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On The Weekly Podioplex, it was a slow week at the box office, and Madea took advantage over low critical ratings. In fact, none of the newbies scored particularly well, which makes us wonder if horror revival Jigsaw, dark comedy thriller Suburbicon, or military drama Thank You For Your Service can ascend to the top spot instead. Home entertainment is equally light, offering War for the Planet of the Apes, Atomic Blonde, Teen Wolf, and two retro thrillers among some other fare.  

 

Wrap it all up with Denise and news of Hollywood's sexual assault cases, ThinkGeek emptying your wallets, and more, and you have a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On “The Jack Benny Show,” Jack has a terrible time trying to listen to the 1950 World Series.  When he’s not being interrupted by visitors, his radio keeps jumping between a performance of “Bali Hai” and a boxing match from the 1920s.  Then “X Minus One” adapts Ray Bradbury’s classic short story, “The Veldt.”  How real is too real for the television of the future?

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The Jack Benny Show

 

October 8, 1950

 

“Jack Listens to the World Series and the Dempsey-Tunney Fight”

 

4:10

 

X Minus One

 

August 4, 1955

 

“The Veldt”

 

36:14

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On The Weekly Podioplex, it was a good week to die over and over again as Happy Death Day wowed audiences and critics alike. This week, it hopes to survive against the combined might of a Geostorm, firefighters, a spiritual film, a snowman mystery, and another Madea Halloween. Home entertainment offers some solace if none of those is quite your jam as Spider-Man swings home on DVD. Streaming brings The Dark Tower, Target offers Stranger Things, and The Good Place and Batman are solid. 

 

After that, Denise wraps it up with the Quick Flicks as she talks Snoke, Movies Anywhere, sexual harassment tested against The Rock, and more. That's all on this brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On The Weekly Podioplex, Blade Runner took charge, but it was a disappointing performance. This week brings historical biopics, action, and a slasher Groundhog Day to fight the replicants. Home entertainment brings driving action and caped crusaders, followed by historical television and an early start to Christmas. In the holiday's defense, this week's 70th anniversary film is a classic. 

 

After that, Denise brings it all to a close with a James Cameron festival. Buckle up, because she's taking him to task on a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On The Weekly Podioplex, the clown and the Kingsmen waged a close war for first, leaving all of the newbies in the dust. This week, both of the meet their match in the return of Blade Runner. There are also ponies and plane crashes, but come on. It's Blade Runner.

 

Home entertainment brings pirates, killer dolls, and the Book of Henry before diving into House of Cards, American Horror Story, 2 Broke Girls, and iZombie. But the big news this week is Superman and the much anticipated three-hour extended cut on blu-ray. 

 

After that, Denise brings it all to a close with news of Cleopatra, Hocus Pocus, a Game of Thrones (hopefully not red) wedding, and a revision of Hocus Pocus. All of that on a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 3, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Blade Runner 2049

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Kingsman: The Golden Circle – [Second Week]
#2 – It – [Even]
#3 – American Made – [New Release]
#4 – The LEGO Ninjago Movie – [-1]
#5 – Flatliners – [New Release]
#6 – Battle of the Sexes – [+10]

#7 – American Assassin – [-3]
#8 – Home Again – [-2]
#9 – Til Death Do Us Part – [New Release]
#10 – mother! – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Taken 2
2007 – The Game Plan
1997 – Kiss the Girls
1987 – Fatal Attraction
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres

October 6, 2017: Wide

Blade Runner 2049 – [R]

My Little Pony: The Movie – [PG]

The Mountain Between Us – [PG-13]

 

October 6, 2017: Limited

The Florida Project – [R]
Una – [R]
Dina – [NR]
Walking Out – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment

October 3, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

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

Cult of Chucky – [R]

The Book of Henry – [PG-13]

 

October 3, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming – [NR]

 

October 3, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

House of Cards: Season Five (2017)

American Horror Story: Season Six - Roanoke (2016)
2 Broke Girls: Season Six (2016)
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Series (2011-2017)

iZombie: Season Three (2015)

 

October 3, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Superman: The Movie (1978) – [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

 

Sony taking on a Cleopatra biopic
Liam Neeson un-retired (!)
Jon Snow and Ygritte get hitched in real life
Hugh Hefner died at age 91
Tim Miller talks exit from Deadpool 2
Hocus Pocus remake

 

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