CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 05/18/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Deadpool has been mouthing off to Thanos, and now he gets his shot

For weeks now, Avengers: Infinity War has lit up the box office and now become the fourth highest grossing film EVER. But, in the background for weeks, Wade Wilson aka Deadpool has been hitting the marketing bag and looking to take down Thanos and everyone else. There’s a great chance that Deadpool 2 is going to win the box office, but two other news movies are going to join and probably land in the 3 – 5 spots. So, grab a cocktail or two and let’s see what’s new this week.

— C&M —

Just three wide releases for this week.

Book Club   

Distributor: Paramount
Director: Bill Holderman
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, and Alicia Silverstone
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 104 mins

Official Synopsis: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Okay, my mom would have liked this years ago, but even she has limits.

― C & M ―

Deadpool 2   

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Terry Crews, and Rob Delaney
Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins

Official Synopsis: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Ms. Cocktails and Movies and I really wanted this to be a Valentine’s release again, but we’re going to enjoy it just the same on Saturday night.

― C & M ―

Show Dogs   

Distributor: Global Road
Director: Raja Gosnell
Cast: Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci
Rating: PG
Run Time: 90 mins

Official Synopsis: Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: I don’t have kids. What is this?

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Deadpool 2! The first one was awesome. I was so glad that it was R-Rated because that is the only way to make a Deadpool movie. This second one looks like it kicks it up a notch with the addition of not only Cable, but of X-Force. All the humor and tone of the first movie is still there, but there a lot more action sequences in this one. This is going to be @#$% of a ride!

Tim’s Pick: Yep, same here. Join us for cocktails on Saturday…

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Deadpool 2  – because it will, no other words needed
Estimated Weekend: $125 million

2. Avengers: Infinity War – still a great movie. I saw it three times, you should, too.
Estimated Weekend: $32 million

3. Show Dogs – you kids can’t see Deadpool 2, or you’re a terrible, terrible parent
Estimated Weekend: $10 million

4. Bookd Club – Because older moms go to the movies, too
Estimated Weekend: $6 million

5. Life of the Party – someone has to take #5
Estimated Weekend: $4 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!