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The Monday Morning Hangover Report – 11/10/14

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!

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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!

The Cocktails and Movies Holiday Movie Outlook

by Tim Barley

Something for everyone this holiday season

Cocktails And Movies - Holiday EditionHello, cocktailers! It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything what with a European trip to experience the true “Octoberfest” experience, which turned into more of a Beerfest three day binge in Munich. We also visited an actual movie set (Spectral) and had a great time. Look for this movie in late 2015, early 2016.

It’s been a tough year for the movies studios. Year over year, box office receipts were down 15% from last year’s huge box office total. Only one studio (20th Century Fox) managed to outdo its 2013 B.O. All other major movie studios were down significantly. And we can see why: there just wasn’t much to hold audiences after the first three months of the year. There was also that pesky World Cup thing going on…

But, we enter the holiday season. It’s like second Summer for movie studios and a last ditch effort to make some bottom lines until 2015 (which looks a-mazing!). So, I took a little look ahead and wanted to share my thoughts on some movies that are slated to come out the remainder of 2014. Just a note: I am not discussing Interstellar, Big Hero 6 and Dumb and Dumber, To. The first two come out this week, and well, I don’t know what to think about D&DT…

The Mid Week “Harrumph Day” Cocktail – Summer Sunset

Tim Barley

The sun sets slowly on another summer. One last time to drink a summer cocktail.

Endless SummerCan you believe it? Another summer has come and almost left us. Pretty soon, you won’t have to feel bad missing some sun to enjoy a movie in the theater and drink cocktails. We’ll recap the summer and look forward to the fall next week as we approach the Labor Day holiday, but we have one last summer cocktail to share with you before we all hunker down for Fall and Winter. It’s a little something we found buried in a recipe book back in the days when we drank rum like pirates and the the thought of a sugar-based hangover was just a far off mirage. It’s something we pulled back out of the book, dusted it off and made up a batch. It’s called the “Summer Sunset.”

We also call it this week’s Cocktails and Movies “HarrumphDay Cocktail.”

Whaddya Got On Tap? – Aug 15th – 17th, 2014

By Tim Barley

Guns! Fun! And a remake of Pleasantville?

Whaddya Got On Tap Cocktails and Movies850 total years of age won’t stop the huge cast of Expendables 3 from firing guns, trying to kick ass and climb to the top of the box office this weekend. It’s a pretty good bet that it will be #1 this weekend. BUT, will it outdistance the YA movie The Giver, or will Let’s Be Cops give it a run for its money? Again, this weekend looks like it has something for everyone: old guy with guns and action, young adult dystopian future addicts have their pick and those who are looking to just laugh with a drink (or two!) in their hands.  

With that, it’s time to see what’s on tap for the weekend!

The Mid Week Harrumph Day Cocktail: Ginger-Cuke Cocktail

by Tim “the overlord” Barley

Grab a cocktail suggested by our followers and enjoy that last bit of summer…

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It’s mid August already, faithful Cocktails and Movies followers. Gone are the big summer movies as we all look forward to the fall with school, work and the upcoming holiday season. (yes, I did just say that.) But, there is still time to kick back with a cocktail and enjoy a midweek respite with a movie and the family. And of course, you can’t have a movie without a cocktail. If you do, you’re not doing it right. This week, we got a suggestion from some Twitter followers, Katie and Sarah, who have site called LiveSeasoned.com. Check them out! Anyway, they suggested this refreshing cocktail for us and we sent the interns to Bevmo post haste. We mixed it up and voila! We drank about a pitcher of these all told. It’s the Ginger-Cuke cocktail!

We also call it this week’s Cocktails and Movies “HarrumphDay Cocktail.”