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On this week's edition, the seventh anniversary edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Solo maintains the lead, but the Ocean's 8 gang are hot on his heels and ready to make the heist of the century. Which smuggler wins? 

 

On the home entertainment front, Meg and the mystical witches travel via tesseract, John Boyega stops the jaeger apocalypse, The Last Ship continues to sail, and The Incredibles hit 4K. After that, we don't say goodbye... we say see you soon. The show is going on hiatus for a refit, and we appreciate every one of you who give your time to listen to us each week. We hope to return to you relaxed and ready to offer a new experience. 

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 5, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Ocean’s 8

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Solo: A Star Wars Story – [Second Week]
#2 – Deadpool 2 – [Even]
#3 – Adrift – [New Release]
#4 – Avengers: Infinity War – [-1]
#5 – Book Club – [-1]
#6 – Upgrade – [New Release]
#7 – Life of the Party – [-2]

#8 – Breaking In – [-2]
#9 – Action Point – [New Release]
#10 – Overboard – [-2]

 

Box Office Premieres

June 8, 2018: Wide

Ocean’s 8 – [PG-13]
Hotel Artemis – [R]
Hereditary – [R]

June 8, 2018: Limited

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – [PG-13]
Hearts Beat Loud – [PG-13]
The Quest of Alain Ducasse – [NR]
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

June 5, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

A Wrinkle in Time – [PG]

Death Wish – [R]

The Hurricane Heist – [PG-13]

 

June 5, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Pacific Rim: Uprising – [PG-13]

 

June 5, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Last Ship: Season Four (2017)

 

June 5, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The Incredibles (2004) – [PG]

 

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.

 

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Solo takes the lead but his victory is troubled. Can a hurricane, a jackass, or a kick butt AI unseat the pilot who made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs? 

 

On the home entertainment front, it's a short slate as we face Annihilation, love with Simon, Diff'rent Strokes, and a classic Midnight Cowboy. After that, it's a look at the future as the show gets ready for a refit in drydock. We're not going away, but we are changing... maybe into a beautiful butterfly. 

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 29, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Adrift

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Solo: A Star Wars Story – [New Release]
#2 – Deadpool 2 – [-1]
#3 – Avengers: Infinity War – [-1]
#4 – Book Club – [-1]
#5 – Life of the Party – [-1]
#6 – Breaking In – [-1]
#7 – Show Dogs – [-1]

#8 – Overboard – [-1]
#9 – A Quiet Place – [-1]
#10 – RBG – [+2]

 

Box Office Premieres

June 1, 2018: Wide

Adrift – [PG-13]
Action Point – [R]
Upgrade – [R]

June 1, 2018: Limited

American Animals – [R]
A Kid Like Jake – [NR]
The Doctor from India – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment

May 29, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Annihilation – [R]

 

May 29, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Love, Simon – [PG-13]

 

May 29, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Diff’rent Strokes: Season Eight (1985)

 

May 29, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Midnight Cowboy (1969) – [R]

 

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.

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Brolin and Marvel beat Brolin and Marvel as Deadpool 2 rose to the top. The victory may be short-lived, however, as the galaxy far, far away comes to battle the Merc with a Mouth with a smuggler and his mouth. Either way, fans win. 

 

On the home entertainment front, it's all Sparrows and Games until someone loses a murder mystery. The BBC comes to play with touching tales of midwives, and retro goes HD with dinosaurs as the Jurassic Park set goes 4K. 

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 22, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Deadpool 2 – [New Release]
#2 – Avengers: Infinity War – [-1]
#3 – Book Club – [New Release]
#4 – Life of the Party – [-2]
#5 – Breaking In – [-2]
#6 – Show Dogs – [New Release]

#7 – Overboard – [-3]
#8 – A Quiet Place – [-3]
#9 – Rampage – [-2]
#10 – I Feel Pretty – [-4]

 

Box Office Premieres

May 25, 2018: Wide

Solo: A Star Wars Story – [PG-13]

May 25, 2018: Limited

How to Talk to Girls at Parties – [R]
Summer 1993 – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

May 22, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Red Sparrow – [R]

Game Night – [R]

 

May 22, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Annihilation – [R]

 

May 22, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Call the Midwife: Season Seven (2018)

Famous in Love: Season One (2017)

 

May 22, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Jurassic Park (1993) – [PG-13]

 

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.

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Thanos gets turkey status as Infinity War reigns supreme, but this week sees another Josh Brolin baddie in another Marvel release vying for audience wallets with Deadpool 2. Marvel on Marvel, Brolin on Brolin... Deadpool is one happy (and filthy) anti-hero. 

 

On the home entertainment front, Marvel demands more of your attention with Black Panther on Blu-ray. We also see Red Sparrow on digital and The Shannara Chronicles on TV shelves. With a snap of the Infinity Guan... I mean, Power Glove (it's so baaaaaad), home entertainment wraps up with The Wizard in HD before this week's edition winds to a close.

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 15, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Deadpool 2

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Infinity War – [Third Weekend]
#2 – Life of the Party – [New Release]
#3 – Breaking In – [New Release]
#4 – Overboard – [-2]
#5 – A Quiet Place – [-2]
#6 – I Feel Pretty – [-2]

#7 – Rampage – [-2]
#8 – Tully – [-2]
#9 – Black Panther – [-2]
#10 – RBG – [+5]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

May 18, 2018: Wide

Deadpool 2 – [R]
Book Club – [PG-13]
Show Dogs – [PG]

May 18, 2018: Limited

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word – [NR]
On Chesil Beach – [R]
First Reformed – [R]

 

Home Entertainment

May 15, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Black Panther – [PG-13]

Samson – [PG-13]

 

May 15, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Red Sparrow – [R]

 

May 15, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Shannara Chronicles: Season Two (2017)

Rick and Morty: Season Three (2017)

 

May 15, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The Wizard (1989) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

MASH 4077 Podcast

MASH 4077 Podcast is a fan cast covering one of the most well known and highly successful series in television history. Hosted by Kenny and Meds, each episode will cover a single episode of MASH starting at the beginning with the pilot. We hope to share with our listeners some cool and informative behind the scene information, cool trivia and little know facts about this wonderful TV series.

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we survived the Infinity War... again. Are you still here, or are you dust? The box office saw a couple more records fall and is eagerly awaiting a few more to shake loose, but the Avengers have to contend with high education comedy as Melissa McCarthy goes back to school as the Life of the Party.  

 

On the home entertainment front, things keep rolling as Phantom Thread, Batman Ninja, and Black Panther come home. TV eats its veggies as Bunnicula visits with a friend: Police Woman. Finally, we wrap things up with an ocean voyage and a new Marvel podcast from some good friends, as Denise takes a little break.

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 11, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Life of the Party

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Infinity War – [Second Weekend]
#2 – Overboard – [New Release]
#3 – A Quiet Place – [-1]
#4 – I Feel Pretty – [-1]
#5 – Rampage – [-1]
#6 – Tully – [New Release]

#7 – Black Panther – [-2]
#8 – Truth or Dare – [-1]
#9 – Super Troopers 2 – [-3]
#10 – Blockers – [-2]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

May 11, 2018: Wide

Life of the Party – [PG-13]
Breaking In – [PG-13]

May 11, 2018: Limited

Revenge – [R]
Beast – [R]
Class Rank – [NR]
Dark Crimes – [R]
Anything – [R]
Lu Over the Wall – [PG]
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat – [NR]
Always at The Carlyle – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment

May 8, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Phantom Thread – [R]

Fifty Shades Freed – [R]

Batman Ninja – [PG-13]

 

May 8, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Black Panther – [PG-13]

 

May 8, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Bunnicula: Season One (2016)

Police Woman: Season Four (1977)

 

May 8, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

MCU Excelsior Podcast
Hello Marvel Universe! This is the "trailer" for our new podcast, MCU Excelsior. Expect discussion, opinions, and analysis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond, including movies and TV based on Marvel Comics properties  -- The Avengers, the Defenders, the Revengers, the Guardians, maybe some X-Men, and of course Deadpool. Because Deadpool is awesome.

 

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we survived the Inifnity War. Did you? The box office was rattled as several records (and hearts) were broken. This week, remakes, comedies, and a Time Lord gone bad will do their best as two Marvel movies continue to dominate the top five. 

 

On the home entertainment front, things are picking up as 12 Strong, Winchester, Peter Rabbit, Please Stand By, and another Tremors film make their debuts. TV and retro are still slow, but Denise brings a plethora of news items to close the show.

