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The Weekly Podioplex: July 19, 2016

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we celebrate a fifth merry un-birthday for the show since we missed the actual date last month. In lieu of wood or silverware, we'll take the Ghostbusters, which couldn't overcome The Secret Life of Pets, but did well with a new record and positive reactions. Of course, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are bearing down as Star Trek Beyond hits theaters this week, leaving us to wonder how well two franchise sequels will do head to head.

On the home entertainment front, two other goliaths clash as Batman and Superman bring the Dawn of Justice, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters both get new documentaries, and TV on DVD gets post-apocalyptic with The 100, a whole lot of Tatiana Maslanys with Orphan Black, and a Person of Interest boxset for spice. Wrap it up with a look back at the 1920s as The Daughter of Dawn comes to Blu-Ray, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 19, 2016


Opening Clip: Star Trek Beyond

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Secret Life of Pets – [Second Week] #2 – Ghostbusters – [New Release] #3 – The Legend of Tarzan – [-1] #4 – Finding Dory – [-1] #5 – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – [-1] #6 – The Purge: Election Year – [-1]

#7 – Central Intelligence – [-1] #8 – The Infiltrator – [New Release] #9 – The BFG – [-2] #10 – Independence Day: Resurgence – [-2]

Tops From the Past

2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger 2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 1996 – Independence Day 1986 – Aliens 1976 – The Omen

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 22nd, 2016


Star Trek Beyond – [PG-13]

Ice Age: Collision Course – [PG]

Lights Out – [PG-13]


Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – [R] Madaari – [NR]

Don’t Think Twice – [R]

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of July 19th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – [PG-13]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition – [R]

Outatime: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine – [UR]

The Perfect Match – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Keanu – [R]

Mother’s Day – [PG-13]

Ghostheads – [NR]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Person of Interest: Season Five (2015) Person of Interest: The Complete Series (2011-2016) The 100: Season Three (2015) Orphan Black: Season Four (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

To Have and Have Not (1944) – [NR]

The Daughter of Dawn (1920) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

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