CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 08/25/17

by Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

This week’s new releases remind you that Summer is almost over

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Oh man, Mixers, can you feel it? This weekend looks like it is going to be a pretty, pretty, pretty iffy place at the weekend box office. There’s some promise on the field, but for the most part you can feel the downtime in the box office market coming. It’s as if the studios have just washed their hands of Summer 2017. It’s a good thing September has some cherry films heading our way, but we have to muscle through two weeks of “meh.”

But we’re all in this together, so let’s see what this weekend’s big picture looks like.

There’s three new wide releases this weekend, and somehow they all feel pitched down the middle.

All Saints     

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: 
Steve Gomer
Cast:
John Corbett, Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, David Keith, and Gregory Alan Williams
Rating:
PG
Run Time:
 108 mins

Official Synopsis: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeWe’re not terribly into the whole faith based blockbuster genre, so we’re not really the best people to ask about this one.

― C & M ―

Birth Of The Dragon     

Distributor: BH Tilt
Director: 
George Nolfi
Cast:
Phillip Ng, Terry Chen, Yu Xia, and Billy Magnussen
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
 103 mins

Official Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This new Bruce Lee biopic could be better than we expect, but to be honest, we’re not expecting much.

― C & M ―

Leap!     

Distributor: Weinstein Company
Director: 
Eric Summer and Eric Warin
Cast:
Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Jae Jepsen, Maggie Ziegler, and Kate McKinnon
Rating:
PG
Run Time:
 89 mins

Official Synopsis: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeKids movies have been very iffy this year, but this one looks like it has enough of a heart to win some folks over.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Birth Of The Dragon! Since I was a kid I have been a fan of martial arts because of my mom and aunt. The trailers have been good, so I am hoping the movie is even better. I liked Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and this movie goes into more detail about that infamous fight that has become the stuff of legend.

Mike’s Pick: Between having a busy couple of weeks, and this weekend’s pickings not being very welcoming, I’m just going to try and check out Logan Lucky this weekend. Though the one film I did see from this weekend’s pack, Leap!, barely even qualifies as a movie.

Tim’s Pick: After vacation at mom and dad’s for the week, I’m behind and going to take advantage of catching up on Logan Lucky.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Birth of the Dragon – some movie has to win this weekend…
Estimated Weekend: $17 million

2. Leap – honestly, I haven’t seen ANY marketing for this, but have a feeling it’s going to make a dollar
Estimated Weekend: $15 million

3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – going to fall down a bit here
Estimated Weekend: $12 million

4. Logan Lucky – this movie has had nothing but BAD luck (title maybe?)
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

5. All Saints – again, a movie I have heard nothing about.
Estimated Weekend: $6 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!