CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 05/25/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Young Han Solo arrives to take on Wade Wilson

Whaddya Got on Tap Solo A Star Wars Story

After dethroning Avengers last weekend, it looks like Deadpool 2 may only get one week at the top of the charts. If that isn’t the case, then the folks at Disney are going to have some ‘splaining to do. Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives to give us a glimpse of a young, dashing Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. This should be a lot of fun and we can’t wait. But, it faces a lot of competition and comes soon after The Force Awakens.

So, grab a cocktail or two, let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you Whaddya Got on Tap.

— C&M —

Just one wide releases for this week and it’s a big one.

Solo: A Star Wars Story   

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 135 mins

Official Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Of course we’ll all see it. It’s a Star Wars story after all.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Solo: A Star Wars Story! I am a huge Star Wars since I first saw the original Star Wars: A New Hope! I have been eagerly awaiting this movie since they first announced it two years ago. We get to see the early life of Han Solo before he met Luke & Leia, and how he became everyone’s favorite scoundrel!

Tim’s Pick: I’ve been a Star Wars fan for 41 years now and I’ll never stop.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Solo – little doubt as to where this will land, but reviews are mixed, so tamp your expectations down
Estimated Weekend: $135 million

2. Deadpool 2 – a great movie and still going to be number two this weekend
Estimated Weekend: $72 million

3. Avengers: Infinity War – possibly the best movie this year
Estimated Weekend: $15 million

4. Book Club – my mother saw this and SHE didn’t like it
Estimated Weekend: $3 million

5. Life of the Party –  funny movie
Estimated Weekend: $2 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!