audience Feeling Slightly Unfulfilled/Confused/Dumbfounded' Double Feature: A History of Violence and No Country for Old Men
post #97 of 364
Woody Allen's Revolution Trilogy (view in historical order):
Love and Death
Bananas
Sleeper


Depress-a-thon:
Pennies From Heaven
Brazil
post #98 of 364
Any suggestions for The Mosquito Coast?
post #99 of 364
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Any suggestions for The Mosquito Coast?
The Emerald Forest. And possibly At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
post #100 of 364
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The Emerald Forest. And possibly At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
Nice. Thanks. Never thought of those (and I own "At Play in the Fields of the Lord").
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