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Let’s start the new year off with some New Year’s-themed episodes.  First off, the stars of “Fibber McGee and Molly” are thrilled to be invited to the New Year’s Eve dance at the highfalutin Wistful Vista Country Club.  They’ll be mixing with “society so high your nose will bleed.”  Then jump forward a couple of days to the first episode of “Information Please” from 1939.  The panelists will be quizzed about the previous year’s events, and they’ll have to untangle a very tricky poem.

 

Episodes

 

Fibber McGee and Molly

“The New Year’s Dance”

December 30, 1952

1:50

 

Information Please

“Guests: Cornelia Otis Skinner and Erwin Edgar”

January 3, 1939

30:18

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The TARDIS lands on an Earth vessel trapped in orbit about the Sense Sphere.  The inhabitants are hesitant about discussing the Sensorites who are holding them in place and the Doctor and his companions quickly learn about the xenophobic aliens and their strange world.  This is a story that John is of mixed feelings about.  There is much to laud in the first half of the story, but the second half lets the story down.  Take a listen and find out the good and the bad and where it plays out in the rankings.

Current Rankings

 

1 - Marco Polo

2 - The Daleks

3 - The Aztecs

4 - An Unearthly Child

5 - Edge of Destruction

 6 - The Keys of Marinus

7 - The Sensorites

Direct download: DWMD_-_The_Sensorites.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 7:00am EDT
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Everyone's favorite technophobe detective is back in time to solve a crime with a Christmas theme.  A local mall Santa has been murdered.  With a list of naughty enough suspects, Can Justin figure it out in time to ensure that everyone has a Merry Christmas?  Or will he need some help from an unlikely source?  Take a listen and have yourself a very deadly Christmas.

Direct download: Rstage22_murderInAOneHoresOpenSleigh.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT
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On an brand new double-digest holiday edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the rebels are in charge as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the weekend in grand fashion. Disney and Lucasfilm face a Death Star-sized challenge as 2016 comes to a close as four major contenders arrive just in time for one of the top movie holidays. Can the rebels withstand firepower of that magnitude? 

In home entertainment, several late summer and early fall titles make their debut just in time for gift-giving, and they make the majority of the slate. Television takes a break, and horror takes over the high-def titles from the past. We wrap up the show with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and we wrap up the year with this final 2016 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 20th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Sing

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [New Release]
#2 – Moana – [-1]
#3 – Office Christmas Party – [-1]
#4 – Collateral Beauty – [Even]
#5 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-2]
#6 – Manchester by the Sea – [+1]

#7 – La La Land – [+8]
#8 – Arrival – [-4]
#9 – Doctor Strange – [-4]
#10 – Nocturnal Animals – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
2006 – Night at the Museum
1996 – Beavis and Butt-head do America
1986 – The Golden Child
1976 – A Star Is Born
 

Box Office Premieres for the weeks of December 23rd and December 30th, 2016

December 23rd
Wide

Sing – [PG]

Assassin’s Creed – [PG-13]

Why Him? – [R]

Passengers – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Monster Calls – [PG-13]
Fences – [PG-13]
Silence – [R]
Dangal – [UR]
Patriots Day – [R]
Julieta – [R]

December 30th 

Wide

None

 

Limited

Hidden Figures – [PG]

Live by Night – [R]
Fences – [PG-13]
Gold – [R]
20th Century Women – [R]
Paterson – [R]
Toni Erdmann – [R]

Home Entertainment for the weeks of December 20th and 27th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)

 

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Sully – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)

 

Snowden – [R]

When the Bough Breaks – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video (December 20th)

 

Deepwater Horizon – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video (December 27th)

 

The Accountant – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)

 

None

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)

 

None

 

Blu-Rays From the Past (December 20th)

 

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (1987-1992) – [R]

 

Blu-Rays From the Past (December 27th)

 

Underworld (2003) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Dead Robots Society

The Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. All the hosts, current and former, have writing experience of some kind. They gather on a weekly basis to share stories of their individual journeys and discuss topics important to the world of writing. Occasional forays into the territories of brown dragons, taco eating cowboy space ninjas, or random discussions involving monkeys are all considered rumor at best and none of the hosts are willing to admit any of that actually happened.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Cruella
The National Film Registry’s 2016 additions
Gotham City Sirens
Star Trek Discovery

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Direct download: Podioplex122016.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT
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After almost a year, John returns with his brief looks at the "classic" Doctor Who series.  We pick things up with "The Aztecs", a fantastic first season story that asks the question most time travelers wonder, what would you change about the past if you could and would you be able?  Barbara is given the opportunity when she is mistaken for an Aztec god.  For her, it's the perfect opportunity to end some of the barbaric behavior of the Aztecs, but for others, it's an opportunity to jockey for power and in doing so, endangers the lives of the time travelers.  Take a listen and let John know what you think.

Current Rankings

1 - Marco Polo
2 - The Daleks
3 - The Aztecs
4 - An Unearthly Child
5 - Edge of Destruction
5 - The Keys of Marinus

 

Direct download: DWMD_-_The_Aztecs.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT
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For our second Christmas-themed episode this year, we move from Christmas into New Year’s.  We start off with Eve Arden in “Our Miss Brooks.”  It’s Christmas Eve, and Connie seems destined to spend it alone (if you don’t count her pathetic little Christmas tree), but what would a Christmas comedy be without a little miracle?  Then it’s time to “Meet Me at Parky’s,” where that congenial Greek restaurateur, Parky himself, will spend the end of December looking for tickets to the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.  If he can get any, that will be a miracle as well.

 

Episodes

 

Our Miss Brooks

"The Magic Christmas Tree"

December 19, 1948

2:34

 

Meet Me at Parky’s

“Rose Bowl Tickets”

December 7, 1947

34:34

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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office picked up a December turkey as not even an Office Christmas Party could unseat Moana as the box office champ. This may be the last week on top for our animated heroine, but Disney's doing pretty well as they debut Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 

 

In home entertainment, it's super-villains working off prison sentences, peculiar children with super powers, and a biblical epic to start things off. TV on DVD brings Star Trek, Korra, Dirk Gently, andt he slate belongs to the movies as six titles from 2016 make their premiere. Add them to a baby for Bridget Jones, a House of Lies, and another dose of the Walking Dead. Finally, Denise wraps things up with the Quick Flicks and we present you with a shiny new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 13th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [Third Week]
#2 – Office Christmas Party – [New Release]
#3 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-1]
#4 – Arrival – [-1]
#5 – Doctor Strange – [Even]
#6 – Allied – [-2]

#7 – Nocturnal Animals – [+9]
#8 – Manchester by the Sea – [+3]
#9 – Trolls – [-3]
#10 – Hacksaw Ridge – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2006 – The Pursuit of Happyness
1996 – Jerry Maguire
1986 – The Golden Child
1976 – Silver Streak
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 16th, 2016

Wide

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [PG-13]

Collateral Beauty – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Kind of Murder – [R]
Neruda – [R]
Solace – [R]
Fences – [PG-13]
 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 13th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Suicide Squad – [PG-13]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [PG-13]

Ben-Hur – [PG-13]

Florence Foster Jenkins – [PG-13]

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Snowden – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault (1966-1969)
The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series (2012-2014)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season One (2016)
Fear the Walking Dead: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Full of Sith

The Full of Sith Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy with hosts Bryan Young, Tha Mike Pilot, and Amy Ratcliffe.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

A Child’s Night Dream
Tomb Raider
Iron Fist: Danny Rand is NOT a “white savior”
Pixar ramps up Coco
Blade Runner 2049 and Deckard’s humanity

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Direct download: Podioplex121316.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT
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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a terrible week to be a new release. Moana and Fantastic Beasts ruled the roost once again, and they have one more week to keep audiences entertained before the Death Star comes back to town. In the meantime, Miss Sloane and the Office Christmas Party will try their hardest to win hearts, minds, and cold hard cash. Do they have a chance against wizards, teenage heroes, and demigods?

 

Home entertainment gets busy as pets, super secret agents, cowboys, airline heroes, and storks make waves. Among these big name titles, however, is a touching documentary from a son to his late father, an idol from a science fiction legend. Television titles include irreverent animation, romance, a spinoff from a galaxy far away, and a high fantasy MTV project. It all rounds out with octane as Mad Max hits shelves in Black and Chrome fashion.

 

Finally, Denise brings it all to a close with a fitting and thematic review of a deeply inspirational film in the Quick Flicks. What better way to stay warm as December debuts than with your friends at The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 6th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Miss Sloane

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [Second Week]
#2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [Even]
#3 – Arrival – [+2]
#4 – Allied – [Even]
#5 – Doctor Strange – [-2]
#6 – Trolls – [Even]

#7 – Hacksaw Ridge – [+2]
#8 – Bad Santa 2 – [-1]
#9 – Incarnate – [New Release]
#10 – Almost Christmas – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – New Year’s Eve
2006 – Apocalypto
1996 – 101 Dalmatians
1986 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1976 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 9th, 2016

Wide

Miss Sloane – [R]

Office Christmas Party – [R]

 

Limited

La La Land – [PG-13]
Befikre – [UR]
Harry Benson: Shoot First – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of December 6th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Secret Life of Pets – [PG]

Jason Bourne – [PG-13]

For the Love of Spock – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Sully – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Family Guy: Season Fourteen (2015)
Beauty and the Beast: Season Four (2016)
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Season One (2016)
The Shannara Chronicles: Season One (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Mad Max: High Octane Collection (1979-2015) – [PG-13, R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Skywalking Through Neverland

Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney, Superheroes and pop culture fandom. You know, that stuff that binds us all together as instantaneous friends! We showcase either what people have done with their fandom or talked to those who are involved first-hand in the universes that we LOVE.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Review: Moana

 

Links

 

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Direct download: Podioplex120616.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 7:33am EDT
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For our first Christmas-themed episode this year, we present the LUX RADIO THEATER adaptation of the Judy Garland classic, “Meet Me in St. Louis.”  This one-hour version drops the character of Agnes, but retains, in the roles they originated in the 1944 film, Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien as sisters Esther and Tootie Smith, as well as Tom Drake as The Boy Next Door, John Truett.  And you get to hear Garland perform a few songs that have since become standards, “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

 

Episodes

The Lux Radio Theater

“Meet Me in St. Louis”

December 2, 1946

3:35

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A couple get lost in the fog, have a car accident, and look for help in a small town called Whistle Stop.  And that's only the beginning of the story.  It's another story for the blind from WCRS Radiostage.

Direct download: Rstage25_whistleStop.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT
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Shazam!

"Double Trouble"

September 27, 1975

 

Billy and Mentor are shocked to learn that Captain Marvel is accused of robbing a gas station.  Billy's first instinct is to investigate the matter, but he turns himself in as Captain Marvel in order to prove a point to a young boy about the idea that no one is above the law.  But if Captain Marvel is in jail, who is going to prove his innocence? 

John and Richard are both in agreement that this is one of the best episodes in the entire series.  We learn though it's one that Jackson Bostwick suggested as an idea for the show and it allows Captain Marvel a lot more dialogue and screen time.  The two discuss the potential of the episode, the importance of the moral today in a world where many feel they are above the law, and the number of known actors who appeared in this episode.

 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: “Respecting the law is just another way of saying that we respect each other. Laws have been made for the good of everyone, and when someone breaks the law, they're saying "I don't care about you." When you respect the law, you respect yourself."

 

Guest Cast

Ben Andrews as Pierce Young

William Bassett as Bill Ritzi

Ross Elliot as Sheriff Martin

Jack Garner as Phil Schartoff

Jimmy McNichol as Kelly Martin

Bill Quinn as Larry Frank

Direct download: Shazam_Isis_-_Ep_28.mp3
Category:Shazam/Isis Podcast -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT
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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office shrugged off a turkey coma as Moana unseats Fantastic Beasts as the box office champ. Unfortunately, that luck didn't spread far among the new releases. The good news is that they have a chance to remain in the running since this week brings only one contender to the table. 

 

In home entertainment, the slate belongs to the movies as six titles from 2016 make their premiere. Add them to a baby for Bridget Jones, a House of Lies, and a game of Finders Keepers to put the finishing touches on the plate. Add in dessert with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have an end-of-the-month edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 29th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Incarnate

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [New Release]
#2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-1]
#3 – Doctor Strange – [-1]
#4 – Allied – [New Release]
#5 – Arrival – [-1]
#6 – Trolls – [-3]

#7 – Bad Santa 2 – [New Release]
#8 – Almost Christmas – [-3]
#9 – Hacksaw Ridge – [-3]
#10 – The Edge of Seventeen – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
2006 – Happy Feet
1996 – 101 Dalmatians
1986 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1976 – Carrie

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 2nd, 2016

Wide

Incarnate – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Jackie – [R]
The Eyes of My Mother – [R]
Things to Come – [PG-13]
Old Stone – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 29th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – [R]

The Wild Life – [PG]

The BFG – [PG]

Don’t Breathe – [R]

Pete’s Dragon – [PG]

Family Drama

Rifftrax Live!: MST3K Reunion Show – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

House of Lies: Season Five (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Finders Keepers (1984) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The ScapeCast: The Scaper Chronicles

The ScapeCast is your guide to the wonders of Farscape. Join Karen, Lou, veteran Scapers, and newbies as they discuss each episode in detail on The Scaper Chronicles. Look up and share the wonders we've seen.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Assassin’s Creed clip
Kubo and Zootopia nominated for Annie Awards
BD Wong returns for Jurassic World 2
Buckaroo Banzai lawsuit
Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

Links

 

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Direct download: Podioplex112916.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT
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"The Londinium Larcenies/The Foggiest Notion/The Bloody Tower"

Aired November 23/30 and December 6, 1967

Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and Commissioner Gordon travel to Londinium at the request of the President to help Venerable Ireland Yard with a series of bizarre thefts throughout the city.  Batman quickly realizes that the evidence points to Lord Marmaduke Ffogg and Lady Penelope Peasoup and her finishing school for girls.

Once again, we are faced with a three-part story so big, it needs three guests hosts to cover every detail.  Jim Beard of Gotham City 14 Miles travels with John overseas to discuss the episode with Andrew Leyland of the HeyKids Comics Podcast and photographer and Batman 66 board moderator Ben Bentley.  We know we like it, but why?  It's a mess of a story and there are a number of missed opportunities.  And does Batgirl really play a part in this story?  It's all here on a double-sized episode.

