CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 06/01/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Hijinx, high seas and high octane action try to take down Solo

cocktailsandmovies.com whaddya got on tap 6.1.18

Johnny Knoxville returns to the big screen, leading three new movies to try and take down last week’s winner, Solo. If you’ve read all the injuries Knoxville had during shooting, you can bet that people will flock to this Jackass-style movie. But, what about Adrift and Upgrade? Well, if you have a girlfriend you might be dragged to the open ocean film about lovers adrift on the sea. If she’s nice, she’ll let you drink cocktails and then go see Upgrade. Let CocktailsandMovies.com tell you what’s new this weekend what you should see.

Let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you, “Whaddya Got on Tap?”

— C&M —

Just three wide releases for this week.

 Action Point   

Distributor: Paramount
Director: Tim Kirkby, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Johnny Pemberton, and Susan Yeagley
Cast: Johnny Knoxville
Rating: R
Run Time: 85 mins

Official Synopsis: A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: I’m not really the audience here, but at least this one has a plot. It’s possible that this movie does more than the pundits will tell you. (see below)

― C & M ―

Adrift   

Distributor: STX Entertainment
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer, Jeffrey Thomas, and Elizabeth Hawthorne
Rating: PG-13
Run Time:  mins

Official Synopsis: Based on the true story of survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

 CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Again, not for my tastes, but it does have natural disasters that I like to see on film…

― C & M ―

Upgrade   

Distributor: BH Tilt
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Cawthorne, and Michael M. Foster
Rating: R
Run Time: 95 mins

Official Synopsis: Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

 CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This could be a middling techno-action-thriller. You really have to have a smart script and director to make these work.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Adrift! This week nothing really stands out. So I am going to go with the movie that is based on true story. I love a movie that shows man against nature, the life-death situation, and the survival instinct of man. I am a fan of Sam Claflin, who has been doing some good work of late. I am not much of a fan of Shailene Woodley, who has not really impressed me after The Descendants. Hence, why this movie did not jump out immediately to me. I have hopes for it though.

Tim’s Pick: If I had to pick and I do, I’d say that Upgrade is my call. While I’m not totally sold on it, it does hit my favorite: technology, thriller, action, all of which go well with many cocktails.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story – it’s not gangbusters, but it should hold out one more weekend
Estimated Weekend: $65 million

2. Action Point – again, I see this as a surprise for a few weeks, then we can sit back for the sequel: Action Point 2: Water Sports
Estimated Weekend: $42 million

3. Deadpool 2 – funny, violent, and a great cocktails movie
Estimated Weekend: $32 million

4. Avengers: Infinity War – one of the best of the year
Estimated Weekend: $22 million

5. Adrift – guys, get ready to take your gals to the movies
Estimated Weekend: $19 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!