Okay, let’s start with a quick recap of the “rules”, shall we? 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.
This week’s big opening is obviously going to be Clint Eastwood’s filmic version of the stage play Jersey Boys, which is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
This is not however. Eastwood’s first attempt to bring a music legend to life on the big screen. No, that honor – along with the “honor” of being the other part of today’s double feature – goes to Eastwood’s 1988 film Bird which featured Forest Whitaker as Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.
So what do you think? What would you choose for a double feature with Jersey Boys? Leave your thoughts in the comments, along with ideas 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!
- Kory Chats With John Lloyd Young From The Movie “Jersey Boys.” (kvil.cbslocal.com)
- ‘Jersey Boys’ review: Oh, what a night (sfgate.com)
- Long-awaited ‘Jersey Boys’ film hits theaters (newjersey.news12.com)