CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 10/06/17

By Tim Barley, Mike Reyes, and Duwayne Tso

FINALLY! A sequel we didn’t know we needed meets ponys and blizzards

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Mixers, you don’t know how hard it’s been to wait for Blade Runner 2049. And now it’s finally here! We can stop looping the Final Cut of Ridley Scott’s original, as well as constantly passing each other in the hallway with utterances of “Too bad she won’t live. Then again, who does?” or any other line that comes to mind. (Tim here: The ’92 director’s cut of Bladerunner is one of my top two favorite movies – tied with Casablanca – and I was not and still not entirely sold on this sequel. BUT, I will still see it.)

That’s not the only film out in theaters this weekend, as there are a couple other contenders that want some of that sweet box office pie. So without any further delay, let’s look at this weekend’s field, so we can get out of here and get in line at the local multiplex as we ask you, like we do EVERY Friday: Whaddya Got on Tap?

Three new contenders are looking for your dough for this week.

 Blade Runner 2049     cocktails and Movies Bladerunner 2049

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, and Robin Wright,
Rating: R
Run Time: 163 mins

Official Synopsis: A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Fans have been waiting for decades, newcomers have been waiting for months, and everyone’s ready to see the majesty that is this film. (Not to mention, it’s a film so important, Johnnie Walker decided to give it its own scotch.)

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My Little Pony     

Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: Jayson Thiessen
Cast: Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Ashleigh Bell, Michelle Creber, Andrea Libman, Britt McKillip, and Nicole Oliver
Rating: PG
Run Time: 99 mins

Official Synopsis: A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Look, you’re either with this flick, or you’re not. We’re mixed about it at the office, but ultimately, you could do worse when it comes to kids flicks.

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The Mountain Between Us     

Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, and Dermot Mulroney
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 103 mins

Official Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This flick’s trailer radiates the feeling of an “ok” movie. We’d like to be proven wrong, but something tells us we won’t be.

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Duwayne’s Pick: Blade Runner 2049! I am a big fan of Sci-Fi movies and the original Blade Runner is one of my faves. I have seen the various versions of the movies that have come out. So I am very excited to return back to Blade Runner Universe to see the continuing adventures of Rick Deckard. From what I have seen in the trailers, it looks glorious, they did a great job of re-creating the look and feel of the originals. I am digging the new character, particularly Ryan Gosling’s character Officer K. This is going to be one hell of a ride!

Mike’s Pick: I’ve seen two of this week’s three entries, and I can safely say that Blade Runner 2049 is the hot ticket for this weekend. That said, My Little Pony: The Movie is actually pretty fun too. If you have kids, or are a fan of the TV show, this is an easy sit. But yeah, Blade Runner 2049 is bound to become a favorite of mine, and Denis Villeneuve has only further made an impression on my movie going psyche. I’m already lining up to see it again this weekend, and you shouldn’t hesitate to do so as well, especially with a cherry 3D conversion at work and the added option of 2D IMAX being present.

Tim’s Pick: Despite my reservations, I’m all in for this movie. With some Johnnie Walker. And a ton of popcorn.

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The Weekend Top Five: (Tim returns to pick again!)

1. Bladerunner 2049 – little competition and this movie has a huge following
Estimated Weekend: $89 million

2. My Little Pony – Mike is up on this and it’s good counter programming
Estimated Weekend: $30 million

3. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – this still has a little bit of time left in the top five. Not much.
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

4. It – the breakout movie of the year so far. Still going
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

5. American Made – nice to see Tom Cruise with a movie well received. Not a big money maker, though
Estimated Weekend: $5 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!