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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a tight race for first place as the East Coast got frozen out with winter storms. That's bad news for the Rebellion, but good news for Hidden Figures. This week, the box office celebrates Friday the 13th with monsters of various sizes, including growling trucks, haunting figures, terrorists, and criminals.

 

In home entertainment, 2016 continues to clean house with a variety of titles, from teenage superheroes and mafia accountants to historical dramas and comedy acts. TV on DVD keeps things rolling with political intrigue, hackers, and bold adventures in the final frontier. Denise brings this week's finale with a tribute to Debbie Reynolds and a spoiler-free review of Sing, closing the curtain on this new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 10th, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Monster Trucks

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Hidden Figures – [Nationwide Expansion: +16]
#2 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [-1]
#3 – Sing – [-1]
#4 – Underworld: Blood Wars – [New Release]
#5 – La La Land – [+2]
#6 – Passengers – [-3]

#7 – Why Him? – [-2]
#8 – Moana – [-4]
#9 – Fences – [-3]
#10 – Assassin’s Creed – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – Contraband
2007 – Stomp the Yard
1997 – The Relic
1987 – The Golden Child
1977 – The Enforcer
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of January 13th, 2017

Wide

Monster Trucks – [PG]

The Bye Bye Man – [PG-13]

Patriots Day – [R]

Sleepless – [R]

Live By Night – [R]

 

Limited

OK Jaanu – [NR]
The Comedian – [R]
The Book of Love – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 10th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Max Steel – [PG-13]

Deepwater Horizon – [PG-13]

The Birth of a Nation – [R]

The Accountant – [R]

Kevin Hart: What Now? – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Ouija: Origin of Evil – [PG-13]

Keeping Up With the Joneses – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Homeland: Season Five (2015)
Mr. Robot: Season Two (2016)
Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series (2001-2005)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Battleground (1949) – [NR]

 

 

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

 

Debbie Reynolds
Sing

 

Links

 

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Happy New Year! On the first 2017 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the rebels are celebrating with turkey as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story makes it three victories in a row. The Rebellion turns its sights on the vampires, lycans, and tree monsters as this week's new releases go supernatural. The newcomers have the advantage of box office fatigue, but Rogue One still carries the Star Wars banner. Who will win? 

 

In home entertainment, a few late 2016 titles come to disc and streaming, as well as Bones, Sleepy Hollow, and The Librarians in TV on DVD. We cap off the new slate with a twenty-year old Jerry Maguire asking you to show him your hard-earned cash, alongside the original Gone in 60 Seconds. Denise takes it home with a tribute to Carrie Fisher and a spoiler-free review of Rogue One, putting the cap on this new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 3rd, 2017

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Underworld: Blood Wars

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [Third Week]
#2 – Sing – [Second Week]
#3 – Passengers – [Second Week]
#4 – Moana – [+2]
#5 – Why Him? – [-1]
#6 – Fences – [+1]

#7 – La La Land – [+1]
#8 – Assassin’s Creed – [-3]
#9 – Manchester by the Sea – [+4]
#10 – Collateral Beauty – [Even]

 

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Devil Inside
2007 – Night at the Museum
1997 – Michael
1987 – The Golden Child
1977 – The Enforcer
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of January 6th, 2017

Wide

Underworld: Blood Wars – [R]

A Monster Calls – [PG-13]

 

Limited

I, Daniel Blake – [R]
The Ardennes – [UR]
Railroad Tigers – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 3rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [PG]

Denial – [PG-13]

Blair Witch – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Max Steel – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Bones: Season Eleven (2015)
Sleepy Hollow: Season Three (2015)
The Librarians: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Jerry Maguire (1996) – [R]

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) – [NR]

 

 

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

 

Carrie Fisher
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

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On an brand new double-digest holiday edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the rebels are in charge as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the weekend in grand fashion. Disney and Lucasfilm face a Death Star-sized challenge as 2016 comes to a close as four major contenders arrive just in time for one of the top movie holidays. Can the rebels withstand firepower of that magnitude? 

