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Lone Ranger

The big holiday weekend has two big summer movie to keep you entertained, but what if you're looking for a little something more to enjoy your holiday weekend with? On Double Feature Friday, we offer suggestions if you're looking for something similar to either "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2" that you can watch back-to-back or instead of.

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Lincoln

This week at theaters, vampires, Russians, and the depressed.

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"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" & "Lincoln"
Here me out on this one. The order in which you watch these two is essential. You have to go see "Lincoln" first. In the historical drama from Steven Spielberg, Lee Pace plays Representative Fernando Wood, a dastardly opponent to Lincoln's proposed 13th amendment to free the slaves. You grow to hate him passionately over the course of two and a half hours, so much so that's it's conceivable that Rep. Wood isn't a man at all. He's so wicked, he could be a vampire. *Mind blown sounds* Then proceed to watch "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as if Pace's character Garrett is actual Rep. Wood, much later in his immortal life. Enjoy.

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Expendables

"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.

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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.

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Renner Double Feature

This week, Jeremy Renner is an airhead, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis face off in an election, and Spike Lee and Mookie return to Brooklyn.

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"The Bourne Legacy" & "National Lampoon's Senior Trip"
What better way to prepare for the latest offerings from Jeremy Renner than to go back to the very first film that he ever made! There is little that I can say that would convince you that this is a film worth watching better than the trailer below.

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Colin Farrell

This week in theaters, Colin Farrell forgets his memories of Bruges, the Wimpy kid sticks up a bank, and we try to get back to the City of God.

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"Total Recall" & "In Bruges"
While the remake of "Total Recall" may not be worth more than a Sunday afternoon viewing on basic cable, leading man Colin Farrell once again proves his worth as an under-rated leading man. The prime example of this untapped talent is 2008's "In Bruges." Though it had a limited release initially, the Martin McDonaugh crime film snagged an Oscar nomination for its screenplay and gathered a cult following with its video release. Farrell has the ability to add real human emotion to just about anything he does—as evident with his less than fleshed out "Total Recall" character—but "In Bruges" gave him the opportunity to work with sharp writer, resulting in a modern classic.

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Attack the Watch

This week in theaters, there are aliens in the neighborhood, an imaginary girl in real life, and something wrong with the fried chicken.

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"The Watch" & "Attack the Block"
Some of the television ads for "The Watch" have downplayed the science fiction elements of the comedy, but one look at the full synopsis for this alien invasion flick and memories of last year's instant cult classic "Attack the Block" should come rushing back. Joe Cornish's original "aliens in the neighborhood" film boasts genuine laughs, scares and enough gore to satiate the more hardcore horror fans. It was the kind of the movie that was so original and so clearly well-made that it compelled you to anticipate whatever comes next from the filmmaker. Definitely check it out instead.

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500 Day of Spider-Man

An odd holiday release schedule broke this week's programming into three different openings for three different movies, but as we head into the weekend, MTV Movies Blog has your movie pairings for everything that came out this week.

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"The Amazing Spider-Man" & "(500) Days of Summer"
These two films don't play well together simply because Marc Webb directed both of them. The shared quality does, however, explain the more important aspect that they share. I wrote about it briefly in my review of "The Amazing Spider-Man," but Webb's only two feature films contain two of the most emotionally honest and unabashedly cute movie romances of the last few years. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's on-screen chemistry will definitely stir up any left over feelings you may have for the days when Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Tom and Zooey Deschanel's Summer first met.

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TED

This week on Double Feature Friday, a bunch of guys take off their clothes, one guy puts on his grandmother's clothes, a teddy bear doesn't wear any clothes, and there's a girl named Hush Puppy.

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"Ted" & "Toy Story"
Seth MacFarlane's first feature length film takes a hilariously logical look at the common movie trope of inadament objects coming to life, so we recommend taking a look back at perhaps the best of the genre, Pixar's first animated feature. The film's sequels tend to overshadow the original, which hasn't aged well in terms of visuals, but the Academy Award-nominated screenplay from Joss Whedon, among others, still shines.

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Brave Braveheart

This week on Double Feature Friday, there are courageous, redheaded warriors and their realistic counterparts, two fictional movies about two very real presidents, and two very different looks at the end of the world.

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"Brave" & "Braveheart"
In the pantheon of cinematic Scottish heroes, none is as highly recognized as William Wallace, aka Braveheart. Mel Gibson's blood and guts epic may be on the far opposite side of the spectrum from the latest offering from Pixar, but it offers an opportunity to pair some harsh reality and quartering with the whimsical take on Scottish lore. Plus, revisiting "Braveheart" will also give you an opportunity to remember a time when Gibson used his crazy for good instead of channeling into really breathy, rage-filled audio recordings.

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The Rock of Ages

With this week's releases not offering a whole lot of options at the theaters, this week's recommendations may help you out of a tough decision. Although, you should seek out "Your Sister's Sister" if it is playing near you.

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"Rock of Ages" & "The Rock"
Here's a hypothetical for you: A team of pissed-off marines just captured Alcatraz and are threatening to unleash a massive biological attack on the Bay Area. You are a neurotic weapons specialist, who puts out increasingly bizarre films. What do you do? If you've seen Michael Bay's 1996 action classic, you know exactly what to do. "The Rock" was Bay back when Bay was Bay, way before all of this "Transformers" nonsense. This is a stylish, over-the-top action fest, made of pure masculinity. You know, what Bay used to do.

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