January 3, 2017


Happy New Year! On the first 2017 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the rebels are celebrating with turkey as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story makes it three victories in a row. The Rebellion turns its sights on the vampires, lycans, and tree monsters as this week's new releases go supernatural. The newcomers have the advantage of box office fatigue, but Rogue One still carries the Star Wars banner. Who will win?

In home entertainment, a few late 2016 titles come to disc and streaming, as well as Bones, Sleepy Hollow, and The Librarians in TV on DVD. We cap off the new slate with a twenty-year old Jerry Maguire asking you to show him your hard-earned cash, alongside the original Gone in 60 Seconds. Denise takes it home with a tribute to Carrie Fisher and a spoiler-free review of Rogue One, putting the cap on this new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 3rd, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: Underworld: Blood Wars

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [Third Week] #2 – Sing – [Second Week] #3 – Passengers – [Second Week] #4 – Moana – [+2] #5 – Why Him? – [-1] #6 – Fences – [+1]

#7 – La La Land – [+1] #8 – Assassin’s Creed – [-3] #9 – Manchester by the Sea – [+4] #10 – Collateral Beauty – [Even]

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Devil Inside 2007 – Night at the Museum 1997 – Michael 1987 – The Golden Child 1977 – The Enforcer

Box Office Premieres for the week of January 6th, 2017

Wide

Underworld: Blood Wars – [R]

A Monster Calls – [PG-13]

Limited

I, Daniel Blake – [R] The Ardennes – [UR] Railroad Tigers – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of January 3rd, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – [PG]

Denial – [PG-13]

Blair Witch – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Max Steel – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Bones: Season Eleven (2015) Sleepy Hollow: Season Three (2015) The Librarians: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Jerry Maguire (1996) – [R]

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

Skywalking Through Neverland

Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney, Superheroes and pop culture fandom. You know, that stuff that binds us all together as instantaneous friends! We showcase either what people have done with their fandom or talked to those who are involved first-hand in the universes that we LOVE.

Quick Flicks

Carrie Fisher Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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