In home entertainment, several late summer and early fall titles make their debut just in time for gift-giving, and they make the majority of the slate. Television takes a break, and horror takes over the high-def titles from the past. We wrap up the show with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and we wrap up the year with this final 2016 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 20th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Sing

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [New Release]
#2 – Moana – [-1]
#3 – Office Christmas Party – [-1]
#4 – Collateral Beauty – [Even]
#5 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-2]
#6 – Manchester by the Sea – [+1]

#7 – La La Land – [+8]
#8 – Arrival – [-4]
#9 – Doctor Strange – [-4]
#10 – Nocturnal Animals – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
2006 – Night at the Museum
1996 – Beavis and Butt-head do America
1986 – The Golden Child
1976 – A Star Is Born
 

Box Office Premieres for the weeks of December 23rd and December 30th, 2016

December 23rd
Wide

Sing – [PG]

Assassin’s Creed – [PG-13]

Why Him? – [R]

Passengers – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Monster Calls – [PG-13]
Fences – [PG-13]
Silence – [R]
Dangal – [UR]
Patriots Day – [R]
Julieta – [R]

December 30th 

Wide

None

 

Limited

Hidden Figures – [PG]

Live by Night – [R]
Fences – [PG-13]
Gold – [R]
20th Century Women – [R]
Paterson – [R]
Toni Erdmann – [R]

Home Entertainment for the weeks of December 20th and 27th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)

 

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Sully – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)

 

Snowden – [R]

When the Bough Breaks – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video (December 20th)

 

Deepwater Horizon – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video (December 27th)

 

The Accountant – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)

 

None

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)

 

None

 

Blu-Rays From the Past (December 20th)

 

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (1987-1992) – [R]

 

Blu-Rays From the Past (December 27th)

 

Underworld (2003) – [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

 

Cruella
The National Film Registry’s 2016 additions
Gotham City Sirens
Star Trek Discovery

Links

 

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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office picked up a December turkey as not even an Office Christmas Party could unseat Moana as the box office champ. This may be the last week on top for our animated heroine, but Disney's doing pretty well as they debut Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 

 

In home entertainment, it's super-villains working off prison sentences, peculiar children with super powers, and a biblical epic to start things off. TV on DVD brings Star Trek, Korra, Dirk Gently, andt he slate belongs to the movies as six titles from 2016 make their premiere. Add them to a baby for Bridget Jones, a House of Lies, and another dose of the Walking Dead. Finally, Denise wraps things up with the Quick Flicks and we present you with a shiny new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 13th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [Third Week]
#2 – Office Christmas Party – [New Release]
#3 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-1]
#4 – Arrival – [-1]
#5 – Doctor Strange – [Even]
#6 – Allied – [-2]

#7 – Nocturnal Animals – [+9]
#8 – Manchester by the Sea – [+3]
#9 – Trolls – [-3]
#10 – Hacksaw Ridge – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2006 – The Pursuit of Happyness
1996 – Jerry Maguire
1986 – The Golden Child
1976 – Silver Streak
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 16th, 2016

Wide

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

Collateral Beauty – [PG-13]

 

Limited

A Kind of Murder – [R]
Neruda – [R]
Solace – [R]
Fences – [PG-13]
 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 13th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Suicide Squad – [PG-13]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [PG-13]

Ben-Hur – [PG-13]

Florence Foster Jenkins – [PG-13]

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Snowden – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault (1966-1969)
The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series (2012-2014)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season One (2016)
Fear the Walking Dead: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – [NR]

 

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 Amy Ratcliffe.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

A Child’s Night Dream
Tomb Raider
Iron Fist: Danny Rand is NOT a “white savior”
Pixar ramps up Coco
Blade Runner 2049 and Deckard’s humanity

Links

 

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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it was a terrible week to be a new release. Moana and Fantastic Beasts ruled the roost once again, and they have one more week to keep audiences entertained before the Death Star comes back to town. In the meantime, Miss Sloane and the Office Christmas Party will try their hardest to win hearts, minds, and cold hard cash. Do they have a chance against wizards, teenage heroes, and demigods?

 

Home entertainment gets busy as pets, super secret agents, cowboys, airline heroes, and storks make waves. Among these big name titles, however, is a touching documentary from a son to his late father, an idol from a science fiction legend. Television titles include irreverent animation, romance, a spinoff from a galaxy far away, and a high fantasy MTV project. It all rounds out with octane as Mad Max hits shelves in Black and Chrome fashion.

