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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

Links

 

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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Direct download: Podioplex072616.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT
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A Farpoint Interview

 

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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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.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Leave voicemail toll-free: (844) 674-3453
Send e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift and The Weekly Podioplex
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

Direct download: Podioplex071916.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT
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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.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Leave voicemail toll-free: (844) 674-3453
Send e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift and The Weekly Podioplex
Listen on Stitcher Radio

Leave a review on iTunes:  The Chronic Rift

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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Direct download: Podioplex071216.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 10:52am EDT
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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.

Direct download: Rstage15_1-800Helpline.mp3
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Category:The Dan and Travis Show -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT
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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

Direct download: Shazam_Isis_-_Ep_23.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Batcave_File_019.mp3
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