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?”

Just three new wide release this weekend.

The 15:17 To Paris   

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: 
Clint Eastwood
Cast:
Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani, P Byrne, Tony Hale, and Thomas Lennon.
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
 94 mins

Official Synopsis: Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeThis has a bit going for it. The hit-you-over-the-head patriotism feel might just be offset by the fact that these guys were the real men who were on the train.

― C & M ―

Fifty Shades Freed   

Distributor: Universal
Director: 
James Foley
Cast:
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes, Max Martini, and Callum Keith Rennie
Rating:
R
Run Time:
 105 mins

Official Synopsis: Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeWhatever.

― C & M ―

Peter Rabbit   

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: 
Will Gluck
Cast:
James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sam Neill
Rating:
PG
Run Time:
 93 mins

Official Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeThe newest trailer makes this look like a lot of fun. And a good voice cast may sell it.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: The 15:17 To Paris! I am a big Clint Eastwood fan since I first saw him in those spaghetti westerns and even more so now that he’s a director. I love the movies he directs and love that his last few movies have been about real people and events. The way he directs a movie is best suited for this kind of storylines. It will be interesting to see how he is able to direct the real heroes as the leads in the movie. It should be interesting.

Tim’s Pick: I’m behind on movies by a week or two, but I’m agreeing with The 15:17 To Paris.

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The Weekend Top Five: (Tim hasn’t done this in a while, so here goes)

1. Peter Rabbit  – kids need movies before the adults Valentine’s Day it up on Wednesday
Estimated Weekend: $35 million

2. 50 Shades  – does anyone care about this anymore?
Estimated Weekend: $33 million

3. The 15:17 to Paris  – America!
Estimated Weekend: $25 million

4. Jumanji  – a monster that just keeps going
Estimated Weekend: $8 million

5. Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

― C & M ―

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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!

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