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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?

 

In home entertainment, the slate is short as three winter titles make their way to disc, Jyn Erso's mission goes digital, Batman and Dick Van Dyke take on TV, and Hitchcock brings up the anchor position with Lifeboat. Denise wraps it all up with a basket full of news, bringing this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 21st, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Power Rangers

 


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Beauty and the Beast – [New Release]
#2 – Kong: Skull Island – [-1]
#3 – Logan – [-1]
#4 – Get Out – [-1]
#5 – The Shack – [-1]
#6 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-1]

#7 – The Belko Experiment – [New Release]
#8 – Hidden Figures – [-1]
#9 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-1]
#10 – Before I Fall – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hunger Games
2007 – TMNT
1997 – Liar Liar
1987 – Lethal Weapon
1977 – Airport ‘77

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of March 24th, 2017

Wide

Power Rangers – [PG-13]

CHIPS – [R]

Life – [R]

 

Limited

Wilson – [R]
Prevenge – [NR]
The Levelling – [R]

Slamma Jamma – [PG]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 21st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Miss Sloane – [R]

Sing – [PG]

Assassin’s Creed – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season Three (2011)
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color! (1961-1966)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Lifeboat (1944) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Dead Kitchen Radio: The Keith R. A. DeCandido Podcast

Author, editor, percussionist, voice talent, and Rift regular Keith R.A. DeCandido presents a little slice of his life twice a month in his podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio.  Each episode Keith offers readings from his latest works, anecdotes on the writing and editing process, and music from his days with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players and the Boogie Knights.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Playgrounds in movie theaters?
Orson Welles final film coming to Netflix
Alien: The Engineers didn’t create the Xenomorphs
Guardians of the Galaxy and Legion are getting more sequels

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Logan stepped aside as the giant ape Kong took control of the box office. Adding another creature to the mix this week is Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. With so many beasts in the mix, will the Mouse House's magic win the weekend?

 

In home entertainment, it's drama galore as a few winter releases make their way to disc. TV steps back in time with a slate of retro titles including award-winners and memorable finales, and HD takes the time-traveling cue by bringing Firestarter to blu-ray. Finally, Denise takes on a superheroic slate of comic book news items to wrap this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 14th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Beauty and the Beast

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Kong: Skull Island – [New Release]
#2 – Logan – [-1]
#3 – Get Out – [-1]
#4 – The Shack – [-1]
#5 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-1]
#6 – Before I Fall – [Even]

#7 – Hidden Figures – [Even]
#8 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-3]
#9 – La La Land – [+1]
#10 – Fifty Shades Darker – [-1]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – 21 Jump Street
2007 – 300
1997 – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Special Edition
1987 – Lethal Weapon
1977 – Airport ‘77

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of March 17th, 2017

Wide

Beauty and the Beast – [PG]

The Belko Experiment – [R]

 

Limited

T2 Trainspotting – [R]
Song to Song – [R]
Frantz – [PG-13]

They Call Me Jeeg – [NR]

Betting on Zero – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 10th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Fences – [PG-13]

Collateral Beauty – [PG-13]

Passengers – [PG-13]

Marco Polo (2007) – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Patriots Day – [R]

Miss Sloane – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

CHiPs: Season Five (1981)
Newhart: Season Eight (1989)
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series (1986-1991)
The Zeta Project: Season Two (2001-2003)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Firestarter (1984) – [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.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Early reviews of Iron Fist: Not so great
Casting the next Wolverine
Deadpool meets Domino, courts Patrick Stewart
Thor: Ragnarok
Logan: X-23 spinoff ideas

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Batman and most of the newbies are told to Get Out as Jordan Peele's fresh flick takes down everyone. The competition is fierce this week because the new arrivals include the afterlife, a god, and the Wolverine. This battle's gonna be nuts.

