CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 09/22/17

By Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

Can IT scare up even more record breaking business, or are the Kingsman set to conquer again?

cocktails and movies whaddya got on tap 9.22.17

Fall has officially… fallen upon us, Mixers; yet you wouldn’t know it by the thermometer. With the temperatures still a bit higher than usual, we’re taking out Apple Cider chilled, and with a healthy dose of vodka, for the time being. Even the box office looks like it’s still running on summer time, as some decent looking films are headed to theaters this weekend. But can any of them unseat the two weekend champion, IT? Let’s see what’s in store, and find out as we at CocktailsandMovies.com ask every Friday, “Whaddya Got on Tap?”

Three new wide releases for this week, so let’s get to it!

 Friend Request     

Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Director: Simon Verhoeven
Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, Sean Marquette, and Liesl Ahlers
Rating: R
Run Time: 92 mins

Official Synopsis: A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This honestly looks like an abysmal film… which is why we’re doing a Mimosa brunch before heading out to see it at a matinee.

― C & M ―

Kingsman: The Golden Circle     

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Halle Berry
Rating: R
Run Time: 141 mins

Official Synopsis: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: It’s action packed, it pays tribute and mockery to James Bond, and it has its own alcohol. How the hell do we say no to this one? We won’t!

― C & M ―

The LEGO Ninjango Movie     

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan
Cast: Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, and Michael Pena
Rating: PG
Run Time: Not known

Official Synopsis: Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: The LEGO Batman Movie is a hard act to follow. That said, this looks like it could be up to the task. Go ahead, 21st century parents, sneak in that flask

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Kingsman: The Golden Circle! I am a big fan of the first one as well as any movie associated with Mark Millar’s graphic novels. Big fan of Taron, Colin, Julianne, and Jeff so it’s going to be great to see them all together. It looks like the up the ante in this sequel. It has a lot of the magic of the first and it will be interesting to see how closely their American counterparts run their organization. From what I’ve seen in the trailers we are going to be in for one hell of a ride!

Mike’s Pick: If I hadn’t seen it already, I’d say Kingsman: The Golden Circle, though I strongly recommend you all get some friends together and see that one in action. If I wasn’t already headed to see it tonight, I’d say The LEGO Ninjago Movie, because it actually looks like a lot of fun. However, Friend Request looks so horrible, I feel like I need to see it and live to tell the tale.

Tim’s Pick: Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be where I am, with cocktails in hands, on Sunday!

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Estimated Weekend: $42 million

2. The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Estimated Weekend: $36 million

3. IT
Estimated Weekend: $28 million

4. American Assassin
Estimated Weekend: $5 million

5. mother!
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!