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The Weekly Podioplex: August 30, 2016

On an all-new edition Dragon Con Double Header edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office was breathless as Don't Breathe dethroned the Suicide Squad, and even with a mediocre box office performance, Jason Statham still scored a victory in Mechanic: Resurrection. The next two will test the winning thriller with romance, drama, comedy, and the real life tale of Sully.

In home entertainment, the next two weeks are big with The Jungle Book, Me Before You, Now You See Me 2, and Money Monster dominating the discs. DC Comics delivers on TV with The Flash and Arrow arriving alongside Star Wars Rebels, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural. We also get a blast from the past as Charlie's Angels open their investigation and Star Trek boldly goes to a 50th anniversary.

Add in the finest selection of entertainment news from across the internet, and you have a jam-packed new edition of The Weekly Podioplex to tide you over until after the Labor Day weekend, exclusively on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 30, 2016


Opening Clip: Sully

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Don’t Breathe – [New Release] #2 – Suicide Squad – [-1] #3 – Kubo and the Two Strings – [+1] #4 – Sausage Party – [-2] #5 – Pete’s Dragon – [-2] #6 – Pete’s Dragon – [-1]

#7 – War Dogs – [-4] #8 – Bad Moms – [Even] #9 – Jason Bourne – [-2] #10 – Ben-Hur – [-4]

Tops From the Past

2011 – The Help 2006 – Invincible 1996 – The Crow: City of Angels 1986 – Stand by Me 1976 – The Shootist

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 2nd and 9th, 2016

September 2nd


The Light Between Oceans – [PG-13]


Café Society – [PG-13] Morgan – [R]

Brotherhood – [NR]

The 9th Life of Louis Drax – [R]

Equity – [R] Nam Hai Akira – [NR] Things to Come – [NR]

September 9th


Sully – [PG-13]

The Disappointments Room – [R]

When the Bough Breaks – [PG-13]

The Wild Life – [PG]


Author: The JT LeRoy Story – [R] Before I Wake – [PG-13]

Shut In – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the weeks of August 30th and September 6th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

August 30th

The Jungle Book – [PG]

Me Before You – [PG-13]

The Phenom – [NR]

September 6th

Now You See Me 2 – [PG-13]

The Darkness – [PG-13]

Money Monster – [R]

Love & Friendship – [PG]

New Releases on Digital Video

August 30th

The Conjuring 2 – [R]

September 6th

Free State of Jones – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

August 30th

Arrow: Season Four (2015) Star Wars Rebels: Season Two (2015) The Night Manager: Season One (2015) Criminal Minds: Season Eleven (2015) Grey’s Anatomy: Season Twelve (2015) NCIS: Los Angeles: Season Seven (2015) Shameless: Season Six (2015)

September 6th

The Flash: Season Two (2015) CSI: Cyber: Season Two (2015) Supernatural: Season Eleven (2015) Charlie’s Angels: The Complete Series (1976-1981)

Blu-Rays From the Past

August 30th

The Immortal Story (1968) – [NR]

September 6th

Star Trek: The 50th Anniversary Collection (1966-1991) – [PG]

Podcast Promos

British Invaders

The British Invaders podcast features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series.

These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

Quick Flicks

James and the Giant Peach live action remake The Rogues of The Flash Brother Voodoo in Doctor Strange Is Steve Rogers still Captain America? Rumors of an Indiana Jones comic series for Marvel Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

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