The Weekly Podioplex: August 4, 2015


The Ant-Man was taken down after a profitable run by Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible adventure. And now there are a series of new movies opening this weekend that could easily take its place. What movies interest you? Or perhaps you'll stay home and watch any of the new DVD release offerings. It's all here on a new Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 4, 2015

Introduction

Opening Clip: Fantastic Four

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation #2 – Vacation #3 – Ant-Man [-2] #4 – Minions [-1] #5 – Pixels [-3] #6 – Trainwreck [-2]

#7 – Southpaw [-2] #8 – Paper Towns [-2] #9 – Inside Out [-2] #10 – Jurassic World [-2]

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Tops From the Past

2010 – The Other Guys 2005 – Dukes of Hazzard 1995 – Waterworld 1985 – Back to the Future 1975 – Jaws

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 7th, 2015

Wide

Fantastic Four – [PG-13]

The Shaun the Sheep Movie – [PG]

Ricki and the Flash – [PG-13]

The Gift – [R]

Limited

Cop Car – [R]

The Diary of a Teenage Girl – [R]

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – [PG]

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F” – [NR]

Dark Places – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of August 4th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – [PG-13]

Far from the Madding Crowd – [PG-13]

Barely Lethal – [PG-13]

Do You Believe? – [PG-13]

True Story – [R]

The Salvation – [R]

The Casual Vacancy – [NR]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Orphan Black: Season Three (2015)

Strike Back: Season Three (2015)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One (1964)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Innerspace (1987) – [PG]

Podcast Promos

The Roundtable Podcast

Every great story begins starts with a great idea. But… how do you know if your idea is strong enough to bear the weight of pen and ink? You do what we all do… you tell someone about it. You talk it through, bounce ideas around, and get some feedback. You have a discussion.

Now… wouldn’t it be great if you could have that discussion with some folks who’ve been around the block once or twice, who have published a book or two, or edited a few novels? Now THAT discussion would be fabulous! Think of what you could learn about your craft, the questions you could ask and the answers you’d get!

That’s what The Roundtable Podcast is all about. It’s about nurturing ideas, fostering inspiration, and getting the creative juices flowing. It’s also about mistakes and blind alleys, harsh reality and uncomfortable truths.

Each week we invite publishers, editors, and authors to get on the line with a writer who presents an idea on the table… an idea for a story they want to write. And then everyone digs in, asking questions, pointing out problems, and proposing solutions. Characters are dissected or dismissed, plots reinforced or torn apart altogether, and hopefully what started as an idea, becomes something more.

It becomes a story… one we’d all like to hear.

Quick Flicks

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