 

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 1, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Bad Samaritan

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Infinity War – [New Release]
#2 – A Quiet Place – [-1]
#3 – I Feel Pretty – [Even]
#4 – Rampage – [-2]
#5 – Black Panther – [+3]
#6 – Super Troopers 2 – [-2]

#7 – Truth or Dare – [-2]
#8 – Blockers – [-1]
#9 – Ready Player One – [-3]
#10 – Traffik – [-1]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

May 4, 2018: Wide

Bad Samaritan – [R]
Tully – [R]
Overboard – [PG-13]

May 4, 2018: Limited

The Desert Bride – [NR]
The Guardians – [R]
Racer and the Jailbird – [R]

 

Home Entertainment

May 1, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

12 Strong – [R]

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell – [PG-13]

Winchester – [PG-13]

Peter Rabbit – [PG]

Please Stand By – [PG-13]

 

May 1, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

The 15:17 to Paris – [PG-13]

 

May 1, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Broken (2017)

 

May 1, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Legend of the Mountain (1979) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

Earth Station MCU
The Earth Station MCU Podcast is your home for all things related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD", "Agent Carter", The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and so much more! Join our debrief as we discuss TV shows, upcoming (and past favorite) Marvel movies, cosplay, comics history, toys, games, interviews, and all things MCU. Whether you're a hero or a villain, a new viewer or have been reading comics since you were a kid, there's something for you on Earth Station MCU.

 

 

Quick Flicks

Not talking about Infinity War…
Pre-order Atari’s new console
John Cena to star in Janson Directive
Mel Gibson to direct Destroyer, another World War II film
John Woo and Lupita Nyong’o team up
Fireball Island making a comeback

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, audiences escaped the Rampage and sought solace in A Quiet Place. The victory for the silent horror will be short-lived because this week marks the arrival of Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War. There's nothing else going on at the box office. Everyone else gave Marvel the floor. 

On the home entertainment front, it's still April and it's still slow. Paddington and Maze Runner make sequel premieres, and Bluetooth pioneer Hedy Lamarr makes a digital debut. I also share a story of culture shock with Grease in HD. After that, Denise brings news of more Solo films, another Jumanji, animated Fast and Furious (what!?), and more.

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network. See you on the other side of Infinity.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 24, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Avengers: Infinity War

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – A Quiet Place – [+1]
#2 – Rampage – [-1]
#3 – I Feel Pretty – [New Release]
#4 – Super Troopers 2 – [New Release]
#5 – Truth or Dare – [-2]
#6 – Ready Player One – [-2]

#7 – Blockers – [-2]
#8 – Black Panther – [-2]
#9 – Traffik – [New Release]
#10 – Isle of Dogs – [-3]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

April 27, 2018: Wide

Avengers: Infinity War – [PG-13]

April 27, 2018: Limited

Kings – [R]
Let the Sunshine In – [NR]
Disobedience – [R]
Backstabbing for Beginners – [R]
Selfie Dad – [NR]
Armed – [R]
Love & Bananas – [NR]
The Escape of Prisoner 614 – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment

April 24, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Paddington 2 – [PG]

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – [PG-13]

 

April 24, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – [NR]

 

April 24, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Shameless: Season Eight (2017)

Unforgotten: Season One (2015)

 

April 24, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Grease (1978) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon

We are Joe and Toni B. Heath. And we are going to watch every episode of Classic Who and then tell you about it. Neat, right?

 

 

Quick Flicks

Alden Ehrenreich has signed as Han Solo for three films
Jumanji 3 coming Christmas 2019
Fast and Furious going animated on Netflix?
Joss Whedon defends his Wonder Woman script
Disney wants Brie Larson for Rose Red

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, audiences witnessed a Rampage. While we revel in the fact that this particular video game got a movie with The Rock, let us also consider that it has only one more week to earn back its budget before Marvel shuts that door forever. Also standing in Rampage's way are three new releases: I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2, and Traffik. Is fate on the side of the gorilla named George?  

On the home entertainment front, it's April, it's tax season, and it's slow. You get The Post (Meryl Streep being awesome), The Commuter (Liam Neeson punching a train... or something), and Winchester (the ghosts of firearms past). TV on DVD buoys things up with the return of MST3K, the next round of Killjoys (RIP Dark Matter), and Perfect Strangers. After that, Denise fights the slow news season with a couple of stellar reviews before bringing this edition to a close.

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, audiences found A Quiet Place, which is really what theaters should be. Seriously, Ted, no one wants to hear your new ringtone when the movie's playing, no matter how retro Nokia you went. Er, anyway... This week, monsters are still in vogue as we go on a Rampage, check in with Borg and McEnroe, and play Truth or Dare.  

On the home entertainment front, it's another slow week with The Greatest Showman, Phantom Thread, and Outlander among others. After that, Denise brings news of reboots and regenerations, as well as uplifiting tale of Black Panther in Saudi Arabia and empowering deaf actresses.

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 10, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Rampage

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – A Quiet Place – [New Release]
#2 – Ready Player One – [-1]
#3 – Blockers – [New Release]
#4 – Black Panther – [-1]
#5 – Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – [-3]
#6 – I Can Only Imagine – [-2]

#7 – Chappaquiddick – [New Release]
#8 – Sherlock Gnomes – [-2]
#9 – Pacific Rim Uprising – [-4]
#10 – Isle of Dogs – [+1]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

April 13, 2018: Wide

Rampage – [PG-13]
Borg vs. McEnroe – [R]
Truth or Dare – [PG-13]

April 13, 2018: Limited

The Rider – [R]
Beirut – [R]
Zama – [UR]
20 Weeks – [NR]
Marrowbone – [R]

 

Home Entertainment

April 10, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

The Greatest Showman – [PG-13]

Phantom Thread – [R]

Molly’s Game– [R]

 

April 10, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Den of Thieves – [R]

 

April 10, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Outlander: Season Three (2017)

 

April 10, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Cleopatra (1934) – [NR]

 

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

Red Sonja reboot recruits from X-Men: First Class
Indiana Jones to regenerate into a woman?
Black Panther breaking into Saudi Arabia
A Quiet Place and deaf actresses

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Ready Player One is ready in number one, but it's not the success that the hype made it out to be. This week, a horror film will use silence as a weapon agains the OASIS, and it's already looking strong. A Quiet Place is joined by The Miracle Season, Blockers, and Chappaquiddick in an attempt to upset the first place champ. 

On the home entertainment front, it's a slow week with Insidious, The Post, and a few smaller TV titles. After that, Denise laments the slow news week with a dose of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office has the Biloxi Blues as the team of Broderick, Walken, and Miller bring stageplay to the silver screen. This week, the recruits contend with an irreverent poltergeist in the guise of Beetlejuice.

 

We're not saying it again. 

On the home entertainment front, five good titles come to your VHS player, including the adorably zany Princess Bride and the sci-fi stunner Innerspace. After that, Denise brings words of Phantoms in the West End, a new Oprah show, Aliens with Sigourney and ALF, and Tom Cruise.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 1st, 1988

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Beetlejuice

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Biloxi Blues – [New Release]
#2 – Johnny Be Good – [New Release]
#3 – The Fox and the Hound (re-release) – [New Release]
#4 – Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach – [-3]
#5 – Good Morning, Vietnam – [-3]
#6 – D.O.A. – [-3]

#7 – A New Life – [New Release]
#8 – Masquerade – [-3]
#9 – Vice Versa – [-5]
#10 – Moonstruck – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

1987 – Blind Date
1983 – Spring Break
1978 – Straight Time
1968 – The Producers
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 1st, 1988

Wide

Beetlejuice – [PG]

Bright Lights, Big City – [R]

The Seventh Sign – [R]

 

Limited

Bellman and True – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment on VHS for the week of April 1st, 1988

Innerspace – [PG]

The Princess Bride – [PG]

Hellraiser – [R]

The Hidden – [R]

No Way Out – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

Techno Retro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

 

Quick Flicks

Phantom of the Opera comes to London’s West End
Oprah Winfrey starts a new talk show
Aliens galore: A sequel with Sigourney Weaver and a new experience with ALF
Top Gun: Tom Cruise in the cockpit... and Denise loses it

 

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On this week's Double Digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Black Panther is still fighting strong as it wins a fifth straight week, joining ranks with Avatar and The Sixth Sense. This week's competition will attempt to cancel the apocalypse and restart the Jaeger program with Pacific Rim Uprising. 

 

On the home entertainment front, the sluggers comes home with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle this week and Star Wars: The Last Jedi next week. Television gives audiences Archer, Legion, and Mister Rogers, and retro goes crazy with The 'Burbs and Scanners on Blu-Ray.

