Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 03/16/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Who can take down the king?Whaddya Got on Tap March 16th, 2018

Let’s see what’s new this week.

— C&M —

Just four wide releases for this week.

7 Days In Entebbe   

Distributor: Focus Features
Director: Jose Padilha
Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Rosamund Pike, and Eddie Marsan
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 107 mins

Official Synopsis: Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.’s Take: This looks great, kind of like Munich. Not a threat to Black Panther.

― C & M ―

I Can Only Imagine   

Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Director: Andrew Erwin & Jon Erwin
Cast: J. Michael Finley, Dennis Quad, Cloris Leachman, and Trace Adkins
Rating: PG
Run Time: 110  mins

Official Synopsis: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.’s Take: I have no idea that this was a thing…

― C & M ―

Love, Simon   

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Greg Berlanti
Cast: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexander Shipp, and Keiynan Lonsdale
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 109 mins

Official Synopsis: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.’s Take: Good cast. Not for everyone.

― C & M ―

Tomb Raider   

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Roar Uthaug
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 118 mins

Official Synopsis: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.’s Take: The only real challenger to BP. But, not sure it has the gravitas of an Angelina Jolie-led film…

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Love, Simon! I have been wanting to see this since the first trailer. I have been a Nick Robinson fan since “Being Charlie”, but noticed him in the small movie “The Kings of Summer” before that. The movie looks great, Nick is great as the lead and has a wonderful ensemble support cast. It has a great deal of emotion/drama to it but has its moments of fun. Great movie for kids to see especially with the rise of bullying and cyber-bullying on the rise in schools nowadays.

Tim’s Pick: I’m behind (again), so maybe Gringo. But, I am taking Ms. Cocktails and Movies to see Black Panther on Sunday…

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Black Panther  – still the king!
Estimated Weekend: $28 million

2. Tomb Raider  – a very close second
Estimated Weekend: $27 million

3. A Wrinkle in Time – this could turn out to be a turkey by Disney
Estimated Weekend: $20 million

4.  I Can Only Imagine – I may not know this movie, but early box office returns are looking good
Estimated Weekend: $18 million

5. 7 Days in Entebbe – do people want to watch dark movies
Estimated Weekend: $15 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!