CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 06/02/17

by Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

Can DC Pull A Much Needed Home Run, Or Will A Depantsed Hero Rise?

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Whoa man, can you believe there’s a Wonder Woman movie in theaters? Finally! After so many decades of waiting, the princess of Themyscira has hit our silver screens. But don’t fret if you’re not into the comic scene and/or have kids, because there’s something for them to enjoy as DC makes its latest attempt to hype Justice League into being a hit. It’s been a slow start to the summer with no real big movies, and the box office needs a win. Let’s see if one of this weekend’s competitors can deliver the hit the business so desperately needs.

Only two new wide releases this weekend, but there’s some big names attached to these competitors.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie     CaptainUnderpants

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: 
Rob Letterman
Cast:
Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal
Rating:
PG
Run Time:
 89 mins

Official Synopsis: Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Out of the kids’ stuff we’ve seen come our way this year, this actually looks goofy in all the right reasons. Not to mention, there’s some serious comedic muscle behind this one.

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Wonder Woman     WonderWomanB

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: 
Patty Jenkins
Cast:
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine,
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
 141 mins

Official Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Honestly? This was one of our most anticipated films of the summer, and it doesn’t look to be disappointing.

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Duwayne’s Pick: Wonder Woman! I was lucky enough to attend the World Premiere last week in Hollywood and the movie was awesome. It’s the best movie of the current DCEU movies. The story is good, the origin was done well, lots of great action, and you definitely won’t be disappointed going to watch this.

Mike’s Pick: I’m with her this weekend, as Wonder Woman is my top pick. Honestly, there’s so much humanity and fantastic character work that makes this movie fantastic on its own right. The fact that it’s the best DC flick since Man of Steel also helps push its profile up, not to mention Gal Gadot has come a long way since her Fast and Furious days. Give ’em hell, Diana.

Tim’s Pick: I’m on the road this weekend, but I’ll catch Wonder Woman just as soon as I get back.

― C & M ―

Talk’s cheap, at least compared to a movie ticket. Which means it’s time to look at where we stand in terms of who we think will perform this weekend. It’s time for…

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Wonder Woman
Estimated Weekend: $83 million

There’s projections putting this flick at $90 mil, so we’re dialing down because that seems to be the trend this summer. That said, this is going to make a killing, and we welcome a higher result proving us wrong.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Estimated Weekend: $25 million

At least 50% of the audience will drop off with this one, but we’re guessing that a bigger chunk will be bitten out of Captain Jack’s latest outing. Roll the credits on this franchise.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Estimated Weekend: $15 million

Seriously… TAZERFACE?!

4. Baywatch
Estimated Weekend: $9 million

This flick’s going into the darkness, while others step into the light.

5. Alien: Covenant
Estimated Weekend: $6 million

Don’t look now, but the international audience has pushed this puppy past the 1.5 multiplier. It might not match Prometheus, but it’s making some quiet money.

― C & M ―

It’s the first weekend in June, and it’s only going to get more exciting from this point! We’re headed towards some big ticket prospects, as well as some exciting newcomers, and you’d be a fool to miss out on any of it.

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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!