CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 11/17/17

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

New heroes try to take down the current “Lord of the Box Office”

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Well, folks, Thor:Ragnarok has managed to wow audiences enough to stay at number one for two straight weeks. And really, it’s just that good. Now, DC and Warner Brothers give us their best as the anticipated Justice League shows up. Word is mixed, but with so much spectacle, it should take over the top spot this weekend. Two other smaller movies, one with some Oscar bait attached to it, open as well.

Let’s see what’s new this week, as we ask you: Whaddya Got on Tap?

Just three new wide releases for this week.

Justice League     

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Zak Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, and Jeremy Irons
Rating: Pg-13
Run Time:  mins

Official Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Hmmm. It’s big, it’s loud, and it’ll probably get our money, but will it be good?

― C & M ―

The Star     

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: Timothy Reckart
Cast: Steven Yuen, Tyler Perry, Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Ving Rhames, Christopher Plumbber, Gabriel Iglesias, Kris Kristofferson, Anthony Anderson, Tracy Morgan, Oprah Winfrey, Zachary Levi, and Gina Rodriguez
Rating: PG
Run Time: 86 mins

Official Synopsis: A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: No ideas on this one, but kids need movies, too.

― C & M ―

Wonder     

Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe, and Daveed Diggs
Rating: PG
Run Time: 113 mins

Official Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Bestselling novel, big name stars. This equals prestige pic.

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Duwayne’s Pick: Justice League! I am a big fan of comic books, both Marvel & DC, as well as their respective movies. I was excited when the first Justice League trailer hit, but then was pushed back from 2016 to 2017, and then Joss Whedon did re-shoots. But, it is finally here and it looks pretty darn good. Lots of actions & fighting, but it will be the intro to Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg that I am looking forward to the most.

Tim’s Pick: Justice League. Not expecting much, but loudness and spectacle go great with cocktails and movies an popcorn.

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The Weekend Top Five:

1. Justice League – no doubt about it this weekend, but will it last?
Estimated Weekend: $115 million

2. Thor: Ragnarok – one of the best movies this year, and should be around for a while
Estimated Weekend: $42 million

3. Daddy’s Home 2 – my mother wants to see this, which means it’s going to be here a while
Estimated Weekend: $ million

4. The Star – kids movies for the holidays
Estimated Weekend: $ million

5. Wonder – heavy stuff, but happy stuff equals fifth place
Estimated Weekend: $ 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!