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After a brief break, The Weekly Podioplex has returned to news of an infestation at the box office. This week's winner is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which made a pretty big splash for a superhero whose only reward is supposedly action. The wallcrawler faces a new challenge as war comes to the Planet of the Apes. Simian or spider: Who will win?

 

The home entertainment slate goes high octane with The Fate of the Furious, a lost city, the Smurfs, and the unexplained between magic and time travelers on TV. After Leeloo Dallas Multipass goes 4K for a 20th anniversary, Denise returns with news of Netflix, gender and race conflicts in popular TV, and word that James Bond may expand to a whole shared universe of stories. This and more come together on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 11th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: War for the Planet of the Apes

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [New Release]
#2 – Despicable Me 3 – [-1]
#3 – Baby Driver – [-1]
#4 – Wonder Woman – [Even]
#5 – Transformers: The Last Knight – [-2]
#6 – Cars 3 – [-1]

#7 – The House – [-1]
#8 – The Big Sick – [+4]
#9 – 47 Meters Down – [-2]
#10 – The Beguiled – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Ice Age: Continental Drift
2007 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
1997 – Men in Black
1987 – Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
1977 – The Deep

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 14th, 2017

Wide

War for the Planet of the Apes – [PG-13]

Wish Upon – [PG-13]

The Big Sick – [R]

 

Limited

Lady Macbeth – [R]
Chasing Coral – [NR]
Blind – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 11th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Fate of the Furious – [PG-13]

The Lost City of Z – [PG-13]

Smurfs: The Lost Village – [PG]

Big Miracle – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Going in Style – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Magicians: Season Two (2017)

Class: Series One (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Fifth Element (1997) – [PG]

 

 

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

 

Top Gun 2 in 2019
Netflix Class of 2018
Gillian Anderson takes on The X-Files writer’s room
A James Bond Universe of films?
Gemini Man gets a release date
Hawaii Five-O shakeups
The Umbrella Academy
Wonder Woman
John Carpenter on the small screen: Tales for a Halloween Night

 

Links

 

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On an all-new double digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Transformers won the weekend, but it was a hollow victory based on sales. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Cars 3 picked up the slack. The next two weeks will be a test for the numbers two and three as Gru, the Minions, and Spider-Man make their debuts. It's kids and comics against kids and comics, and the winners are us.

 

On the home entertainment slate, Power Rangers, The Boss Baby, The Zookeeper's Wife, Prison Break, and Homicide make their way to your shelves alongside others. The Lodger celebrates 90 years and Fievel Goes West, then Denise tells us all about replicants, Han Solo's director issues, and an assembling of Avengers. Put it all together like a LEGO Death Star and you have another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 27th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Spider-Man: Homecoming

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Transformers: The Last Knight – [New Release]
#2 – Wonder Woman – [Even]
#3 – Cars 3 – [-2]
#4 – 47 Meters Down – [+1]
#5 – The Mummy – [-1]
#6 – All Eyez on Me – [-3]

#7 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [-1]
#8 – Rough Night – [-1]
#9 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [-1]
#10 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Ted
2007 – Ratatouille
1997 – Face/Off
1987 – Dragnet
1977 – The Rescuers

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 30th, 2017

Wide

Despicable Me 3 – [PG]

The House – [R]

Baby Driver – [R]

 

Limited

13 Minutes – [R]
The Little Hours – [R]
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – [R]

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 7th, 2017

Wide

Spider-Man: Homecoming – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Ghost Story – [R]
City of Ghosts – [R]
Patti Cake$ – [R]
Santoalla – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of June 27th and July 4th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for June 27th

 

Power Rangers – [PG-13]

CHIPS – [R]

T2: Trainspotting – [R]

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for July 4th

 

The Zookeeper’s Wife – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video for June 27th

 

The Lost City of Z – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video for July 4th

 

The Boss Baby – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for June 27th

 

Prison Break: The Complete Series (2005-2017)
Prison Break: Resurrection (2017)

The Strain: Season Three (2016)

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for July 4th

 

Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Series (1993-1999)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past for June 27th 

 

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) – [UR]

 

Blu-Rays From the Past for July 4th 

 

An American Tale: Fievel Goes West (1991) – [G]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Shared Desk

From the writing desk of award-nominated and award-winning authors and podcasters Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris comes The Shared Desk, a writer's show that explores collaboration, science fiction, fantasy, and just about anything that catches their fleeting attention spans.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Han Solo divorces from Lord and Miller
Blade Runner 2049 and Deckard’s replicant status
World War Z 2
Jurassic World: Falling Kingdom
The Infinity War roll call

 

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

 

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

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 20th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Transformers: The Last Knight

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

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

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

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

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

Wide

Transformers: The Last Knight – [PG-13]

 

Limited

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

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 20th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Life – [R]

Altitude – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Kong: Skull Island – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

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

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

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Lawnmower Man (1992) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station One

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

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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

 

Links

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 6th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Mummy

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

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

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

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

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

Wide

The Mummy – [PG-13]

Megan Leavey – [PG-13]

It Comes at Night – [R]

