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.
By the way, if you’re a fan of these double features, be sure to check out this post, which has the details of the new Saturday Double Feature Guessing Game. Be a winner! Show off your movie knowledge! Maybe even win an Actual Prize!
Of course, the big movie opening this week is Darren Aronofsky‘s semi-biblical epic Noah. I say semi-biblical, because from all that I’ve heard (I won’t, unfortunately, be getting to see the flick until later in the week) and considering what we’ve seen from the trailers and the special disclaimers that have already been put forward concerning its biblical origins, it’s likely to be rather controversial in certain circles. Of course, director Aronofsky has never been one to shy away from making daring choices in his movies or from challenging his audiences, and I consider all of those to be positive signs that this might very well be a movie worth plunking down the ducats for.
Of course, when one thinks about special-effects-laden biblical epics, there is one movie that immediately comes to mind, and that is Cecil B. Demille‘s 1956 big-screen spectacle The Ten Commandments, and that’s the one I’m going with for this week’s double feature:
Actually, I’m very curious to hear people’s responses and opinions on the new flick Are you looking forward to or have you already seen Noah? Do you have any other ideas for pairing films with it? 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!
- Movie Review: Silliness and profundity do war, like the forces of Good and Evil, in Noah (avclub.com)
- Film Review: Noah (2014) (filmblerg.com)
- Bloody Floody: Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic (olaselicas.wordpress.com)
- Commentary: The Genesis of ‘Noah’ (christianitytoday.com)