As we approach our new website launch, slated for the day after Labor Day, 2015, we’re on the lookout for freelance writers, graphic designers and a WordPress aficionado or two to help make Cocktails and Movies into the best it can be. If you’ve got talent, and you like cocktails and movies, we want you. If you want to be part of CocktailsAndMovies.com, then drop us an email to CocktailsAndMovies@gmail.com and let us know what you want to submit. Everyone is welcome!
Movie reviewers: Ever been to a movie and thought, “I need to tell others about how good (or bad) this film is?” Then write for us!
Movie “news breakers:” Do you have your eyes and ears on the pulse of Hollywood? Are you connected to PR, marketing and information sources at studios and agencies? Then let us know!
Restaurant/bar reviewers: Do you have favorite places to go before a movie, or a great place to sit and relax with some food and drink AFTER a movie with your friends? Come write for us and we’ll share it with everyone!
Cocktail crafters: Are you a bartender or just like to create cocktails in your spare time? Contact us and let’s talk about creating cocktails.
Film opinion theorists: Have opinions on something you saw in a movie that made you go, “I could write an article on that?” Let’s talk
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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Here is the link to the Golden Globes web page for you to see the whole list of the nominations.
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.