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_57.mp3
Category:Batcave Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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AIRED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

The Hornet investigates a series of crimes that were predicted by a super computer.  Are they connected?

This is another of the high concept episodes that Jim likes to see on The Green Hornet, but even he admits this one has its faults.  How close are the two to agreeing on this one?   Let us know what you think of the episode by writing us here or at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: The_Hornets_Sting_004.mp3
Category:The Hornet's Sting -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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John returns to the world of oddities and antiquities with the story of a young man trying to desperately salvage a relationship with a young doctor in residence.  In an act of demonstrating his commitment to her, he purchases an antique stethoscope.  The resident quickly realizes that the instrument has the ability to heal people of the most serious illnesses.  And what was meant to heal a relationship causes more of a rift as the young doctor becomes more and more obsessed with helping the world with its ills.

Direct download: Rstage19_theHealingTouch.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT
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 Isis

"Spots of the Leopard"

September 20, 1975

 

Jenny's father Chuck has returned after a stay in prison for theft and wants to start his life over.  A series of thefts of industrial diamonds has a similar MO to Chuck's leading to almost everyone to believe, including Jenny, that Chuck may be guilty.  Everyone, except Andrea.  Can she prove this to Jenny before it's too late?

 

John and Richard are impressed with this episode, which they feel has more depth than a usual episode of either series.  They go on to discuss how Isis feels like it learned from the mistakes of the first season of Shazam! while Shazam! continues to produce the same kind of stories as before.  Finally, they make the comparison of these two shows with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

 

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: "Today we learned the importance of keeping faith in a friend or someone you love even if it seems they’ve done something wrong.   If they have, it will come out soon enough.  If they haven’t, they need someone who will believe in them when others won’t.  That’s what being a true friend really means."

Guest Cast

Lou Frizzell as Chuck Nelson

Debralee Scott as Jenny Nelson

Edward Cross as Sgt. Connors

Paul Jenkins as Tom Jenkins

Direct download: Shazam_Isis_-_Ep_27.mp3
Category:Shazam/Isis Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page. And check out our YouTube channel. We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

 

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

 

SACRIFICE PLAY is the third novel based on THE ARBITER CHRONICLES, a science fiction audio drama which has won the Mark Time Silver Award and the Parsec Award. SACRIFICE PLAY is scheduled for release in trade paperback and eBook this Summer from Firebringer Press. Comic book artist Caio Cacau has painted the cover.

 

Additionally, the cast of THE ARBITER CHRONICLES will voice a full-cast audiobook version of the novel.

 

The goal of the funding campaign is to pay the artists, voice actors and production staff for their hard work in creating this multimedia adventure.

On behalf of Firebringer Press and Promethues Radio Theatre, thank you for your ongoing support of our work, and we look forward to making SACRIFICE PLAY a success with your help!

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Episode 39—Special Grup Edition—Dead Talking

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss the brutal Walking Dead season seven premiere—definitely not for the youngest geeks in the family—and what they each did the next day to recover. 

 

Segments

Intro :28

First Thoughts—Salty 1:15

It’s Not About Who Died 2:32

Uncomfortably Numb 4:16

Broken Characters, Broken Viewers 6:25

The Lingering Death of Glenn 9:02

Let’s Not Forget Abraham 12:07

The Glenn Fake-Out 14:05

Earning Not Manipulating 15:40 

Throwing in the Towel? 17:28

Disturbing Precedents 18:42

Talking Dead 21:08

Neegan and Daryl 25:00

Neegan and Rick 27:15

Carl’s Hand 30:49

Recovering 36:03

What About the Baby? 38:52

Feral Daryl 42:25

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For Thanksgiving, we present two Turkey Day-themed comedies.  First up, on “The Jack Benny Show,” Mary reads a poem she wrote just for 1939.  From 1939 to 1941, Thanksgiving was celebrated not on the fourth Thursday of the month, but the third.  Then Jack wonders what’s going on when the turkey he bought lays an egg as big as a cantaloupe.  “The Great Gildersleeve” was always filled with topical laughs.  As Thanksgiving approaches, Gildy hopes to get a coveted “B Ration” gas card, nephew Leroy has to perform in the school Thanksgiving play, and it becomes harder and harder to actually find a turkey.

 

Episodes 

The Jack Benny Show

“Jack Discovers He Has Purchased an Ostrich for Thanksgiving Dinner”

November 19, 1939

4:29

 

The Great Gildersleeve

“Thanksgiving Dinner”

November 22, 1942

38:21

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On an all-new Double Digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office remains strange as the good doctor fends off aliens, angry offspring, and a mid-November horror flick. This week sees one brand of magic facing off against another as Doctor Strange defends his title against the first Harry Potter spinoff in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And if that's not enough magic, Moana joins that fray in two weeks. Welcome to the November blockbuster season.

In home entertainment, a fish finds home in Finding Dory and Star Wars takes another chunk out of everyone's budgets. In the "One of These Things is Not Like the Other" Department, the Suicide Squad, Jason Bourne, and The Secret Life of Pets make their digital debuts. On television, we welcome the drama of Westeros, an animated Trek, and another entry from MST3K. Finally, two classics debut in HD as the Looney Tunes crew plays basketball and the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller does what Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers do best.

Is that all? Of course not. What kind of bountiful feast for the ears would this be without Denise and the Quick Flicks? All of this in a double episode for the debut of the holiday season on The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office goes strange as the Doctor Strange takes the top spot. There are no losers among the newbies, as Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge aren't far behind. Next week's new arrivals (see what we did there?) will attempt to take down the good doctor with aliens, family drama, and shut-in thrillers.

 

In home entertainment, we have a Sausage Party, the digital debut of Kubo, and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen leading the pack. After we put a bow on the package with Denise and the Quick Flicks, it's time to deliver you a brand new installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 8th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Arrival

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Doctor Strange – [New Release]
#2 – Trolls – [New Release]
#3 – Hacksaw Ridge – [New Release]
#4 – Boo! A Madea Halloween – [-3]
#5 – Inferno – [-3]
#6 – The Accountant – [-2]

#7 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [-4]
#8 – Ouija: Origin of Evil – [-3]
#9 – The Girl on the Train – [-3]
#10 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Immortals
2006 – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
1996 – Ransom
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Carrie

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of November 11th, 2016

Wide

Arrival – [PG-13]

Shut In – [PG-13]

Almost Christmas – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – [R]
Elle – [R]
The Love Witch – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 8th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Sausage Party – [R]

Indignation – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Kubo and the Two Strings – [PG]

Mechanic: Resurrection – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Daredevil: Season One (2015)
Black Sails: Season Three (2015)
Red Dwarf: Series XI (2016)
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (1999-2001)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Goodbye Girl (1977) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Nutty Bites

A monthly podcast that is focused on art, the creative process, people out there in the verse doing creative works, audio dramas that I’m interested in, books, movies, tv, music, you name it. Also covering Cons, host discussions and other fun tidbits. In addition, games, contests and interviews with people who inspire me.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Wonder Woman trailer
Starship Troopers reboot
How Rogue One fits into the Star Wars timeline
Quentin Tarantino’s retirement plans
The Defenders brings in Colleen Wing
Deadpool’s Evangeline is getting a solo flick

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, November debuts with a repeat winner as Boo! A Madea Halloween fends off a tepid performance by Inferno. Robert Langdon's disappointing debut will likely result in a rapid decline as Marvel returns to the stage with Doctor Strange. Following on the doctor's heels are an animated comedy about Trolls and a war drama called Hacksaw Ridge.

 

In home entertainment, we boldy go with Star Trek Beyond, Bad Moms, and the Return of the Caped Crusaders. It's a Sausage Party on digital, and a smorgasbord of home entertainment including Librarirans, IT professionals, and time travelers. Wrap things up with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have a shiny new installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 1st, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Doctor Strange

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Boo! A Madea Halloween – [Second Week]
#2 – Inferno – [New Release]
#3 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [-1]
#4 – The Accountant – [Even]
#5 – Ouija: Origin of Evil – [-2]
#6 – The Girl on the Train – [-1]

#7 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-1]
#8 – Keeping Up With the Joneses – [-1]
#9 – Storks – [Even]
#10 – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – [Limited Release]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Puss in Boots
2006 – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
1996 – Romeo + Juliet
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Burnt Offerings

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of November 4th, 2016

Wide

Doctor Strange – [PG-13]

Trolls – [PG]

Hacksaw Ridge – [R]

 

Limited

Loving – [PG-13]
The Eagle Huntress – [G]
Peter and the Farm – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 1st, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Star Trek Beyond – [PG-13]

The Night Before – [R]

Bad Moms – [R]

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Sausage Party – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Hell on Wheels: Season Five, Part Two (2016)
Hell on Wheels: The Complete Series (2011-2016)
The Librarians: Season One (2015)
The IT Crowd: The Complete Series (2006-2013)
Outlander: Season Two (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Neighbors (1981) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast 

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Captain America without Steve Rogers
Sherlock Holmes 3 heads to the writers room
Sherlock returns to BBC America next year
Wes Anderson's next stop-motion film
Doctor Who: Timeclash table-top game
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay to hit hardcover

 

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NOTE: With apologies to Michael and Denise, here is a much delayed episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

 

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's the last show of the month, and a surprising (yet fitting) champion has emerged with Boo! A Madea Halloween. It's not certain how long Madea will hold the crown since Jack Reacher wasn't far behind, and there's a conspiracy on the horizon with Robert Langdon and his adventures in Inferno.

 

In home entertainment, we go on a Hunt for the Wilderpeople, find Dory on digital, race Nash Bridges on the television front, and head off to Neverland in a hi-def look back to 1991. It's a short slate, but it ends in top fashion as Denise brings you the news in the Quick Flicks, putting the wrap on this installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 25, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Inferno


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Boo! A Madea Halloween – [New Release]
#2 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [New Release]
#3 – Ouija: Origin of Evil – [New Release]
#4 – The Accountant – [-3]
#5 – The Girl on the Train – [-3]
#6 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-2]

#7 – Keeping Up With the Joneses – [New Release]
#8 – Kevin Hart: What Now? – [-5]
#9 – Storks – [-3]
#10 – Deepwater Horizon – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Puss in Boots
2006 – Saw III
1996 – Sleepers
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Burnt Offerings

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 28th, 2016

Wide

Inferno – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Eagle Huntress – [G]
Gimme Danger – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 25th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – [PG-13]

Skiptrace – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Finding Dory – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Nash Bridges: The Complete Series (1996-2001)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Hook (1991) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Generations Geek

Generations Geek is a family-friendly celebration of geekdom by a father/daughter crime-fighting duo. Okay, perhaps they don’t fight crime, but they are two generations of geek. In every monthly episode they talk about stuff like books, movies, comics, games, and any other geeky thing they think of.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Trailer for Logan
Letitia Wright joins Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War to feature Illuminati characters
Aquaman to be a "swashbuckling" adventure
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story runtime
Godzilla sequel
Red Dead Redemption 2

 

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With the World Series almost upon us, we thought we’d give you a tale of baseball that culminates at the World Series.  “The Lux Radio Theater” brought listeners abridged versions of popular films of the day.  This time it’s “It Happens Every Spring,” with Ray Miland reprising the role he created in the 1949 film of the same name.  Miland plays a mild-mannered college professor who stumbles up on wood repellent.  When secretly applied to baseballs, it makes him a pitcher that no one can hit.  Play ball!

The Lux Radio Theater

“It Happens Every Spring”

October 3, 1949

4:55

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we're moving into October's back half with a win from The Accountant as it leads the stunning stage bow for Kevin Hart and the stumbling Max Steel. Next week will be action-on-action action as Jack Reacher returns to the silver screen and challenges Affleck for the crown.

 

In home entertainment, Jeff Goldblum and company return to save Earth in Independence Day: Resurgence, while Alice Through the Looking Glass debuts on digtial. In the television department, Bates Motel and Teen Wolf escort the powerhouse Downton Abbey to disc, and to round out the list, we get creepy dolls and creepier serial killers in the return of Child's Play.

 

Cap it all off with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have the newest installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 18, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Accountant – [New Release]
#2 – The Girl on the Train – [-1]
#3 – Kevin Hart: What Now? – [New Release]
#4 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-2]
#5 – Deepwater Horizon – [-2]
#6 – Storks – [-1]

#7 – The Magnificent Seven – [-3]
#8 – Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [-1]
#9 – Sully – [-1]
#10 – The Birth of a Nation – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Paranormal Activity 3
2006 – The Prestige
1996 – Sleepers
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Marathon Man
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 21st, 2016

Wide

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [PG-13]

Ouija: Origin of Evil – [PG-13]

Keeping Up with the Joneses – [PG-13]

Boo! A Madea Halloween – [PG-13]

 

Limited

American Pastoral – [R]
31 – [R]
Moonlight – [R]
We Are X – [R]
The Handmaiden – [NR]
I’m Not Ashamed – [PG-13]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 18th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Independence Day: Resurgence – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass – [PG]

Bad Moms – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Downton Abbey: The Complete Series (2010-2015)
Teen Wolf: Season Five, Part Two (2016)
Bates Motel: Season Four (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Laughing Policeman (1973) – [R]

Child’s Play (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Star Wars Stacks
The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer
Doctor Strange, the Ancient One, and Rachel McAdams
Don Quixote tilts toward the silver screen
War of the Worlds heads to MTV
The Ghost in the Shell returns to theaters in the UK

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Episode 38, Star Trek Beyond

Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss the latest Star Trek movie in the Kelvinverse established by J.J. Abrams. Is the third time the charm? 

