CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 08/03/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Teen Angst, a bear and spies’ girlfriends. It’s not a joke. It’s the weekend

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Everyone looks to take down the team of Ethan Hunt and company. (BTW: this movie has some pretty intense stunts that Tom Cruise did himself, so if you haven’t seen it, go just for those). The denizens of Pooh Corner as well as the comedy stylings of Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis join forces to see if they can unseat MI: Fallout. So, let’s grab some cocktails and ask ourselves, “Whaddya Got on Tap?”

Let’s see what’s new this week.

— C&M —

Just three wide releases for this week.

Christopher Robin   

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Altwell, and Bronte Carmichael
Rating: PG
Run Time: 104 mins

Official Synopsis: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: a lot of us as kids have been looking forward to this return of Pooh and friends.

― C & M ―

The Darkest Minds   

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Bradley Whitford, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Harris Dickinson, and Mark O’Brien
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 105 mins

Official Synopsis: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: been there. Done that. With so many other teen angst films.

― C & M ―

The Spy Who Dumped Me   

Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: Susanna Fogel
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, and Gillian Anderson
Rating: R
Run Time: 116 mins

Official Synopsis: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: really looking forward to this. Loving this comedy team up.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Christopher Robin! I was a big Winnie the Pooh fan when I was a kid. Every time I saw a new trailer for this, I felt like a kid again. The SFX for Winnie and friends looks so good. I love Winnie’s innocence and the storyline of them coming out to the real world to help Christopher Robin. I am so there as soon as it’s out in theatres.

Tim’s Pick: The Spy Who Dumped Me. Love Kate McKinnon and Milas Kunis has always been funny with the right partner.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Christopher Robin – family movie alert!
Estimated Weekend: $75 million

2. MI: Fallout – just falling short of the top spot
Estimated Weekend: $40 million

3. The Spy Who Dumped Me – really hope it does well
Estimated Weekend: $22 million

4. Mama Mia 2 – still here?
Estimated Weekend: $6 million

5.  Antman & Wasp still going strong
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!