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The Weekly Podioplex: March 24, 2015

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And the fight for dominance at the box office continues as Insurgent takes the top spot.  But could the April offerings present a clear and steady winner?  Michael Falkner has a preview for next month's movie releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 24, 2015

Introduction

Opening Clip: Home


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent
#2 – Cinderella [-1]

#3 – Run All Night [-1]

#4 – The Gunman
#5 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#6 – Do You Believe?

#7 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-1]

#8 – Focus [-4]


#9 – Chappie [-4]

#10 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-3]

(New Release) [Change]

Tops From the Past

2010 – How to Train Your Dragon

2005 – Guess Who

1995 – Outbreak

1985 – Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

1975 – Tommy

Box Office Premieres for the week of March 27th, 2015

 

The box office premieres for January 23rd range from cuddly and comedic to thrilling drama

Wide

Home – [PG]

Get Hard – [R]


Limited

While We’re Young – [R]

Serena – [R]

The Salt of the Earth – [PG-13]

The Riot Club – [R]

White God – [R]

Man from Reno – [NR]

 

Cupcakes – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 24th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – [PG-13]

Into the Woods – [PG]

Unbroken – [PG-13]


TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXII (1988-1999)

The Donna Reed Show: Season Two (1959)

Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean (1990-1995)


Blu-Rays From the Past

The Beyond (1981) – [X]

The Thin Blue Line (1988) – [NR]


Podcast Promos


 

Talking Apes TV

Every episode of TALKING APES TV will delve into one episode of the PLANET OF THE APES TV Series, with plenty of quotes, audio and social commentary pulled from each show.


Quick Flicks

  • April 2015 in Cinema

 

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The HTD Express: #28 - Online And Beyond: An Interview With Crystal House

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I know a lot of editors whom I’d like to bring on the Express and I’m starting with one of the most unique that I know. Crystal House is an experienced online editor. The online/offline process is one of the most overlooked and possibly least understood aspects of post-production. Crystal tells us how that process works, how online editors are different from offline editors and the challenges of each. Crystal does offline editing as well and tells us all about editing the fascinating upcoming independent movie “Stand.”

Another reason I asked Crystal in the show is because of my love-affair with paranormal stories. Crystal is studying the science of Ufology, which is the study of UFO’s. We take a side-step away from industry talk for a bit to talk about UFO studies and some truly creepy stories from around the world. And Crystal tells us about a very unusual but well-documented sleep disorder she suffers from which launched her interest in this subject. This is fun yet very informative interview. I hope you enjoy."

LINKS

Stand Facebook Page

Crystal's IMDB

Crystal's Twitter

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.


The Batcave Podcast: From the Files of the Batcomputer 12 - Batman 1966 Replacement DVD Discs Review

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John returns with a look at the replacement discs Warner Brothers offered for the errors in the original discs for the Batman 66 DVD sets.  What did he think? Take a listen and let John know if you agree with him by writing thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

 

Also, listen in as John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension fill you in on the newest Batman 66 contest they've got lined up.  It's a contest in conjunction with the upcoming East Coast Comic Con - April 11 and 12.


 

The Shazam/Isis Podcast: Episode 3 - "The Brothers"

A blind boy struggles to accept his disability when he is doted over by an overprotective brother.  But things change when he alone must help his injured sibling.

John and Richard discuss the second episode of the first season of Shazam!, "The Brothers".  Among the topics discussed in this podcast are how the series went from animated to live action, the dual identity of Billy Batson, Lance Kerwin's post-acting career, and the appeal of stories dealing with blind people in 60s-80s television.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “People with problems or handicaps can get along just as well as any of us.”

Guest Cast

Lance Kerwin as Chad Martin

Steve Tanner as Danny Martin

 

RATING



 

The Batcave Podcast: Episode 36 - "The Contaminated Cowl/The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul"

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Aired January 4/5, 1967

The Mad Hatter is back in Gotham City with a new scheme to get Batman's cowl.  But will he want it once it's irradiated and turned pink?  And will he be able to use his planned deathtrap, a water tower, before the end of the first episode, or will it be another afterthought as in his last outing?  These questions will be answered on an all new Batcave Podcast!

Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.

