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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Lightning McQueen won the race, but can he match Wonder Woman's box office endurance as she continues to take down her DCEU brethren? This week, they both face off against a new set of cars as a popular '80s franchise gets another movie chapter in Transformers: The Last Knight. The question is how the Michael Bay action spectacle will match against two movies with feeling.

 

On the home entertainment slate, the pickings are equally slim as Life, Kong, Jake and the Fatman, and Under the Dome make their way to various shelves. To top it off, Denise discusses remakes, squees about DuckTales (woo-oo!), laments Cruise control, and says goodbye to Batman. Add it all together and you have another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 20th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Transformers: The Last Knight

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Cars 3 – [Second Week]
#2 – Wonder Woman – [-1]
#3 – All Eyez on Me – [New Release]
#4 – The Mummy – [-2]
#5 – 47 Meters Down – [New Release]
#6 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [-2]

#7 – Rough Night – [New Release]
#8 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [-5]
#9 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [-4]
#10 – It Comes at Night – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Brave
2007 – Evan Almighty
1997 – Batman & Robin
1987 – The Witches of Eastwick
1977 – The Deep

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 23rd, 2017

Wide

Transformers: The Last Knight – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Big Sick – [R]
The Beguiled – [R]
The Bad Batch – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 20th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Life – [R]

Altitude – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Kong: Skull Island – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Jake and the Fatman: The Complete Series (1987-1992)

Under the Dome: The Complete Series (2013-2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Lawnmower Man (1992) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station One

Earth Station One is a pop culture podcast & blog celebrating our love for all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & much, much more.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Adam West (1928-2017)
The Mummy’s performance due to Cruise control?
The Cannonball Run remake (sorry, John)
Big Trouble in Little China comic series Old Man Jack
DuckTales (woo-oo!)
Black Mirror goes literary

 

Links

 

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Episode 42—The Ape is Back in Town

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, discuss Kong: Skull Island in depth, including how it compares to earlier Kong films, its relationship with Godzilla (2014), how it holds up under repeated viewings, and differences between the film and its novelization. Double-length episode!

 

Segments

Intro :28

King Kong Through the Years 1:01

First Thoughts on Skull Island 5:18

Character Development: Kong v. Godzilla 6:48

Missing the Boat on Fighter Pilots 12:43

No Forced Romance, Hooray! 15:34

Kong as a Character 17:40

Respecting the Natives 19:48

Monarch and the Kaiju 21:18

Samuel L. Jackson is Angry 23:24

Hey, This Ape Ain’t So Bad 25:07

That’s a Lot of Choppers 26:04

Let’s Talk Monsters 29:22

Who is Captain Conrad? 31:05

Apocalypse Kong 32:15

The Boat that Pilots Built 34:10

What About the Female Characters? 34:57

Vietnam v. Kong 36:45

Coming Back to We’ll Meet Again 41:19

Kong and the Godzilla Template 42:08

The After Credit Scene 43:48

Kong v. Kong v. Kong v. Kong 49:18

Creating a Shared Universe 52:52

Skull Crawlers 54:34

They Sound Like Birds 55:02

John C. Reilly and the Old Flight Suit 55:40

Final Thoughts 56:44

Apocalypse Kong Redux: The Rewatches 57:10

All-Star Choppers Review 58:43

We Need a Map 1:00:47

Still a Fun Flick 1:04:12

Motion-Capture Connections 1:05:36

Thoughts on Three Viewings 1:09:26

The Novelization: Bulking up the Backstories 1:13:40

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NOTE: Apologies to Michael and Denise for the delay in producing this episode - JD

 

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, The Mummy could not defeat Diana of Themiscrya, and the other newbies couldn't even keep up. The race is still on this week as Wonder Woman defends her crown against the might of Disney, Pixar, and Lightning McQueen. Can ka-chow defeat the Amazon princess or will she make it a box office three-peat?

 

On the home entertainment slate, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, and Grimm all say goodbye as LEGO Batman, John Wick, and the Power Rangers say hello. Add in some Rockford Files, a prison break, and Denise with comic news in the Quick Flicks, and you have another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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For Father’s Day, we start off with “The Great Gildersleeve.”  He’s only an uncle, but he’s been like a father to his niece and nephew, so they decide to get him a great, big, stuffed club chair.  They aren’t the only ones.  This episode is a classically-structured farce with people and chairs coming and going to beat the band.  Then on the science fiction anthology program “X Minus One,” a couple of lab rats find themselves caught up in government bureaucracy.  

 

Episodes

 

The Great Gildersleeve

June 21, 1942

“Father’s Day Chair”

2:09

 

X Minus One

November 21, 1956

“Chain of Command” 

32:00

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was no contest as Diana of Themiscrya stormed the box office and made massive waves. This week may pose no threat to her reign as Tom Cruise tries to reboot The Mummy. The world has Wonder Woman.

