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January 31, 2017

It's the end of January on an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, and while we wonder where the month has gone, the box office newbies were Split across the board. As he continues to seek redemption from moviegoers, M. Night Shyamalan has some contenders this week with The Space Between Us and Rings. Yes, it's another visit to the short film about a girl who crawls out of well on a weekly basis to kill. We can empathize. Except for the crawling out a well. And the killing. So, basically with the weekly basis bit.

Anyway, in home entertainment, Jack Reacher doesn't listen to his titles, Madea says boo, Disney crowns the Queen of Katwe, and Arrival arrives on digital. Television titles welcome Penny Dreadful, Queen Victoria, and the return of two classic sci-fi favorites. Add in the boy without strings on a new blu-ray for a nice finish to the month.

What? You want more? Denise has just the thing with Marvel meet-ups and Star Wars stories, bringing January to fantastic finale on The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 31st, 2017


Opening Clip: The Space Between Us

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Split – [Second Week] #2 – A Dog’s Purpose – [New Release] #3 – Hidden Figures – [Even] #4 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – [New Release] #5 – La La Land – [Even] #6 – xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – [-4]

#7 – Sing – [-3] #8 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [-2] #9 – Monster Trucks – [-2] #10 – Gold – [New Release]

Tops From the Past

2012 – Chronicle 2007 – The Messengers 1997 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Special Edition 1987 – Platoon 1977 – Rocky

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 3rd, 2017


The Space Between Us – [PG-13]

Rings – [PG-13]


Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back – [PG-13] I Am Not Your Negro – [PG-13] The Comedian – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of January 31st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – [PG-13]

Boo! A Madea Halloween – [PG-13]

Queen of Katwe – [PG]

New Releases on Digital Video

Arrival – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Penny Dreadful: The Complete Series (2014-2016) Victoria: Season One (2016) Quantum Leap: The Complete Series (1989-1993) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Complete Series (1993-1999)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Pinocchio (1940) – [G]

Podcast Promos

The Quantum Leap Podcast

The Quantum Leap Podcast is a Barren Space Production with the purpose of exploring the Quantum Leap Universe episode by episode. This podcast will cover all five seasons of one of the best television shows of all time by delving into all 96 episodes one by one and not spoiling upcoming plot points so first timers can follow along. We will be doing approximately two shows per month taking about three years. We will dissect each and every show looking for the meanings morals and lessons we can learn while keeping track of the overall arc of the show.

Quick Flicks

Mary Tyler Moore Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills Star Wars: Rebel Rising Kingsman: The Golden Circle Doctor Strange meets Infinity War


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