CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 06/29/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Sicario returns alongside Uncle Drew to take on last week’s winner

A couple of new movies lead us into a long, long July 4th weekend. This will be our last post for a few weeks as we revamp the site and introduce some new stuff. But, until then, we plan to see a few films, drink a many more cocktails and maybe get some work done in between.

So, with one foot out the door, let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you, “Whaddya Got on Tap?”

Just two wide releases for this week.

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado   

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: Stefano Sollima
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Matthew Modine
Rating: R
Run Time: 122 mins

Official Synopsis: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Loved the first one and this has big talent in it. But, will it rise to number one?

― C & M ―

Uncle Drew   

Distributor: Lionsgate / Summit
Director: Charles Stone III
Cast: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Kroll, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Lesle, and Tiffany Haddish
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 103 mins

Official Synopsis: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This is a possible sleeper.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Sicario: Day Of The Soldado! I loved the last one! They took the best two characters from the first, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, upped the action and violence, and made a more dramatic suspenseful movie based on what I have seen from the trailers. This looks like it will be just as good as the first or maybe even better.

Tim’s Pick: I’m behind. Like really behind AND I’m on vacation, so poolside cocktails and many movies NEXT weekend.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – you just can’t kill dinosaurs that easily
Estimated Weekend: $80 million

2. The Incredibles 2 – small scale juggernaut has a chance to reach $500 million quickly
Estimated Weekend: $51 million

3. Uncle Drew –  sleeper alert, sleeper alert!
Estimated Weekend: $45 million

4.  Sicaro: Day of the Soldado –  R rated, tough
Estimated Weekend: $22 million

5.  Ocean’s 8 – hey, it’s a fun movies
Estimated Weekend: $8 million

― C & M ―

Like we said, we are off for a few weeks to gather our shit together.

Think you can do better? Is there anything you’d like to see each Friday from our WGOT session? Restaurant reviews? Specials at your local theater or bar/restaurant? Maybe a cocktail suggestion or two? LET US KNOW AT INFO@COCKTAILSANDMOVIES.COM

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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!