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CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 02/16/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies whaddya Got on Tap

Well, now we are getting somewhere! Another four day weekend! We’ve been in a bit of doldrums this year so far, with nothing really big to point to. But, now we’ve got some big movies with something for everyone. The CocktailsandMovies.com office is abuzz and ready for Black Panther as we hurtle toward Avengers: Infinity War later this summer. So, let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

— C&M —

Just three wide releases for this week. But, boy are they big. And look for some big numbers on this President’s Day weekend.

Black Panther    

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 140 mins

Official Synopsis: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: We’re excited! What more can we say. Marvel will always have our ticket money.

― C & M ―

Early Man    

Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: Nick Park
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, and Maisie Williams,
Rating: PG
Run Time: 89 mins

Official Synopsis: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Not for us. But, there are kids out there who can’t go to Black Panther.

― C & M ―

Samson   

Distributor: Pure Flix
Director: Bruce MacDonald & Gabriel Sabloff
Cast: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Jackson Rathbone, Caitlin Leahy, Rutger Hauer, and Lindsay Wagner
Rating: PG
Run Time: Uknown

Official Synopsis: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: For the God crowd, but I would have put this out in four more weeks closer to Easter…

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Black Panther!  I am a comic book fan and an even bigger fan of the MCU movies. I liked the Black Panther in the comics and I was excited to see him get his own movie. What we see of him in Civil War was great. And this movie looks like it’s going to be one hell of a movie. The SFX look great, Wakanda looks awesome, and the characters look great. I’m seeing this a few times opening weekend.

Tim’s Pick: Black Panther. It’s Marvel and I can’t see myself NOT going.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Black Panther – it’s going to take a lot of money if Fandango numbers are an indication
Estimated Weekend: $170 million

2. Early Man – a distant second
Estimated Weekend: $45 million

3. Sampson – look for this to make a little each week
Estimated Weekend: $20 million

4. 50 Shades Freed – meh, there’s better Cinemax fare out there, trust us
Estimated Weekend: $18 million

5. The 15:17 to Paris – I would put Peter Rabbit here but I think it’s going to get swallowed by Early man
Estimated Weekend: $10 million

― C & M ―

Think you can do better? Is there anything you’d like to see each Friday from our WGOT session? Restaurant reviews? Specials at your local theater or bar/restaurant? Maybe a cocktail suggestion or two? LET US KNOW AT INFO@COCKTAILSANDMOVIES.COM

Join us on Facebook or on Twitter for other conversations as well. All we ask every Friday is Whaddya Got On Tap?

We’ll see you around over the weekend, but until then make sure to treat your films and your drinks with equal responsibility. Skip the bad movies, and know when to say “No” to that refill! Though calling an Uber or Lyft is always an option as well!

CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 02/15/18

by Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies and Trailers, Oh My!

Cocktailsandmovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap
Are you sitting in your cubicle with stacks of TPS reports to go through? Listening to that conference call where everyone is talking at the same time about nothing at all that matters? Stuck at the water cooler hearing how Fifty Shades Freed took the #1 spot! Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Let us share movie trailers with you with this week’s The Thursday Trailer Tap

The CocktailsandMovies.com Monday Morning Hangover Report – February 12th, 2018

by Tim Barley

50 Shades whips heroes and bunnies

Monday Morning Hangover Report 50 Shades Freed

Well, America, this is what you get. Sure, it’s been a while since we’ve put this together for you. But, this is what you get when you don’t demand more and better from those that run the studios. Not that there is much to see out there. But, why did you all have to go see the last installment of such a bad series of books? And a trilogy of movies that were just awful? There were three new movies in big release last weekend and they all came in #1-3. We’ll get to all that in a minute or two.

Let’s take a look at the number and get into this morning as we bring you the CocktailsandMovies.com Monday Morning Hangover Report.

CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 02/09/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Trains, rabbits and lovers

Whaddya got on tap cocktails and movies Feb 9th

Well, we’re heading toward Valentine’s Day next week, so you knew that the finale of the 50 Shades series had to drop. But, at least we get a new Clint Eastwood film about (and starring) the men who took down a terrorist attack on a movie Paris-bound train. So, something for everyone. Let’s take a look and ask everyone “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 02/08/18

by Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies and Trailers, Oh My!

Cocktailsandmovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap
Are you sitting in your cubicle with stacks of TPS reports to go through? Listening to that conference call where everyone is talking at the same time about nothing at all that matters? Stuck at the water cooler hearing how Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle took back it’s #1 spot! Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Let us share movie trailers with you with this week’s The Thursday Trailer Tap