 

In home entertainment, it's another short slate headlined by Doctor Strange as Marvel continues Phase III. Academy Award-winning Best Picture Moonlight comes to disc as Collateral Beauty hits digital, and the Tanners bring Fuller House from TV to DVD. After a beastly look at retro classics, Denise goes wild with news before closing the cage door on 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, Batman defeats his foes as Presidents' Day Weekend becomes a rough one for new releases. This week, the Caped Crusader will face a rocking dog, a race along the Autobahn, and an interracial romantic comedy as he fights to maintain the cape and cowl of number one movie in the nation. Can it be done?

 

In home entertainment, it's a short slate across the board, highlighted by the debut of Doctor Mysterio on shelves. Denise brings news about Guardians of the Galaxy, Rufio's Hook prequel, Bryan Cranston on Better Call Saul, and more before bringing things to a close on this edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 21st, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Rock Dog

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [Second Week]
#2 – Fifty Shades Darker – [Second Week]
#3 – The Great Wall – [New Release]
#4 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-1]
#5 – Fist Fight – [New Release]
#6 – Hidden Figures – [-1]

#7 – Split – [-3]
#8 – A Dog’s Purpose – [-2]
#9 – La La Land – [-1]
#10 – A Cure for Wellness – [New Release]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Act of Valor
2007 – Ghost Rider
1997 – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition
1987 – Platoon
1977 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 24th, 2017

Wide

Rock Dog – [PG]

Collide – [PG-13]

Get Out – [R]

 

Limited

Bitter Harvest – [R]
As You Are – [NR]
Punching Henry – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 21st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Hacksaw Ridge – [R]

Manchester by the Sea – [R]

Bad Santa 2 – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Moana – [PG]

Jackie – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016)
Grace and Frankie: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

King Solomon’s Mines (1985) – [PG-13]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

British Invaders

The British Invaders podcast features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series. These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Rufio is crowdfunding a Hook prequel
Bryan Cranston would return for Better Call Saul
The Kitchen from Vertigo Comics
The LEGO Batman Movie

 

Links

 

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It's love, true love on an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex as the sluggish year gets a reboot with three new releases in the top three spots. LEGO Batman will have his hands full fighting mythic monsters as Hollywood and China join forces at The Great Wall. Does the Caped Crusader have the power to break a wall not made of plastic bricks, or can he rely on the undying love of the fans to keep him on top?

 

In home entertainment, several titles make their debut, including the sci-fi darling Arrival and, on digital, Marvel's newest dimension-beinding wizard. TV on DVD brings drama and crime fighting, the latter with an addiction to lollipops, along with the Starship Enterprise in HD. Raquel Welch caps it off with a trip to the stone age before Denise gives us the lowdown on how Baby Groot is a jerk. After that, we put a bow on this Valentine's Day edition of the Weekly Podioplex because we choo-choo-choose you. Either that, or we shot you with Cupid's arrows again. That cherub really needs to quit leaving his weapons lying around The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 14th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Great Wall

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [New Release]
#2 – Fifty Shades Darker – [New Release]
#3 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [New Release]
#4 – Split – [-3]
#5 – Hidden Figures – [-1]
#6 – A Dog’s Purpose – [-3]

#7 – Rings – [-5]
#8 – La La Land – [-3]
#9 – Lion – [+1]
#10 – Sing – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Safe House
2007 – Ghost Rider
1997 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Special Edition
1987 – Platoon
1977 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 17th, 2017

Wide

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Fist Fight – [R]

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

 

Limited

Land of Mine – [R]
Everybody Loves Somebody – [PG-13]
Lovesong – [NR]
In Dubious Battle – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 14th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Arrival – [PG-13]

The Edge of Seventeen – [R]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – [R]

Bleed for This – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Doctor Strange – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Mercy Street: Season Two (2017)
Quarry: Season One (2016)
Kojak: Season One (1973)
Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series (2001-2005)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

One Million Years B.C. (1966) – [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

 

Kate McKinnon and The Magic School Bus
Scarlett Johansson, whitewashing, and Ghost in the Shell
Disney’s live-action Aladdin
Castlevania on Netflix
Baby Groot is a jerk

Links

 

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Welcome to February with all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex. With Split earning a box office turkey and all of the new releases acting more like Falcons than Patriots, we have to wonder if the Caped Crusader can break through the brick wall and score a win. Joining him (and Robin, if we continue the avian theme) are John Wick and fifty more shades of Fifty Shades. Nothing says Valentines like LEGOs, violence, and hyperbolic BDSM.