 

Denise brings the news from the world wide web to your ears with leprechauns, Amazon's deep pocketses, James Bond #25, and stop motion dreams.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 20, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pacific Rim Uprising

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Black Panther – [Fifth Week]
#2 – Tomb Raider – [New Release]
#3 – I Can Only Imagine – [New Release]
#4 – A Wrinkle in Time – [-2]
#5 – Love, Simon – [New Release]
#6 – Game Night – [-1]

#7 – Peter Rabbit – [-1]
#8 – Strangers: Prey at Night – [-5]
#9 – Red Sparrow – [-5]
#10 – Death Wish – [-3]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

March 23, 2018: Wide

Pacific Rim Uprising – [PG-13]
Midnight Sun – [PG-13]
Sherlock Gnomes – [PG]
Unsane – [R]

March 23, 2018: Limited

Isle of Dogs – [PG-13]
Paul, Apostle of Christ – [PG-13]
Hichki – [NR]
Final Portrait – [R]
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town – [NR]
I Kill Giants – [NR]
Back to Burgundy – [NR]
A Bag of Marbles – [NR]
The Endless – [NR]
Getting Grace – [PG-13]
Beauty and the Dogs – [NR]
What We Started – [NR]
Ismael’s Ghosts – [R]

March 30, 2018: Wide

Ready Player One – [PG-13]
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – [R]
God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness – [PG]

March 30, 2018: Limited

Finding Your Feet – [PG-13]
Outside In – [NR]
The China Hustle – [R]
Gemini – [R]
Birthmarked – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

March 20, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [PG-13]

Pitch Perfect 3 – [PG-13]

Downsizing – [R]

 

March 27, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [PG-13]

 

March 20, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

The Greatest Showman – [PG]

 

March 27, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Paddington 2 – [PG]

 

March 20, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Archer: Season Eight (2017)

 

March 27, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Americans: Season Five (2017)

Legion: Season One (2017)

Mr. Robot: Season 3.0 (2017)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day (1968-2001)

March 20 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The ‘Burbs (1989) – [PG]

March 27 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Scanners (1981) – [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

Leprechaun Returns coming to Syfy
Captain Marvel makes some casting replacements
Amazon to drop $500 million on Lord of the Rings
Danny Boyle taking on Bond 25
Netflix going to stop motion animation with Key and Peele

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Black Panther is unstoppable as the film crests $1 billion worldwide and just keeps on kicking tail. Gringo couldn't stop it, a hurricane couldn't stop it, Strangers couldn't stop it... not even Disney could stop it. Lara Croft and a new version of Tomb Raider is leading a small army of newcomers who will try to stop the king, but it's anyone's guess as to who will come in on top.

On the home entertainment front, Shape of Water and Justice League lead the pack with The Last Jedi coming to digital. The Handmaid's Tale brings a frightening future to TV shelves, and our retro title takes us on A Trip to the Moon. 

Denise returns to your ears with news of a holistic detective, a Green Lantern that jumps on couches, and a treatise on Universal's Dark Universe. It's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 13, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Tomb Raider

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Black Panther – [Fourth Week]
#2 – A Wrinkle in Time – [New Release]
#3 – Strangers: Prey at Night – [New Release]
#4 – Red Sparrow – [-2]
#5 – Game Night – [-1]
#6 – Peter Rabbit – [-1]

#7 – Death Wish – [-4]
#8 – Annihilation – [-2]
#9 – The Hurricane Heist – [New Release]
#10 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [-3]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

March 16, 2018: Wide

Tomb Raider – [PG-13]
Love, Simon – [PG-13]
7 Days in Entebbe – [PG-13]
I Can Only Imagine – [PG]

March 16, 2018: Limited

Flower – [R]
Allure – [NR]
Josie – [NR]
Journey’s End – [R]
Ramen Heads – [NR]
Maineland – [NR]
Demon House – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

March 13, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

The Shape of Water – [R]

Justice League – [PG-13]

The Disaster Artist – [R]

I, Tonya – [R]

Ferdinand – [PG]

 

March 13, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [PG-13]

 

March 13, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One (2017)

Fear the Walking Dead: Season Three (2017)

Major Crimes: Season Six (2017)

 

March 6, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

A Trip to the Moon (1902) – [G]

 

Podcast Promos

The Flopcast
Kevin and Kornflake are back in business, and bringing you The Flopcast, live from Chickentown. They are still quite obsessed with both coffee and cartoons, as well as comedy music, and various other silly and geeky pursuits. And rubber chickens. And yaks. They remain frightened and confused. And they still base all their personal and business decisions on the advice of that invisible toad thing. A huge mistake? Well, based on the track record of these two hopeless dreamers, the answer to that question can only be: "You're still reading this? Really?"

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

Tom Cruise is a Green Lantern?
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is closing shop
The Shape of Water producer considering Universal’s Dark Universe

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we find out that there are turkeys in Wakanda and they are tasty. Black Panther is king for a third week straight, breaking a few more records and overpowering even Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Willis. This week, it's Disney versus Disney as A Wrinkle in Time tries to take down the Panther. Either way, the Mouse is champ.

On the home entertainment front, thunderbolts and lightning are very very frightening with Thor: Ragnarok leading the charge. Jumanji goes digital as Atlanta and The Good Fight bring TV home. We also have Gelflings on HD as The Dark Crystal makes a 4K debut. 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's Wakanda forever as Black Panther continues to reign as champion. March is trying to roar in like a lion with Red Sparrow and Death Wish, but the panther powered with vibranium has a ton of momentum.

 

On the home entertainment front, things pick up a bit this week with Coco leading a strong slate including Murder on the Orient Express and The Shape of Water. Television slows down a little with the rebooted MacGyver, but our retro title is the iconic Lady and the Tramp. Finally, Denise gives us updates on Battlestar Galactica, a whole lotta Stephen King, and a bat-farewell to Whedon.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 27, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Red Sparrow

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Black Panther – [Second Week]
#2 – Game Night – [New Release]
#3 – Peter Rabbit – [-1]
#4 – Annihilation – [New Release]
#5 – Fifty Shades Freed – [-2]
#6 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [-2]

#7 – The 15:17 to Paris – [-2]
#8 – The Greatest Showman – [-2]
#9 – Every Day – [Limited Release]
#10 – Early Man – [-3]

 

Box Office Premieres

March 2, 2018: Wide

Red Sparrow – [R]
Death Wish – [R]

March 2, 2018: Limited

Foxtrot – [R]
They Remain – [NR]
Submission – [NR]
Souvenir – [NR]
Dance Academy: The Movie – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

February 27, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Coco – [PG]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – [R]

Darkest Hour – [PG-13]

Murder on the Orient Express – [PG-13]

 

February 20, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

The Shape of Water – [R]

 

February 20, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

MacGyver: Season One (2017)

Diff’rent Strokes: Season Seven (1984)

Green Acres: Season Five (1969)
Mayberry R.F.D.: Season One (1968)

 

February 13, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Lady and the Tramp (1955) – [G]

 

Podcast Promos

MASH 4077 Podcast

MASH 4077 Podcast is a fan cast covering one of the most well known and highly successful series in television history. Hosted by Kenny, Meds, and Al, each episode will cover a single episode of MASH starting at the beginning with the pilot. We hope to share with our listeners some cool and informative behind the scene information, cool trivia and little know facts about this wonderful TV series.

 

 

Quick Flicks

Battlestar Galactica reboot update
The Dark Tower and Wheel of Time head to Amazon
The Bone Church is coming to TV
Joss Whedon and Batgirl

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's Wakanda forever as Black Panther breaks all sorts of records and secures the throne. Next week, games and aliens try to unseat the king as we visit Game Night and Annihilation, but the power of vibranium and T'Challa is hard to beat.

 

On the home entertainment front, it's a holiday clearinghouse as Daddy's Home 2, The Star, and the Twelfth Doctor's Christmas special make their debuts. In digital we get Thor: Ragnarok and a little dose of murder on the Orient Express. Also, television goes to Texas... Midnight, Texas, before returning us to the feet of The Master. Finally, Denise gives the week a send off with gifts of Scorsese in Rome and her thoughts on Black Panther. 

 

Spoiler: We both loved it.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 20, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Game Night

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Black Panther – [New Release]
#2 – Peter Rabbit – [Even]
#3 – Fifty Shades Freed – [-2]
#4 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [Even]
#5 – The 15:17 to Paris – [-2]
#6 – The Greatest Showman – [-1]

#7 – Early Man – [New Release]
#8 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure – [-2]
#9 – Winchester – [-2]
#10 – The Post – [-2]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

February 23, 2018: Wide

Game Night – [R]
Annihilation – [R]

February 23, 2017: Limited

Hannah – [NR]
The Lodgers – [R]
Beasts of Burden – [R]
The Chamber – [NR]
Survivors Guide to Prison – [TV-MA]

 

Home Entertainment

February 20, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Daddy’s Home 2 – [PG-13]

The Star – [PG]

 

February 20, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Thor: Ragnarok – [PG-13]

Murder on the Orient Express – [PG-13]

 

February 20, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017)

Midnight, Texas: Season One (2017)

The Master: The Complete Series (1984)

 

February 13, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The Night Walker (1964) – [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

Martin Scorsese tackles Rome
Black Panther spoiler-free review

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it took three new releases to dethrone the jungle. The king and queen are the torrid pair of Fifty Shades Freed, but they have only a mere week to enjoy their reign. Next week, we visit Wakanda and King T'challa, better known as the Black Panther. It's shaping up to be a big, marvelous adventure.