 

Segments

Intro :28

Star Trek (2009) recap :49

Star Trek Into Darkness recap 3:06

Star Trek Beyond 8:17

Three Years Gone 10:44

Mopey Kirk 11:22

Plot Echoes 12:50

Yorktown? More Like Crazytown 13:14

A Tale of Two Sulus 14:00

Subtle Husband and Daughter 15:47

Spock and Uhuru…On a Break? 18:16

When Good Rescues Go Bad 18:45

Jaylah! Jaylah! Jaylah! 20:50

Carol Marcus? No, Thanks 21:45

Spock and Uhura Up in a Tree 22:55

A Motorcycle on a Spaceship? 24:43

Shout Out to the NX-01 25:34

The Big Bad Guy 26:02

Hiding Things in Your Head 27:18

Jaylah and Scotty NOT in a Tree 28:50

Subtle Husband on the Bridge 29:50

Crazytown Chase Scene 31:18

More on the Big Bad Guy 32:24

Bad Guys: Redeemable or Not 33:34

Of Borg and Puppies 36:51

Final Scenes 38:32

Fans’ Hearts Breaking 39:15

A Trek for 2016 41:28

Beyond Star Trek Beyond 44:00

Star Trek Discovery 44:33

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we're haunting the station as The Girl on the Train arrives on time despite a poor reception, solidly beating the rest of the newcomers. She faces some steep competition from The Accountant, Max Steel, and Kevin Hart and we enter the middle of the month.

In home entertainment, the Ghostbusters and Krampus take advantage of the season in a bid for your shelves, along with the Ice Age crew and Tarzan. If digital is more your speed, Batman and Robin dust off the cowl and tights for another amazing adventure. Meanwhile, TV on DVD goes retro with a handful of blasts from the past to accompany Hannibal, Mike & Molly, and The Good Witch. To wrap things up, a Stephen King classic brings the scares from the past on Blu-Ray.

Finally, Denise wraps things up with the Quick Flicks, putting the stake in this installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 11, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Accountant

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Girl on the Train – [New Release]
#2 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-1]
#3 – Deepwater Horizon – [-1]
#4 – The Magnificent Seven – [-1]
#5 – Storks – [-1]
#6 – The Birth of a Nation – [New Release]

#7 – Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [New Release]
#8 – Sully – [-3]
#9 – Masterminds – [-3]
#10 – Queen of Katwe – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Real Steel
2006 – The Grudge 2
1996 – The Ghost and the Darkness
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Marathon Man

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 14th, 2016

Wide

The Accountant – [R]

Kevin Hart: What Now? – [R]

Max Steel – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Desierto – [R]
Certain Women – [R]
Priceless – [PG-13]
Miss Hokusai – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 11th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Ghostbusters – [PG-13]

Krampus – [PG-13]

Ice Age: Collision Course – [PG]

The Legend of Tarzan – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mike & Molly: Season Six (2015)
Mike & Molly: The Complete Series (2010-2016)
The Good Witch: Season Two (2016)
Hannibal: The Complete Series (2013-2015)
Knight Rider: The Complete Series (1982-1986)
Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Complete Series (1974-1975)
Sliders: The Complete Series (1995-2000)
Miami Vice: The Complete Series (1984-1990)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Carrie (1976) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

Quick Flicks

 

The new Doctor Strange TV spot
The Defenders
The Punisher
Iron Fist
Luke Cage soundtrack

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Planning on catching The Return of the Caped Crusaders this Monday?  Well, take a listen to our discussion with Burt Ward about the making of it.

 

He's one half of the Dynamic Duo.  He's known as the Boy Wonder.  In addition, he's also the Canine Crusader.  Burt Ward joins John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension in the Batcave to discuss his time as Robin, his love for dogs and the steps he's gone to rescue as many canines as possible, and the upcoming The Return of the Caped Crusaders direct to DVD animated feature.  

 

 

 

 

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions is the largest giant breed dog rescue in the world.  Located on a sprawling estate just one hour east of Los Angeles in Riverside County, California, Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc. is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, and is the charity of Burt and Tracy Ward.  

Burt, who gained fame as the Batman’s sidekick “Robin, the Boy Wonder” in the 1960’s television series and in subsequent film and television roles, has built a luxurious home for the more than 14,600 Gentle Giants and Little Giants that he and Tracy have rescued and adopted during the last 19 years.

There is always a wide selection of Gentle Giants, including Great Danes, Borzoi, English Mastiffs, Greyhounds,Irish Wolfhound combinations, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Fila Brasileiro, Bullmastiffs, Spanish Mastiffs, American Mastiffs, Adronicus Mastiffs, South African Boerboel Mastiffs, Dogue de Bordeaux French Mastiffs, Saint Bernards, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Sasquatch, Leonbergers and other Large Lap Dogs as well as many Little Giant breeds, including Whippets, Silken Windhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Xoloitzcuintle, Shelties, and Chinese Crested available for adoption at Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions.  

The population of these Gentle Giants and Little Giants constantly changes each day as more are adopted and more are rescued from shelters and arrive from homes where their owners can no longer keep them, usually because of hardship or drastic changes in their lives due to divorce, illness, bankruptcy, job moves, military duty, etc.  

These dogs are incredibly beautiful and perfect family members who have been dearly loved, but now are in need of qualified new homes where they will again be loved, cherished and safe.  Burt and Tracy always have a large number of Gentle Giants and Little Giants of every size, age, color, and personality available for adoption.

There are too many Gentle Giant and Little Giant breeds at Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions to be listed individually.  At any given time, there may be puppies available, but there is always a variety of youthful and mature Gentle Giants and Little Giants, male and female, in every official and unofficial color.  

If you are interested in adopting a Gentle Giant or a Little Giant, please complete our Online Adoption Application at the following link: "Adoption Information and Application."

We will review your application and respond to you usually within 48 hours to discuss your application and to set up your appointment to adopt.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we get peculiar as Miss Peregrine and her wards find box office gold with Deepwater Horizon running close behind. They face a challenge from another movie with kids as Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life joins The Girl on the Train and The Birth of a Nation to compete for number one.

 

In home entertainment, the X-Men face Apocalypse, the Sharknado tries for a fourth time, and Star Trek goes beyond to digital. Preacher and Constantine lead a thrilling set as TV goes spooky, and Harry Potter and Gremlins take over with returning releases from the past. Add in your weekly news with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and we have a warm welcome to October on The Weekly Podioplex, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 4, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [New Release]
#2 – Deepwater Horizon – [New Release]
#3 – The Magnificent Seven – [-2]
#4 – Storks – [-2]
#5 – Sully – [-2]
#6 – Masterminds – [New Release]

#7 – Queen of Katwe – [+15]
#8 – Don’t Breathe – [-1]
#9 – Bridget Jones’s Baby – [-5]
#10 – Snowden – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Real Steel
2006 – The Departed
1996 – The First Wives Club
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – The Front

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 7th, 2016

Wide

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [PG]

The Girl on the Train – [R]

The Birth of a Nation – [R] 

 

Limited

The Greasy Strangler – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 4th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

X-Men: Apocalypse – [PG-13]

The Purge: Election Year – [R]

Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens – [TV-14]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Star Trek Beyond – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Preacher: Season One (2016)
American Horror Story: Season Five – “Hotel” (2015)
Constantine: The Complete Series (2014)
Penny Dreadful: Season Three (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

 

Harry Potter Collection

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – [PG]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – [PG]
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – [PG]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – [PG]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) – [PG-13]
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) – [PG]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) – [PG-13]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) – [PG-13]

 

The Gremlins Collection

Gremlins (1984) – [PG]
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) – [PG-13]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Hollywood Outsider

The Hollywood Outsider Podcast is four guys who love the same things you do - Entertainment. Not always PC, but always entertaining, our Podcast is for people who LOVE movies & TV.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Animated Indiana Jones fan film
Murder on the Orient Express
Wonder Woman's orientation
A Thomas Edison movie (and not Telsa!?)
Those creepy clown sightings and what they're not promoting

 

Links

 

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"PROGRAMMED FOR DEATH"

AIRED: SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

 

A group of underworld leaders are planning something big and it's up to the Hornet and Kato to stop it.  The two are drawn into the group's scheme when a Sentinel reporter is killed by a leopard in the Sentinel newsroom.

John and Jim are at odds with how good this episode is.  Jim feels it shows the program's true potential by showing off such high concepts, but John is not as impressed.  Let us know what you think of the episode by writing us here or at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, there can only be seven as the remake of the classic Magnificent Seven rustles up box office gold. Quick on their heels is a special delivery from Storks, and the match is set for this week's winners and the newcomers, Miss Peregrine, Deepwater Horizon, and some Masterminds. It's a regular showdown in September.

 

Moving to home entertainment, quite a few lower end summer performers are coming to disc, and digital video showcases a preview of coming attractions with Ghostbusters and Independence Day: Resurgence. TV on DVD comes to the table with Grimm, Reign, and Ripper Street, and the classics on Blu-Ray proclaim that there can only be one. Not seven, but one, as Highlander reaches its thirtieth anniversary.

 

Add in your weekly news with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 27, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Magnificent Seven – [New Release]
#2 – Storks – [New Release]
#3 – Sully – [-2]
#4 – Bridget Jones’s Baby – [-1]
#5 – Snowden – [-1]
#6 – Blair Witch – [-4]

#7 – Don’t Breathe – [-2]
#8 – Suicide Squad – [-1]
#9 – When the Bough Breaks – [-3]
#10 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Dolphin Tale
2006 – Open Season
1996 – The First Wives Club
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – The Front

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 30th, 2016

Wide

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [PG-13]

Deepwater Horizon – [PG-13]

Masterminds – [PG-13]

 

Limited

American Honey – [R]
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story – [NR]

Denial – [PG-13]

A Man Called Ove – [PG-13]

Danny Says – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of September 27th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Warcraft – [PG-13]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [R]

Central Intelligence – [PG-13]

The Shallows – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Ghostbusters – [PG-13]

Independence Day: Resurgence – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Ripper Street: Season Four (2015)
Grimm: Season Five (2015)
Reign: Season Three (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Highlander (1986) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Tuning in to SciFi TV

Tuning in to SciFi TV is the genre fan's weekly guide to science fiction and fantasy television. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions but we also plan to keep things fun.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Magnum P.I. to get a sequel series
Assassin's Creed, the Animus, and authenticity
The WB thinks DC's movies can be improved
Basis for The Dark Tower

 

Links

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Sully's still strong as the newbies all fall short. The next group of contenders for the crown are magnificent, including Storks and the remake of the Magnificent Seven. Can an animated comedy or a western succeed where the Blair Witch, Bridget Jones, and Snowden could not?

 

Moving to home entertainment, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back, as are the Neighbors and the Free State of Jones. Digital video brings the Purge and a new look at the legend of Tarzan, and television rings up an idiosyncratic mystery tale in Twin Peaks. Finally, the classics celebrate an eigthieth birthday with a thirtieth anniversary.

 

Add in your weekly news with the Quick Flicks, and you have a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 20, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Magnificent Seven

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Sully – [Second Week]
#2 – Blair Witch – [New Release]
#3 – Bridget Jones’s Baby – [New Release]
#4 – Snowden – [New Release]
#5 – Don’t Breathe – [-2]
#6 – When the Bough Breaks – [-4]

#7 – Suicide Squad – [-3]
#8 – The Wild Life – [-3]
#9 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [-3]
#10 – Pete’s Dragon – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Lion King (in 3D)
2006 – Jackass Number Two
1996 – The First Wives Club
1986 – Top Gun
1976 – The Front

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 23rd, 2016

Wide

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

 

Limited

Queen of Katwe – [PG]
The Dressmaker – [R]

Goat – [R]

The Lovers and the Despot – [NR]

My Blind Brother – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of September 20th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – [PG-13]

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – [R]

Free State of Jones – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Purge: Election Year – [R]

The Legend of Tarzan – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Twin Peaks: The Original Series, Fire Walk With Me, and The Missing Pieces (1990-1992)
The Originals: Season Three (2015)
Modern Family: Season Seven (2015)
2 Broke Girls: Season Five (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Labyrinth (1986) – [PG]

 

 

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

 

The Kingpin may be returning to Daredevil
Star Wars: Rogue One changes composers
Harley Quinn DCU spinoff film
Star Trek: Discovery pushed back to May 2017
Indiana Jones animated fan film

 

Links

 

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"Surf''s Up, Joker's Under"

Aired November 16, 1967

 

The Joker plans to become king of the surf by winning the championships at Gotham Point.  Didn't know he could surf, did you?  Well he can, thanks to the reverseramator, he's been able to steal the surfing ability of champion surfer Skip Parker.  It's all part of Joker's scheme to control the minds of the surfing community and in time, the world.  We've seen a similar theme this season with the Riddler, the Penguin, and even Louie the Lilac and this one is the most outlandish - but it works.

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.  In fact, Dan will argue that this may be one of the best episodes, not only of the third season, but of the entire series itself.  Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_56.mp3
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"GIVE EM ENOUGH ROPE"

AIRED: SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

An insurance racket has been operating in the city.  The Hornet looks into the operation when an informant of Mike Axford's is killed as he's about to speak with Axford.  Not only does the Hornet have a lot to deal with in this episode, but so does Britt as he must deal with the lawyer of the man Axford accuses in the pages of the Sentinel of running the insurance ring.

John and Jim have a lot to discuss what with the lame method of roping and killing the intended victims of the racketeers, the ethics of Britt having lunch with the lawyer of the alleged racketeer, and the fact that Miss Case has not been used to her full potential yet.  Let us know what you think of the episode by writing us here or at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we return to the podcasting airwaves as Tom Hanks returns to the number one position with the story of Sully and the Miracle on the Hudson. Coming up against the airline captain are sequels and real world drama including Bridget Jones, the Blair Witch, and Edward Snowden.

 

Moving to home entertainment, Marvel declares Civil War, the Warrens return to the Conjuring, and a shark terrorizes Blake Lively in The Shallows. Television gets a Big Bang, a trip to Longmire, and a visit from Madam Secretary. We wrap that section with a look back on Stand By Me and the Transformers. Add in a bit of news about a certain fedora-clad archeologist and an unofficial fan film, and you have a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 13, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Bridget Jones’s Baby

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Sully – [New Release]
#2 – When the Bough Breaks – [New Release]
#3 – Don’t Breathe – [-2]
#4 – Suicide Squad – [-2]
#5 – The Wild Life – [New Release]
#6 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [-3]

#7 – Pete’s Dragon – [-3]
#8 – Bad Moms – [-1]
#9 – Hell or High Water – [Even]
#10 – Sausage Party – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Lion King (in 3D)
2006 – Gridiron Gang
1996 – Maximum Risk
1986 – Stand by Me
1976 – The Shootist

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 16th, 2016

Wide

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

Blair Witch – [R]

Snowden – [R]

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise – [PG]

 

Limited

Wild Oats – [PG-13]
Silicon Cowboys – [NR]

Miss Stevens – [NR]

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years – [NR]

The Good Neighbor – [NR]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of September 13th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Captain America: Civil War – [PG-13]

The Conjuring 2 – [R]

Marauders – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Shallows – [PG-13]

Central Intelligence – [PG-13]

Warcraft – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Big Bang Theory: Season Nine (2015)
Longmire: Season Four (2015)
Madam Secretary: Season Two (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Stand By Me (1986) – [R]

Transformers: The Movie (1986) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Flash Pulp

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – 3 to 10 minutes, brought to you Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Animated Indiana Jones fan film

 

Links

 

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"Charlie X"
Aired: September 15, 1966

The Enterprise takes on the lone survivor of a crashed transport ship.  The young teen struggles with being among so many people and learning how to behave.  But he is struggling with something else as well, something that could threaten all of humanity if he's not stopped.

