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BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES
And there goes Memorial Day! What a weekend beat down the boys with the NO2-fueled, supercharged FF6 put on the poor Wolfpack from Hangover III. Thanks for coming to play, and buh-bye! At the time of writing this, Fast and Furious 6 has made approximately $131 million and may just have enough to win this weekend’s box office, even with two new movies debuting in theaters, one with Will Smith and son. The other a top-notch cast with a fun premise.
by tim barley and mike reyes
Don’t remember what movie you saw this weekend? Cocktails and Movies can tell you…
NO2!!!!! This weekend was one for the books, kids! You evidently saw our Cocktails and Movies reviews and helped Fast and Furious 6 to the best Memorial Day weekend opening EVER! It looks like we underestimated the horse power that this reinvigorated series has, and we underestimated just how much clout the “Three Man Wolf Pack” had lost between one crappy sequel to the next. Before we examine the walloping at this weekend’s box office barrage, let’s take a look at who landed where.
Note: these are 4-DAY WEEKEND GROSSES THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY:
BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES
Memorial Day Weekend has come! All roads have led to this. Here’s what you and your wolf pack should be seeing this weekend.
We’re gonna keep this brief, because this weekend is going to be a HUGE battle for box office supremacy. It’s going to be a battle royale title fight that we won’t see for some time this summer. Two contenders, huge in their own right, are ready to duke it out for that #1 spot. And don’t forget kids’ movies do well on long weekends. Although, with our keen insight and ever improving prognostication skills, plus the fact that we’ve seen two of them and posted reviews already, it may not be much of a battle in the end. Enough spinning our wheels, let’s see what Hollywood’s offering us for entertainment this weekend.
Cocktails and Movies embarks on Star Trek‘s continuing mission: to explore strange new plots. To seek out new events and new characterizations. To boldly go where Star Trek has decided to go…
Star Trek, at its best, shines a light on our biggest fears and concerns in the arenas of diplomatic relations and the ethics of warfare. At its worst, it takes high concept science fiction, and hampers it with ineffectively cliched trappings that make for a painfully bad time. With a new series, and a new timeline to be followed, J.J. Abrams redefined the Star Trek universe to meld a high concept Trek film with an action/adventure-fueled Trek romp. In Star Trek Into Darkness, Abrams manages to further redefine the universe of Star Trek, while at the same time effectively melding together political intrigue and high concept science fiction. What results is a film that is probably one of the most effective examinations of not only the subject of terrorism; but also the themes of duty, honor, and compliance. In essence, J.J. Abrams makes a film that not only satisfies Trekkies of all stripes, but also manages to entertain general audiences that are looking for a thrilling summer flick.
By Tim Barley and Mike Reyes
Trifecta, kids! Like Kevin Spacey at Pimlico, we picked the horses this weekend and won! We placed the first three films correctly, but had a bit of a snafu with the numbers. It’s a process, these things take time. But, we’re getting the hanging of this projection thing.
Here were your Top Ten choices for this past weekend.