Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 07/14/17

By Tim Barley, Duwayne Tso and Mike Reyes

Apes Together Strong. But is Caesar’s legion powerful enough to head off teen horror AND a returning superhero?

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Good Friday morning, Mixers! It feels like only a week ago, we were talking about how Spider-Man: Homecoming was the movie to beat. And, let history repeat itself, as superhero movie tend to show strong, but diminished returns. Of course, this is also the weekend War for the Planet of the Apes opens, which means there’s a chance that Caesar might be victorious.

But, while WFTPOTA will most likely win the box office, Spider-Man: Homecoming is still strong and we doubt that Apes will reach the $100 million mark. And will Wish Upon just end up as collateral damage in this box office fight?

Enough prologue, let’s talk shop inside as we bring you our recurring Friday segment: Whaddya Got On Tap?

There’s only two new wide releases for this week.

 War For The Planet Of The Apes     WarForThePlanetOfTheApesB

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, and Toby Kebbell
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 140 mins

Official Synopsis: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.’s Take: It’s hard not to be excited about this one, though it’s even harder not to be delighted that director Matt Reeves is now working on The Batman. But yeah, this sneaky trilogy of beauty is something we’ve always loved, and we can’t wait to see how it ends.

 ― C & M ―

Wish Upon     WishUponA

Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Director: John R. Leonetti
Cast: Joey King, Hi Hong Lee, and Ryan Phillipe
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 90 mins

Official Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.’s Take: It’s the PG-13 remake of Wishmaster we never knew we wanted! Or, rather, we never wanted this in the first place. Now that we think about it, could we get Andrew Divoff back for a Wishmaster reboot?

The field is now set, so it’s time for our delightful band to give their picks for what you should be seeing this weekend.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: War For The Planet Of The Apes! I have a big fan of the rebooted series. The stories have been good, the characters are interesting, lots of cool action sequences, and the SFX are unbelievable realistic. The finale of the POTA looks like it might be the best of the series!

Mike’s Pick: 

Tim’s Pick: War For the Plant of the Apes! Explosions! World ending action! What more could you ask for in a summer movie.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. War For the Planet of the Apes – getting great reviews, but Spidey still takes some of this away
Estimated Weekend: $90 million

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming – going strong still for this amazingly fun movie
Estimated Weekend: $55 million

3. Despicable Me 3 – something still for the kids
Estimated Weekend: $15 million

4. Baby Driver – good action movie still holding on
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

5. Wish Upon –  disappointing, enough said
Estimated Weekend: $5 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!