CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 05/19/17

by Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwyane Tso

Summer is about to get a little hotter, and A LOT scarier, with this weekend’s big ticket contenders!

cocktails and movies whaddya got on tap 5.19.17

Adjust your thermostats, Mixers, because we’re one weekend closer to summer! And with another weekend comes even more films that promise to thrill, chill, and fulfill your every cinematic need. But who’s going to be the one to take Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 down a peg? Is that even possible? If it is, it’ll probably be done by only one of these films on the docket, so let’s take a look at this weekend’s ponies, and start handicapping the race!

We have three new promising releases going wide this weekend.

Alien: Covenant     AlienCovenantA

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, and Danny McBride
Rating: R
Run Time:
 122 mins

Official Synopsis: The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: After Prometheus fueled a sort of holy war between fans and detractors, Alien: Covenant looks to do the same. And frankly, no matter which side we end up on, we’re ready.

― C & M ―

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul     DiaryOfAWimpyKidTheLongHaulA

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: David Bowers
Cast: Jason Drucker, Charlie Wright, Tom Everett Scott, and Alicia Silverstone
Rating: PG
Run Time:
 90 mins

Official Synopsis: A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: If you have kids, you’re probably seeing this one. If you don’t… well then we can just forget this is happening, shall we?

― C & M ―

Everything, Everything     EverythingEverythingA

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Stella Meghie
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, and Ana de la Reguera
Rating: PG-13
Run Time:
 96 mins

Official Synopsis: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: YA novels. They keep writing them, and they keep becoming movies. This one looks like the middle of the road, but it could always be that surprise hit that takes us all by storm.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Alien Covenant! I am a big sci-fi and Ridley Scott fan. Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite Sci-Fi classics, and I even enjoyed the not well received Prometheus. From what I’ve seen from the movie trailers, this looks like a return to what made the original so good. It has a pretty good cast, great SFX, good action sequences, bits of horror, and lots of alien action!

Mike’s Pick: Alien: Covenant. Hands down, no questions asked there IS NO OTHER FILM THIS WEEKEND! I saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s latest entry, and it’s not really for parents, nor do I recommend it for your kids. But Alien: Covenant? THAT is the truly good stuff this week.

Tim’s Pick: Make that three for Alien: Covenant! Just have to find some time this weekend to see it.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Alien: Covenant – by a hair! We all need movie horror to distract us from the real world
Estimated Weekend: $55.1 million

2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: still going strong, but more competition is coming
Estimated Weekend: $49.3 million

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – it has an audience and it’s for kids, but this series might be played out
Estimated Weekend: $27 million

4. Everything, Everything – choosing this because there isn’t much else to choose from
Estimated Weekend: $12 million

5. Snatched – because some women forgot to see a movie on mother’s day with their moms
Estimated Weekend: $8 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!

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