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Cocktails and Movies: Weekend Review – “Wait. What Happened?”

You didn’t see much this weekend, but Cocktails and Movies will tell you what you DID see.

More people obviously watched Game of Thrones last night than care about Will Smith and son…

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See? There’s the problem.

Did you hear that? That whooshing sound in the background is Will Smith’s box office beginning to make its first lap around the drain; so much so, that Wild Wild West looks like a positive career move. (Even though it’s a guilty pleasure for some of us here at Cocktails and Movies – actually, just Mike) Yes, the once crowned “King of July 4th weekend” has fallen so far from the lofty post he has occupied for so long. All this thanks to his eagerness to try and turn his son into a cash cow, (hey, just give him a damn allowance like normal people!!!), and M. Night Shyamalan’s lack of ability when it comes to anything remotely cinematic. This movie underperformed so much that John Carter made more money in three days last March! (Again, another good film we here at C&M happen to enjoy for its own merits. – again, Mike. Tim hasn’t seen it.)

Cocktails and Movies Review: “The Hangover III” – You’re 86’ed

Your money is better suited for a six pack and the loss of your memory

Cocktails and Movies The Hangover Part 3

The end? Hopefully.

It’s hard to tell what pitch of The Hangover III was when the producers walked into the offices at Warner Brothers, other than “Hey, we kinda have to do it, don’t we?” It’s hard to describe this movie – is it a comedy? Action? Drama? Crime story? It’s literally all over the map and very little of it made us laugh as much as the first one, or even the contrived plot of the second one. There is a bright spot, not many, but we’ll get to that.

Honestly, we had some high expectation for this film, even though many panned the second film. While the second installment had some funny moments and we could see the story “necessity,” the third movie is just unwarranted and really without ANY of the fun of the first two.

Cocktails and Movies Presents: Summer 2013 Movies To See

By Tim Barley and Mike Reyes

Cocktails and Movies’ Tim and Mike Pick The Movies To See This Summer!

Summer is almost here! That means BIG movies. In the industry they are called “tent pole releases.” They have big budgets. And big stars. The studios hope that you’ll spend your hard earned paper route money going to see them again. And again. And again… Not all movies are made equally and not all recoup their budgets. But, we think that we’ve picked a number of films that will both entertain AND make a boat load of money.

Cocktails and Movies Review: “Oblivion” – It’s All There

“Oblivion” is simply amazing on all levels

Cocktails and Movies Oblivion2013PosterNot all sophomore movies by a director are this fantastic. But we’d all be better for it. “Oblivion” is simply written, directed, acted and edited without flaw. Co-written and directed by Joseph Kosinski, “Oblivion” was originally scheduled to come out in July of this year, but was moved back by the re-release of “Jurassic Park,” another Universal release. This may serve it well at the box office to get the early “Summer” dollars before the official Summer movie season begins.

Cocktails and Movies Cocktail: The Manhattan

cocktails and movies the manhattanIf you just have to have some vermouth but are tired of vodka and gin (martinis), you can have a manhattan! A nice drink to have before you have a nice dinner and then on to a movie. Classy people drink manhattans, so dress accordingly. No jeans or shorts!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the cherry.

Movie Selection:

We don’t really have a movie selection, we just got new martini glasses! But, any movie about New York or East Coast drama/political thriller is a great match for a manhattan! Think “Scent of a Woman” or “The Departed.”