Category Archives: Whaddya Got On Tap? Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/22/17

by Tim Barley and DuWayne Tso

Drama, Downsizing and maybe a disaster or two this weekend

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Welcome to the second to last movie weekend of 2017, folks! And it’s a big weekend for movie possibilities, with some drama, some action/comedy, some Oscar bait, comedy and more than a few musical numbers. But, how will they do? Just like every week, we show you the bigger debuts and ask you, “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

Let’s see what’s new this week. Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/15/17

by Tim Barley & Duwayne Tso

Jedis and Bulls

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So, there’s this sci-fi movie that looks like it might make a little money this weekend. And then there’s a kids movie that comes on the heels of Coco… We all know how the weekend is going to shake out, and Disney will get the big paycheck this weekend of course, so let’s focus on the #2-#10 slots.

Let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

— C&M — Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/08/17

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

A Limited Release Weekend

Short time left this afternoon to share with you what’s going on. And it’s not much. Two limited releases, you’re welcome LA and NYC. So, great time to get caught up this week before The Last Jedi. Let’s see what’s new this week. We don’t expect too much change from last weekend (see below).

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Just one wide release and two limited releases for this week.

I, Tonya     (Limited Release)     

Distributor: Neon
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, and McKenna Grace
Rating: R
Run Time: 120 mins

Official Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.’s Take: You might have to be old enough to appreciate this, and with no marketing or advance, what are we to expect?

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Just Getting Started     

Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, and Glenne Headly
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 91 mins

Official Synopsis: A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.’s Take: Midnight Run, excellent. This? We know nothing about it.

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The Shape Of Water     (Limited Release)     

Distributor: Fox Searchlights
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer
Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins

Official Synopsis: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.’s Take: Eagerly awaiting this in the office. But, will it do well?

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Duwayne’s Pick: The Shape Of Water!  I have been waiting for this movie since I saw the very first trailer. And each subsequent trailer after that has added to the fire. I am a big Gulllermo del Toro fan, his body of work is quite impressive and enjoyable. His visual imagery, costume, and set designs are amazing and his movies have great storylines. And this looks to be the best of them all.

Tim’s Pick: Parties. I’m taking care of the cocktails side this weekend and may catch up on movies at home…

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The Weekend Top Five:

1. Coco– still going strong and now that stupid short animated film is not playing anymore…
Estimated Weekend: $18 million

2. Justice League  – it isn’t bad, it just missed a few opportunities
Estimated Weekend: $9 million

3.  Wonder – feel good = equals 3rd place again
Estimated Weekend: $8 million

4. Just Getting Started – it’s a new movie, so it has to be earn #4, right?
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

5. – Thor: Ragnarokstill eking out a little bit of $$
Estimated Weekend: $5 million

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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! Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/01/17

By Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

It’s beginning to look a lot like Oscars!

Happy December 1st, Mixers! The final round of 2017 is upon us, and this month has some mass appeal hits headed our way, as well as some last minute awards players coming into focus. It’s going to be as exciting as it is nerve-wracking to try and catch up, which is why we’re still running the show today, despite the lack of any new wide releases. Rather, we’re highlighting some new limited releases that’ll be going wide in the coming weeks, so we can help you all prepare for the season that’s about to descend on the movie-watching community. So take note of what’s opening where, and enjoy our picks for this week’s limited fare. Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 11/17/17

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

New heroes try to take down the current “Lord of the Box Office”

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Well, folks, Thor:Ragnarok has managed to wow audiences enough to stay at number one for two straight weeks. And really, it’s just that good. Now, DC and Warner Brothers give us their best as the anticipated Justice League shows up. Word is mixed, but with so much spectacle, it should take over the top spot this weekend. Two other smaller movies, one with some Oscar bait attached to it, open as well.

Let’s see what’s new this week, as we ask you: Whaddya Got on Tap?