Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 03/17/17

by Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

Beauty and the Beast vs. just plain beastly behavior

whaddya got on tap 3.17.17

So, it’s a new weekend at the box office already and because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we can expect more of the cocktails and probably less of the movies. And, with it being NCAA tournament time, the box office might be slow, unless the kids pester the parents into seeing Beauty and The Beast. It’s tracking well, despite some theaters in the South, so look for some staggering numbers here. The other movie is an odd choice and not sure where it came from, but it looks bloody and interesting enough to peek in on. And we didn’t have time to review it, but the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, Trainspotting 2 comes on in limited release. So, if you’re in LA or another big city, check it out.

Let’s see what’s new this week.

Two new wide releases for this week.

Beauty And The Beast   beautyandthebeastb

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Josh Gad
Rating: PG
Run Time: 129 mins

Official Synopsis: An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.’s Take: A lot of buzz about this one and not all of it has to do with the story. Look for big numbers.

― C & M ―

The Belko Experiment     TheBelkoExperimentA

Distributor: BH Tilt
Director: Greg McLean
Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn, Gregg Henry, and Michael Rooker.
Rating: R
Run Time: 88 mins

Official Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.’s Take: Thankfully, the running time might save this. Can you really watch something like this for 89 minutes?

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: The Belko Experiment! I am more of a fan of bloody violence than live-action Disney movie. Besides that poster so reminds me of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It should be very interesting to see what people use to kill their co-workers with in an office environment. I will be taking notes. Lol.

Mike’s Pick: I need Trainspotting 2 in my life, but I’ll gladly take a spin with The Belko Experiment, as James Gunn is my type of guy. If you really have to, then I guess Beauty and The Beast is a good bet, but honestly if you’re the least bit skeptical, read my review and decide for yourself.

Tim’s Pick: Although it’s not listed here, I’m going to go check out Trainspotting 2 at the Arclight Hollywood.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Beauty and the Beast – because it’s Disney and everyone loves this animated film
Estimated Weekend: $105 million

2. Kong: Skull Island – dropping to number two, but no shame in that, big guy
Estimated Weekend: $35 million

3. Logan – one of the best of the year so far, should have released it near Oscar time…
Estimated Weekend: $17 million

4. Get Out – also one of the best, smartest films of the year
Estimated Weekend: $10.1 million

5. The Shack – we’ve learned not to give up on faith based films…
Estimated Weekend: $10 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!