On the home entertainment front, physical media brings both Wonder and Roman J. Israel, Esq, while digital goes to Coco and the Justice League. TV on DVD explores the New York City sex industry with Deuce and time and space with the Peter Capaldi run of Doctor Who. After that, zombies gotta eat as we revisit the Night of the Living Dead. Finally, Denise wraps up the show with Game of Thrones and Star Wars, the end of the line (maybe) for Thor, and an update on the scandals rocking Hollywood.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 13, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Black Panther

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Fifty Shades Freed – [New Release]
#2 – Peter Rabbit – [New Release]
#3 – The 15:17 to Paris – [New Release]
#4 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [-3]
#5 – The Greatest Showman – [-1]
#6 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure – [-4]

#7 – Winchester – [-4]
#8 – The Post – [-3]
#9 – The Shape of Water – [Even]
#10 – Den of Thieves – [-2]

 

Box Office Premieres

February 16, 2018: Wide

Black Panther – [PG-13]
Early Man – [PG]
Samson – [PG-13]

February 16, 2017: Limited

Aiyaary – [NR]
The Party – [R]
Loveless – [R]
Nostalgia – [R]
Oh Lucy! – [NR]
Double Lover – [NR]
Tehran Taboo – [NR]
The Boy Downstairs – [PG-13]
The Monkey King 3 – [NR]
Mind Game – [NR]
Western – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment

February 13, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Wonder – [PG]

Roman J. Israel, Esq. – [PG-13]

 

February 13, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Coco – [PG]

Justice League – [PG-13]

 

February 13, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Doctor Who: The Peter Capaldi Years (2014-2017)

The Deuce: Season One (2017)

The Lazarus Man: The Complete Series (1996)

 

February 13, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Night of the Living Dead (1968) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio Daily is a place for geeks and stealth geeks alike to hang out and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Check out the sometimes weekly podcast…..sWeekly, if you will.  The GRD sWeekly ‘cast is usually available on Mondays, and if you are new to the show, just jump right in!

 

 

Quick Flicks

Uma Thurman and Kill Bill
The State of New York vs Harvey Weinstein
Star Wars meets the producers of Game of Thrones
Chris Hemsworth is done with Thor (no he’s not)

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the jungle returns as Winchester debuts in third place. This week, three differing genres will compete against the board game that will not die: Historical drama in The 15:17 to Paris, family comedy with Peter Rabbit, and thriller with Fifty Shades Freed. They get one week before Marvel arrives, so they have to make it count.

 

On the home entertainment front, Batman goes Victorian in Gotham By Gaslight. We also see Bad Moms surviving Christmas, the Darkest Hour on digital, and a plethora of retro classics on TV. We wrap up the home entertainment slate and the show overall with the HD debut of the adorable mutt Benji. 

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 6, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The 15:17 to Paris

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [+1]
#2 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure– [-1]
#3 – Winchester – [New Release]
#4 – The Greatest Showman – [Even]
#5 – The Post – [Even]
#6 – Hostiles – [-3]

#7 – 12 Strong – [-1]
#8 – Den of Thieves – [-1]
#9 – The Shape of Water – [-1]
#10 – Paddington 2 – [-1]

 

Box Office Premieres

February 3, 2018: Wide

The 15:17 to Paris – [PG-13]
Peter Rabbit – [PG]
Fifty Shades Freed – [R]

February 3, 2017: Limited

Aiyaary – [NR]
Padman – [PG-13]
Before We Vanish – [NR]
La Bode de Valentina – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment

February 6, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight – [R]

A Bad Moms Christmas – [R]

Only the Brave – [PG-13]

 

February 6, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Darkest Hour – [PG-13]

 

February 6, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Homeland: Season Six (2017)

Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series (1980-1982)

The Guardian: The Complete Series (2001-2004)

Duckman: The Complete Series (1994-1997)

The Ren & Stimpy Show: The Mostly Complete Collection (1991-1996)

War of the Worlds: The Complete Series (1988-1990)

 

February 6, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Benji (1974) – [G]

 

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 this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Death Cure outlasted the jungle, but it's not all sunshine and roses on this side of the maze. The final Maze Runner film is a bit of a disappointment, and that stumble leaves the field wide open for mystery thriller Winchester. Young adult adaptation vs spooky haunted house? Who's the winner here?

 

On the home entertainment front, we get the history of Wonder Woman and her creator, Professor Marston. We also get Boo! 2 from Madea and a Wonder on digital. TV on DVD kicks in a queen with Victoria and a classic with the Pink Panther (and Henry Mancini's iconic brass). Denise wraps it all up with the Quick Flicks, telling us tale of Space Mom Carrie Fisher's final award, Indy 5, Doctor Sleep, and Elon Musk's supposed zombie apocalypse.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 30, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Winchester

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure – [New Release]
#2 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [-1]
#3 – Hostiles – [+20, Wide Release]
#4 – The Greatest Showman – [+1]
#5 – The Post – [-1]
#6 – 12 Strong – [-4]

#7 – Den of Thieves – [-4]
#8 – The Shape of Water – [+8]
#9 – Paddington 2 – [-3]
#10 – Padmaavat – [New Release]

 

 

Box Office Premieres

February 3, 2018: Wide

Winchester – [PG-13]

February 3, 2017: Limited

A Fantastic Woman – [R]
The Cage Fighter – [NR]
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero – [PG-13]
A Ciambra – [NR]

Scorched Earth – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment

January 30, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – [R]

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – [PG-13]

 

January 30, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Wonder – [PG]

 

January 30, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume One – 1964-1966 (1964-1966)

Victoria: Season Two (2017)

Ray Donovan: Season Five (2017)

 

January 30, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Class of 1999 (1990) – [NR]

 

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

Carrie Fisher wins a posthumous Grammy Award
Elon Musk not creating a zombie apocalypse... promise!
Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic
Indiana Jones 5 filming in 2019 with Steven Spielberg
Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, is coming to film

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we have a turkey in the jungle as Jumanji scores top marks for a third week running. This week, running is the theme as the final installment of The Maze Runner takes the starting line. It's proven champion versus young adult adaptation for the title. On marks, get set...

 

Teen Titans GO! That's right, home entertainment brings the young heroes to DVD this week alongside Gotham by Gaslight, Jigsaw and Geostorm. After that dose of DC, Denise gives us plenty of news in the Quick Flicks, including word from the Inhumans, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, The Witcher, and the Clue remake.

 

The Clue remake!? Flames. Flames... on the side of our faces... heaving breaths...

 

It's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 23, 2018

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Maze Runner: The Death Cure

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [Third Week]
#2 – 12 Strong – [New Release]
#3 – Den of Thieves – [New Release]
#4 – The Post – [-2]
#5 – The Greatest Showman – [-1]
#6 – Paddington 2 – [+1]

#7 – The Commuter – [-4]
#8 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [-2]
#9 – Insidious: The Last Key – [-4]
#10 – Forever My Girl – [New Release]

 

Box Office Premieres

January 26, 2018: Wide

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – [PG-13]
Hostiles – [R]

January 26, 2017: Limited

The Insult – [R]
Have a Nice Day – [NR]
Kickboxer: Retaliation – [R]
Padman – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment

January 23, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Jigsaw – [R]

Geostorm – [PG-13]

Thank You For Your Service – [R]

 

January 23, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight – [R]

 

January 23, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Teen Titans: Season One (2003)

 

January 23, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) – [R]

 

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

ABC has unofficially canceled Inhumans
Black Widow for 2020?
Wonder Woman 2 to utilize the new anti-sexual harassment guidelines
The Witcher has a pilot script
Ryan Reynolds and the Clue remake (Clue remake!?)
The Mighty Ducks quacks television

 

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the jungle is still strong, defeating four effective new releases in its fourth week. Hitwomen, anthropomorphic bears, Liam Neeson... not even the Washington Post could stop Jumanji. This week sees another shot with 12 Strong soldiers in Afghanistan, a Den of Thieves facing off against the LAPD, and a country star coming home. Can anything stop the jungle?

 

Home entertainment brings replicants to battle in Blade Runner 2049, a slasher Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day, something disastrous in Geostorm, Better Call Saul, and a few retro classics to boot. Denise wraps it up with a short news cycle -- we blame January! -- covering Artemis Fowl, Snowpiercer, and Black Widow.

 

We also say goodbye to a good man and friend.

 

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Happy New Year! On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we welcome 2018 with a new champion as the jungle overtook the Jedi. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle made big news for stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, but it has hairy competition this week as Paddington returns to theaters alongside Liam Neeson on a train and Taraji P. Henson as a hitwoman.

Home entertainment rings in the new year with killer clowns, Supreme Court justices, and a Scooby Doo-Batman team-up for the ages. Denise joins the party with word of Netflix sequels, Captain Marvel casting, Fox's tone in a post-Disney world, and The Animaniacs! Hello Nurse... maybe? Reboots are just about as tricky as the nations song.

We also make a couple of changes to refresh the show as we arrive in 2018 and ready to rock. This is the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we close out the year with a triple header and the return of the Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi set a lot of second place records... and a lot of fanboy teeth on edge. Whichever way the lightsaber cuts, it's a win for Disney. This week's premieres, including the third outing for Pitch Perfect's bellas and a remake of Jumanji, will try to unseat the box office champ, but will the Force be with them?