 

On the home entertainment slate, it's Disney debuts the live action Beauty and the Beast, the Doctor makes his tenth season premiere, and another Disney classic celebrates 75 years in our hearts. He can call us flower if he wants to. It's a nice thing to say. Wrap it all up with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and we come to the end of another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 6th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Mummy

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Wonder Woman – [New Release]
#2 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [New Release]
#3 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [-2]
#4 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  – [-2]
#5 – Baywatch – [-2]
#6 – Alien: Covenant – [-2]

#7 – Everything, Everything – [-2]
#8 – Snatched – [-1]
#9 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [-3]
#10 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
2007 – Ocean's Thirteen
1997 – Con Air
1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 9th, 2017

Wide

The Mummy – [PG-13]

Megan Leavey – [PG-13]

It Comes at Night – [R]

 

Limited

The Hero – [R]
Beatriz at Dinner  – [R]
My Cousin Rachel  – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 6th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Beauty and the Beast – [PG]

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

The Young Pope (2016)

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Don’t Knock Twice – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Doctor Who: Series Ten, Part One (2017)

Van Helsing: Season One (2016)

CHiPs: Season Six (1982)
CHiPs: The Complete Series (1977-1983)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Bambi (1942) – [G]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station Who
A fun mashup celebrating over 50 years of the Doctor Who universe.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Wonder Woman sequel coming (!)
Tales from the Crypt stalled
Top Gun: Maverick
John Wick 3 gets a writer and start date
The Punisher coming soon
Nosferatu, Pandora, and Silent History on AMC

 

 

Links

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's evident that pirates rule and lifeguards drool, even if it was a lackluster holiday performance for both of them. This week, Captain Jack and the babes and brawn of Baywatch contend with an Amazon princess. It's a DC Comics origin story that isn't for Superman, isn't for Batman, and isn't even for a man. Finally, the world has Wonder Woman.

 

On the home entertainment slate, studios air out some winter releases with The Shack, Before I Fall, A Cure for Wellness, and some major crimes and intrigue on TV. Denise ends on a high note with various popular properties coming to screens in the near future, putting the polish on another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 30th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Wonder Woman

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [New Release]
#2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [Even]
#3 – Baywatch – [New Release]
#4 – Alien: Covenant – [-2]
#5 – Everything, Everything – [-2]
#6 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [Even]

#7 – Snatched – [-3]
#8 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [-3]
#9 – The Boss Baby – [-1]
#10 – The Fate of the Furious – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Snow White and the Huntsman
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
1997 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 2nd, 2017

Wide

Wonder Woman – [PG-13]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [PG]

 

Limited

Dean – [PG-13]
3 Idiotas  – [PG-13]
Past Life  – [NR]
Band Aid  – [NR]
Vincent N Roxxy – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 30th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Shack – [PG-13]

Before I Fall – [PG-13]

Collide – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Major Crimes: Season Five (2016)

Suits: Season Six (2016)

Hart to Hart: The Complete Series (1979-1984)

Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series (2012-2016)

 

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Paradine Case (1947) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Anomaly Podcast

Welcome to Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog.  Articles and episodes feature topics such as: Sci Fi and Fantasy books, games, movies & television shows, costuming & cosplay, conventions, theatre & general geek culture. There’s a little something here for the geek in every one.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Thoughts on Wonder Woman
Netflix tackles The Witcher
Aardman’s Early Man is coming to the US
Final season of Game of Thrones
Blue Book coming to The History Channel
Bryan Fuller teases Hannibal’s potential fourth season

 

 

Links

 

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The March of Dimes gets mentioned on both our quiz show and our comedy in this installment.  On “Information Please,” the guest is General Hugh Johnson, head of President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration, who also worked hard to raise money to fight polio.  Then, on “The Danny Kaye Show,” the versatile comedian / actor / singer plays an exaggerated version of himself.  As he tries to get to Washington for a March of Dimes fund-raiser, he finds plenty of opportunities to use his patented fake-foreign accents and scat-patter as well as sing a sweet song or two.

 

Episodes

 

Information Please

January 24, 1939

“Guest:  General Hugh Johnson”

3:29

 

The Danny Kaye Show

January 27, 1945

“Flying to Washington for March of Dimes” 

36:30

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a battle between then aliens and the xenomorphs won. Barely. Now it's the battle of the aliens (both sets) and the pirates. Bring rum and that guy's leg, and watchout for facehuggers.

