Saturday Double Feature: The Call (2013) and…

So here we are: Saturday and time for another Double Feature. Once again the basic idea is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before for a Saturday Double Feature. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.

Okay, while I was thinking about The Call which opens in theaters this weekend, two very different films came to mind, both of which could make for good Double Feature picks. So this week you get a choice. You can either pick either one of the two for a Double Feature, or just go “all in” for a full blown movie night triple. First, to set things up, here’s the trailer for the new Halle Berry flick:

So, what to pair that up with? Well, considering that it has to do with things heard or overheard and how someone reacts to that led to a number of contenders, but ultimately I narrowed it down to these two:

First, and most recent, Brian DePalma‘s Blow-Out, starring John Travolta and Nancy Allen from 1981

and second, from 1974, The Conversation directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman

So what do you think? What are your ideas for movies that would go well with The Call? I mentioned before that I had a couple of other contenders that ultimately didn’t make the cut and I’m curious to see if anyone else comes up with those same connections. And don’t forget to pass along any ideas about other new releases that you’d like to see paired up with something from the past. Just hit that comment button below. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, Happy Viewing!


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