Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/08/17

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

A Limited Release Weekend

Short time left this afternoon to share with you what’s going on. And it’s not much. Two limited releases, you’re welcome LA and NYC. So, great time to get caught up this week before The Last Jedi. Let’s see what’s new this week. We don’t expect too much change from last weekend (see below).

— C&M —

Just one wide release and two limited releases for this week.

I, Tonya     (Limited Release)     

Distributor: Neon
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, and McKenna Grace
Rating: R
Run Time: 120 mins

Official Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.’s Take: You might have to be old enough to appreciate this, and with no marketing or advance, what are we to expect?

― C & M ―

Just Getting Started     

Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, and Glenne Headly
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 91 mins

Official Synopsis: A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.’s Take: Midnight Run, excellent. This? We know nothing about it.

― C & M ―

The Shape Of Water     (Limited Release)     

Distributor: Fox Searchlights
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer
Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins

Official Synopsis: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.’s Take: Eagerly awaiting this in the office. But, will it do well?

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: The Shape Of Water!  I have been waiting for this movie since I saw the very first trailer. And each subsequent trailer after that has added to the fire. I am a big Gulllermo del Toro fan, his body of work is quite impressive and enjoyable. His visual imagery, costume, and set designs are amazing and his movies have great storylines. And this looks to be the best of them all.

Tim’s Pick: Parties. I’m taking care of the cocktails side this weekend and may catch up on movies at home…

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Coco– still going strong and now that stupid short animated film is not playing anymore…
Estimated Weekend: $18 million

2. Justice League  – it isn’t bad, it just missed a few opportunities
Estimated Weekend: $9 million

3.  Wonder – feel good = equals 3rd place again
Estimated Weekend: $8 million

4. Just Getting Started – it’s a new movie, so it has to be earn #4, right?
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

5. – Thor: Ragnarokstill eking out a little bit of $$
Estimated Weekend: $5 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!