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The Weekly Podioplex: August 16, 2016

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the bad guys kept the newbies at bay, but the Sausage Party and Pete's Dragon still performed well in their opening frames. Their days may be numbered as a sword-and-sandals epic gets a modern remake this week, and one has to wonder if Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad withstand Ben-Hur?

This week also welcomes Denise Lhamon to The Chronic Rift family as joins the show and ushers in the return of the Quick Flicks. Add in some Angry Birds, the story of Raiders, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 16, 2016


Opening Clip: Ben-Hur

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Suicide Squad – [Second Week] #2 – Sausage Party – [New Release] #3 – Pete’s Dragon – [New Release] #4 – Jason Bourne – [-2] #5 – Bad Moms – [-2] #6 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-2]

#7 – Star Trek Beyond – [-2] #8 – Florence Foster Jenkins – [New Release] #9 – Nine Lives – [-3] #10 – Lights Out – [-3]

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help 2006 – Snakes on a Plane 1996 – Tin Cup 1986 – The Fly 1976 – Futureworld

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 19th, 2016


Ben-Hur – [PG-13]

Kubo and the Two Strings – [PG]

War Dogs – [R]


Morris from America – [R] Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World – [PG-13]

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – [PG-13]

The People vs Fritz Bauer – [R]

A Tale of Love and Darkness – [PG-13]

Home Entertainment for the week of August 16th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Angry Birds Movie – [PG]

God’s Not Dead 2 – [PG]

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made – [NR]

New Releases on Digital Video

Me Before You – [PG-13]

Our Last Tango – [NR]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Gotham: Season Two (2015) Hell on Wheels: Season Five (2015) Once Upon a Time: Season Five (2015) The Vampire Diaries: Season Seven (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) – [PG]

Podcast Promos

This monthly podcast will explore films, television, and radio, that have through time, been “orphaned” and fallen into the realm of the public domain. Diving through the vast online collections on websites like it will rediscover these near forgotten pieces of entertainment history.

Quick Flicks

DC Comics and Marvel Studios news Kenny Baker (1934-2016)


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