John and Krissy have a great deal to say about this episode, one they feel would have made a better first episode to premiere the series as it has the action and yet the intellectual beats we expect in an episode of Star Trek.  Do you agree with our assessment?  Leave your thoughts on the episode here.

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Author Michael Giorgio crafts a story about a couple looking to get away from the city and begin a new life.  They stumble upon the welcoming town of Havencroft and are warmly welcomed.  But what lies beneath the surface of this idyllic town?  What is "Havencroft's Secret"?

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Shazam!

"Fool's Gold"

September 20, 1975

 

An old gold prospector is tormented by a group of young boys in the mountains near his claim.  But when he's trapped within his mine, will they do the right thing and save him in time?

 

Actor Michael Gray returns to the podcast to discuss another favorite of his from the Shazam! series.  This episode marks the final appearance of Jackson Bostwick in the role of Captain Marvel.  In addition to discussing the episode, Michael also talks about the accident that brought about Jackson's departure, the bonus feature he appears in on the Archer sixth season DVD set, and the possibility of his appearing on Dancing with the Stars.

 

 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: “There are some things even more precious than gold, things like respect and understanding. Respect means more than being polite. It means knowing we've learned from each other. There's a lot we can learn, if we only listen."

 

Guest Cast

Dabbs Greer as Seldom Seen Slim

Michael LeClair as Jimmy

Radames Pera as Rafael

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The Hornet's Sting Podcast: 001 - "The Hornet's Sting"

"THE SILENT GUN"

AIRED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

A new weapon that can be fired silenty has fallen into the hands of one of the city's most powerful gangsters and it's up to the Green Hornet and Kato to retrieve it before things get out of control.  John is joined in this new 50th anniversary podcast celebration by Gotham City 14 Miles editor Jim Beard.  Together, they discuss how this didn't feel like the first episode shot and the similarities the show has to Batman.  They are split though on how good the show is.  Take a listen and find out how it fares with the two.

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John and Krissy are joined by the wonderful Billy Flynn of Geek Radio Daily in the first hour of the podcast.  They talk about Stranger Things, The Tick, British actors affecting American accents, Match Game 2016 and the whole game show revival and more.  In the second hour, the three are joined by writer/editor Jim Beard to discuss the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.  

Some questions discussed include:

- Do we fetishize Star Trek to the point where we miss the point of it? (with thanks to Dan Persons for his commentary)

- Is it fair that Star Trek, the original series, is sharing the celebration with all the other versions of the Star Trek series?

 - Which kind of Star Trek works best?

 

Show Notes

4:55 - Billy Flynn feels that Stranger Things is a great homage to 80s Stephen King.

 

16:38 - John is hoping that people will vote for The Tick as Amazon's next produced series.


27:00 - Krissy recounts her meeting and having a conversation with Charlie Cox of Daredevil.

 

32:22 - A discussion of ABC's Sunday night game shows and how things have changed and in many respects have remained the same occurs.

 

48:39 - Krissy plugs a Kickstarter - All the Places You'll Boldly Go - by David Gerrold and Ty Templeton.

 

53:25 - Dan Persons offers his thoughts on the 50th anniversary which leads into our discussion in the next hour.

 

1:00:27 - Geek Radio Daily Podcast Promo

 

1:00:57 - M*A*S*H 4077 Podcast Promo

 

1:02:20 - Jim Beard joins the gang to discuss the 50th anniversary of Star Trek

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SciFi Diner Podcast 277 – Our Interview with Voice Actors Richard Epcar & Ellyn Stern (Bleach and Ghost in the Shell)

 

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page. And check out our YouTube channel. We are a part of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and T.

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"The Man Trap"

September 8, 1966

50 years ago on this date, Star Trek premiered on the NBC Network.  Most people know the story of the struggle the show went through to stay on the air, the letter-writing campaigns that were mounted in an effort to save the show from cancellation.  It only lasted three seasons, but it lived on with the fans through syndicated television.  From there, the show spawned numerous spin-off television shows and theatrical movies.  As Star Trek moves into a new generation with a recently released movie and a new television series set to bow in January 2017, John felt it was the time to take a moment a discuss each episode on the 50th anniversary of its airing.  

Joining John to discuss the series is "the next generation" of fandom, Krissy Myers.  Together, they will take a brief look at each episode and offer their immediate reactions to watching each either for the first time, as in Krissy's case, or after numerous viewings, as in John's case. 

First up is the very first episode, "The Man Trap".  The two talk about how Canada was cheated in getting the credit for the actual 50th anniversary of the premiere of the series, how the televised episode differs from earlier drafts (based on John's readings of James Blish's adaptation), and how this felt more like an episode of Lost in Space and not Star Trek.  Take a listen and join in the conversation, letting us know what you think here or over on our Facebook page.

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"The Ogg and I/How to Hatch a Dinosaur"

Aired November 2/9, 1967

Vincent Price makes a welcome return to Batman as the villainous Egghead.  He is joined by Anne Baxter as Olga, Queen of the Bessarovian Cossacks.  Together they have plans for Gotham City.  In fact, are there too many plans?  What is the main scheme in this plot?  Who is in charge as it seems to change from episode to episode?  And what is the history of this two-parter in relation to the third episode that will follow in a few weeks' time?

Joining John to talk about Vincent Price's triumphant and yet not so triumphant return to Batman is author and podcaster, Kevin Lauderdale.

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com

 

 

Kevin Lauderdale has written essays and articles for the Los Angeles Times, The Dictionary of American Biography, Animato, mcsweeneys.net, and teevee.org; and his poetry has appeared in Andrei Codrescu's The Exquisite Corpse.  He has published fiction in several of Pocket Books' Star Trek anthologies, including Constellations, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek.  His original fiction has appeared in Neo-opsis magazine and Cthulhu Unbound, the cross-genre Lovecraftian collection from Permuted Press.  He is a graduate of UCLA and a card-carrying member of SFWA.  In addition, Kevin is a host of his own podcast here on the network, It Has Come to My Attention and co-host of Mighty Movie: Temple of Bad.  Recently, Kevin took over as host of the old time radio podcast,Presenting the Transcription Feature.  Follow Kevin's exploits through his LiveJournal blog - http://kevinlauderdale.livejournal.com.

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We think of Ray Bradbury as a fantasist or a science fiction writer.  But he was equally adept at crime drama.  One of his first sales was “Killer Come Back to Me” to Detective Tales in July of 1944.  Less than two years later, it was adapted for the radio by the “Molle Mystery Theatre.” This hard-boiled noir tale of killers, dames, and stolen identities takes a number of clever twists and turns.  But does crime ever pay?  Then on “Meet Me At Parky’s,” everyone’s favorite Greek restauranteur decides to help out with a teacher shortage.  He may be known for his malapropisms in English, but if he’s going to teach his native Greek nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

 

Episodes

 

Molle Mystery Theatre 

“Killer Come Back to Me”

May 17, 1946

3:23

 

Meet Me At Parky’s

“Teachers Wanted”

November 10, 1946

35:58

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Episode 37, Bats and Supes

 

Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss Man of Steel and Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice and how they build the DC Extended Universe. Plus, they’re both excited about the Wonder Woman trailer. 


Segments

Intro :28

First Time Viewer :48

Man of Steel 1:35

Supes—Why So Serious? 1:58

Saving Lois Lane 4:10

Meanwhile, Back on Krypton 6:02

This is a Secret Identity? 8:38

Not So Super, Boy 9:05

A Time for Emo Superman? 11:53

He’s a Wanderer 13:01

Lois of the Arctic 14:10

Zod on Earth 16:33

Ouch, Metropolis 19:03

Final Supes Thoughts 20:27

Batman versus Superman 22:32

What’s Batman’s Deal? 22:45

Clark & Bruce & Lex & Diane 24:12

Adam West Shout Out 26:25

Ouch, Metropolis Redux 27:30

Straight to Kill 28:07

Google Gotham & Metropolis 28:30

Bats, Supes, and Killing 30:08

Building DCEU v. MCU 32:19

Diane’s Laptop 33:42

Wonder Woman Before Black Widow?! 34:58

Wonder Woman & Bats and Supes & Doomsday 36:31

Bats and Supes Make Nice 38:03

Death of Supes and Clark 39:06

Final Bats and Supes Thoughts 40:36

Wonder Woman Trailer 42:44

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It's the Labor Day weekend in America and everyone's away for the last hurrah of summer.  In Atlanta, DragonCon is in full swing and John nor Keith could be there.  Keith couldn't be with us on the podcast either, but John worked out a way for him to be on anyway.  Here are two panels from last year's DragonCon featuring Keith.

3:20:  Klingon History - Keith's The Klingon Art of War had recently been published and Keith had written an extensive amount Trek literature featuring the Klingons so it made perfect sense to include him in this panel.  Panelists include Erika Yvette Figueroa and Morgan Skye.

1:00:00 - Keith's , Bone Key, and Heart of the Dragon, are favorites among the 1:00:00 - Keith's Supernatural novels NevermoreBone Key, and Heart of the Dragon, are favorites among the Supernatural fans.  In this panel, he and others discuss the themes of the hit CW series.  Panelsists include Maureen Gallagher, Father Brian Small, and Beth Dolgner.

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On an all-new edition Dragon Con Double Header edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office was breathless as Don't Breathe dethroned the Suicide Squad, and even with a mediocre box office performance, Jason Statham still scored a victory in Mechanic: Resurrection. The next two will test the winning thriller with romance, drama, comedy, and the real life tale of Sully.

 

In home entertainment, the next two weeks are big with The Jungle Book, Me Before You, Now You See Me 2, and Money Monster dominating the discs. DC Comics delivers on TV with The Flash and Arrow arriving alongside Star Wars Rebels, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural. We also get a blast from the past as Charlie's Angels open their investigation and Star Trek boldly goes to a 50th anniversary.

 

Add in the finest selection of entertainment news from across the internet, and you have a jam-packed new edition of The Weekly Podioplex to tide you over until after the Labor Day weekend, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 30, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Sully

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Don’t Breathe – [New Release]
#2 – Suicide Squad – [-1]
#3 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [+1]
#4 – Sausage Party – [-2]
#5 – Pete’s Dragon – [-2]
#6 – Pete’s Dragon – [-1]

#7 – War Dogs – [-4]
#8 – Bad Moms – [Even]
#9 – Jason Bourne – [-2]
#10 – Ben-Hur – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help
2006 – Invincible
1996 – The Crow: City of Angels
1986 – Stand by Me
1976 – The Shootist

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 2nd and 9th, 2016

September 2nd 

Wide

The Light Between Oceans – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Café Society – [PG-13]
Morgan – [R]

Brotherhood – [NR]

The 9th Life of Louis Drax – [R]

Equity – [R]
Nam Hai Akira – [NR]
Things to Come – [NR]

 

September 9th 

Wide

Sully – [PG-13]

The Disappointments Room – [R]

When the Bough Breaks – [PG-13]

The Wild Life – [PG]

 

Limited

Author: The JT LeRoy Story – [R]
Before I Wake – [PG-13]

Shut In – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of August 30th and September 6th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

August 30th

The Jungle Book – [PG]

Me Before You – [PG-13]

The Phenom – [NR]

 

September 6th

Now You See Me 2 – [PG-13]

The Darkness – [PG-13]

Money Monster – [R]

Love & Friendship – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

August 30th 

The Conjuring 2 – [R]

 

September 6th 

Free State of Jones – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

August 30th 

Arrow: Season Four (2015)
Star Wars Rebels: Season Two (2015)
The Night Manager: Season One (2015)
Criminal Minds: Season Eleven (2015)
Grey’s Anatomy: Season Twelve (2015)
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season Seven (2015)
Shameless: Season Six (2015)

September 6th 

The Flash: Season Two (2015)
CSI: Cyber: Season Two (2015)
Supernatural: Season Eleven (2015)
Charlie’s Angels: The Complete Series (1976-1981)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

August 30th 

The Immortal Story (1968) – [NR]

 

September 6th 

Star Trek: The 50th Anniversary Collection (1966-1991) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

British Invaders

The British Invaders podcast features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series. 

 

These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

James and the Giant Peach live action remake
The Rogues of The Flash
Brother Voodoo in Doctor Strange
Is Steve Rogers still Captain America?
Rumors of an Indiana Jones comic series for Marvel
Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

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John S. Drew and Michael Falkner meet to discuss Stranger Things, Flip the Table Podcast, Kubo and the Two Strings, and their picks for the new fall TV season.  In addition, they also talk about the limits of regional television programs and how it makes for odd distribution practices across television and streaming services.  The Chronic Rift airs live every Saturday morning on You Tube at 7AM EST, so make sure you check it out.

 

Take a moment to let us know what you think of the show in the comments here or by visiting our Facebook page.  A new email address will be along shortly, but you can use the contact feature here on the website to get in touch with us as well.

 

SHOW NOTES

4:25 - John brings Stranger Things to the Table

31:35 - British Invaders Promo

32:07 - Flash Pulp Podcast Promo

33:55 - John recommends listening to the Flip the Table Podcast

46:15 - Dan Persons returns with a review of Kubo and the Two Strings

1:00:40 - The Batcave Podcast Promo

1:01:40 - The Quantum Leap Podcast Promo

1:05:10 - Michael is looking forward to the new MacGyver series.

1:14:27 - John, as a teacher, is looking forward to seeing Still Star Crossed. 

1:22:10 - Michael also has high hopes for Star Trek: Discovery.  This leads to a discussion on the future of television distribution in an increasingly smaller world.

1:41:15 - John is intrigued by the time travel aspects of Timeless.