 

Home entertainment brings several big titles home in time for the holidays, including Dunkirk, LEGO Ninjago, Blade Runner 2049, and The Mountain Between Us. TV on DVD visits Duckburg with the new DuckTales, as well as the last season of Dirk Gently. After that, Denise gives you news of Night Vale on TV, Watergate on Netflix, The Rock on the walk, and Sir Ian McKellan on the prowl.

 

From your friends at The Weekly Podioplex and The Chronic Rift Network,

have a happy, warm, and safe holiday season. We'll see you in 2018!

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 19, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pitch Perfect 3

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [New Release]
#2 – Ferdinand – [New Release]
#3 – Coco – [-2]
#4 – Wonder – [-1]
#5 – Justice League – [-3]
#6 – Daddy’s Home 2 – [Even]

#7 – Thor: Ragnarok – [-2]
#8 – The Disaster Artist – [-4]
#9 – Murder on the Orient Express – [-2]
#10 – Lady Bird – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2007 – National Treasure: Book of Secrets
1997 – Titanic
1987 – Eddie Murphy Raw
1977 – Saturday Night Fever
 

Box Office Premieres

December 22, 2017: Wide

Pitch Perfect 3 – [PG-13]
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [PG-13]
Downsizing – [R]
Father Figures – [R]

December 22, 2017: Limited

The Post – [PG-13]
Happy End – [R]

December 29, 2017: Wide

The Greatest Showman – [PG]
All the Money in the World – [R]

December 29, 2017: Limited

Molly’s Game – [R]
Phantom Thread – [R]
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – [R]

January 5, 2018: Wide

Insidious: The Last Key – [PG-13]

January 5, 2018: Limited

None

 

 

Home Entertainment

December 19, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Dunkirk – [PG-13]

mother! – [R]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie – [PG]

Stronger – [R]

 

December 26, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

The Mountain Between Us – [PG-13]

Flatliners – [PG-13]

Manhunt: Unabomber – [TV-14]

 

January 2, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

American Made – [R]

 

December 19, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

American Made – [R]

 

December 26, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Blade Runner 2049 – [R]

 

January 2, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Geostorm – [PG-13]

 

December 19, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Ducktales: Volume One – Woo-Oo!  (2017)

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season Two (2017)

 

December 26, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Acceptable Risk: Series One (2017)

 

January 2, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

None

 

December 19, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The Kentuckian (1955) – [NR]

 

December 26, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Fletch Lives (1989) – [PG]

 

January 2, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past 

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) – [PG-13]

 

 

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 Holly Frey.

 

Earth Station Who
Earth Station Who is a show dedicated to the culture around the BBC icon Doctor Who. Join Mike F, Mike G, and Mary Ogle as we explore the 50-year history and fandom surrounding the Doctor with reviews, interviews, and general discussions about the show. Be prepared for surprises, though; you never know WHO might pop up as a guest on Earth Station Who!

 

 

Quick Flicks

Welcome to Night Vale moves from podcast to television
George Clooney and Netflix ponder Watergate
The Rock gets a Hollywood star
Sir Ian McKellen is possessive of Gandalf

 

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, destiny is coming. Coco scored a box office turkey (just like Moana) and is about to hand the crown to a new Star Wars story (just like Moana). It's a Disney month, but that isn't stopping Warner Bros. and the limited release The Disaster Artist from making their respective marks on 2017. In home entertainment, the Kingsmen come home, as does a plethora of televised entertainment including Game of Thrones, Fuller House, Luke Cage, and Viper. Yes, I said Viper. It's like a low budget Knight Rider and it's delightfully '90s kitsch. 

Denise puts the stamp on the envelope with news of 2019's coming attractions, including The Witcher, The Twilight Zone, and The Phantom Tollbooth. Also, will you please leave David Harbour and Ron Perlman alone? All of that and a bit more make up a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's all quiet before the return of the Jedi. Coco is your champion once again with the limited newbies making a decent but not Top Ten worthy showing. This week, Coco faces off against The Shape of Water and Just Getting Started in one last bid for box office superiority. In home entertainment, Despicable Me returns alongside The Simpsons, Fargo, and Twin Peaks. After another holiday horror from the past, Denise brings it all to a close with news of Tarantino, Abrams, and Meyer on Trek, Johnson on Wars, and House of Cards without Spacey.

 

It's another short release list, but it's still here for you on a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 5, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Shape of Water

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Coco – [Second Week]
#2 – Justice League – [Even]
#3 – Wonder – [Even]
#4 – Thor: Ragnarok – [Even]
#5 – Daddy’s Home 2 – [Even]
#6 – Murder on the Orient Express – [Even]

#7 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – [+3]
#8 – Lady Bird – [+3]
#9 – The Star – [-2]
#10 – A Bad Moms Christmas – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Skyfall
2007 – The Golden Compass
1997 – Flubber
1987 – Three Men and a Baby
1977 – The Goodbye Girl
 

Box Office Premieres

December 1, 2017: Wide

The Shape of Water – [R]
Just Getting Started – [PG-13]

December 1, 2017: Limited

I, Tonya – [R]
November Criminals – [PG-13]
Big Sonia – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment

December 5, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Despicable Me 3 – [PG]

 

December 5, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Stronger – [R]

 

December 5, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Simpsons: Season Eighteen (2006)

Fargo: Season Three (2017)

Twin Peaks: Season Three – A Limited Event Series (2017)

 

December 5, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) – [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

Quentin Tarantino meets Star Trek?
Nicholas Meyer is actively pursuing a new Star Trek project
Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy not the Knights of the Old Republic
Bryan Singer fired from Bohemian Rhapsody
House of Cards continues, but without Kevin Spacey

 

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On a this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we return to a world where the Justice League almost made it two for two, but the superior power of Disney and Pixar is hard to beat. Coco is your champion, and with only limited releases on the slate for this week's newbies, there's hardly any stopping a repeat performance. Home entertainment is equally sparse, highlighting Logan Lucky, Get Out, the second installment of the Kingsman adventures, and the return of the Gilmore Girls.

 

To wrap it all up, Denise talks Tolkien in a Lord of the Rings-apalooza! It's a short slate, but it's still a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 28, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Disaster Artist

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Coco – [New Release]
#2 – Justice League – [-1]
#3 – Wonder – [-1]
#4 – Thor: Ragnarok – [-1]
#5 – Daddy’s Home 2 – [-1]
#6 – Murder on the Orient Express – [-1]

#7 – The Star – [-1]
#8 – A Bad Moms Christmas – [-1]
#9 – Roman J. Israel, Esq. – [+28]
#10 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
2007 – Enchanted
1997 – Flubber
1987 – Three Men and a Baby
1977 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
 

Box Office Premieres

December 1, 2017: Wide

None

 

December 1, 2017: Limited

The Disaster Artist – [R]
Wonder Wheel – [PG-13]
Padmavati – [NR]
The Shape of Water – [R]
The Tribes of Palos Verdes – [R]
Love Beats Rhymes – [R]
Gangster Land – [NR]
Another WolfCop – [NR]

Naples ‘44 – [NR]

Slumber – [R]
Drawing Home – [NR]

Shadowman – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment

November 28, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Logan Lucky – [PG-13]

Get Out – [R]

 

November 28, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – [R]

 

November 28, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

 

November 28, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Misery (1990) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio Daily is a place for geeks and stealth geeks alike to hang out and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Check out the somtimes weekly podcast…..sWeekly, if you will.  The GRD sWeekly ‘cast is usually available on Mondays, and if you are new to the show, just jump right in!

 

 

Quick Flicks

The Lord of the Rings-apalooza!

 

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On a special double digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we welcome the Thanksgiving holiday with two weeks in one show. This week's newbies were neck and neck, but they couldn't defeat the power of Thor and Ragnarok. This week, the marvelous God of Thunder faces off against DC Comics and the Justice League. If they're not enough, perhaps the heart-touching Wonder can sway the Odinson. Or perhaps, if they fail, Pixar and the tale of Coco? We shall see.

 

Home entertainment goes wild with Atomic Blonde, Valerian, Doctor Who and the final adventures of the Twelfth, Red Dwarf. TV also goes old school with the Dukes of Hazzard, The Incredible Hulk, and the last edition of the classic MST3K. Keep circulating the tapes.

 

After that, Denise covers the plethora of Disney and Star Wars news, says goodbye to Higgins, and almost dies from laughter as the mummy kills the monsters. It's showtime 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 start of the holiday movie season was welcomed with thunderous acclaim as Thor: Ragnarok shook the box office and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This week, the son of Odin and his compatriots will hold the line against the star-studded remake of Murder on the Orient Express and another shot at Daddy's Home. Can Thor withstand the power of Hercule Poirot?

Home entertainment revs engines from top to bottom with Cars 3 and Speed Racer. The middle of the pack includes Valerian on digital, The Crown and Westworld, and a megapack of DC original animated movies. After that heart-pounding excitement, Denise gives us word of several exciting television prospects, including a Paperback Princess and a return to The Lord of the Rings. Altogether, it's brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On The Weekly Podioplex, it was another slow week at the box office, but that was okay for audiences who wanted scares because Jigsaw was ready and willing. It wasn't pretty, but it did the job. This week should see a turn on those low receipts with the return of the god of thunder Thor as he faces Ragnarok.

