CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 04/06/18

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Scary, funny, uplifting and conspiracy – you got it all this weekend

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Well, last week saw two new movies take the first two spots with Ready, Player One and the unsurprisingly surprising Acrimony finishing one/two. This week, look for both to fall as the bland comedy Blockers comes in alongside the amazing looking A Quiet Place. The days are getting longer and the weather is getting better and the movies are getting bigger. But for this week, we ask you “whaddya got on tap?”

Let’s see what’s new this week.

— C&M —

Just four wide releases for this week with a take on all from the bossman himself, Tim Barley.

A Quite Place   

Distributor: Paramount
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Summonds, and Cade Woodward
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 95 mins

Official Synopsis: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: This looks amazing and word is that it’s scary fun.

― C & M ―

Blockers   

Distributor: Universal
Director: Kay Cannon
Cast: John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, and Geraldine Viswanathan
Rating: R
Run Time: 102 mins

Official Synopsis: Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: I don’t use the word “meh” often, but here it seems most applicable

― C & M ―

Chappaquiddick   

Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Director: John Curran
Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown, and Jim Gaffigan
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 101 mins

Official Synopsis: Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: I can’t tell whether or not this is an actual historical movie or a reason to tarnish the Kennedy name.

― C & M ―

The Miracle Season   

Distributor: Mirror / LD
Director: Sean McNamara
Cast: Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty, Tiera Skovbye, and Danika Yarosh
Rating: PG
Run Time: 99 mins

Official Synopsis: After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: I like volleyball, but will I like this? Probably not. And I can feel this totally falling flat.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Blockers! I have seen the movie already and it is the funniest movie so far in 2018. I enjoyed Game Night, but this was crazy funny. Both sides of the story are funny, the parents trying to stop them and their daughters trying to have a lot of fun on prom night. The movie was a lot of fun from the start and pretty much all the way through. Check it out you won’t be disappointed.

Tim’s PickA Quiet Place Normally I don’t go for horror, but this looks great and I have a good friend who has been dying to see this movie.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. A Quiet Place – one of those weekends where horror rises to the top!
Estimated Weekend: $35 million

2. Blockers – because audiences will go to see it
Estimated Weekend: $28 million

3. Ready, Player One –  really a great movie and great soundtrack to boot!
Estimated Weekend: $25 million

4. Black Panther  – just keeps chugging along
Estimated Weekend: $10 million

5. Acrimony – dropping to #5 this week
Estimated Weekend: $9 million

― C & M ―

Think you can do better? Is there anything you’d like to see each Friday from our WGOT session? Restaurant reviews? Specials at your local theater or bar/restaurant? Maybe a cocktail suggestion or two? LET US KNOW AT INFO@COCKTAILSANDMOVIES.COM

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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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