 

In home entertainment, we start with a completely different kind of Loving, followed by Trolls, political fallout, and the dark side of the Justice League. The digital and TV slates are pretty sparse, but classics on Blu-Ray make up for it as we say goodbye to Carrie Fisher with a loose semi-autobiographical salute. Wrap it up with Denise and news of Star Wars vinyls, Game of Thrones beverages, and a wee spot of, shall we say, alternative facts in the Quick Flicks, and we bring this edition of The Weekly Podioplex to close. It's all yours for free, courtesy of The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 7th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The LEGO Batman Movie

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Split – [Third Week]
#2 – Rings – [New Release]
#3 – A Dog’s Purpose – [-1]
#4 – Hidden Figures – [-1]
#5 – La La Land – [Even]
#6 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [-2]

#7 – Sing – [Even]
#8 – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – [-2]
#9 – The Space Between Us – [New Release]
#10 – Lion – [+4]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Vow
2007 – Norbit
1997 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Special Edition
1987 – Platoon
1977 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 10th, 2017

Wide

The LEGO Batman Movie – [PG]

John Wick: Chapter 2 – [R]

Fifty Shades Darker – [R]

 

Limited

Jolly LLB 2 – [NR]
A United Kingdom – [PG-13]
Kedi – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 7th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Loving – [PG-13]

Trolls – [PG]

American Pastoral – [R]

Justice League Dark – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Manchester By the Sea – [R]

Hacksaw Ridge – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Three (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Postcards from the Edge (1990) – [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

 

A Dog’s Purpose
Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectors vinyls
J.J. Abrams and supernatural WWII film Overlord
Game of Thrones adult beverages
Charmed and Lost Boys reboots pushed back

 

Links

 

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It's the end of January on an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, and while we wonder where the month has gone, the box office newbies were Split across the board. As he continues to seek redemption from moviegoers, M. Night Shyamalan has some contenders this week with The Space Between Us and Ring

 

s. Yes, it's another visit to the short film about a girl who crawls out of well on a weekly basis to kill. We can empathize. Except for the crawling out a well. And the killing. So, basically with the weekly basis bit.

 

Anyway, in home entertainment, Jack Reacher doesn't listen to his titles, Madea says boo, Disney crowns the Queen of Katwe, and Arrival arrives on digital. Television titles welcome Penny Dreadful, Queen Victoria, and the return of two classic sci-fi favorites. Add in the boy without strings on a new blu-ray for a nice finish to the month.

 

What? You want more? Denise has just the thing with Marvel meet-ups and Star Wars stories, bringing January to fantastic finale on The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 31st, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Space Between Us

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Split – [Second Week]
#2 – A Dog’s Purpose – [New Release]
#3 – Hidden Figures – [Even]
#4 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [New Release]
#5 – La La Land – [Even]
#6 – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – [-4]

#7 – Sing – [-3]
#8 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [-2]
#9 – Monster Trucks – [-2]
#10 – Gold – [New Release]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Chronicle
2007 – The Messengers
1997 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Special Edition
1987 – Platoon
1977 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 3rd, 2017

Wide

The Space Between Us – [PG-13]

Rings – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back – [PG-13]
I Am Not Your Negro – [PG-13]
The Comedian – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 31st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [PG-13]

Boo! A Madea Halloween – [PG-13]

Queen of Katwe – [PG]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Arrival – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Penny Dreadful: The Complete Series (2014-2016)
Victoria: Season One (2016)
Quantum Leap: The Complete Series (1989-1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Complete Series (1993-1999)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Pinocchio (1940) – [G]

 

 

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

 

Mary Tyler Moore
Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills
Star Wars: Rebel Rising
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Doctor Strange meets Infinity War

 

Links

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office was dominated by two of the three newcomers. In particular, it was a good weekend for an oft-ridiculed filmmaker and his new title Split. This week brings an end to the apocalypse of Resident Evil, smiles with A Dog's Purpose, and a quest for Gold. Can M. Night Shyamalan protect his win?