 

Home entertainment takes a trip to The Dark Tower, ventures down Wind River, and brings complete sets of Orphan Black and Sherlock. It's a good week for television from the BBC. After that, Denise brings us word of meaty Aquaman tales, Stranger Things producers on the CW, a monsterpalooza, and a drain on your wallets. There you have it: A brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

(Good luck all you crazy NaNoWriMo challengers! We salute you.)

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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 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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On The Weekly Podioplex, a sewer-dwelling clown was kicked to the curb by the Kingsmen. Both titles were clear winners this week, though time will tell if the Golden Circle will hold up to the legacy of the Secret Service. This week, both clown and Kingsman get a challenge from Tom Cruise: Drug Runner, a remake of Flatliners (mmmm, Bacon), a tale of domestic abuse, and a question of faith.  

 

Home entertainment opens with another Transformers spectacle, a tale of sharks vs. oxygen, and the return of Spider-Man doing everything a spider can. Television ups the ante with some Shameless action, a little Longmire, a whole lot of Sleepy Hollow, a certain set of skills in Taken, and one of the most catchy, upbeat theme songs ever heard on The Greatest American Hero. Finish off the home entertainment slate with Flatliners and Space Camp, then cap off your podcasting journey with Denise and news of Han Solo, Overwatch tackling toxicity, Jordan Peele hunting Nazis, and more. 

 

There you go. One brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex. And it's all yours courtesy of The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 26, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: American Made

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Kingsman: The Golden Circle – [New Release]
#2 – It – [-1]
#3 – The LEGO Ninjago Movie – [New Release]
#4 – American Assassin – [-2]
#5 – mother! – [-2]
#6 – Home Again – [-2]

#7 – Friend Request – [New Release]
#8 – Stronger – [New Release]
#9 – The Hitman’s Bodyguard – [-4]
#10 – Wind River – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Hotel Transylvania
2007 – The Game Plan
1997 – The Peacemaker
1987 – Fatal Attraction
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres

September 29, 2017: Wide

American Made – [R]

Flatliners – [PG-13]

Til Death Do Us Part – [PG-13]

A Question of Faith – [PG]

 

September 29, 2017: Limited

Judwaa 2 – [NR]
Battle of the Sexes – [PG-13]
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House – [PG-13]
Lucky – [NR]
Super Dark Times – [NR]
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton – [NR]
Literally, Right Before Aaron – [NR]
Abundant Acreage Available – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment

September 26, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Transformers: The Last Knight – [PG-13]

47 Meters Down – [PG-13]

 

September 26, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Spider-Man: Homecoming – [PG-13]

 

September 26, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Shameless: Season Seven (2017)

Longmire: Season Five (2016)
Sleepy Hollow: Season Four (2016)
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Series (2013-2017)

Taken: Season One (2016)

The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series (1981-1983)

 

September 26, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Flatliners (1990) – [R]

SpaceCamp (1986) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Techno Retro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

Quick Flicks

 

Ron Howard is a Han Solo tease
Overwatch to tackle toxicity
Jordan Peele going Nazi-bashing in The Hunt
Watchmen going to television on HBO
Edge of Tomorrow to be Live Die Repeat for the sequel?

 

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On The Weekly Podioplex, demonic clowns kept mother! and assassins at bay. In fact, mother! joined an exclusive club where only the worst-received get to visit. This week, Pennywise faces off against the Kingsmen and LEGO ninjas. Itís a battle for the middle of September and seats are yours for the asking. 

Home entertainment brings us an Amazon princess in Wonder Woman, The Big Sick, and another Pirates movie, and television is swimming in great titles like Arrow, Timeless, and classic anniversary editions of Buffy, Firefly, and Friends. After a Marvel-ous Close Encounter or two in the Blu-Rays from the Past, Denise shows us out with news of Nightfliers, Star Wars, and the promise of NES Classics for everyone. Or some of us. Or maybe just that one guy. Who knows with Nintendo at the helm?

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On The Weekly Podioplex, demonic clowns are a pleasant surprise. Well, okay, not just any demonic clowns, but record-breaking demonic clowns make our day. IT shocked audiences and the box office by shaking Spetember right out of the gate. The only competition this week is a Jennifer Lawrence thriller and an American Assassin, so that clown may haunt autumn for a little while. 

 

Home entertainment brings The Mummy ñ ask Denise how good that one is ñ alongside Captain Underpants and the haunting Get Out. Transformers arrive on digital as Anthony Hopkins tries to pay the bills, and television is awash in great titles, ranging from Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory to Orphan Black and Broadchurch. We get some 35th anniversary love in 4K as E.T. rolls into HD, and then Denise chats about the new lack of Trevorrow in Star Wars, Wonder Womanís wonderful success, the pros and cons of Indiana Jones 5, and more. Thatís what you get on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On The Weekly Podioplex, we arrive in a post-Dragon Con world to find disappointment. The summer is over, the box office is the slowest it has been in seventeen years, and none of the newcomers could break the top ten. As autumn rolls in, it brings comedies about aging women and horror tales about demonic clowns. Can either jumpstart flagging sales, or have we already drifted into the storm drain to float away?

 

Home entertainment brings real life tales, from Morgan Leavey to Tupac Shakur, as well as television adventures from the Scarlet Speedster to demon-hunters in Impalas. After closing that chapter with Blade Runner, Denise offers up news of from the DC universe (good or bad, you choose) as well as heartwarming news about Marvel helping autistic artists. With that, we turn out the lights on summer and welcome cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and this new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 5, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: It

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Hitman’s Bodyguard – [Third Week]
#2 – Annabelle: Creation – [Even]
#3 – Wind River – [+1]
#4 – Leap! – [-1]
#5 – Logan Lucky – [Even]
#6 – Dunkirk – [Even]

#7 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [Even]
#8 – Despicable Me 3 – [+5]
#9 – The Emoji Movie – [+1]
#10 – Girls Trip – [+1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Possession
2007 – 3:10 to Yuma
1997 – Fire Down Below
1987 – Stakeout
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres

September 8, 2017: Wide

It – [R]

Home Again – [PG-13]

 

September 8, 2017: Limited

The Good Catholic – [PG-13]
Poster Boys – [PG-13]
9/11 – [R]
School Life – [PG-13]
Trophy – [NR]
The Unknown Girl – [NR]

Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment

September 5, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Megan Leavey – [PG-13]

Rough Night – [R]

All Eyez on Me – [R]

 

September 5, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

The Big Sick – [R]

 

September 5, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Flash: Season Three (2016)

Criminal Minds: Season Twelve (2016)
Hawaii Five-O: Season Seven (2016)

Narcos: Season Two (2016)

Supernatural: Season Twelve (2016)

 

September 5, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Blade Runner (1982) – [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

Suicide Squad 2 on its way (along with solo Joker and Joker/Harley films)
Teen Titans finds Starfire
Netflix develops 1822
Marvel-backed VFX company teaches autistic students how to animate

 

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The home entertainment slate sparkles in comparison with Guardians of the Galaxy (Zardu Hasselfrau!) Wonder Woman leading the charge. We also get Supergirl, The Walking Dead, both Jessica Jones and Daredevil, Gotham, Star Wars Rebels, and (literally) more titles than we could cover. With new television on the horizon, itís a clearinghouse of titles ready for you. After that bumper crop, Denise offers up news of Good Omens, The Jetsons, and two beasts ñ one is an animal, and the other is Daniel Craig. With that, we put a wrap on summer and this Dragon Con double digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 22, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Leap!

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Hitman’s Bodyguard – [New Release]
#2 – Annabelle: Creation – [-1]
#3 – Logan Lucky – [New Release]
#4 – Dunkirk – [-2]
#5 – The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature – [-2]
#6 – The Emoji Movie – [Even]

#7 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [Even]
#8 – Girls Trip – [-3]
#9 – The Dark Tower – [-5]
#10 – Wind River – [+10]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Expendables 2
2007 – Superbad
1997 – G.I. Jane
1987 – Stakeout
1977 – The Kentucky Fried Movie

 

Box Office Premieres for the weeks of August 25, 2017 and September 1, 2017

August 25, 2017: Wide

Leap! – [PG]

All Saints – [PG]

Birth of the Dragon – [PG-13]

 

August 25, 2017: Limited

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – [R]
Beach Rats – [R]
Polina – [NR]
A Gentleman – [NR]
Ghost House – [R]
Red Christmas – [NR]

Served Like a Girl – [NR]

The Villainess – [NR]

September 1, 2017: Wide

Tulip Fever – [R]

 

September 1, 2017: Limited

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – [PG]
Unlocked – [R]
Delores – [NR]
Viceroy’s House – [NR]
Do It Like an Hombre – [NR]
The Teacher – [UR]
Temple – [NR]
Jackal – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of August 22, 2017 and August 29, 2017

August 22, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [PG-13]

 

August 29, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Baywatch – [R]

Batman and Harley Quinn – [PG-13]

 

August 22, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

The Mummy – [PG-13]

 

August 29, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Wonder Woman – [PG-13]

 

August 22, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Supergirl: Season Two (2016)

The Walking Dead: Season Seven (2016)
Ash vs Evil Dead: Season Two (2016)

Lucifer: Season Two (2016)

Jessica Jones: Season One (2015)

Daredevil: Season Two (2016)

 

August 29, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Star Wars Rebels: Season Three (2016)

Gotham: Season Three (2016)
Elementary: Season Five (2016)

Designated Survivor: Season One (2016)

 

August 22, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Life Is Beautiful (1997) – [PG-13]

 

August 29, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past 

Sabrina (1954) – [NR]

 

 

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

Puppies PSA: Revisited (we’re serious this time)
Good Omens
The Jetsons TV pilot (er, what?)
The Beast is an Animal and Ridley Scott
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond

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We're really not sure which is scarier: The number one film or the descent of the summer box office. Annabelle may have won the weekend, but this year's summer season is not performing well at all. Between The Hitman's Bodyguard and Logan Lucky, maybe there's hope in two adult comedies as the season winds down.

