Saturday on the blog means Saturday Double Feature, right? Remember, the basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.
So this week we get three rather big releases in theaters, and one of them is on my list of most anticipated movies of the first part of the year, The Monuments Men:
I’ve noted before, I’m a huge fan of the “let’s get a gang together and pull off the big heist” type films, and when they’re set during the war, that really just serves to up the stakes, now doesn’t it?
So, what to pair that with? Once again, the answer seems pretty obvious, since it’s my personal answer to the question “What’s your favorite war movie. Yep, it’s the 1970 ensemble movie Kelly’s Heroes.
Yeah, it’s really been too long since I’ve sat down and watched that one.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you have any other ideas for pairing films with The Monuments Men? if so, let me know below. And also let me know of any other upcoming movies you’d like to see “double featured”. Consider it, if you will, your chance to challenge me to come up with an interesting pair.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- George Clooney Admits ‘Monuments Men’ Ensemble Cast Took Huge Pay Cut (contactmusic.com)
- George Clooney Introduces His ‘Monuments Men’ Star Dad to David Letterman (Video) (thewrap.com)