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The Weekly Podioplex: August 23, 2016

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the bad guys took a box office turkey as the Suicide Squad continues to dominate the box office. If swords and sandals, gunner runners, and fantasy adventurers can't defeat the Squad, do Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection, or Hands of Stone stand a chance?

This week is a big one for television on the home screen as The Walking Dead, Legends of Tomorrow, Castle, Elementary, and more make their way to disc. Add in a disc debut for Winter's War, a man-cub on digital, and a bowl of news in the Quick Flicks for dessert, and you have a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, only on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 23, 2016


Opening Clip: Don’t Breathe

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Suicide Squad – [Third Week] #2 – Sausage Party – [Second Week] #3 – War Dogs – [New Release] #4 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [New Release] #5 – Pete’s Dragon – [-2] #6 – Ben-Hur – [New Release]

#7 – Jason Bourne – [-3] #8 – Bad Moms – [-3] #9 – The Secret Life of Pets – [-3] #10 – Florence Foster Jenkins – [-2]

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help 2006 – Invincible 1996 – The Island of Dr. Moreau 1986 – The Fly 1976 – The Shootist

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 26th, 2016

The box office premieres for August 26th are still trying to stop Harley and the gang, this time with a plate of R-rated fare, starting with this week’s headliner,


Don’t Breathe – [R]

Mechanic: Resurrection – [R]

Hands of Stone – [R]


Blood Father – [R] Complete Unknown – [R]

Southside with You – [PG-13]

The Sea of Trees – [PG-13]

Mia Madre – [R] The Hollars – [PG-13] The Intervention – [R] In Order of Disappearance – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of August 23rd, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Hunstman: Winter’s War – [PG-13]

Ratchet and Clank – [PG]

Roots – [NR]

New Releases on Digital Video

The Jungle Book – [PG]

The Duel – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Walking Dead: Season Six (2015) Ash vs Evil Dead: Season One (2015) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season One (2015) The Strain: Season Two (2015) Castle: Season Eight (2015) Elementary: Season Four (2015) Scandal: Season Five (2015) NCIS: Season Thirteen (2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Woman in the Dunes (1964) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

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Quick Flicks

Suicide Squad Blade Runner 2 The Flash meets The Top Squirrel Girl the movie? Spider-Man: Homecoming The Lost Boys come to television An American Werewolf in London


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