CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 08/24/18

By Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

It’s Pets vs Puppets!!! Bring. It. On.

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So, we’re off to see a puppet movie on Sunday. Come join us. But, with it being the last weekend before football starts, why aren’t the studios dropping a big movie on us. There really isn’t a lot going on but let’s see what’s new this week as we bring you our Friday segment “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

Just two wide releases for this week.

A.X.L.   

Distributor: Global Road
Director: Oliver Daly
Cast: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Thomas Jane, Dominic Rains, and Ted McGinley
Rating: PG
Run Time: 100 mins

Official Synopsis: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This old story? Probably going to gather the kid/parent crowd, because no GOOD parent would take their kids to see…

― C & M ―

The Happytime Murders   

Distributor: STX Entertainment
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker, and Joel McHale
Rating: R
Run Time: 91 mins

Official Synopsis: When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Something raunchy. Something funny. So, perfect for us.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: The Happytime Murders! From the very first seconds of the first trailer, I was in. This takes childhood memories of The Muppets to an R-Rated level with so many WTF and inappropriate scenes. The story seems good with lots of regular laughs, but everything we have seen in buddy action movies gets a new life when it’s done with puppets. Lol.

Tim’s Pick: yes, we are going to go see it on Sunday a s group, because something like this HAS to have cocktails with it.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Crazy Rich Asians – yep, two weeks in a row and not it’s going to be called a “phenomenon”
Estimated Weekend: $20 million

2. Happytime Murders – going out on a big limb and suggesting that with a light week, this takes #2
Estimated Weekend: $17 million

3. AXL – because families need a movie before school starts and because summer vacation isn’t quite over
Estimated Weekend: $12 million

4. The Meg –  it’s not great, but it’s all we got right now
Estimated Weekend: $5 million

5. Mile 22 – someone has to fit in the top 5
Estimated Weekend: $3 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!