'Expendables 2,' 'ParaNorman,' And More: Double Feature Friday!


"The Expendables 2" & "Rambo: First Blood II," "Commando," and "Die Hard"

The new "Expendables" is too big to simply recommend one movie for a pairing. To prepare the right way, you're going to have to go back to the origin of the 80s action genre. The three icons at the center of this all-star have a number of great action movies to their names, but these three are the ones that made these men gods. An action marathon of epic proportions is the only way to do this team-up justice.

"ParaNorman" & "The Night of the Living Dead"

Critics are praising "ParaNorman" for its humor and reference for the zombie movies that it sends up. To prepare, go back to the original George A. Romero zombie movie, the one that started it all. The original "Night of the Living Dead" plays out much differently than you typical reanimated corpse movies of today. This is a quiet, unsettling horror movie that ends suddenly with a shocking, impactful social commentary.

"Sparkle" & "The Bodyguard"

During her lifetime, Whitney Houston starred in four feature films, the last of which, "Sparkles," comes out this week. Houston's first film, "The Bodyguard," is probably most notable for its hugely success soundtrack, but the movie itself is still a worthwhile trip back to where her acting career first started.

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.