 

The home entertainment slate looks a little better with Alien: Covenant leading the pack, backed by heavy hitters like Once Upon a Time, The Blacklist, Legends of Tommorrow, and Riverdale. Oh, and a little creepshow known as Pet Semetary. So many chills down the spine. After that, Denise brings news of Hannibal, Hellboy, Neuromancer, Dawn, and whatever The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is. It's the dog days of summer right here on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 15th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Annabelle: Creation – [New Release]
#2 – Dunkirk – [Even]
#3 – The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature – [New Release]
#4 – The Dark Tower – [-3]
#5 – Girls Trip – [-1]
#6 – The Emoji Movie – [-3]

#7 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-1]
#8 – Kidnap – [-3]
#9 – The Glass Castle – [New Release]
#10 – Atomic Blonde – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Expendables 2
2007 – Superbad
1997 – Cop Land
1987 – Stakeout
1977 – The Kentucky Fried Movie

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 18th, 2017

Wide

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – [R]

Logan Lucky – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Patti Cake$ – [R]
Gook – [UR]
Lemon – [NR]
Marjorie Prime – [NR]
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory – [NR]
6 Days – [R]
The Adventurers – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 15th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Alien: Covenant – [R]

Chuck – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Baywatch – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Once Upon a Time: Season Six (2016)

The Blacklist: Season Four (2016)
The Blacklist: Redemption: Season One (2016)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season Two (2016)

Riverdale: Season One (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Pet Sematary (1989) – [R]

 

 

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 Holly Frey.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Hannibal revival in discussions
The BPRD and the Hellboy reboot
Deadpool’s Tim Miller gets Neuromancer
Octavia Butler’s Dawn goes to television
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs meets Netflix

 

 

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The battle between good and evil seems to be a winner, but the victory is tainted by really low attendance numbers. That's unfortunate, but audiences may find some respite from The Dark Tower with another crack at The Nut Job. There's also some real life drama in The Glass Castle, a creepy creepy doll in Annabelle: Creation, and the hope that Detroit finds legs in the interim.

 

The home entertainment slate is heavy on film and light on TV, showcasing King Arthur, Snatched, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Blindspot and the mysteries of amenesiacs and terrorists amp up the action before moving into retro titles with two Teen Wolf tales. Wrap it all up with Denise and news of an Ant-Man sequel, a Pacific Rim sequel, and a Nintendo Classic sequel. We seriously hope that they work out the bugs in that last one. Also, a PSA on fantasy, dogs, and milkshakes. Seriously, be kind to living creatures and #MakeMineMilkshake on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 8th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Dark Tower – [New Release]
#2 – Dunkirk – [-1]
#3 – The Emoji Movie – [-1]
#4 – Girls Trip – [-1]
#5 – Kidnap – [New Release]
#6 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-1]

#7 – Atomic Blonde – [-3]
#8 – Detroit – [+8]
#9 – War for the Planet of the Apes – [-3]
#10 – Despicable Me 3 – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Bourne Legacy
2007 – Rush Hour 3
1997 – Conspiracy Theory
1987 – The Living Daylights
1977 – The Spy Who Loved Me

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 11th, 2017

Wide

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – [PG]

The Glass Castle – [PG-13]

Annabelle: Creation – [R]

 

Limited

Ingrid Goes West – [R]
The Only Living Boy in New York – [R]
The Trip to Spain – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 8th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

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

Snatched – [R]

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

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Blindspot: Season Two (2016)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Teen Wolf (1985) – [PG]

Teen Wolf Too (1987) – [PG]

 

 

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

 

PSA: Game of Thrones, dogs, and #MakeMineMilkshake
Ant-Man and the Wasp is underway
Nintendo SNES Classic
Pacific Rim: Uprising moves to March 2018

 

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Sometimes, not even secret agents and poop are enough to win the weekend. On this edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we face the triumph of Dunkirk and the rise of The Dark Tower, and we question if Stephen King is enough to defeat Christopher Nolan and dramatic war dramas. [CONFORM] This week also sees the wide releases of Kidnap and Detroit, dramas starring Halle Berry and John Boyega.

 

The home entertainment slate tries to steal hearts with a bank heist in Going in Style, a thrilling mystery in The Circle, an extraterrestrial horror in Alien: Covenant, and a blast from the past with They Live. [OBEY] To wrap it all up, Denise brings us a few confrontations, including the singularity (and Melissa McCarthy), Confederate (and HBO), and Castlevania (and the video game curse). Did we mention Darkwing Duck? Yes, there's Darkwing Duck. This and more on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network. [CONSUME]

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 1st, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Dark Tower

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Dunkirk – [Second Week]
#2 – The Emoji Movie – [New Release]
#3 – Girls Trip – [-1]
#4 – Atomic Blonde – [New Release]
#5 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-2]
#6 – War for the Planet of the Apes – [-2]

#7 – Despicable Me 3 – [-1]
#8 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – [-3]
#9 – Baby Driver – [-2]
#10 – Wonder Woman – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Dark Knight Rises
2007 – The Bourne Ultimatum
1997 – Air Force One
1987 – The Living Daylights
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 4th, 2017

Wide

The Dark Tower – [PG-13]

Detroit – [R]

Kidnap – [R]

 

Limited

Midnight Sun – [PG-13]
Step – [PG]
Wind River – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 1st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Going in Style – [PG-13]

The Circle – [PG-13]

All About the Money – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Alien: Covenant – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Big Little Lies: Season One (2017)

The Secret World of Alex Mack: Complete Series (1994-1998)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

They Live (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

MASH 4077 Podcast

MASH 4077 Podcast is a fan cast covering one of the most well known and highly successful series in television history. Hosted by Kenny, Meds, and Al, each episode will cover a single episode of MASH starting at the beginning with the pilot. We hope to share with our listeners some cool and informative behind the scene information, cool trivia and little know facts about this wonderful TV series.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Melissa McCarthy vs. the singularity
Confederate vs. HBO
Netflix’s Castlevania vs. the video game curse
Darkwing Duck vs. DuckTales revival
John Wick vs. the expanded universe

 

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The Weekly Podioplex returns to find good performers and a disappointment. Dunkirk is the victor, Girls Trip is a winner, but Valerian disappointed while looking pretty. All three of them face challenges from thrilling Atomic Blonde and poop... er, I mean, The Emoji Movie. Or maybe just poop.

 

The home entertainment slate brings Ghost in the Shell, Emerald City, Pretty Little Liars, and Silkwood, all of which lead into the Quick Flicks where Denise talks remakes, revivals, Squirrel Girl (!), and why, oh why, sweet Christmas why is Confederate a thing? This and more on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 25th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Atomic Blonde

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Dunkirk – [New Release]
#2 – Girls Trip – [New Release]
#3 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-1]
#4 – War for the Planet of the Apes – [-3]
#5 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – [New Release]
#6 – Despicable Me 3 – [-3]

#7 – Baby Driver – [-3]
#8 – The Big Sick – [-3]
#9 – Wonder Woman – [-3]
#10 – Wish Upon – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Dark Knight Rises
2007 – The Simpsons Movie
1997 – Air Force One
1987 – RoboCop
1977 – Star Wars

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 28th, 2017

Wide

Atomic Blonde – [R]

The Emoji Movie – [PG]

 

Limited

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – [NR]
Menashe – [PG]
From the Land of the Moon – [R]
The Midwife – [UR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 25th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Ghost in the Shell – [PG-13]

The Boss Baby – [PG]

Unforgettable – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

King Arthur – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Emerald City: Season One (2017)

Girls: Season Six (2017)

Pretty Little Liars: Season Seven (2016)
Pretty Little Liars: Complete Series (2010-2017)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Silkwood (1983) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Techno Retro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers remade… again
Skinner returns to The X-Files
Confederate
Squirrel Girl!

