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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

 

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Direct download: Podioplex112916.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 9:48pm EST
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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
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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
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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

Direct download: GenGeek39.mp3
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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

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift, The Weekly Podioplex, Denise, 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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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 4:56pm EST
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