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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

Links

 

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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

 

Links

 

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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

 

 

 

Links

 

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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

 

Links

 

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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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