 

In home entertainment, it's a short slate with symbology, monsters, trolls, and detectives. Sherlock comes home, as do two classics including a David Bowie alien film. Denise tops it all off with a variety of news, and we draw things to a close on The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 24th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Split – [New Release]
#2 – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – [New Release]
#3 – Hidden Figures – [-2]
#4 – Sing – [-1]
#5 – La La Land – [-3]
#6 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [-1]

#7 – Monster Trucks – [Even]
#8 – Patriots Day – [-2]
#9 – Sleepless – [-1]
#10 – The Bye Bye Man – [-6]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Grey
2007 – Epic Movie
1997 – Jerry Maguire
1987 – Critical Condition
1977 – Rocky
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of January 27th, 2017

Wide

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [R]

A Dog’s Purpose – [PG]

Gold – [R]

 

Limited

The Salesman – [PG-13]
Un Padre No Tan Padre – [PG-13]
Kung-Fu Yoga – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 24th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Inferno – [PG-13]

The Monster – [R]

The Light Between Oceans – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Trolls – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Sherlock: Season Four (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Sabotage (1939) – [NR]

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – [R]

 

 

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

 

All-women remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Inhumans gets a director
Black Adam solo movie
The People’s Choice Awards
Good Omens

 

Links

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a holiday weekend, but if you were a new release, it was a bad one. Hidden Figures defeated everyone, the Rebellion broke the half-billion mark, and Hollywood is hoping beyond hope that the return of Xander Cage in a fifteen year revival of xXx can put a stop to all of it. It's January, so we shall see.

 

In home entertainment, audiences are treated to a variety of films including Roger Corman's newest: Death Race 2050. Jack Reacher goes back (even though the title warned him not to) on digital, Rizzoli & Isles says farewell on TV, and the classics take Two For the Road. Denise shakes things up with a discussion of remakes that you never knew you wanted but are getting anyway, drawing this new edition of The Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 17th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Hidden Figures – [Second Week]
#2 – La La Land – [+3]
#3 – Sing – [Even]
#4 – The Bye Bye Man – [New Release]
#5 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [-3]
#6 – Patriots Day – [Nationwide Expansion: +24]

#7 – Monster Trucks – [New Release]
#8 – Sleepless – [New Release]
#9 – Underworld: Blood Wars – [-5]
#10 – Passengers – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Underworld: Awakening
2007 – Stomp the Yard
1997 – Beverly Hills Ninja
1987 – Critical Condition
1977 – The Enforcer
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of January 20th, 2017

Wide

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

Split – [PG-13]

The Founder – [PG-13]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone – [PG]

 

Limited

Staying Vertical – [UR]
The Sunshine Makers – [NR]
The Red Turtle – [PG]
Kedi – [UR]
Detour – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 17th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Girl on the Train – [R]

Ouija: Origin of Evil – [R]

Keeping Up With the Joneses – [PG-13]

Death Race 2050 – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Rizzoli & Isles: Season Seven (2016)
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Series (2010-2016)
12 Monkeys: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Two For the Road (1967) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Dead Kitchen Radio: The Keith R. A. DeCandido Podcast

Author, editor, percussionist, voice talent, and Rift regular Keith R.A. DeCandido presents a little slice of his life twice a month in his podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio.  Each episode Keith offers readings from his latest works, anecdotes on the writing and editing process, and music from his days with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players and the Boogie Knights.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Hollywood and remakes
The Chronicles of Narnia
Dungeons and Dragons
Highlander
The Phantom Tollbooth
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Masters of the Universe
Red Sonja
The Sword in the Stone
Drop Dead Fred
The Never-Ending Story
Heavy Metal
Time Bandits
Van Helsing
Wicked
Jumanji

Woody Harrelson meets Star Wars
The Defenders

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Send us an e-mail
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Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Denise’s blog at Accessories Not Included

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