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December 20, 2016 (Double-Size Edition)

On an brand new double-digest holiday edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the rebels are in charge as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the weekend in grand fashion. Disney and Lucasfilm face a Death Star-sized challenge as 2016 comes to a close as four major contenders arrive just in time for one of the top movie holidays. Can the rebels withstand firepower of that magnitude?

In home entertainment, several late summer and early fall titles make their debut just in time for gift-giving, and they make the majority of the slate. Television takes a break, and horror takes over the high-def titles from the past. We wrap up the show with Denise and the Quick Flicks, and we wrap up the year with this final 2016 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 20th, 2016


Opening Clip: Sing

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [New Release] #2 – Moana – [-1] #3 – Office Christmas Party – [-1] #4 – Collateral Beauty – [Even] #5 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [-2] #6 – Manchester by the Sea – [+1]

#7 – La La Land – [+8] #8 – Arrival – [-4] #9 – Doctor Strange – [-4] #10 – Nocturnal Animals – [-2]

Tops From the Past

2011 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2006 – Night at the Museum 1996 – Beavis and Butt-head do America 1986 – The Golden Child 1976 – A Star Is Born

Box Office Premieres for the weeks of December 23rd and December 30th, 2016

December 23rd Wide

Sing – [PG]

Assassin’s Creed – [PG-13]

Why Him? – [R]

Passengers – [PG-13]


A Monster Calls – [PG-13] Fences – [PG-13] Silence – [R] Dangal – [UR] Patriots Day – [R] Julieta – [R]

December 30th




Hidden Figures – [PG]

Live by Night – [R] Fences – [PG-13] Gold – [R] 20th Century Women – [R] Paterson – [R] Toni Erdmann – [R]

Home Entertainment for the weeks of December 20th and 27th, 2016

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)

The Magnificent Seven – [PG-13]

Sully – [PG-13]

Storks – [PG]

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)

Snowden – [R]

When the Bough Breaks – [PG-13]

New Releases on Digital Video (December 20th)

Deepwater Horizon – [PG-13]

New Releases on Digital Video (December 27th)

The Accountant – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 20th)


TV on DVD and Blu-Ray (December 27th)


Blu-Rays From the Past (December 20th)

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (1987-1992) – [R]

Blu-Rays From the Past (December 27th)

Underworld (2003) – [R]

Podcast Promos

The Dead Robots Society

The Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. All the hosts, current and former, have writing experience of some kind. They gather on a weekly basis to share stories of their individual journeys and discuss topics important to the world of writing. Occasional forays into the territories of brown dragons, taco eating cowboy space ninjas, or random discussions involving monkeys are all considered rumor at best and none of the hosts are willing to admit any of that actually happened.

Quick Flicks

Cruella The National Film Registry’s 2016 additions Gotham City Sirens Star Trek Discovery


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