Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 03/09/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies all around as there is something for every taste

Whaddya Got On tap?

Oscars are over, and big movies are coming. This weekend, we have a mixed bag and some big names, so let’s get this over and take a quick look at what you’ll see as we ask “Whaddya Got On Tap?” Let’s see what’s new this week.

— C&M —

Just four wide releases for this week, including A Wrinkle in Time which you may have to hunt for even though it’s on 3900 screens.


Distributor: STX Entertainment
Director: Nash Edgerton
Cast: David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Sharlto Copley, Thandie Newton, and Amanda Seyfried
Rating: R
Run Time: 110 mins

Official Synopsis: GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.’s Take: Really interested in seeing if this movie is dark, weird comedy enough to make it into a cult classic.

― C & M ―

The Hurricane Heist   

Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Maggie Grace, Toby Kebbell, and Ryan Kwanten
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 103 mins

Official Synopsis: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.’s Take: Okay, so this is the type of movie that is so audaciously bad, it might be okay and fun (see San Andreas).

― C & M ―

The Strangers: Prey At Night   

Distributor: Aviron
Director: Johannes Roberts
Cast: Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Emma Bellomy, Lewis Pullman, and Damian Maffei
Rating: R
Run Time: 85 mins

Official Synopsis: A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.’s Take: Wasn’t there another Stangers already made? This looks scary, but at 85 minutes, will it be any good?

― C & M ―

A Wrinkle in Time  

Distributor: Disney
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifinakis
Rating:  PG
Run Time: 120 minutes

Official Synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.’s Take: Okay, I never read this book and from what I’ve seen in the trailers, this has all the makings of a HUGE miss. Reviews are not great and Disney may not have been the right fit for this book. (TIM)

— C&M —

Duwayne’s Pick: Gringo! All the trailers have been good to great from the start. It is good to see David Oyelowo get out of his drama element and do a comedic/action role. The rest of the ensemble cast looks good especially Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton as the shady corporate execs. It has a nice mix of comedy, action, and over-the-top antics that should provide for a good time at the cinema!

Tim’s Pick: Hurricane Heist  just for stupid fun. But Gringo because it looks like it could be good.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Black Panther – still the king because there isn’t anything to challenge it.
Estimated Weekend: $40 million

2. A Wrinkle in Time – the biggest threat to the king, but it isn’t getting bad reviews
Estimated Weekend: $32 million

3. Hurricane Heist –  going out on a limb here and hoping thrill seekers are out for some fun
Estimated Weekend: $17 million

4. The StrangersPrey at Night – horror seems like a good draw this weekend
Estimated Weekend: $13 million

5. Gringo  – don’t know what to expect here
Estimated Weekend: $9 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

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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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