Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 07/13/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

The Rock Swings Into Action This Weekend

Once again, Dwayne Johnson leads us on a wild ride as his plan to remake all the classic 70’s disaster pictures hits its mid stride as we get Skyscraper, an obvious homage to old Chuck Heston flick The Towering Inferno. This will probably be your big winner as Johnson is a great box office draw and a good action flick is just what the summer is all about. But, don’t worry parents. There is something for your kids to see as Hotel Transylvania releases its third installment, Summer Vacation.

So, grab your favorite cocktail and let’s see what’s new this week.

Just two wide releases for this week.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation   

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, and David Spade
Rating: PG
Run Time: 97 mins

Official Synopsis:’s Take:

― C & M ―


Distributor: Universal
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Moller, McKenna Roberts, and Noah Cottrell
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 102 mins

Official Synopsis:’s Take:

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Skyscraper! I am a big Dwayne Johnson fan and not just because we have the same name and lookalike. Lol. His movies have lots of action with just the right amount of comedy. Over the last few years, he has done many fun movies and this looks like it is going to be hell of a popcorn movie!

Tim’s Pick: Skyscraper! Like Duwayne, I am a big fan of the man formerly known as The Rock. AND, I love that he is doing recreations of the old disaster films. Count me in!

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The Weekend Top Five:

1. Skyscraper – Towering Inferno redux + Dwayne Johnson = big bucks
Estimated Weekend: $65 million

2. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – a close 2nd
Estimated Weekend: $56 million

3. Ant Man & Wasp – a slightly disappointing film for Marvel/Disney
Estimated Weekend: $45 million

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – saw it, not as good as the first
Estimated Weekend: $14 million

5. The First Purge – a rather great installment of this series
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!