top of page

The Weekly Podioplex: December 13, 2016

On an brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office picked up a December turkey as not even an Office Christmas Party could unseat Moana as the box office champ. This may be the last week on top for our animated heroine, but Disney's doing pretty well as they debut Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In home entertainment, it's super-villains working off prison sentences, peculiar children with super powers, and a biblical epic to start things off. TV on DVD brings Star Trek, Korra, Dirk Gently, andt he slate belongs to the movies as six titles from 2016 make their premiere. Add them to a baby for Bridget Jones, a House of Lies, and another dose of the Walking Dead. Finally, Denise wraps things up with the Quick Flicks and we present you with a shiny new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 13th, 2016


Opening Clip: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Moana – [Third Week] #2 – Office Christmas Party – [New Release] #3 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-1] #4 – Arrival – [-1] #5 – Doctor Strange – [Even] #6 – Allied – [-2]

#7 – Nocturnal Animals – [+9] #8 – Manchester by the Sea – [+3] #9 – Trolls – [-3] #10 – Hacksaw Ridge – [-3]

Tops From the Past

2011 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2006 – The Pursuit of Happyness 1996 – Jerry Maguire 1986 – The Golden Child 1976 – Silver Streak

Box Office Premieres for the week of December 16th, 2016


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [PG-13]

Collateral Beauty – [PG-13]


A Kind of Murder – [R] Neruda – [R] Solace – [R] Fences – [PG-13]

Home Entertainment for the week of December 13th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Suicide Squad – [PG-13]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – [PG-13]

Ben-Hur – [PG-13]

Florence Foster Jenkins – [PG-13]

Bridget Jones’s Baby – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Snowden – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault (1966-1969) The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series (2012-2014) Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season One (2016) Fear the Walking Dead: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

Full of Sith

The Full of Sith Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy with hosts Bryan Young, Tha Mike Pilot, and Amy Ratcliffe.

Quick Flicks

A Child’s Night Dream Tomb Raider Iron Fist: Danny Rand is NOT a “white savior” Pixar ramps up Coco Blade Runner 2049 and Deckard’s humanity


Visit the Chronic Rift site Send us an e-mail Tweet on Twitter: The Chronic Rift, The Weekly Podioplex, Denise, and Michael Listen on Stitcher Radio

Leave a review on iTunes: The Chronic Rift

Shop the Rift’s Best Bets or search our Amazon Store.

Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

Denise’s blog at Accessories Not Included

bottom of page