 

 

 

 

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the bad guys took a box office turkey as the Suicide Squad continues to dominate the box office. If swords and sandals, gunner runners, and fantasy adventurers can't defeat the Squad, do Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, or Hands of Stone stand a chance? 

 

This week is a big one for television on the home screen as The Walking Dead, Legends of Tomorrow, Castle, Elementary, and more make their way to disc. Add in a disc debut for Winter's War, a man-cub on digital, and a bowl of news in the Quick Flicks for dessert, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 23, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Don’t Breathe


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Suicide Squad – [Third Week]
#2 – Sausage Party – [Second Week]
#3 – War Dogs – [New Release]
#4 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [New Release]
#5 – Pete’s Dragon – [-2]
#6 – Ben-Hur – [New Release]

#7 – Jason Bourne – [-3]
#8 – Bad Moms – [-3]
#9 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-3]
#10 – Florence Foster Jenkins – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help
2006 – Invincible
1996 – The Island of Dr. Moreau
1986 – The Fly
1976 – The Shootist

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 26th, 2016

The box office premieres for August 26th are still trying to stop Harley and the gang, this time with a plate of R-rated fare, starting with this week’s headliner, 

Wide

Don’t Breathe – [R]

Mechanic: Resurrection – [R]

Hands of Stone – [R]

 

Limited

Blood Father – [R]
Complete Unknown – [R]

Southside with You – [PG-13]

The Sea of Trees – [PG-13]

Mia Madre – [R]
The Hollars – [PG-13]
The Intervention – [R]
In Order of Disappearance – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 23rd, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Hunstman: Winter’s War – [PG-13]

Ratchet and Clank – [PG]

Roots – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Jungle Book – [PG]

The Duel – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Walking Dead: Season Six (2015)
Ash vs Evil Dead: Season One (2015)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season One (2015)
The Strain: Season Two (2015)
Castle: Season Eight (2015)
Elementary: Season Four (2015)
Scandal: Season Five (2015)
NCIS: Season Thirteen (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Woman in the Dunes (1964) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The ScapeCast: The Scaper Chronicles

The ScapeCast is your guide to the wonders of Farscape. Join Karen, Lou, veteran Scapers, and newbies as they discuss each episode in detail on The Scaper Chronicles. Look up and share the wonders we've seen.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Suicide Squad
Blade Runner 2
The Flash meets The Top
Squirrel Girl the movie?
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Lost Boys come to television
An American Werewolf in London

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic RiftThe Weekly PodioplexDenise, and Michael
Listen on Stitcher Radio

Leave a review on iTunes:  The Chronic Rift

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

 

Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Denise’s blog at Accessories Not Included

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Justin Case returns in an all new mystery.  Riding the success of his previous adventure, Justin finds himself invited to a high society dinner.  Where at first he seems to be dismissed as a curiosity, he is quickly looked upon to help in the solving of a murder of one of the guests.  Check out the other Justin Case mystery, "Murder On the Air" here in the network as well as the other great audio dramas produced by WCRS Radiostage as a service for the blind.

Direct download: Rstage18_murderInHighSociety.mp3
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Isis

"Fool's Dare"

September 13, 1975

 

Cindy Lee takes a dare to spend time in an abandoned junkyard.  But she's unaware of the danger that lies within.  And how is the junkyard connected to a car theft ring?  And why doesn't Andrea simply turn to Isis for help when her car is stolen?  These questions and more will be discussed on a new episode of the podcast.

John and Richard wind up being split on how they feel about this episode.  It's good, but is it as good as one of them feels?  Also, what were the producers thinking when they dressed Cindy Lee in the more child-like clothing?  And just how cool is Tut?  Take a listen and let us know what you think.

 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: "When someone dares you to do something, it's often either something dangerous or wrong to for some other reason.  So the question isn't whether you have the guts to do it or not, the question is do you have the nerve enough not to take the dare? Doing anything that you know is wrong is dumb, because you're the one who pays for it."

 

Guest Cast

Charles Cyphers as Sam Niles

Frank Whiteman as Cy Khan

Josh Albee as Ernie Rothchild

Jeff Tyler as Frank Iverson

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

Direct download: Shazam_Isis_-_Ep_25.mp3
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And for our next trick, we'll bring you a convention panel, an interview, and a discussion of a television shows you should be watching.  John S. Drew is joined by Michael Falkner (The Weekly Podioplex) and Krissy Myers and special guest, public relations specialist Sue Soares in our second live episode.  Don't forget you can always hear the show live and be part of the conversation by listening in on Saturday mornings from 7-9 EST on our You Tube channel.

 

Take a moment to let us know what you think of the show in the comments here or by visiting our Facebook page.  A new email address will be along shortly, but you can use the contact feature here on the website to get in touch with us as well.

 

Show Notes

2:50 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Panel with Keith DeCandido from DragonCon 2015

58:47 -  The Weekly Podioplex Promo

59:46 - Colorado Springs Comic Con Promo

1:02:30 - Sue Soares goes into more detail about Colorado Springs Comic Con

1:20:30 - Krissy talks about her initial reactions to watching Batman 66 for the first time in about 15 years.

1:39:39 - John starts up a conversation about watching shows long after the buzz has passed.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the bad guys kept the newbies at bay, but the Sausage Party and Pete's Dragon still performed well in their opening frames. Their days may be numbered as a sword-and-sandals epic gets a modern remake this week, and one has to wonder if Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad withstand Ben-Hur? 

 

This week also welcomes Denise Lhamon to The Chronic Rift family as joins the show and ushers in the return of the Quick Flicks. Add in some Angry Birds, the story of Raiders, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 16, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Ben-Hur

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Suicide Squad – [Second Week]
#2 – Sausage Party – [New Release]
#3 – Pete’s Dragon – [New Release]
#4 – Jason Bourne – [-2]
#5 – Bad Moms – [-2]
#6 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-2]

#7 – Star Trek Beyond – [-2]
#8 – Florence Foster Jenkins – [New Release]
#9 – Nine Lives – [-3]
#10 – Lights Out – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help
2006 – Snakes on a Plane
1996 – Tin Cup
1986 – The Fly
1976 – Futureworld
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 19th, 2016

Wide

Ben-Hur – [PG-13]

Kubo and the Two Strings – [PG]

War Dogs – [R]

 

Limited

Morris from America – [R]
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World – [PG-13]

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – [PG-13]

The People vs Fritz Bauer – [R]

A Tale of Love and Darkness – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 16th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Angry Birds Movie – [PG]

God’s Not Dead 2 – [PG]

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Me Before You – [PG-13]

Our Last Tango – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Gotham: Season Two (2015)
Hell on Wheels: Season Five (2015)
Once Upon a Time: Season Five (2015)
The Vampire Diaries: Season Seven (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Orphaned Entertainment

This monthly podcast will explore films, television, and radio, that have through time, been “orphaned” and fallen into the realm of the public domain. Diving through the vast online collections on websites like Archive.org it will rediscover these near forgotten pieces of entertainment history.

 

Quick Flicks

 

DC Comics and Marvel Studios news
Kenny Baker (1934-2016)

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic RiftThe Weekly PodioplexDenise, and Michael
Listen on Stitcher Radio

Leave a review on iTunes:  The Chronic Rift

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

 

Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Denise’s blog at Accessories Not Included

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"Louie the Lilac"

Aired: October 26, 1967

Louie the Lilac wants to corner the flower market of Gotham City with the reasoning that if he does that, he can control the world.  It sounds like something similar to what Riddler and Penguin came up with a few weeks ago, but in watching the episode, one finds it kind of makes sense this time.  Also, John has stated he's not a fan of Milton Berle, but in discussing this episode, you'll see he actually appreciates Berle in the role of Louie.  So what is wrong with this episode?

Joining John to discuss the good and the bad of this story is author Jay Smith.  

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

 

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World.  Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising.  Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale.  Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times. 

Inspired by the golden age of radio, Hidden Harbor Mysteries presents a story inspired by stylish pulp era radio adventures like The Shadow, Sam Spade, The Green Hornet, and I Love a Mystery. Performed by a stellar cast, Hidden Harbor hopes to integrate classic radio storytelling with some modern twists.  Jay draws from the work of Orson Welles, Arch Obelor and looks to modern audio dramatists like Douglas Adams and Dirk Maggs as inspiration to create a rich, realistic world of survival horror laced with dark comedy and compelling human drama.

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program.  He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.  HG World can be heard by subscribing through iTunes or visiting the show web site www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.

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Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page. And check out our YouTube channel. We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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 The Chronic Rift comes to back life and in a new way!  Host John S. Drew is back at the helm along with The Weekly Podioplex host Michael Falkner to bring you a new episode recorded live on You Tube!  Each week, John and the Rift crew (including Rift Regulars  - Keith R.A. DeCandido and Krissy Myers) will be bringing you the latest news, reviews, and interviews with those who bring the culture to pop culture.  Join them on You Tube by subscribing to the channel and see how you can be part of the live experience.

 

This week, John and Michael discuss Colin Baker's time as Doctor Who, DragonCon, Sharknado, and a collection of Batman 66 themed podcasts you can listen to for the 50th anniversary of the classic TV series.  And being a live experience, there are going to be problems. Pulling back the curtain, you'll find the following:

  • The first six minutes were missing from the live broadcast as John forgot to actually hit the "On Air" and as a result, people didn't hear the first six minutes of the show.  

  • Plus, Michael's audio was not recorded in the backup recording.  So John went and edited the two audio recordings together to get the best podcast episode.  So in those first six minutes, it sounds like John is talking to himself.

 

Take a moment to let us know what you think of the show in the comments here or by visiting our Facebook page.  A new email address will be along shortly, but you can use the contact feature here on the website to get in touch with us as well.

 

Show Notes

6:00 - Are we live?

10:10 Colin Baker as The Doctor

16:05 - Michael talks about DragonCon 2016

24:05 - John thinks we may be seeing the end of Sharknado

36:57 - Generations Geek promo

38:06 - SciFi Diner Podcast promo

40:00 - John shares a collection of Batman 66 themed podcasts

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The Bionic Woman

"The Ghosthunter"

May 26, 1976

 

Jaime is sent to act as the governess of the daughter of an OSI scientist.  She must also ensure that the sensor device he is working on his not tampered with by any outside forces.  The wrinkle is the outside force appears to be the dead wife and mother of the two who is jealous of Jaime.

 

John is joined by The Bionic Book author, Herbie J. Pilato and writer/producer Joel Eisenberg to discuss this first season ending episode of The Bionic Woman.  In addition, John's special guest is Bionic Woman creator and co-writer of the episode, Kenneth Johnson.  The two discuss the episode as well as Kenny's history as a producer and writer that lead up to The Bionic Woman.

 

In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired.  Make sure you let us know what you think of the episode by writing director@theosifiles.com. 

 

 

OUR GUEST FOR THIS EPISODE

  

With his start as a producer of The Mike Douglas Show, Kenneth Johnson has had a long, impressive career as a producer, director, writer, and creator of many iconic television and movie characters.  From his "The Secret of Bigfoot" episode of The Six Million Dollar Manto his movies such as Steel and Short Circuit 2, Kenny has captured the imagination of many fans of genre television in a way that goes beyond the traditional storytelling process.  You can learn more about Kenny and his works by visiting his home page and by writing him.  (He really does reply.)

 

 

OUR BIONIC OPERATIVES FOR THIS EPISODE

 

 

 

Direct download: 002_-_The_Bionic_Woman_-_The_Ghost_Hunter.mp3
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WCRS Radiostage returns with a new Brick Wall Mystery.  Author MJ Byran and his literary alter ego are called upon to help someone who is being threatened by a ghost.  Is this the real deal or is there something more to it?  Written by David Binkley.

Direct download: Rstage16_theGhostThatKilled.mp3
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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Amanda Waller and her crazy idea took over the box office and defied critics as Suicide Squad walked away with the gold. The real test comes this week as Harley Quinn and company face off against Disney's newest live-action fairy tale remake in Pete's Dragon. How will the bad guys stand up against the pure innocence of Pete and Elliott? 

 

The home entertainment front is TV heavy this week, spotlighting the effervescent Supergirl, the suspenseful 11.22.63, and the adventure of NCIS: New Orleans. Add in a dash of Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman as another classics comes to Blu-Ray, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 9, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pete’s Dragon

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Suicide Squad – [New Release]
#2 – Jason Bourne – [-1]
#3 – Bad Moms – [Even]
#4 – The Secret Life of Pets – [Even]
#5 – Star Trek Beyond – [-3]
#6 – Nine Lives – [New Release]

#7 – Lights Out – [-1]
#8 – Nerve – [Even]
#9 – Ghostbusters – [-2]
#10 – Ice Age: Collision Course – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2006 – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
1996 – Jack
1986 – Aliens
1976 – The Omen

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 12th, 2016

Wide

Pete’s Dragon – [PG]

Florence Foster Jenkins – [PG-13]

Sausage Party – [R]

 

Limited

Hell or High Water – [R]
Anthropoid – [R]

Operation Chromite – [NR]

Edge of Winter – [R]

Ghost Team – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 9th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Addicted to Fresno – [NR]

A Hologram for the King – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Weiner – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Supergirl: Season One (2015)
11.22.63: Season One (2015)
NCIS: New Orleans: Season Two (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

11.22.63: A Look Back
Join your hosts, Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson, for in-depth theories, discussion, fun, and your thoughts on Hulu's TV series 11.22.63.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Leave voicemail toll-free: (844) 674-3453
Send e-mail
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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

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 We start with another thrilling science fiction tale adapted for radio on “X-Minus One”:  “A Logic Named Joe,” based on the short story by Murray Leinster that first appeared in “Astounding Science Fiction” in March of 1946.  Fifty years before the internet, Leinster’s story predicted the use of household computers (“logics”) and the dangers and privacy concerns that would arise once they were networked together.  Then the quips never stop when the one, the only Groucho Marx hosts “You Bet Your Life.”  A train conductor and a longshoreman, then a diamond merchant and a dime-store saleswoman provide fodder for a flood of one-liners and snappy ad-libs from the funniest man on radio.

 

Episodes

 

X Minus One

“A Logic Named Joe”

December 28, 1955

4:19

 

You Bet Your Life

“The Secret Word is Money”

March 22, 1950

32: 38

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 Shazam!

