Popspotting #73: Ray Nicolette Double Feature (June 20, 2011)
This week, we take a break from the multiplex and dig into our movie collection to share our love for two great films: “Jackie Brown” and “Out Of Sight.” Both films feature a slimy ATF agent named Ray Nicolette, and are adapted from Elmore Leonard novels. And while directors Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh have very different styles, these films have more in common than you’d think.
“Jackie Brown” (1997) stars Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton. “Out of Sight” (1998) stars George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, along with Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, and Don Cheadle (and, yes, Keaton).
For “Movie Monday,” we hope to cover a mix of new releases and past favorites, but we’d love to know if you have a preference. And as far as diving into older films, if you’ve got a pick or two to share, or even a complementary “double feature,” we’d love to hear it!