 

Finally, Denise brings it all to a close with a fitting and thematic review of a deeply inspirational film in the Quick Flicks. What better way to stay warm as December debuts than with your friends at The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 6th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Miss Sloane

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [Second Week]
#2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [Even]
#3 – Arrival – [+2]
#4 – Allied – [Even]
#5 – Doctor Strange – [-2]
#6 – Trolls – [Even]

#7 – Hacksaw Ridge – [+2]
#8 – Bad Santa 2 – [-1]
#9 – Incarnate – [New Release]
#10 – Almost Christmas – [-2]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – New Year’s Eve
2006 – Apocalypto
1996 – 101 Dalmatians
1986 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1976 – Rocky

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 9th, 2016

Wide

Miss Sloane – [R]

Office Christmas Party – [R]

 

Limited

La La Land – [PG-13]
Befikre – [UR]
Harry Benson: Shoot First – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of December 6th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Secret Life of Pets – [PG]

Jason Bourne – [PG-13]

For the Love of Spock – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Sully – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Family Guy: Season Fourteen (2015)
Beauty and the Beast: Season Four (2016)
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Season One (2016)
The Shannara Chronicles: Season One (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Mad Max: High Octane Collection (1979-2015) – [PG-13, 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

 

Review: Moana

 

Links

 

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On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office shrugged off a turkey coma as Moana unseats Fantastic Beasts as the box office champ. Unfortunately, that luck didn't spread far among the new releases. The good news is that they have a chance to remain in the running since this week brings only one contender to the table. 

 

In home entertainment, the slate belongs to the movies as six titles from 2016 make their premiere. Add them to a baby for Bridget Jones, a House of Lies, and a game of Finders Keepers to put the finishing touches on the plate. Add in dessert with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have an end-of-the-month edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 29th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Incarnate

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [New Release]
#2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-1]
#3 – Doctor Strange – [-1]
#4 – Allied – [New Release]
#5 – Arrival – [-1]
#6 – Trolls – [-3]

#7 – Bad Santa 2 – [New Release]
#8 – Almost Christmas – [-3]
#9 – Hacksaw Ridge – [-3]
#10 – The Edge of Seventeen – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
2006 – Happy Feet
1996 – 101 Dalmatians
1986 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1976 – Carrie

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 2nd, 2016

Wide

Incarnate – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Jackie – [R]
The Eyes of My Mother – [R]
Things to Come – [PG-13]
Old Stone – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 29th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – [R]

The Wild Life – [PG]

The BFG – [PG]

Don’t Breathe – [R]

Pete’s Dragon – [PG]

Family Drama

Rifftrax Live!: MST3K Reunion Show – [NR]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

House of Lies: Season Five (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Finders Keepers (1984) – [R]

 

 

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.

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Assassin’s Creed clip
Kubo and Zootopia nominated for Annie Awards
BD Wong returns for Jurassic World 2
Buckaroo Banzai lawsuit
Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

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On an all-new Double Digest edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office remains strange as the good doctor fends off aliens, angry offspring, and a mid-November horror flick. This week sees one brand of magic facing off against another as Doctor Strange defends his title against the first Harry Potter spinoff in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And if that's not enough magic, Moana joins that fray in two weeks. Welcome to the November blockbuster season.

In home entertainment, a fish finds home in Finding Dory and Star Wars takes another chunk out of everyone's budgets. In the "One of These Things is Not Like the Other" Department, the Suicide Squad, Jason Bourne, and The Secret Life of Pets make their digital debuts. On television, we welcome the drama of Westeros, an animated Trek, and another entry from MST3K. Finally, two classics debut in HD as the Looney Tunes crew plays basketball and the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller does what Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers do best.

Is that all? Of course not. What kind of bountiful feast for the ears would this be without Denise and the Quick Flicks? All of this in a double episode for the debut of the holiday season on The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office goes strange as the Doctor Strange takes the top spot. There are no losers among the newbies, as Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge aren't far behind. Next week's new arrivals (see what we did there?) will attempt to take down the good doctor with aliens, family drama, and shut-in thrillers.

 

In home entertainment, we have a Sausage Party, the digital debut of Kubo, and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen leading the pack. After we put a bow on the package with Denise and the Quick Flicks, it's time to deliver you a brand new installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 8th, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Arrival

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Doctor Strange – [New Release]
#2 – Trolls – [New Release]
#3 – Hacksaw Ridge – [New Release]
#4 – Boo! A Madea Halloween – [-3]
#5 – Inferno – [-3]
#6 – The Accountant – [-2]

#7 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [-4]
#8 – Ouija: Origin of Evil – [-3]
#9 – The Girl on the Train – [-3]
#10 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-3]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Immortals
2006 – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
1996 – Ransom
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Carrie

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of November 11th, 2016

Wide

Arrival – [PG-13]

Shut In – [PG-13]

Almost Christmas – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – [R]
Elle – [R]
The Love Witch – [UR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 8th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Sausage Party – [R]

Indignation – [R]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Kubo and the Two Strings – [PG]