 

On the home entertainment slate, old man Logan, haunted houses, the Great Wall, and John Wick come home. So does an animated superhero who is friends with the Flash, Green Arrow, and the Legends. Disney also gets in on things with some ducks. Mighty ones. Denise takes us out with a few geeky articles and a whole lotta "yaaaaaaayyy" as we put the wraps on another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 23rd, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Alien: Covenant – [New Release]
#2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [-1]
#3 – Everything, Everything – [New Release]
#4 – Snatched – [-2]
#5 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [-2]
#6 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [New Release]

#7 – The Fate of the Furious – [-3]
#8 – The Boss Baby – [-2]
#9 – Beauty and the Beast – [-4]
#10 – How to Be a Latin Lover – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Men in Black 3
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
1997 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II
1977 – The Car

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 26th, 2017

Wide

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [PG-13]

Baywatch – [R]

 

Limited

Long Strange Trip – [R]
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios  – [PG]
Drone  – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 23rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Logan – [R]

Get Out – [R]

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Rock Dog – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Vixen: The Movie (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Mighty Ducks (1992) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Doctor Geek’s Laboratory
It’s the 21st Century. Ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was suppose to bring? Well, so have we. Here, at Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, we will explore all the realms of applied geekdom. We will examine the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass.

 

STEAM Edutainment Logo Doctor Geek established the lab and science fair as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) outreach.

 

Through enthusiasm, passion, and humor, we hope to bring our audience closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along … give it a push where it’s needed.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Michael Fassbender to return to the X-Men films?
James Gunn on texting in theaters
Slaughterhouse Rules
The New Pope
Dirk Gently welcomes Alan Tudyk

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
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Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift, The Weekly Podioplex, Denise, and Michael
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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a battle between then aliens and the xenomorphs won. Barely. Now it's the battle of the aliens (both sets) and the pirates. Bring rum and that guy's leg, and watchout for facehuggers.

 

On the home entertainment slate, old man Logan, haunted houses, the Great Wall, and John Wick come home. So does an animated superhero who is friends with the Flash, Green Arrow, and the Legends. Disney also gets in on things with some ducks. Mighty ones. Denise takes us out with a few geeky articles and a whole lotta "yaaaaaaayyy" as we put the wraps on another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 23rd, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Alien: Covenant – [New Release]
#2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [-1]
#3 – Everything, Everything – [New Release]
#4 – Snatched – [-2]
#5 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [-2]
#6 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [New Release]

#7 – The Fate of the Furious – [-3]
#8 – The Boss Baby – [-2]
#9 – Beauty and the Beast – [-4]
#10 – How to Be a Latin Lover – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Men in Black 3
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
1997 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1987 – Beverly Hills Cop II
1977 – The Car

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 26th, 2017

Wide

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [PG-13]

Baywatch – [R]

 

Limited

Long Strange Trip – [R]
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios  – [PG]
Drone  – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 23rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Logan – [R]

Get Out – [R]

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Rock Dog – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Vixen: The Movie (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Mighty Ducks (1992) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Doctor Geek’s Laboratory
It’s the 21st Century. Ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was suppose to bring? Well, so have we. Here, at Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, we will explore all the realms of applied geekdom. We will examine the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass.

 

STEAM Edutainment Logo Doctor Geek established the lab and science fair as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) outreach.

 

Through enthusiasm, passion, and humor, we hope to bring our audience closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along … give it a push where it’s needed.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Michael Fassbender to return to the X-Men films?
James Gunn on texting in theaters
Slaughterhouse Rules
The New Pope
Dirk Gently welcomes Alan Tudyk

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift, The Weekly Podioplex, Denise, and Michael
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Leave a review on iTunes:  The Chronic Rift

Shop the Rift’s Best Bets or search our Amazon Store. 

 

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Isis

"The Sound of Silence"

September 27, 1975

 

Andrea has developed a force field generator called the Circlegard.  It's just what a disgruntled student needs to get himself a new car.  Can Andrea save Bill from the dangerous turn he's taking by aligning with a local mobster?  Will she be in time to also save him from the radiation that is leaking from the Circlegard? 

 

The Secrets of Isis takes a turn toward the more technical with this episode.  It's a story dealing with the usual misguided teenagers and the men who manipulate them, but it also has the element of the force field generator and the dangers of radiation.  John and Richard discuss how this new element propells the show forward in terms of story telling opportunities.  They also wonder how a project like the Circlegard could be developed in a high school with the dangers of radiation involved.

 

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: "We all know that two wrongs don't make a right.  They only make things worse.  If you're ever tempted in that direction, just remember that the right way is always the best way."

Guest Cast

Leigh McCloskey as Bill Cady

James Canning as B.J. Tanker

Philip Bruns as Jack Evans

Wayne Storm as Jocko

and

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

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