 

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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

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SciFi Diner: Rewind Ep. 244 – Serenity: You’re Damaging My Calm

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


Welcome to the Diner

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Tonight's Menu

Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed byJoss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon’s short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret.

The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 byUniversal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.


Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty is a producer and director, known for Browncoats: Redemption(2010), Z*Con: Proof of Concept Film (2013) and Z*Con. He is married to Kelly Dougherty.


The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review 1: IF THIS BE THE END! – GUEST: SCOTT COLLURA, IGN

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AND LO,

THERE WAS A NEW PODCAST!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW with host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore! With a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the comics industry, especially in the realm of the Marvel Universe, Arnold will bring you the latest in-depth discussion of all things amazing, incredible, invincible, and fantastic!

In this episode, Arnold is joined by special guest Scott Collura, Senior Entertainment Editor for IGN.com, co-host of the TRANSPORTER ROOM 3 podcast, and our special guest on the G2V Podcast episode covering the PLANET OF THE APES franchise! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

• AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer 3
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (AMC)
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (Regal)
• Robert Downey Jr. Charity Contest

IN THE BULLPEN

• SECRET WARS 2015
• Spider-Man Joins the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

IRON MAN and Tony Stark’s Role in the Birth of the MCU

GIVEAWAY

In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create the lethal AI known as Ultron. But who created Ultron in the original Marvel Comics back in 1968?

One person will be chosen out of correct answers received by Twitter, Facebook, our website, and e-mail to receive a copy of Sean Howe’s MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY from Harper Perennial!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

We welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on the G2V Facebook page! Find Arnold on Twitter at @arnoldtblumberg!

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DOCTOR OF THE DEAD 38: THE WALKING DEAD S05E12 – “REMEMBER”

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“Remember” what it was like before the zombie apocalypse? Rick and his fellow survivors find themselves trying to do just that when the promise of a safe haven seems fulfilled at long last. But does this walled community offer salvation or is it just another trap? Join Arnold and Scott as they stick together, pick out their houses, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.comcontact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

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The Chronic Rift Spotlight: Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor

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We finally pick up our look at each of the actors to play the role of the Doctor on the long running British series, Doctor Who.  This time around, we're looking at the seven year run of Tom Baker.  We're talking his early years, his companions, his reluctance to be involved in Whodom for so many years and then his explosion in audio and on TV.  It's all here, hosted by Keith DeCandido with John S. Drew sitting in as guest joined by Gary Mitchel of the Revcast and the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at DragonCon.  Get your jelly babies ready as we set the TARDIS controls to the 70s and discuss Tom Baker!

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.  Please rate the episode using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 


 


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Presenting the Transcription Feature: BURNS AND ALLEN/QUIZ KIDS

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We celebrate March by honoring the Girl Scouts and the Irish.  First up on The Burns and Allen Show, George Burns experiences more than the usual amount of befuddlement when wife Gracie Allen signs up to be a Girl Scout troop leader.  This March marks the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts by Juliette Gordon Lowe.  Then on Quiz Kids, there’s a lot of blarney thrown around in preparation of St. Patrick’s Day as the young prodigies field questions about Irish history and other famous guys named Patrick.

Episodes

The Burns and Allen Show

“Gracie, the Girl Scout Leader”

March 10, 1949

3:27


Quiz Kids

“St. Patrick’s Day Diamond”

March 11, 1951

30:15


WCRS Radio Stage: THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP - "Through Rose Colored Glasses"

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Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

For the third installment in the series, we present a story that our own John S. Drew contributed.  John created his own anthology series, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, for WCRS Radio Stage.  In the premiere episode of the anthology series, the Curator of a shop of odds and ends, tells the story of a man who purchased a special pair of rose colored glasses - and you know what happens if you view the world through rose colored glasses for too long.


THE G2V PODCAST: 29: LEONARD NIMOY 1931-2015

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There are no words to express the loss felt by so many around the world at the passing of actor, artist, and immortal icon Leonard Nimoy on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Universally known as the cooly logical Mr. Spock from STAR TREK, Nimoy made his mark on our culture in countless ways beyond his most memorable role. Join Scott and Arnold for an all-too-brief but heartfelt tribute to the man that lived long and prospered, and in doing so changed all of our lives for the better. As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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Generations Geek: Episode 29 - The Battle of Three Movies

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Episode 29, The Battle of Three Movies

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome back Kevin Lauderdale (host of the podcast It Has Come to My Attention) and his daughter to look back on Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. Focusing on the third film, The Battle of Five Armies, they discuss how it compares with the first two, how it wrapped up the story, and how it fits into Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth.


