This week, yet another Nicholas Sparks movie, “The Lucky One,” hits theaters, this time with Zac Efron in the lead. But if you’re looking for something a little more dangerous, we have just the recommendation for you. Plus, we raise awareness about the impending primate uprising. Do not be fooled by the charms of “Chimpanzee”!
Check out this week’s Double Feature Friday!
“The Lucky One” & “No Country for Old Men”
In March of 2010, before the release of the Miley Cyrus-commissioned “The Last Song,” Nicholas Sparks gave an interview to USA Today in which he called Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” “horrible” and the “most pulpy, overwrought, melodramatic cowboy vs. Indians ever written.” So in honor of the release of his new movie, I recommend you stay at home and watch the Coen Brothers classic “No Country for Old Men,” which is based on a book by McCarthy. It’ll certainly teach you a thing or two about luck.
“Think Like A Man” & “The 40 Year Old Virgin”
These two movies have two actors and an idea in common. Both Kevin Hart and Romany Malco make appearances in these films about what it takes to be a man in modern society. Granted, Steve Carell’s Andy has a lot further to go than the men of “Think Like A Man.” It’s also worth going back to the very beginning of the Apatow legacy and seeing where the empire began.
“Chimpanzee” & “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
If you’re heading to the theater to watch the latest heartwarming documentary about an orphaned chimpanzee who finds a new home in an unlikely place, do yourself a favor and remind yourself of the destructive power of primates gone wild. Before you fall to the charms of a cute little chimp, watch the ascension of Caesar as he lays waste to San Francisco. It will keep you safe and put you on guard for the eventual chimp uprising.
“Marley” & a lava lamp
Sometimes the best way to reflect on a movie you just watched is to plug in the ol’ lava lamp, think about the things you’ve seen and get lost in the goopy contents for a few hours. Everything—the documentary on the brilliant musician, the cosmos—will become clearer.
What are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
If one movie is never enough for you and you’re looking for a flick to get you in the mood for this week’s new release, Double Feature Friday is here to help. Every week we break down the new releases and pair them with older movies that you should catch before heading out to the theater. Or just skip the new movie and check out the classic we recommend.