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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, 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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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, there were a few shining stars that tried so, so hard to beat the fast and furious family, but Torretto and his gang sped their way to victory and a box office turkey. This week, they face another family: The Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

The home entertainment slate is a mix of dogs, rings, zombies, babies, and 4400 mysterious people. We also see a pair of hi-def anniversaries as Saturday Night Fever and Smokey and the Bandit flash forward from the 1970s. Finally, Denise caps off the comics celebration with a whole bushel of news from the Marvel universe. That and more on this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 2nd, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Fate of the Furious – [Third Week]
#2 – How to Be a Latin Lover – [New Release]
#3 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – [New Release/Limited Release]
#4 – The Boss Baby – [-2]
#5 – The Circle – [New Release]
#6 – Beauty and the Beast – [-3]

#7 – Going in Style – [-3]
#8 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – [-3]
#9 – Gifted – [-1]
#10 – Unforgettable – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

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

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 5th, 2017

Wide

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Lovers – [R]
The Dinner  – [R]
3 Generations  – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 2nd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

A Dog’s Purpose – [PG]

Rings – [PG-13]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [R]

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Rugrats: Season One (1991)

Rugrats: Season Two (1992)
The Last Ship: Season Three (2016)
The 4400: The Complete Series (2004-2007)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Saturday Night Fever (1977) – [R]

Smokey and the Bandit (1977) – [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.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
GotGV2 bits
GotGV2 vs. Thor: Ragnarok
Fahrenheit 451
The X-Files return... again

 

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a bad week to be a new release. In fact, none of the newbies broke into the top five, and the best among them was a documentary with cute critters. The Fate of the Furious kept driving, and unless The Circle, a street magician, or a latin lover can muster the numbers, Toretto's family will keep riding into the sunset.

 

The home entertainment slate is a small affair, musicals both modern and classic, a battle of werewolves and vampires, and... well... an affair. Denise caps off the week with The Mummy's daddy issues, another crack at the Dark Phoenix, and some uncertainty about Predator and Trek on this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 25th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Circle

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Fate of the Furious – [Second Week]
#2 – The Boss Baby – [Even]
#3 – Beauty and the Beast – [Even]
#4 – Going in Style – [+1]
#5 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – [-1]
#6 – Born in China – [New Release]

#7 – Unforgettable – [New Release]
#8 – Gifted – [-2]
#9 – The Promise – [New Release]
#10 – The Lost City of Z – [+18]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Think Like a Man
2007 – Disturbia
1997 – Volcano
1987 – The Secret of My Succe$s
1977 – Annie Hall

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 28th, 2017

Wide

The Circle – [PG-13]

How to Be a Latin Lover – [PG-13]

Sleight – [R]

 

Limited

Buster’s Mal Heart – [NR]
One Week and a Day – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 25th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

La La Land – [PG-13]

Underworld: Blood Wars – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Fifty Shades Darker – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Affair: Season Three (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Man of La Mancha (1972) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The SciFi Diner Podcast

In this Science Fiction Podcast, we share interviews, reviews, and opinions on popular and perhaps not so popular Science Fiction TV shows and movies.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Universal’s monsters, The Mummy, and daddy issues
Dark Phoenix (again and again and again and...)
Predator reboot gets knocked back
Zachary Quinto unsure about Star Trek #4

 

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Apologies for the delay in this release.

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the winner was expected, but the magnitude was not. The Fate of the Furious was apparently to set records worldwide and guarantee another two stories in the adrenline-charged series. The competition this week is pulling out all the stops, with five titles ranging from angry ex-wives to alien abductions and cute animals, but none of them can drive cars really, really fast. 

The home entertainment slate is far more limited, spanning Split, The Founder, and the Teen Titans on disc. A dog finds his purpose on digital, and Killjoys joins the Five-O in TV on DVD. Finally, retro titles preps Hulu audiences with a look at a polluted religious dystopia driven by fertility. 

Denise wraps it all up with comic and video game news, as well as a sad news about the future of Conan. The king of the Cimmerians may be dead, but we still soldier on with this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, The Smurfs got beat by the Boss Baby. In fact, the Smurfs got beat by the nearly billion-dollar Beauty and the Beast. You know, The Smurfs even got beat by The Smurfs... twice! Okay, okay, they pulled out a win against geriatric thieves Going in Style, but we're left wondering if it's enough to beat fast and furious car thieves on their eighth movie. Can Smurfs get furious? Can they even drive?

 

In home entertainment, NASA's Hidden Figures, Monster Trucks, and (shhh... you're not supposed to know) The Bye Bye Man make their debuts alongside digital releases of Underworld: Blood Wars and La La Land. TV on DVD showcases Tangled: The Series, a trip to Mars, and a classic '50s favorite, and Blu-Rays from the past bring a witch hunt to HD. 

 

Denise wraps it all up with news about Mulan and a taking to task of The Mummy and the humanity of monsters before finishing off this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 11th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Fate of the Furious

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Boss Baby – [Second Week]
#2 – Beauty and the Beast – [Even]
#3 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – [New Release]
#4 – Going in Style – [New Release]
#5 – Ghost in the Shell – [-2]
#6 – Power Rangers – [-2]

#7 – Kong: Skull Island – [-2]
#8 – Get Out – [-1]
#9 – Logan – [-3]
#10 – The Case for Christ – [New Release]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hunger Games
2007 – Disturbia
1997 – Anaconda
1987 – The Secret of My Succe$s
1977 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

 

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

Wide

The Fate of the Furious – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Spark: A Space Tail – [PG]
The Lost City of Z – [PG-13]
Norman – [R]

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent – [R]
A Quiet Passion – [PG-13]
Tommy’s Honour – [PG]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 11th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Hidden Figures – [PG]

Lion – [PG-13]

Monster Trucks – [PG]

The Bye Bye Man – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Underworld: Blood Wars – [R]

La La Land – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Tangled: The Series: Volume One – Before Ever After (2017)
Veep: Season Five (2016)
Mars: The Complete Series (2016)
Father Knows Best: Season Six (1959)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Crucible (1996) – [PG-13]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio Daily is a place for geeks and stealth geeks alike to hang out and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Check out the somtimes weekly podcast…..sWeekly, if you will.  The GRD sWeekly ‘cast is usually available on Mondays, and if you are new to the show, just jump right in!

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Live-action Mulan will have pivotal music
The Mummy will explore the deep humanity of monsters

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Disney almost had the box office turkey, but they encountered The Boss Baby in a nail-biter of a weekend. The big question is whether or not the Baby can defend against the power of Smurfs, geriatric theives, or crises of faith. Are the Baby's days on the throne numbered?

 

In home entertainment, the slate is short for another week, but that's okay. We have Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. On the TV front, we go retro with Diff'rent Strokes and one of the most memorable episodes in '80s sitcom history, and Blu-Rays from the past goes way back with Mr. Deeds. Not the Adam Sandler one... we're talking way, way back. After that, Denise wraps it all up with some comic news and some props for Screen Rant for getting her good before drawing this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Disney continues to score with the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, handily defeating CHiPs, Life, and even Power Rangers. This week brings another live-action adaptation, this time from the anime genre with Ghost in the Shell. It also brings The Boss Baby. Can either of them take on the song as old as rhyme?

 

In home entertainment, the slate is short once again as Fantastic Beasts, Planet Earth, and Hidden Figures headline the new movies, MST3K and Static Shock come from TV to DVD, and Cool Runnings jams into HD. Denise wraps it all up with some thoughts on the DCEU before wrapping this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 28th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Ghost in the Shell

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Beauty and the Beast – [Second Week]
#2 – Power Rangers – [New Release]
#3 – Kong: Skull Island – [-1]
#4 – Life – [New Release]
#5 – Logan – [-2]
#6 – Get Out – [-2]

#7 – CHiPs – [New Release]
#8 – The Shack – [-3]
#9 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-3]
#10 – The Belko Experiment – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hunger Games
2007 – Blades of Glory
1997 – Liar Liar
1987 – Blind Date
1977 – Airport ‘77

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of March 31st, 2017

Wide

Ghost in the Shell – [PG-13]

The Boss Baby – [PG]

 

Limited

The Zookeeper’s Wife – [PG-13]
Naam Shabana – [NR]
Cezanne and I – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 28th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [PG-13]

A Monster Calls – [PG-13]

Planet Earth II – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Hidden Figures – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Archer: Season Seven (2016)
Static Shock: Season One (2000)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII (1988-1999)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Cool Runnings (1993) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio Daily is your one stop shop for all your geeky goodness. Check out Billy Flynn, Flynnstress, and Saucy on GRDsWeekly, the sometimes weekly podcast. All the geek without the wait!

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Star Wars Celebration skips 2018
Han Solo and The Last Jedi
Chris Evans and Captain America
Upcoming DC films to include flashbacks and flash-forwards

 

 

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Disney scored a major record-breaking win with Beauty and the Beast. This week continues the revival theme with a new adaptation of Power Rangers and a 21st century bite at the '70s classic CHIPS, as well as a new sci-fi horror film called Life. Can any of these newbies de-throne the Mouse, or will Belle and Beast dance for another week?

 

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