Segments

Intro :30

A Quick Grading of All Three Movies 1:12

The Death of Smaug 5:30

The Battle of Dol Guldur 9:35

Did We Need Three Movies? 11:55

Where’s Bilbo? 16:15

Thorin, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone 18:05

The Battle of How Many Armies? 21:58

Were-worms? There worms! 24:00

Counting Armies 26:45

Battle Fatigue 29:26

Legolas is Bugs Bunny 31:56

Legolas and Tauriel and Kili 32:45

The Death of Kili 36:13

The Death of Fili 37:31

Billy Connolly 39:20

Pigs and Elks and Goats, Oh My 40:15

Thorin versus Azog 42:00

The Death of Thorin 42:45

The End of Middle-earth Movies 43:45

Alfrid: No, Just NO 48:22

Radagast and the Bunny Sled 54:35

Final Thoughts 55:17

Remake Dreams 59:23

Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: "Welcome Home, Jaime, Part Two"

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"Lady Killer," Carlton Harris is back! But this time Jaime Sommers is ready for him! Devising a plan to expose his evil deeds once and for all, she must pretend to be his loyal ally, even if it means going deep undercover and severing her OSI lifeline. It's the Bionic Woman's first solo mission in "Welcome Home, Jaime Part II." Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson welcome back Betsy Dodd of Bionic Blonde.com and James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files.com.

Check out part one of this review here.

Purchase the season one Universal DVD release of The Bionic Woman. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

Comment on the episode here or write abionicpodcast@gmail.com or call 888-866-9010 or better still use the "Send Voicemail" tab on the left of the page to leave a message via your computer.  Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

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Bionic Wiki entry

Bionic Blonde entry


James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987.The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club. In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web! Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions. He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items. Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection. James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

Growing up in a one-TV household, I had 3 brothers who surrounded me in age—who often teased me for being a “sissy”—and who usually controlled the voting majority for which channel to watch. Back in the 70s, our whirling TV dial was pretty much destroyed because we fought over it so often. One night while the substitute pliers were pointed to their choice of The Six Million Dollar Man(again), suddenly there was OMG ...cue angelic chorus... Jaime Sommers, the world’s first Bionic Woman. Yes!!! Score one for us sissies! I was totally hooked. And the love story between Jaime and Steve was the best. Ever. But then they killed her the following week.

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews. I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

These days, I am a freelance copywriter, graphic designer and video editor living in Tennessee. No, I am not a blonde, but I am threatening to become one soon if these little gray hairs don’t stop surfacing. I must confess I also did not actually keep a diary in the 70s, but wish now that I had, so I could remember the real reason why I missed so many episodes of my favorite 70s show. For now, I’m blaming my brothers. For everything.

The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 057

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Show 057 sees Dan & Travis chat ‪‎SNL40‬ with Julien. Plus, more bats, more clickbait, more robots, and the "Anti-Brakers". All new! Subscribe today and tell 1000 friends!

Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

 

  • The Tom Jackson/Johan Santana Show!
  • Clickbait = WOTY Finalist for ’15 or ‘16
  • Duped by thumbnails, but boy are they hot!
  • Save me from Saved By The Bell already
  • Bats bite Ozzy back (figuratively), rehoming imminent
  • Dan: The Man – Special Edition – DAN IN THE MAN

 

THE KINDER, GENTLER, J. ALFRED MARQUES

 

  • As SNL gears up for its 40th anniversary, we discuss cast member rankings, the best Update anchors, Lorne Michaels, and a few extra things! #SNL40

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

  • Pork Pants Pilferer
  • Invisible Boyfriend, who lives in Canada and it totally real
  • NSFL Robot (Not Safe For Life)

 

SHOW CLOSE

 

  • Impossible Travia: THEME – FAMOUS TIMS (AKA DOES TRAVIS PAY ATTENTION PART II)
  • The “Anti-Braker” Movement

 

 

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