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Monday Morning Hangover Report – July 18th, 2016

by Mike Reyes and Tim Barley

While the Pets won the day, Ghostbusters still plays.

Cocktails and Movies Monday Morning Hangover Report 7.18.16

Is it Monday already, Mixers? We could have sworn we were just turning the lights off at the offices and heading out for our first drink on Friday evening only moments ago. That just goes to show that a good weekend, with the right drinks and the right flicks at your side, goes out the door before you know it.

Speaking of which, we’d like to thank our West Coast followers for lifting some spirits as we took in Ghostbusters (2016) this past Sunday. We had a great time at the Arclight Hollywood, with several cocktails going down quickly and easily before enjoying the Cineramadome and some really funny moments during the film. In case you couldn’t make it, or in case you’re still skeptical about whether you should put down some hard earned money on a ticket or two, you can read our review here. Spoiler alert: it’s worth the time. Next up: SUICIDE SQUAD in August. See our Facebook page for details.

With all of that out of the way, let’s take a look at this weekend’s box office rundown!

Monday Morning Hangover Report – June 27th, 2016

by Tim Barley

20th Century Fox requires bloody mary infusions. Stat!

 

Cocktails and Movies Monday Morning Hangover Report Independence Day Resurgence

Oh, the hangovers that have to be happening at Fox this morning. Independence Day Resurgence, which I really enjoyed for the popcorn fare it was, came in way under expectations this weekend, failing to take the top spot from Finding Dory. It’s $41 million was only 1/4 of its budget, and don’t look for that dollar amount to rise. This is the second straight “fail” from the studio as X-Men Apocalypse failed to measure up as well. It might be a dark summer for the studio on Pico Blvd. But, that’s great for a hangover…

The Monday Morning Hangover Report for Monday, June 20th, 2016

by Tim Barley

Dory finds a HUGE chest of gold

Finding Dory Monday Morning Hangover Report Cocktails and Movies

It looks like Disney/Pixar has a monster hit on their hands again. No hangovers there. And were it not for a huge movie coming out this coming weekend, Finding Dory might run right through the competition for weeks to come. But, the movie about a forgetful fish trying to find her family racked up a HUGE opening at $136 million, breaking the all time opening record for an animated film.

I wasn’t too far off (only $26 million) on my guess. AND, I want to pat myself on the back and by myself a cocktail for correctly guessing the top five this week within a $1 million each of their openings. If you don’t take into account that Central Intelligence opened less than I predicted. And Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 flip flopped. But, other than that, I apparently wasn’t too inebriated when I took a guess about the weekend box office.

So, grab a bloody mary, let’s see what happened this weekend and which studios might want to add an aspirin or two into the mix as we look at the Monday Morning Hangover Report.

CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 06/17/16

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Lost fish and found friends

cocktails and movies whaddya got on tap 6.17.16

There are just two big releases this weekend, after a big new release weekend last weekend. And, both are comedies for different audiences. We’ll get to the fish story shortly, but opening this weekend is Central Intelligence, starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson – both big time box office draws – and featuring a pretty good story. This might be the number one weekend movie, if it weren’t for a little movie called Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo. This could be a really really big weekend for the box office, which hasn’t had a $100+ opening in over a month. So, make a great cocktail, sit back and let’s talk about what you’re going to do this weekend. (If it’s LA, then you’re going to be looking for an air conditioned spot…)

CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 05/26/16

by Duwayne Tso

Cocktailsandmovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap

Welcome to CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap!

Happy Thursday, Mixers! Every Thursday, CocktailsandMovies.com is here to help you get through one more day of the work week. The Thursday Trailer Tap is here with new movie trailers, letting you pencil in some movies to watch in 2016.

Are you sitting in your cubicle with stacks of TPS reports to go through? Listening to that conference call where everyone is talking at the same time about nothing at all that matters? Stuck at the water cooler hearing about who is going to win Dancing With The Stars? Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Let us share something new with you.

Whew!  It’s back to normal this week. Last week we had our biggest week ever in the amount of movie trailers to review for you.  A normal week is about ten to twelve movies, but last week we tipped the scales at fifteen! So let’s get to it. This week’s selections include five trailers I have not seen before and new trailers for movies we have previewed for you already.  This week we have movies that are of a live-action adaption of an Disney animation classic, horrific clown, women taking on the financial world, sequel to another Disney animated movie, a Civil War drama, a new animated movie from the people who brought you Despicable Me, a new Star Trek movie, drama about the U.S. government war on drugs, the latest entry in The Purge series, an outer space young adult drama, and a documentary about ticking! While El Jefe mixes himself another afternoon cocktail, let’s step up to the bar before he comes back.  So open your special drawer, fetch that secret stash of booze you’ve got hidden away and come see what will be in store for us moviegoers in the coming months!

