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Cocktails and Movies: Weekend Flicks To Pick


cocktails and Movies officialThinking About a Movie? Take Our Advice…

This week on Cocktails and Movies’ weekly “Flicks To Pick”: Denzel and Marky Mark stand back-to-back against a drug cartel, and we get a little blue about the state of kids movies. Just another Cocktails and Movies “Flicks to Pick” weekend!

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Wrap Up – July 12-14


Did we call the weekend correctly at Cocktails and Movies?

A very close weekend here at Cocktails and Movies, where the news isn’t as bad as other people have spun it. So pull up a stool, grab a bloody mary, and recap with us where YOU spent your hard earned money this weekend!

Overall, this weekend was a real close horse race. We went from Pacific Rim opening strong on Thursday night, to Grown Ups 2 taking the lead on Friday, to Despicable Me 2 ultimately taking the crown. It was a lot like a title fight in which the the title holder comes in and smacks around the two contenders. In fact, the differences between each of the top three shows just how close of a weekend it was.

Cocktails and Movies Flicks To Pick: Take Our Advice


This week on a very special “Flicks To Pick:” Cocktails and Movies addresses the spawning of another Adam Sandler “film,” and advises moviegoers to do the right thing.

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Fight! Fight!

How did we get here? We’re deep in the thick of the summer rush, and someone thought it was a good idea to release an Adam Sandler movie against a true summer movie spectacle that manages to look and feel like a good time out. Well people… it’s partially your doing, because enough of you out there went to see the first Grown Ups convince Sony that what we needed was ANOTHER Grown Ups. Feeling a little guilty about now? That’s ok… we’re not tyrants here. We just wish you’d see something more worth your time, like maybe Pacific Rim. It promotes the old fashioned ideal of having fun and supporting the artists that are still out there. Remember to share our flicks to pick with your friends from our Cocktails and Movies Facebook or Twitter page using the hashtag #flickstopick.

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review: America, The Movie Goers!


This Just In! 5 Day Weekends Make You LOTS of $$$!!!

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Here are the Minions buying their own island with all the $$ they made.

Welcome back from your 5-day weekend! Somehow, between the BBQ’s, the fireworks and spending all day at the beach, some of you found some time to take in a movie. Most likely, that movie was Despicable Me 2, but there HAD to be at least nine others to round out our Top 10 this week. Why don’t we take a look at what movie you took in to get away from the patriotic hordes this past 4th of July weekend. It’s time for Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review.

Here’s who made what:

Box Office Results 7/5 – 7/7 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo):

1. Despicable Me 2: Actual: $82.5 mil. (5-day: $142m)/ Prediction: $64 mil.

2. The Lone Ranger: Actual: $29.4 mil. / Prediction: $45 mil.

3. The Heat: $25 mil.

4. Monsters University: Actual: $19.6 mil. / Prediction: $36 mil.

5. World War Z: $18.2 mil.

6. White House Down: $13.5 mil.

7. Man of Steel: $11.4 mil.

8. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain: $10.1 mil.

9. This Is The End: $5.8 mil.

10. Now You See Me: $2.8 mil

Cocktails and Movies: Weekend “Flicks to Pick”


Celebrate America with a cocktail and a movie

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Which duo will be king?

Let’s see who’s ready to set off fireworks of celebration… or dump their tea in the harbor and go home in this Special Edition of Flicks to Pick.

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Independence Day. Men in Black. The Amazing Spider-Man. All of these films are members of the Fourth of July club. That distinctly advantageous release date, next to Memorial Day and the Winter holidays, which studios tend to book up a year or two in advance. Not all of  them can be winners, though, as Will Smith could tell you after making his own rather underwhelming Western for the 4th of July weekend. So, let’s see which movies made their reservations early..