"Debbie"

September 13, 1975

 

Debbie is a girl who finds herself attracted to wrong people, despite her mother's warnings.  When she finds herself getting in too deep and her life in danger, can Captain Marvel save her in time?  Also, what happened to Captain Marvel?

 

On our last Shazam! review, we pointed out how the show did nothing new or innovative with the premiere of the second season.  It all seemed like business as usual.  Be careful what you wish for.  As the credits to this second episode begin, one can see there is clearly someone new in terms of who is wearing the big red suit.  John Davey takes over the role of Captain Marvel.  Hosts John and Richard discuss Davey's first outing and draw their own comparisons, from childhood and today, to the portrayals of the two actors in the series.

 

 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: "When a parent sets rules and regulations, it really is a form of expression of their love and concern. Sometimes the hardest thing for them to say is "no." But we can be sure that if they say "no", that most of the time there's a good reason for it." 

 

Guest Cast

Cindy Henderson as Debbie

Harry Moses as Tom

Casey Young as Paul

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 On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Jason Bourne took down the Enterprise as Matt Damon ends his nine year hiatus from the role with a bang. Kirk and crew held off the Bad Moms and the nerve-wracking stunts of Nerve, but this week's good guys may have a tough time against next week's bad guys as the Suicide Squad explodes into theaters. 

 

On the home entertainment front, a handful of big name comedies join The Killing Joke on disc, and The Huntsman brings the Winter's War to digital. TV on DVD is spy drama with Blindspot and The Blacklist, and the sinking of the most famous unsinkable ship comes forward on Blu-Ray. This and more on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 2, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Suicide Squad

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Jason Bourne – [New Release]
#2 – Star Trek Beyond – [-1]
#3 – Bad Moms – [New Release]
#4 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-2]
#5 – Ice Age: Collision Course – [-1]
#6 – Lights Out – [-3]

#7 – Ghostbusters – [-2]
#8 – Nerve – [New Release]
#9 – Finding Dory – [-4]
#10 – The Legend of Tarzan – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2006 – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
1996 – A Time to Kill
1986 – Aliens
1976 – The Omen

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 5th, 2016

Wide  

Suicide Squad – [PG-13]

Nine Lives – [PG]

 

Limited

Little Men – [PG]
Five Nights in Maine – [NR]

Front Cover – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 2nd, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Meet the Blacks – [R]

Confirmation – [NR]

Batman: The Killing Joke – [R]

Keanu – [R]

Mother’s Day – [PG-13]

Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Chosen – [R]

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Blindspot: Season One (2015)
The Blacklist: Season Three (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Titanic (1996) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

 

Remake This Movie RIGHT!

“Remake This Movie RIGHT!” is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!

 

 

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 John is joined by Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension to talk with comic artist Michael Allred.  Allred recently completed his run as cover artist for the Batman 66 comic series.  In this interview, he discusses how Batman and 60s television influenced his artistic endeavors, how he approached the assignment of cover artist, favorite cover assignments, and working with his family in the comics field.  Take a listen and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

So it should come as no surprise that he keeps a hand in film and music (He's the lead singer and guitarist for The Gear), but comic books have always been a seminal source of joy for Mike and that joy remains the main ingredient in most of his work. 

Allred first tasted success in the comics field with his wildly popular MADMAN series, which is currently being developed for a live action film with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. His earlier work from GRAFIK MUZIK was turned into the cult hit movie G-Men from Hell directed by Christopher Coppola (featuring Robert Goulet as the Devil). Other work includes Red Rocket 7, his history of Rock and Roll told in the context of a sci-fi adventure storyl the Madman spin-off THE ATOMICS and his magnum opus, THE GOLDEN PLATES, where he's illustrating the entire Book of Mormon. 

Mike counts the secret to his success to be his wife, and creative partner, Laura Allred, who is is considered to be one of the best colorists in the business.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Star Trek warps into number one on a profitable weekend, defeating the pets, the Ice Age, and scares in the dark. The Enterprise (or what's left of her) has star power, but so does super-agent Jason Bourne, who makes his return to theaters after a while off. Can Kirk defeat Bourne, or will the Enterprise crash and burn?

 

On the home entertainment front, The Boss and Hardcore Henry make their disc debuts, and the Joker takes a dark swing at the Caped Crusader as The Killing Joke comes to digital. We also get another movie marathon on the Satellite of Love, a new Criterion release, and a brief look at the month of August as we wrap up a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 26, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Jason Bourne

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Star Trek Beyond – [New Release]
#2 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-1]
#3 – Lights Out – [New Release]
#4 – Ice Age: Collision Course – [New Release]
#5 – Ghostbusters – [-3]
#6 – Finding Dory – [-2]

#7 – The Legend of Tarzan – [-4]
#8 – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [-3]
#9 – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party – [+28]
#10 – The Infiltrator – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Cowboys and Aliens
2006 – Miami Vice
1996 – A Time to Kill
1986 – Aliens
1976 – The Omen
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 29th, 2016

Wide

Jason Bourne – [PG-13]

Bad Moms – [R]

Nerve – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Equity – [R]
Indignation – [R]

Tallulah – [NR] (Netflix)

The Tenth Man – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of July 26th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Boss – [R]

Hardcore Henry – [R]

Criminal – [R]

I Am Wrath – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Batman: The Killing Joke – [R]

God’s Not Dead 2 – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI (1988-1999)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The New World (2005) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

Quick Flicks

 

August Coming Attractions

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A Farpoint Interview

 

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It’s summer time, so I’m giving you a bunch of summer-themed shows.  First off, Eve Arden returns as everyone’s favorite sardonic English teacher, Our Miss Brooks.  She’s on her summer vacation, but just can’t seem to connect with her would-be paramour, science teacher, Mr. Boyton.  Then two episodes of the slice-of-life dramedy, Vic and Sade.  First, with only six months until Christmas, everyone is trying to sell holiday cards.  Then the family joins in on a simple study of the minutiae of life, discussing everything from sweaters to hail to bacon sandwiches.

 

Episodes

 

Our Miss Brooks

 

“Summer Vacation”

 

September 4, 1955

 

2:57

 

Vic and Sade

 

“Grandpa Snyder’s Christmas Cards”

 

June 1, 1939

 

37:45

 

“Bacon Sandwiches”

 

August 14, 1940

 

47:20

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we celebrate a fifth merry un-birthday for the show since we missed the actual date last month. In lieu of wood or silverware, we'll take the Ghostbusters, which couldn't overcome The Secret Life of Pets, but did well with a new record and positive reactions. Of course, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are bearing down as Star Trek Beyond hits theaters this week, leaving us to wonder how well two franchise sequels will do head to head.

 

On the home entertainment front, two other goliaths clash as Batman and Superman bring the Dawn of Justice, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters both get new documentaries, and TV on DVD gets post-apocalyptic with The 100, a whole lot of Tatiana Maslanys with Orphan Black, and a Person of Interest boxset for spice. Wrap it up with a look back at the 1920s as The Daughter of Dawn comes to Blu-Ray, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 19, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Star Trek Beyond

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Secret Life of Pets – [Second Week]
#2 – Ghostbusters – [New Release]
#3 – The Legend of Tarzan – [-1]
#4 – Finding Dory – [-1]
#5 – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [-1]
#6 – The Purge: Election Year – [-1]

#7 – Central Intelligence – [-1]
#8 – The Infiltrator – [New Release]
#9 – The BFG – [-2]
#10 – Independence Day: Resurgence – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
1996 – Independence Day
1986 – Aliens
1976 – The Omen
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 22nd, 2016

Wide

Star Trek Beyond – [PG-13]

Ice Age: Collision Course – [PG]

Lights Out – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – [R]
Madaari – [NR]

Don’t Think Twice – [R]

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 19th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [PG-13]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition – [R]

Outatime: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine – [UR]

The Perfect Match – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Keanu – [R]

Mother’s Day – [PG-13]

Ghostheads – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Person of Interest: Season Five (2015)
Person of Interest: The Complete Series (2011-2016)
The 100: Season Three (2015)
Orphan Black: Season Four (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

To Have and Have Not (1944) – [NR]

The Daughter of Dawn (1920) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

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After a three-week break, The Weekly Podioplex is back! On an all-new edition, Dory is still swimming strong after four weeks, but she couldn't outrun the Secret Life of Pets. The pets have spooky competition the week as the controversial Ghostbusters reboot is ready to take the stage. Can the thirty-year old brand overcome the grumpy fans and prove that it's the one to call? 

 

On the home entertainment front, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Green Room dominate the movies while iZombie and Slasher make their way to TV on DVD. To top it all off, Universal refreshes things with pop art Blu-Rays from the Past as a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only available on The Chronic Rift Network, floods into your earbuds. 

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 12, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Ghostbusters

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Secret Life of Pets – [New Release]
#2 – The Legend of Tarzan – [Even]
#3 – Finding Dory – [-2]
#4 – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [New Release]
#5 – The Purge: Election Year – [-2]
#6 – Central Intelligence – [Even]

#7 – The BFG – [-3]
#8 – Independence Day: Resurgence – [-3]
#9 – The Shallows – [-2]
#10 – Sultan – [New Release]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
1996 – Independence Day
1986 – The Karate Kid, Part II
1976 – The Outlaw Josey Wales
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 15th, 2016

Wide

Ghostbusters – [PG-13]

The Infiltrator – [R]

 

Limited

Café Society – [PG-13]
Equals – [PG-13]

Phantom Boy – [NR]

Undrafted – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 12th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Green Room – [R]

The Divergent Series: Allegiant – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Boss – [R]

Hardcore Henry – [R]

Outlaws and Angels – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

iZombie: Season Two (2015)
Slasher: Season One (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

American Graffiti (1973) – [PG]

 

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.

 

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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

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Here's the story about a guy who volunteers on one of those call-in help lines - but gets a bit too involved.

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 Isis

"The Lights of Mystery 

Mountain"

September 6, 1975

 

 

We begin our reviews of The Secrets of Isis with this episode.  Cindy Lee reports of the strange lights in the skies over Mystery Mountain.  Is it possible that an alien invasion is coming?  There are those missing people to account for.  And what happens when Cindy Lee herself disappears?

 

 

John and Richard discuss the the poor transformation sequence, the lack of stunts, and the odd plot choices in this opening story.  Despite all this, they also both agree that this is a much better beginning episode for a series than Shazam! got.

 

 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: "Practical jokes can be taken too far."

 

Guest Cast

Kelly Thordson as Joel Moss

Hank Brandt as Sheriff Harley

Kenneth Wolger as Art Byron

Michael Maitland as Chick Jeffers

Albert Reed as Dr. Joshua Barnes

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John sits down with Deborah Dozier Potter, the daughter of Batman 66 executive producer William Dozier.  They discuss his development of the series, the highs and lows, and his life after the series ended.  In addition, they also talk about Deborah's life as an actress, a Hollywood agent, and an author.  Finally, they talk about how Deborah overcame her Post Tramatic Stress Disorder thanks to the love of her dog, Buster, which led to her writing her book, Let Buster Lead.

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A Shore Leave Interview 

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Thanks to Kliph Nesteroff’s brilliant new book, “The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy” for making me aware of a comedian and an OTR show I had never heard of before. Harry Einstein, who is the father of comedians Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein (a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne) had a successful career in the 1940s and ‘50s working under the persona of Parkyakarkus – “Parky” for short. The conceit was that Parky was a malapropism-prone Greek restaurant owner in Hollywood. Parky appeared on the Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson shows, and then, from June of 1945 to July of 1948, on his own show, “Meet Me At Parky’s.” 

“Jeff Regan, Investigator” was one the many shows that Jack Webb had a hand in. When he left to create “Dragnet,” it went off the air. But it was resurrected a year later starring Frank Graham. Not quite a comedy, but not too hard-boiled either, “Jeff Regan, Investigator” deftly balances the light and dark sides of P.I.s from the Golden Age of Radio. 

 

Episodes 

Meet Me At Parky’s 

“The New Landlady” 

June 17, 1945 

4:15 

 

Jeff Regan, Investigator 

“She's Lovely, She's Engaged, She Eats Soybeans”

July 9, 1950 

35:06

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On an all-new triple feature edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a good week to be lost under the sea as Finding Dory found box office gold and a slew of new records. The forgetful blue tang faces some steep competition over the next three weeks as your podcast host takes a vacation, including Independence Day: Resurgence, The BFG, and The Secret Life of Pets. Can Dory withstand box office fire of that magnitude?

 

On the home entertainment front, the list is a who's who of spring releases playing companion to the high-definition adventures of the Ninth Doctor. Add on a threesome of Blu-ray classics, and it's an edition of The Weekly Podioplex that is stuffed to the gills on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 21, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Independence Day: Resurgence

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Finding Dory – [New Release]
#2 – Central Intelligence – [New Release]
#3 – The Conjuring 2 – [-2]
#4 – Now You See Me 2 – [-1]
#5 – Warcraft – [-3]
#6 – X-Men: Apocalypse – [-1]

#7 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – [-3]
#8 – Alice Through the Looking Glass – [Even]
#9 – Me Before You – [-3]
#10 – Captain America: Civil War – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Cars 2
2006 – Click
1996 – Eraser
1986 – The Karate Kid, Part II
1976 – Silent Movie
 

Box Office Premieres for the weeks of June 24th-July 8th, 2016

June 24th, 2016

Wide

Independence Day: Resurgence – [PG-13]

The Shallows – [PG-13]

Free State of Jones – [R]

 

Limited

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words – [R]
Wiener-Dog – [R]

Misconception – [PG-13]


July 1st, 2016

Wide

The BFG – [PG]

The Purge: Election Year – [R]

The Legend of Tarzan – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Our Kind of Traitor – [NR]

July 8th, 2016

Wide

The Secret Life of Pets – [PG]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [R]

 

Limited

Captain Fantastic – [R]
Our Little Sister – [PG]

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of June 21st-July 5th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

June 21st

 

The Brothers Grimsby – [R]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [PG-13]

Midnight Special – [PG-13]

 

June 28th

 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – [R]

Precious Cargo – [R]

Kung Fu Panda 3 – [PG]

 

July 5th

 

By the Sea – [R]

Code of Honor – [R]

Term Life – [R]

Crime Drama

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

June 21st

 

Miracles From Heaven – [PG]

The Divergent Series: Allegiant – [PG-13]

 

June 28th

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [PG-13]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition – [R]

Green Room – [R]

 

July 5th

 

Cabin Fever – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

June 21st

 

Doctor Who: The First Series (2005)

How to Get Away with Murder: Season Two (2015)

June 28th

 

Two Guys and a Girl (aka Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place): Complete Series (1998-2001)

July 5th

 

House of Cards: Season Four (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

June 21st

 

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) – [NR]

 

June 28th

 

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) [Criterion Collection] – [PG]

 

July 5th

 

Stripes (1981) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Terry Mixon

Terry Mixon is author of The Empire of Bones Saga and The Humanity Unlimited Saga. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. He also worked alongside the flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center for almost two decades, supporting the Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station, and other human spaceflight projects during his tenure there.

