Cocktails And Movies Review: “Tomorrowland” – The Future That Never Was Explodes In Technicolor Delight
by Mike Reyes
Brad Bird strikes again, as geeks and kids alike will go nuts over this sci-i adventure!
Walt Disney was a man who had a stereotypical vision of a utopic future. A world where peace and harmony reigned, humanity wasn’t scrapping with itself over the resources, technology that would be available to all, and a world where imagination was as important as commerce. Tomorrowland was that vision, and it stands in the Disney theme parks as a constant reminder that, as the song says, “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day!” Sadly, Walt’s vision was never truly fulfilled in the real world, and as our culture has moved forward it’s taken a more cynical approach to its reality as well as its fiction. Still, there are dreamers out there who believe we could be doing better, and Brad Bird (The Incredibles) has always clearly been one of them. Only a wide eyed dreamer could create a film like Tomorrowland, and only Bird could make it soar.
by Tim Barley
Today in SoCal, it’s gray and foggy, so that’s what we’re drinking…
Looking outside the window today, it’s just begging for us to turn on the DVD player (yes, we are “old school”) and pop in a movie. But, it’s also a great day to imbibe a cocktail or two (or three) while watching said movie. We searched far and wide for a cocktail to make today that would keep us warm and refresh us as well. So, we found a variation of the classic cocktail the “Dark and Stormy.”
It’s calle the “Gray and Foggy.”
Some surprises and some miss opportunities in the 2015 Golden Globes
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Jake Gyllenhaal racks up a performance of a lifetime in this seething directorial debut.
Remember the American dream we were promised as kids? Lou Bloom does, and he remembers it very well, right down to the last detail. The only problem is, the America we live in today has moved past that dream, leaving those who still believe in it to grow more and more disappointed with the world. Some simply give up the fight, while others adapt to the world around them. Not Lou Bloom though. Lou is ready to cash in on that American dream he was promised, and he’ll do anything to make it come true.
by Tim Barley and Mike Reyes
Big Hero 6 rockets to the top, while Interstellar makes a killing worldwide and Gone Girl clings to the top five!
Good Monday morning, Mixers! After a couple of months off for Drinkmaster Tim and the staff, we’re back with your Monday Morning Hangover Report.
We hope your weekend was as productive and ice filled as ours was, as we’ve been restocking the bar back to office regulations, dusting off the glassware and pulled the barstools off the bar, especially considering “Manhattan” Mike Reyes has staggered back to the well and shown up in the offices again. (Though to be fair, he hasn’t been given the key to the top shelf of the drink cabinet, so he’s only allowed to drink from the Well liquors.) Professional reprimands aside, we’ve got the weekend box office numbers from the first weekend of “Winter Tentpole” season!