Mechanic: Resurrection – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Daredevil: Season One (2015)
Black Sails: Season Three (2015)
Red Dwarf: Series XI (2016)
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (1999-2001)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Goodbye Girl (1977) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Nutty Bites

A monthly podcast that is focused on art, the creative process, people out there in the verse doing creative works, audio dramas that I’m interested in, books, movies, tv, music, you name it. Also covering Cons, host discussions and other fun tidbits. In addition, games, contests and interviews with people who inspire me.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Wonder Woman trailer
Starship Troopers reboot
How Rogue One fits into the Star Wars timeline
Quentin Tarantino’s retirement plans
The Defenders brings in Colleen Wing
Deadpool’s Evangeline is getting a solo flick

 

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NOTE: With apologies to Michael and Denise, here is a much delayed episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

 

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's the last show of the month, and a surprising (yet fitting) champion has emerged with Boo! A Madea Halloween. It's not certain how long Madea will hold the crown since Jack Reacher wasn't far behind, and there's a conspiracy on the horizon with Robert Langdon and his adventures in Inferno.

 

In home entertainment, we go on a Hunt for the Wilderpeople, find Dory on digital, race Nash Bridges on the television front, and head off to Neverland in a hi-def look back to 1991. It's a short slate, but it ends in top fashion as Denise brings you the news in the Quick Flicks, putting the wrap on this installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 25, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Inferno


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Boo! A Madea Halloween – [New Release]
#2 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [New Release]
#3 – Ouija: Origin of Evil – [New Release]
#4 – The Accountant – [-3]
#5 – The Girl on the Train – [-3]
#6 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-2]

#7 – Keeping Up With the Joneses – [New Release]
#8 – Kevin Hart: What Now? – [-5]
#9 – Storks – [-3]
#10 – Deepwater Horizon – [-5]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Puss in Boots
2006 – Saw III
1996 – Sleepers
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Burnt Offerings

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 28th, 2016

Wide

Inferno – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Eagle Huntress – [G]
Gimme Danger – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 25th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – [PG-13]

Skiptrace – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Finding Dory – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Nash Bridges: The Complete Series (1996-2001)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Hook (1991) – [PG]

 

 

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

 

Trailer for Logan
Letitia Wright joins Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War to feature Illuminati characters
Aquaman to be a "swashbuckling" adventure
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story runtime
Godzilla sequel
Red Dead Redemption 2

 

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On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we're moving into October's back half with a win from The Accountant as it leads the stunning stage bow for Kevin Hart and the stumbling Max Steel. Next week will be action-on-action action as Jack Reacher returns to the silver screen and challenges Affleck for the crown.

 

In home entertainment, Jeff Goldblum and company return to save Earth in Independence Day: Resurgence, while Alice Through the Looking Glass debuts on digtial. In the television department, Bates Motel and Teen Wolf escort the powerhouse Downton Abbey to disc, and to round out the list, we get creepy dolls and creepier serial killers in the return of Child's Play.

 

Cap it all off with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and you have the newest installment of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

 

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 18, 2016

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Accountant – [New Release]
#2 – The Girl on the Train – [-1]
#3 – Kevin Hart: What Now? – [New Release]
#4 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [-2]
#5 – Deepwater Horizon – [-2]
#6 – Storks – [-1]

#7 – The Magnificent Seven – [-3]
#8 – Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [-1]
#9 – Sully – [-1]
#10 – The Birth of a Nation – [-4]

 

Tops From the Past

2011 – Paranormal Activity 3
2006 – The Prestige
1996 – Sleepers
1986 – Crocodile Dundee
1976 – Marathon Man
 

Box Office Premieres for the week of October 21st, 2016

Wide

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [PG-13]

Ouija: Origin of Evil – [PG-13]

Keeping Up with the Joneses – [PG-13]

Boo! A Madea Halloween – [PG-13]

 

Limited

American Pastoral – [R]
31 – [R]
Moonlight – [R]
We Are X – [R]
The Handmaiden – [NR]
I’m Not Ashamed – [PG-13]
 

Home Entertainment for the week of October 18th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Independence Day: Resurgence – [PG-13]

 

New Releases on Digital Video

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass – [PG]

Bad Moms – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Downton Abbey: The Complete Series (2010-2015)
Teen Wolf: Season Five, Part Two (2016)
Bates Motel: Season Four (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Laughing Policeman (1973) – [R]

Child’s Play (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Star Wars Stacks
The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer
Doctor Strange, the Ancient One, and Rachel McAdams
Don Quixote tilts toward the silver screen
War of the Worlds heads to MTV
The Ghost in the Shell returns to theaters in the UK

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