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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.

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

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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. 

Despite a slow news week, it's still 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, 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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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.

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

This week's promo is for Geek Radio Daily.

 

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. 

 

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

 

 

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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