I have ELEVEN new trailers for you to sample from our Thursday Trailer Tap!

Beauty and the Beast  BeautyAndTheBeast

Studio: Buena Vista
Release Date:
March 17, 2017
Synopsis:
An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This was just a very short teaser trailer that showed us the castle, it’s inside with just the briefest of glimpses of the heroine. Never saw the original animated movie, so I’m not that excited about it. But, Disney has been doing a good job of their live-action version of their animated movies the last few years.

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Clown  Clown

Studio: Weinsten/Dimension
Release Date:
June 17, 2016
Synopsis:
A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.

Anticipation Factor: LOW. This trailer has the stink of B-movie all over it. I had momentarily flashes in my mind of John Wayne Gacy throughout. It does have somewhat of an original story but it has some terrible acting and dreadful looking horror moments. I laughed more than I should have for a horror movie.

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Equity  Equity

Studio: Sony Classics
Release Date:
July 29, 2016
Synopsis:
EQUITY, the first female-driven Wall Street film, follows a senior investment banker who is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. A Wall Street for the ladies! I love a good financial corruption movie, especially more so during our current economic times. I think a woman rising up into the men’s stranglehold of finance should make for some interesting scenes. All the regulations after the post-Wall Street crisis should make for some interesting dynamics for our heroine as well.

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Finding Dory  FindingDoryA

Studio: Buena Vista
Release Date:
June 17, 2016 S
ynopsis:
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This is another Disney movie that I did not see when the first movie originally came out. However, this does seem like it would be a lot of fun to watch for children and us “big” kids too. The animation is top-notch as is usually expected from Pixar. I need to schedule some time with my nephew & niece and put it on my calendar.

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Free State of Jones  FreeStateOfJones

Studio: STX Entertainment
Release Date:
June 24, 2016 S
ynopsis:
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I love me some Civil War drama, the actual U.S. and not the Marvel one. My father being a history buff, loved to watch these kinds of movies and so I got to watch with him. The storyline looks like it’s not only entertaining, emotional, and action-packed but based on a true story. Enough said!

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Sing  Sing

Studio: Universal
Release Date:
December 21, 2016
Synopsis:
A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. From the creators of Despicable Me and the Minions, comes another possible hit.  I say possible because this movie I think older people will enjoy more than children. A lot of songs might not be too popular with children, however they should enjoy all the animals and their antics. I liken this movie to a musical version of Zootopia. The computer animation is outstanding; I think a step up from their previous animated movie releases.

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Star Trek: Beyond  StarTrekA

Studio: Paramount
Release Date:
July 22, 2016
Synopsis:
The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. They really changed my opinion of the movie with their second trailer. I thought the first trailer was just ok, but this one feels more like Star Trek. Not only does it explain what the new movie is about but it showcases the new villains. The SFX and space battle look awesome. I’m not digging the multiple storylines with the entire crew being separated. But, this looks like it’s going to make me forget about the lackluster previous Khan storyline.

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The Infiltrator TheInfiltrator

Studio: Broad Green Pictures
Release Date:
July 13, 2016
Synopsis:
A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. The first trailer already had me interested in the movie and the second even more so.  I love a good drug crime drama, especially when it involves drug cartels and an undercover investigation into it. The story looks very entertaining and interesting with some great acting.

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The Purge: Election Year  ThePurgeElectionYearA

Studio: Universal
Release Date:
July 1, 2016
Synopsis:
Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I enjoyed the first Purge but the second one not as much. The one thing I did like from the second was Frank Grillo.  And I’m glad to see he is back for the 3rd movie in the series. I love how the trailer is intertwined between government propaganda and the actual results of the Purge. Of course, they make the 1% the bad guys, so it will be good to see them get theirs.

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The Space Between Us  TheSpaceBetweenUs

Studio: STX Entertainment
Release Date:
August 19, 2016
Synopsis:
A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I love Sci-fi movies and since Gravity and The Martian came out, we are getting some good movies on the big screen. I have been a fan of Asa Butterfield since The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The supporting cast looks good, the SFX look outstanding and it has a cute and dramatic story. Can’t wait to see this one!

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For our mixers with a more eclectic film palette, here’s a smaller movie you might miss out on.  This is something we here at CocktailsandMovies.com like to call … an extra sip!

Tickled  Tickled

Studio: Fumes Production
Release Date:
June 17, 2016
Synopsis:
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I love watching documentaries and this one looked somewhat interesting until you realize we might be in for a serious plot twist. I think it might be in the vein of a documentary like Catfish, where the search for the truth takes us in an entirely new direction.

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That’s all for this week’s Thursday Trailer Tap! If you’ve got a new trailer you want us to feature on The Thursday Trailer Tap.  Send us the link at INFO@COCKTAILSANDMOVIES.COM and we’ll credit you for the find.

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