CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 09/08/17

By Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

Are these two films the antidote to a sick, sluggish summer box office?

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How… just, how did we get to this point? The worst box office in 25 years, Mixers. The WORST since the opening of Honeymoon In Vegas, that’s how bad it was. If we were executives in town, we’d probably be self medicating to a worrisome degree at this point. (Don’t worry, studio heads, we can sit and talk with you over bloody mary’s. Just call us.)

But, at least, there are two studios with new films out this weekend, as both seem poised to bring the crowds back to the theaters, even with the NFL returning. With that enthusiasm, let’s take a look at who’s coming to town this weekend and ask you “Whaddya Got On Tap!?”

Just two new wide releases this weekend, but they’re pretty big ones.

Home Again     

Distributor: Open Road Films
Director: 
Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Cast:  
Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Candice Bergen, and Michael Sheen
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
 97 mins

Official Synopsis: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeThis is a… particular brand of movie that you either love or hate. With enough alcohol, we just might grow to love, or at least, tolerate it.

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It     

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: 
Andres Muschietti
Cast:  
Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, and Bill Skarsgard
Rating:
R
Run Time:
 135 mins

Official Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s TakeThis has been one of our most anticipated films of the year, and for very good reasons. In a year of Stephen King projects debuting left and right, Andy Muschietti’s 80’s spin on the King classic from that era just might be the best one out there.

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Duwayne’s Pick: It! I have been a fan of horror movies since my mom took me to my first one when I was a little kid. Not only does this look scary as hell but it is also an improvement over the TV mini-series adaption done in 1990. Home Again is a great movie that I got a chance to watch already, so that is a good option for those of you that are not horror movie fans.

Mike’s Pick: It is the movie you need to see this weekend. Full stop, no questions asked. Home Again is the movie for folks that just aren’t into It, or anything past the Nancy Meyers repertoire of folks that can live comfortably trying to navigate those “gosh darned hard relationships”. It, on the other hand, is the Amblin movie from Hell you’ve always wanted.

Tim’s Pick: Oh, yeah. It. And during the day because I’ve had it up to here with clowns, ever since the original Poltergeist.

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The Weekend Top Five:

1. It – horror movie and rated R, BUT everyone is looking forward to this and it’s going to surprise.
Estimated Weekend: $38 million

2. Home Again – while the horror aficionados are getting their scare on, boyfriends will be dragged here
Estimated Weekend: $23 million

3. Hitman’s Bodyguard – because SOME movie has to come in third through fifth places
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

4. Annabelle Creation – see above
Estimated Weekend: $4 million

5. Wind River  – see above above
Estimated Weekend: $3 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!

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