 

Limited

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

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 6th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Beauty and the Beast – [PG]

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

The Young Pope (2016)

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Don’t Knock Twice – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Doctor Who: Series Ten, Part One (2017)

Van Helsing: Season One (2016)

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

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Bambi (1942) – [G]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

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

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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

 

 

Links

 

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

 

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

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 30th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Wonder Woman

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

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

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

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

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

Wide

Wonder Woman – [PG-13]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [PG]

 

Limited

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

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 30th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Shack – [PG-13]

Before I Fall – [PG-13]

Collide – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Major Crimes: Season Five (2016)

Suits: Season Six (2016)

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

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

 

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Paradine Case (1947) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Anomaly Podcast

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

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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

 

 

Links

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 23rd, 2017

 

Introduction

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

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

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

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

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

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

Wide

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

Baywatch – [R]

 

Limited

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

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 23rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Logan – [R]

Get Out – [R]

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Rock Dog – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Vixen: The Movie (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Mighty Ducks (1992) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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

 

Links

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 23rd, 2017

 

Introduction

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

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

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

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

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

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

Wide

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

Baywatch – [R]

 

Limited

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

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 23rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Logan – [R]

Get Out – [R]

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Rock Dog – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Vixen: The Movie (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Mighty Ducks (1992) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Volume Two takes Round Two as the Guardians of the Galaxy win the weekend once again. Not even raunchy comedy or King Arthur himself could stop them. This week, it's aliens versus aliens as the xenomorphs return with Alien: Covenant. If chestbusters aren't quite your style, there's some comedy and romance as well.

 

The home entertainment slate is meatier than last week, offering Xander Cage's return, the final chapter of Resident Evil, Logan, chidren from Mars, and gods in shacks. The Fresh Prince rings rhythm (and the Carlton) to television, and Bruce Lee returns to our retro blu-ray slate with the Dragon beating on gangsters. Denise takes a few minutes to talk Hellboy, The Strain, Sleepy Hollow, and iZombie, and brings us to the end of another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 16th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Alien: Covenant

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [Second Week]
#2 – Snatched – [New Release]
#3 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [New Release]
#4 – The Fate of the Furious – [-2]
#5 – Beauty and the Beast – [Even]
#6 – The Boss Baby – [-3]

#7 – How to Be a Latin Lover – [-3]
#8 – Lowriders – [New Release]
#9 – The Circle – [-3]
#10 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers
2007 – Shrek the Third
1997 – The Fifth Element
1987 – Ishtar
1977 – The Car

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 19th, 2017

Wide

Alien: Covenant – [R]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [PG]

Everything, Everything – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Commune – [NR]
Wakefield  – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 16th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

xXx: Return of Xander Cage – [PG-13]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [R]

The Space Between Us – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Logan – [R]

The Shack – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Series (1990-1996)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Return of the Dragon (1972) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Flopcast
Flopcast hosts Kevin and Kornflake met while working on the assembly line at a rubber chicken factory in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Together, they’re bringing you The Flopcast, live from Chickentown. They are quite obsessed with both coffee and cartoons, as well as comedy music, and various other silly and geeky pursuits. And rubber chickens. And yaks. 

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Hellboy reboot
The Strain, Sleepy Hollow, and iZombie

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, there was only one clear winner, and they are the Guardians of the Galaxy. The odds remain in their favor as the box office newcomers are a retelling of the King Arthur legend and a mother/daughter comedy.
 
The home entertainment slate is equally light, offering Fifty Shades, a rocking dog, a prison tale in orange and black, and an accidental tourist. Denise adds in a plethora of news items from across the universe, drawing this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.
 
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 9th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [New Release]
#2 – The Fate of the Furious – [-1]
#3 – The Boss Baby – [+1]
#4 – How to Be a Latin Lover – [-2]
#5 – Beauty and the Beast – [+1]
#6 – The Circle – [-1]

#7 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – [-4]
#8 – Gifted – [+1]
#9 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – [-1]
#10 – Going in Style – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers
2007 – Spider-Man 3
1997 – The Fifth Element
1987 – The Secret of My Succe$s
1977 – Annie Hall

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 12th, 2017

Wide

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [PG-13]

Snatched – [R]

 

Limited

Lowriders – [PG-13]
The Wall  – [R]
Paris Can Wait  – [PG]
Meri Pyaari Bindu – [NR]
The Wedding Plan  – [PG]
Generation Iron 2  – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 9th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Fifty Shades Darker – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Rock Dog – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Orange is the New Black: Season Four (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Accidental Tourist (1988) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Terminus: A Doctor Who Podcast
A podcast about a queer woman's perspective on Doctor Who, both the classic and new series, as well as its various spin-offs and ephemera.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Godzilla vs Kong moves up one week
Marvel’s Runaways coming to Hulu this winter
BBC takes on The War of the Worlds
Disney, The Rock, and a Jungle Cruise movie
Hope remains for fans of Powerless
Glass: The Unbreakable sequel
Roseanne limited revival in the works
The Vampire Chronicles is coming to television
Boondock Saints Origins

 

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