 

Paul E. Cooley – Shadow Publications

A writer, podcaster, and software architect from Houston, Texas,  Paul E Cooley has been writing since the age of 12. In 2009, he began producing free psychological thriller and horror podcasts, essays, and reviews.

 

Quick Flicks

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a good week to be a newcomer as bank heists, orcs, and supernatural terror won the weekend. Also, adding credence to what has been a bad punchline for a long time, so did China as they continue on course to become the world's largest movie market. To combat the specters this week, Disney is taking another adventure with a forgetful fish in Finding Dory. It will likely perform well, but will it overcome the curse of lackluster sequels in 2016?
 
On the home entertainment front, we visit 10 Cloverfield Lane, watch London fall, and welcome home old friends with Star Trek, the X-Files, and Dark Shadows. Wrap it all up with a look at next month's cinematic offerings, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.
 
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 14, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Finding Dory


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Conjuring 2 – [New Release]
#2 – Warcraft – [New Release]
#3 – Now You See Me 2 – [New Release]
#4 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – [-3]
#5 – X-Men: Apocalypse – [-3]
#6 – Me Before You – [-3]

#7 – The Angry Birds Movie – [-2]
#8 – Alice Through the Looking Glass – [-4]
#9 – Captain America: Civil War – [-3]
#10 – The Jungle Book – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Green Lantern
2006 – Cars
1996 – The Cable Guy
1986 – Back to School
1976 – The Man Who Fell to Earth

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 17th, 2016

Wide

Finding Dory – [PG]

Central Intelligence – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Swiss Army Man – [R]
Tickled – [R]

The Last King – [NR]
Clown – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of June 14th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

10 Cloverfield Lane – [PG-13]

London Has Fallen – [R]

Gridlocked – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – [R]

Eye in the Sky – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
The X-Files: The Event Series (Season Ten) (2016)

The X-Files: The Complete Series (1993-2016)
Dark Shadows: The 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (1966-1971)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Airport: The Complete Collection (1970-1979)

Airport (1970) – [G]

Airport 1975 (1974) – [PG]

Airport ‘77 (1977) – [PG]

The Concorde: Airport ‘79 (1979) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Quantum Leap Podcast

The Quantum Leap Podcast is a Barren Space Production with the purpose of exploring the Quantum Leap Universe episode by episode.  This podcast will cover all five seasons of one of the best television shows of all time by delving into all 96 episodes one by one and not spoiling upcoming plot points so first timers can follow along. We will be doing approximately two shows per month taking about three years. We will dissect each and every show looking for the meanings morals and lessons we can learn while keeping track of the overall arc of the show.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Coming Attractions for July 2016

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Apocalypse was almost averted by the heroes on the half-shell, but it's mixed news for the studio. Both sets of comic book heroes could see a challenge with the Now You See Me sequel, the premiere of Warcraft, and another visit to the horrors of The Conjuring. Will they be enough to jump start the flagging summer season?

On the home theater front, it's a list of big hitters, including Disney's Zootopia, Michael Bay, and George Clooney. TV takes a Quantum Leap this week, and a Star Trek blockbuster goes Blu with a director's cut. What more could you want? It's a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 7, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Now You See Me 2

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – [New Release]
#2 – X-Men: Apocalypse – [-1]
#3 – Me Before You – [New Release]
#4 – Alice Through the Looking Glass – [-2]
#5 – The Angry Birds Movie – [-2]
#6 – Captain America: Civil War – [-2]

#7 – Neighbors: Sorority Rising – [-2]
#8 – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – [New Release]
#9 – The Jungle Book – [-3]
#10 – The Nice Guys – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Super 8
2006 – Cars
1996 – The Rock
1986 – Top Gun
1976 – The Man Who Fell to Earth
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 10th, 2016

Wide

Now You See Me 2 – [PG-13]

Warcraft – [PG-13]

The Conjuring 2 – [R]

 

Limited

Genius – [PG-13]
De Palma – [R]

Diary of a Chambermaid – [NR]
From Afar – [NR]

King Jack – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 7th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Zootopia – [PG]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – [R]

Hail, Caesar! – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [PG-13]

Midnight Special – [PG-13]

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Quantum Leap: Season One (1989)
Quantum Leap: Season Two (1990)

Rizzoli & Isles: Season Six (2015)
The Shannara Chronicles: Season One (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – The Director’s Cut (1982) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Melting Potcast

The Melting Potcast: A Little of Everything, from Everyone, Everywhere. It's also your source for really bad food and writing puns. Our crew gives you never-before heard fiction in a variety show setting, featuring different types of segments. This is a melting pot, after all!

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Apocalypse has arrived, but it's certainly not the big Memorial Day winner that everyone had hoped. In fact, even with a new milestone under their ears, Disney couldn't save the holiday from a soft start to the summer season. Hoping to take advantage of that performance is a set of lean green pizza-eating ninja heroes on the half shell, but can their zany antics dethrone the X-Men?  

On the home theater front, it's CG gods versus Jane Austen and the undead, with an inspirational Olympic biodrama to run circles around both. Add a little discussion to dismiss some fear-mongering, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

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Just before we begin our review of The Secrets of Isis, we have the opportunity to sit down with the man who played Rick Mason on the series.  Actor Brian Cutler talks with us about his career, his time on the show, how he was the first one cast, and The Actor's Studio he runs today.

Brian Cutler was born in Los Angeles; he has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 60 years. He has had an extensive career in theatre, film, and television, including starring in the hit series The Secrets of ISIS and co-starring in Emergency, The Long Hot Summer, and Young Lawyers. Brian has guest starred on over 100 major television shows and appeared in over 200 national commercials. He has been teaching film, television and commercial acting technique to both beginners and professionals for over 40 years.

 

Links

Homepage - The Actors Studio

The Actors Studio on Facebook

The Actors Studio on Twitter

 

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King Tut is back in Gotham City with a new set of predictions that includes the identity of Batman.  But just what is the purpose of all these predictions?  Tut doesn't seem interested in gaining control of Gotham City as his new kingdom.  He's more interested in gaining control of the universe and his scheme will ensure this happens.  And where is Batgirl in all this?

Joining John to discuss this episode, one of the better of the third season and a fitting continuation of the Tut storyline, is Shazam/Isis Podcast host Richard F. Lee.

 

 

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The United States was only a couple months into World War Two when tonight’s episode of the classic comedy “The Great Gildersleeve” takes place.  In an effort to raise money for war-time relief, Gildy gets dragged into posing as a (female – what else?) fortune teller.  Despite the standard sit-com set-up, this takes some very funny twists and turns.  Then Orson Welles returns as Harry Lime in “The Lives of Harry Lime.”  Not quite the psychopathic murderer he was in the movie “The Third Man,” where he originated the role, here Welles’ Lime is more a charming, ne’er-do-well con man.  Tonight, has he met his match in a pair of similarly-charming con artists?

 

Episodes

 

The Great Gildersleeve

"Fortune Teller"

March 1, 1942

4:33

 

The Lives of Harry Lime

“The Double Double-Cross”

January 18, 1952

35:15

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 On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office went to the birds as Rovio's avian avatars struck down #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan. Unfortunately, the X-Men are bringing Apocalypse to theaters. Will the Angry Birds and their slingshot be able to withstand the mutant uprising? 

 

Meanwhile, Disney strikes back with the heroes of the Coast Guard on your home theater, and a long lost adventure in time and space comes home with Doctor Who and The Underwater Menace. Add in Zoolander, the risen Messiah, Kevin Arnold, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 24, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: X-Men: Apocalypse

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Angry Birds Movie – [New Release]
#2 – Captain America: Civil War – [-1]
#3 – Neighbors: Sorority Rising – [New Release]
#4 – The Nice Guys – [New Release]
#5 – The Jungle Book – [-3]
#6 – Money Monster – [-3]

#7 – The Darkness – [-3]
#8 – Zootopia – [-2]
#9 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [-2]
#10 – Mother’s Day – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Hangover: Part II
2006 – X-Men: The Last Stand
1996 – Mission: Impossible
1986 – Cobra
1976 – All the President’s Men

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 27th, 2016

Wide

X-Men: Apocalypse – [PG-13]

Alice Through the Looking Glass – [PG]

 

Limited

The Ones Below – [R]
Holy Hell – [NR]

Chevalier – [NR]
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 24th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Finest Hours – [PG-13]

Zoolander No. 2 – [PG-13]

Risen – [PG-13]

How to Be Single – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Hail, Caesar! – [PG-13]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – [R]

The Brothers Grimsby – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace (1967)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season Four, Volume 1, “Beyond the Known Universe” (2015)

The Wonder Years: Season Five (1991)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Manhunter (1986) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Remake This Movie RIGHT

“Remake This Movie RIGHT!” is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan joined forces with the denizens of The Jungle Book to maintain the Disney domination on the box office, including another milestone for the Marvel team. This week's competition involve some upset fowl with a porcine grudge and a slingshot, another comedic look at collegiate life, and a 1970s detective procedural. Do they have a chance at stopping the march of Mouse House?

 

Add in dirty old men and witches on disk, a biopic and a CG fantasy adventure on streaming, and the complete adventures of a fan-favorite warrior princess on TV, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 17, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Angry Birds

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Captain America: Civil War – [Second Week]
#2 – The Jungle Book – [Even]
#3 – Money Monster – [New Release]
#4 – The Darkness – [New Release]
#5 – Mother’s Day – [-2]
#6 – Zootopia – [Even]

#7 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [-3]
#8 – Keanu – [-3]
#9 – Barbershop: The Next Cut – [-2]
#10 – The Boss – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2006 – The Da Vinci Code
1996 – Twister
1986 – Top Gun
1976 – All the President’s Men

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 20th, 2016

Wide

Angry Birds – [PG]

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – [R]

The Nice Guys – [R]

 

Limited

Maggie’s Plan – [R]
Weiner – [R]

Ma ma – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 17th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Dirty Grandpa – [R]

The Witch – [R]

Dementia – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Gods of Egypt – [PG-13]

Triple 9 – [R]

Race – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Xena: Warrior Princess: The Complete Series (1995-2001)

Orange Is the New Black: Season Three (2015)

The Facts of Life: Season Nine (1987)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Dark Passage (1947) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast 

The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman were two of the most influential television programs of the 70's.  During the height of their popularity, Steve Austin (Lee Majors) and Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) would battle Fembots, Bigfoot, Venus Death Probes, deadly duplicates, foreign spies, and bitter cold to protect the United States' interests through the O.S.I. Every other Sunday, hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson talk about one episode from either series in depth with another fan of the series.  The podcast looks at the episodes, the pilot movies, and the reunion movies covering them from synopsis to review to a look at the mythology of both series.

 

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 On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan tore up the box office as Captain America: Civil War broke records worldwide for Disney and Marvel. With little competition this week combined with critical and audience acclaim, the storm will likely continue for another weekend. But the Marvel influence doesn't stop there as the Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth, brings home the chimichangas on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. Add a side of classic television for your home cinema, a dash of undead Jane Austen for on demand streaming, and a little extra spice for flavor, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 10, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Money Monster

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Captain America: Civil War – [New Release]
#2 – The Jungle Book – [-1]
#3 – Mother’s Day – [+1]
#4 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [-2]
#5 – Keanu – [-2]
#6 – Barbershop: The Next Cut – [-1]

#7 – Zootopia – [-1]
#8 – The Boss – [Even]
#9 – Ratchet & Clank – [-2]
#10 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Thor
2006 – Mission: Impossible III
1996 – Twister
1986 – Short Circuit
1976 – All the President’s Men

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 13th, 2016

Wide

Money Monster – [R]

The Darkness – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Love & Friendship – [PG]
The Lobster – [R]

High-Rise – [R]

Last Days in the Desert – [PG-13]
Search Party – [R]

Dheepan – [R]

Kill Zone 2 – [NR]

Sunset Song – [R]

What We Become – [NR]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 10th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Deadpool – [R]

The Boy – [PG-13]

Synchronicity – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – [PG-13]

Risen – [PG-13]

Regression – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Newhart: Season Five (1986)

Beauty & the Beast: Season Three (2014)

The Untouchables: The Complete Series (1959-1963)

Have Gun – Will Travel: The Complete Series (1957-1963)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Manhattan Project (1986) – [PG-13]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Tuning in to SciFi TV

Tuning in to SciFi TV is the genre fan's weekly guide to science fiction and fantasy television. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions but we also plan to keep things fun.

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Mowgli found a turkey in the box office jungle as all of the newcomers fell short. But this is where The Jungle Book's reign ends as #TeamIronMan and #TeamCap clash in the long awaited Captain America: Civil War. While Marvel fans strap on their armor, Airwolf, the super helicopter of the 1980s, comes home to roost in a complete series set. Add in another round of winter wares in home entertainment and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 3, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Captain America: Civil War

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Jungle Book – [Third Week]
#2 – Keanu – [New Release]
#3 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [-1]
#4 – Mother’s Day – [New Release]
#5 – Barbershop: The Next Cut – [-2]
#6 – Zootopia – [-2]

#7 – Ratchet & Clank – [New Release]
#8 – The Boss – [-3]
#9 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [-3]
#10 – Criminal – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Thor
2006 – Mission: Impossible III
1996 – The Craft
1986 – Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
1976 – All the President’s Men

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 6th, 2016

Wide

Captain America: Civil War – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Bigger Splash – [R]
Elstree 1976 – [NR]

Pelé: Birth of a Legend – [PG]

Band of Outsiders – [NR]
Dark Horse – [PG]

Being Charlie – [NR]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 3rd, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The 5th Wave – [PG-13]

Joy – [PG-13]

Remember – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Zoolander No. 2 – [PG-13]

The Witch – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Airwolf: The Complete Series (1984-1987)

The Last Ship: Season Two (2015)

Lexx: The Complete Series (1997-2002)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Independence Day (1996) – [PG-13]

Top Gun (1986) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station MCU

Welcome to the Earth Station MCU Podcast, your home for all things related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and so much more.

