Photo courtesy of Film DistrictWelcome to the Thrillist Beerometer: because watching any movie -- even The Oogieloves -- can be fun with the right amount of liquid refreshment. Each week, Thrillist's crack team of scientists is doing extensive research so you know exactly how many pre-show beers you'll need to make the most of your time at the multiplex. And if you're stuck watching The Oogieloves, well, maybe switch to whiskey. Olympus Has Fallen Who's in it: Gerard Butler, Two-Face, Morgan Freeman, and Evil North Koreans What it is: An all-out action extravaganza and throwback to the amazing "Die Hard-on-a" subgenre of the '90s, wherein nobody except Gerard Butler can kill a crew of North Korean terrorists who raid the White House and kidnap President Aaron Eckhart. Luckily, Gerard Butler is super good at killing terrorists and saying sweary things to them, all in the name of 'Merica. Also, the damage done to Washington landmarks makes the aliens from Independence Day seem like messy tourists. Beerometer Rating: 4 The movie starts out loud, and gets more and more explode-y as it goes. Butler shoots, stabs, punches, and blows up pretty much everything he sees, and that kind of patriotic carnage is always better when you've got a belly full of 'Merica's drink. It's the cinematic equivalent of a monster truck rally, but with more headshots and weirder accents. The Croods Who's in it: The voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Van Wilder What it is: The latest super-trippy animated film from Dreamworks (Kung Fu Panda & How to Train Your Dragon) concerns a caveman family on the run from a bunch of psychedelic prehistoric beasts. Also, Nicolas Cage grunts a lot… so it's basically just him playing himself. But animated. Beerometer Rating: 3 The Croods looks a lot like Avatar, but without all the FernGullyisms and weird aliens that you kind of want to do. The worlds are colorful, the creatures are bizarre, and Cage's character, though a cartoon, still has his trademark weird hair. A couple rounds before should make it all pop more, but remember there'll be kids in the theater before you comment loudly on the over-development of Stone's character's caveboobs.