CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 07/20/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Mamma Mia does battle with The Equalizer 2 to take the top spot

CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got on Tap 7.20.18

We’ve got two big movies and a possible dark horse horror movie this weekend. Denzel returns in one of his better, more understated roles in The Equalizer 2, while the group from Mamma Mia returns in the sequel. Unfriended: Dark Web might present a challenge for the third spot, and may be a dark horse for #2.

Let’s see what’s new this week.

Just three wide releases for this week.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again   

Distributor: Universal
Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, and Cher
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 114 mins

Official Synopsis: In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: No interest myself, but Mike has seen it and has a review on Cinemablend.com

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The Equalizer 2   

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman
Rating: R
Run Time: 121 mins

Official Synopsis: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Tim’s pick for this weekend, even though I’m on vacation.

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Unfriended: Dark Web   

Distributor: BN Tilt
Director: Stephen Susco
Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Chelsea Alden, Colin Woodell, and Andrew Les
Rating: R
Run Time: 88 mins

Official Synopsis: A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: meh, these are great on cable months from now

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Duwayne’s Pick: The Equalizer 2! I am a big Denzel Washington fan as well as director Antoine Fuqua! I had reservations about the first one since I enjoyed the TV show, but they really knocked it out of the park. And the trailers for this one has me excited for it. It looks like this is going to be personal for McCall and for us … even more action packed and violent. I cannot wait to see this!

Tim’s Pick: Agree with Duwayne. Loved the first one. Very understated role for Denzel, and I have been looking for the sequel for some time.

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The Weekend Top Five:

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – slow movie time so this should hold at #1

Estimated Weekend: $28 million

2. Mamma Mia: Here We Got Again – seems like a good bet to get to #2

Estimated Weekend: $23 million

3. The Equalizer 2 – really want to see this do better, but it’s a slow summer

Estimated Weekend: $17 million

4. Antman & the Wasp – come on, little guy, let’s go!

Estimated Weekend: $14 million

5. Skyscraper  – I wish this was doing better, looks fun!

Estimated Weekend: $9 million

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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!