 

 

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 Shazam!

"On Winning"

September 6, 1975

 

The second season of Shazam! begins and it looks like business as usual.  In fact, that's the problem here, for a season premiere of a hot Saturday morning television show, the opening of its second season is somewhat lackluster.  Two brothers are vying for their father's attention and the younger of the two feels left out.  But he soon learns that his father loves him enough to risk his life for him.

 

 

The second season of Shazam! begins and while there are many changes in store for the coming season, this first episode doesn't seem to demonstrate it.  John and Richard discuss how what is right with a usual episode of Shazam! is what is wrong with this season opener.  Plus, they discuss how the Elders flashbacks that Billy has during the course of the episode are not neccessary and won't be missed on Isis.

 

 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: "Winning isn't the important thing. What is important, is to do the very best you can. And a parent's love is a very special kind of love, its so big, that no matter how many brothers or sisters you have, there's more than enough love for everyone."

 

 

Guest Cast

Stephen R. Hudis as Dan

John Lupton as Craig Enright

Eric Shea as Corky

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“Dragnet” returns with a tale ofthe drug trade.  In 1951 marijuana was available for 75 centsa joint.  Detectives Friday and Romero are on the track of thekingpin behind the narcotics racket, “The Big Tomato.”  ThenFriday himself, Jack Webb, guest stars on “The Bob HopeShow.”  After Hope’s timely comedy monologue, he joins Sgt.Joe Friday in a homicide investigation.  Even if the onlystiff Bob’s ever seen stretched out was one on New Year’s Eve, witha nose like his, you bet he can smell a crime a mile away. 

 

 

Episodes

 

 

Dragnet

 

“The Big Tomato”

 

February 25, 1951

 

4:06

 

 

The Bob Hope Show

 

“Guest: Jack Webb”

 

February 4, 1953

 

36:06

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Mowgli remained king of the box office jungle as the Huntsman fell on his axe, and the Man-Cub faces some competition from comedies as the box office prepares for #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan to wage Civil War. Meanwhile, the home entertainment slate clears the decks with some winter wares and an animated return to the three-hour tour, and the chimichangas get delivered on streaming by the Merc with a Mouth. Cap it all off with a look at May's coming attractions, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 26, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Keanu

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Jungle Book – [Second Week]
#2 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [New Release]
#3 – Barbershop: The Next Cut – [-1]
#4 – Zootopia – [+2]
#5 – The Boss – [-2]
#6 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [-2]

#7 – Criminal – [-1]
#8 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [-1]
#9 – Compadres – [New Limited Release]
#10 – Eye in the Sky – [Even]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Fast Five
2006 – RV
1996 – The Quest
1986 – Legend
1976 – The Bad News Bears

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 29th, 2016

Wide

Keanu – [R]

Mother’s Day – [PG-13]

Ratchet & Clank – [PG]

 

Limited

Papa Hemingway in Cuba – [R]
A Beautiful Planet – [G]

The Wait – [NR]

Viva – [R]
The Man Who Knew Infinity – [PG-13]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 26th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Krampus – [PG-13]

Ride Along 2 – [PG-13]

Jane’s Got a Gun – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Deadpool – [R]

Dirty Grandpa – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Royal Pains: Season Seven (2015)

The New Adventures of Gilligan: The Complete Series (1974-1977)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Death Becomes Her (1992) – [PG-13]

Dumbo (1941) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Hollywood Outsider

The Hollywood Outsider Podcast is four guys who love the same things you do - Entertainment. Not always PC, but always entertaining, our Podcast is for people who LOVE movies & TV.

 

Quick Flicks

 

May 2016 coming attractions

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M

 

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Mowgli became king of the box office jungle, and with a stunning performance and reception, it may be difficult for The Huntsman to dethrone the man-cub. Meanwhile, home entertainment welcomes some more winter warriors to your shelf, including Leo and the bear, Norm of the North, and the Croatoan of Haven. This and more on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 19, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Huntsman: Winter’s War

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Jungle Book – [New Release]
#2 – Barbershop: The Next Cut – [New Release]
#3 – The Boss – [-2]
#4 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [-2]
#5 – Zootopia – [-2]
#6 – Criminal – [New Release]

#7 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [-3]
#8 – Miracles from Heaven – [-2]
#9 – God’s Not Dead 2 – [-2]
#10 – Eye in the Sky – [Even]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Rio
2006 – Silent Hill
1996 – Primal Fear
1986 – Legend
1976 – The Bad News Bears

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 22nd, 2016

Wide

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Elvis & Nixon – [R]
A Hologram for the King – [R]

Tale of Tales – [NR]

Compadres – [NR]
The Meddler – [PG-13]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 19th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Revenant – [R]

Ip Man 3 – [PG-13]

The Lady in the Van – [PG-13]

Norm of the North – [PG]

Fifty Shades of Black – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Choice – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Veep: Season Four (2015)

Pretty Little Liars: Season Six (2015)

Haven: Season Six (2015)
Haven: The Complete Series (2010-2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Holcroft Covenant (1985) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Talking Apes TV

Every episode of TALKING APES TV will delve into one episode of the PLANET OF THE APES TV Series, with plenty of quotes, audio and social commentary pulled from each show.

Quick Flicks

 

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 Episode 36, Superhero League Adventure Squad

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book artist Christopher Jones to chat about his work for DC and Marvel plus his life as a geek, his favorite superhero, conventions, Doctor Who, and more!

 

Segments

Intro :29

Geek Origin Story :56

First Comic Strip 3:48

Advice for Comic Artists 6:10

Going Pro 11:40

Young Heroes in Love 16:50

Justice League Adventures 18:19

The Batman Strikes! 18:51

Animation Properties 20:21

Favorite Characters (Hint: Flying Mammal) 21:50

Other Favorites 26:40

Parallel Man 27:19

Other Comic Companies 31:02

Current Project: Also Known As 33:31

Conventions and Fandom 35:07

Young Justice 39:29

Superhero TV 45:41

Marvel Cinematic Universe 53:00

Doctor Who 55:18

Chris Jones: Niche Celebrity 1:05:03

Upcoming Projects And Cons 1:08:39

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Dawn of Justice was made dimmer by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, but with a terrible reception, can it keep the supers down? It may have some help with Disney's magic and the retelling of one of their classics. Heroes at war continue the story as the Justice League and the Teen Titans slug it out on Blu-Ray, Tim Kring's vision of humans battling evolution comes to your shelf, and Marvel's Phase Three gets ready to kick things off with #TeamCap vs #TeamIronMan. This and more on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 12, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Jungle Book

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Boss – [New Release]
#2 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [-1]
#3 – Zootopia – [-1]
#4 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [-1]
#5 – Hardcore Henry – [New Release]
#6 – Miracles from Heaven – [-1]

#7 – God’s Not Dead 2 – [-3]
#8 – The Divergent Series: Allegiant – [-2]
#9 – 10 Cloverfield Lane – [-2]
#10 – Eye in the Sky – [-1]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Rio
2006 – Scary Movie 4
1996 – Primal Fear
1986 – The Money Pit
1976 – All the President's Men

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 15th, 2016

Wide

The Jungle Book – [PG]

Barbershop: The Next Cut – [PG-13]

Criminal – [R]

 

Limited

Fan – [NR]
Sing Street – [PG-13]

Rio, I Love You – [R]

Our Last Tango – [NR]
Colonia – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of April 12th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Forest – [PG-13]

Justice League vs. Teen Titans – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The 5th Wave – [PG-13]

Ride Along 2 – [PG-13]

Colonia – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Family Matters: Season Six (1994)

Heroes Reborn: The Event Series (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Village of the Damned (1995) – [R]

Suspicion (1941) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Tales From The Mouse House Disneyland Podcast

Al & Joyce are SERIOUS Disneyland Fans! In fact, they’ve started a podcast dedicated to the Happiest Place on Earth. Tales From The Mouse House is their way of remembering the wondrous joy they experience with every trip to the Disneyland Resort, and it is their way of sharing their excitement and joy with you!

 

Quick Flicks

 

Marvel News: Black Panther, The Defenders, The Inhumans, Thor: Ragnarok, Infinity War

Links

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Batman v Superman remained on top, but at a cost. This week's newcomers are small but innovative, and the question remains: How long can Justice reign? In addition, you can bring the Force home this week, as well as a touching farewell for a time-traveling companion. This and more on this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on the Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 5, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Hardcore Henry

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [Second Week]
#2 – Zootopia – [Even]
#3 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [Even]
#4 – God’s Not Dead 2 – [New Release]
#5 – Miracles from Heaven – [-1]
#6 – The Divergent Series: Allegiant – [-1]

#7 – 10 Cloverfield Lane – [-1]
#8 – Meet the Blacks – [New Release]
#9 – Eye in the Sky – [+2]
#10 – Deadpool – [-3]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Hop
2006 – Ice Age: The Meltdown
1996 – Primal Fear
1986 – Police Academy 3: Back in Training
1976 – Taxi Driver

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 8th, 2016

Wide

Hardcore Henry – [R]

The Boss – [R]

 

Limited

Demolition – [R]
The Invitation – [NR]

Louder than Bombs – [R]

Wedding Doll – [NR]
Mr. Right – [R]
The Dying of the Light – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of April 5th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – [PG-13]

Countdown – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Joy – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Doctor Who: Series Nine (2015)

The Expanse: Season One (2015)

Banshee: Season Three (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station Who

Earth Station Who is a show dedicated to the culture around the BBC icon Doctor Who. Join Mike F, Mike G, Mary, and Jennifer as we explore the 50 year history and fandom surrounding the Doctor With reviews, interviews and just general talk you never know WHO might pop up.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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On an all-new no foolin' edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the bunny took a backseat as Batman and Superman battled their way through several records for a stellar weekend. The big question is whether or not those titans can keep the box office throne against brutal critical reviews and a lackluster new release slate. This, some winter films for your home theater, and a return to the Satellite of Love fill out the rest of this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on the Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 29, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: God's Not Dead 2

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
#2 – Zootopia [-1]
#3 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
#4 – Miracles from Heaven [-1]
#5 – The Divergent Series: Allegiant [-3]
#6 – 10 Cloverfield Lane [-2]

#7 – Deadpool [-2]
#8 – London Has Fallen [-2]
#9 – Hello, My Name is Doris [+5]
#10 – Risen [+1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Hop
2006 – Ice Age: The Meltdown
1996 – The Birdcage
1986 – Police Academy 3: Back in Training
1976 – Taxi Driver

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 1st, 2016

Wide

God’s Not Dead 2 – [PG]

Meet the Blacks – [R]

 

Limited

Everybody Wants Some!! – [R]
Miles Ahead – [R]

The Dark Horse – [R]

Kill Your Friends – [NR]
Natural Born Pranksters – [R]
Standing Tall – [R]
The Girl in the Photographs – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of March 29th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Hateful Eight – [R]

Concussion – [PG-13]

Point Break – [PG-13]

Forsaken – [R]

Exposed – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXV (1988-1999)

Archer: Season Six (2015)

Humans: Season One (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Hidden Fortress (1958) [Criterion Collection] – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

My Star wars Story

Anomaly?

 

Site: http://rosiesummers.podbean.com

Promos: http://rosiesummers.podbean.com/mf/web/cnuyd7/KnightBusAdvert2.mp3 (90 sec) http://rosiesummers.podbean.com/2013/07/03/aboard-the-knight-bus-advert/

SFD

 

Pop Mockers

Pop Mockers is a clean pop culture comedy podcast from the Breakroom Studios Podcast Network that makes fun of all things pop culture and social media. Chris Cowan, Chris Quandt, and Nate Henderson provide witty and hilarious commentary as they get together each week to discuss all the things that are wrong with modern society..

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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 Zootopia gets one more weekend at the top before the debut of Batman Vs. Superman this weekend.  What other movies are being released at the same time?  Michael Falkner has the latest on a new Weekly Podioplex.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 22, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Zootopia [Third Week]
#2 – The Divergent Series: Allegiant
#3 – Miracles from Heaven
#4 – 10 Cloverfield Lane [-2]
#5 – Deadpool [-2]
#6 – London Has Fallen [-2]

#7 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [-2]
#8 – The Perfect Match [-2]
#9 – The Brothers Grimsby [-1]
#10 – The Revenant [+1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
2006 – Inside Man
1996 – The Birdcage
1986 – Police Academy 3: Back in Training
1976 – Robin and Marian

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of March 25th, 2016

Wide

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [PG-13]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

I Saw the Light – [R]
Born to Be Blue – [R]

They’re Watching – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of March 22nd, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 – [PG-13]

Daddy’s Home – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Lost Girl: Seasons Five and Six – “The Final Chapters” (2015)

Fear the Walking Dead: Season One (2015)

Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (1999-2000)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Donovan’s Brain (1953) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Nutty Bites

A monthly podcast that is focused on art, the creative process, people out there in the verse doing creative works, audio dramas that I’m interested in, books, movies, tv, music, you name it. Also covering Cons, host discussions and other fun tidbits. In addition, games, contests and interviews with people who inspire me.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Coming Attractions: April 2016

Links

 

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“Information Please” was the greatest quiz show in the history of Old Time Radio.  In this episode, there’s a lot of talk about the upcoming 1940 presidential election, plus yet another reference to the Dione quintuplets.  Then, in honor of the start of the baseball season, it’s time for an episode of “X Minus One,” the science fiction anthology program.  The 21st Century Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team find themselves at of the bottom of the standings.  How on earth – make that how on Mars – will they ever make it to the playoffs?

Episodes

 

Information Please

“Guests: Christopher Morley and James Roosevelt”

August 27, 1940

5:10

 

X Minus One

“Martian Sam”

April 3, 1957

34:54

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And baby makes three! Travis enters My Blue Heaven! He shares some chuckles that happened on the way there and talks about sneaking a Golden Girl name past the wife. Plus, we catch up on the dead celebrities we've missed over the past couple months. It's a real hootenanny! Tell 10 friends and subscribe today!

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