February 14, 2017


It's love, true love on an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex as the sluggish year gets a reboot with three new releases in the top three spots. LEGO Batman will have his hands full fighting mythic monsters as Hollywood and China join forces at The Great Wall. Does the Caped Crusader have the power to break a wall not made of plastic bricks, or can he rely on the undying love of the fans to keep him on top?

In home entertainment, several titles make their debut, including the sci-fi darling Arrival and, on digital, Marvel's newest dimension-beinding wizard. TV on DVD brings drama and crime fighting, the latter with an addiction to lollipops, along with the Starship Enterprise in HD. Raquel Welch caps it off with a trip to the stone age before Denise gives us the lowdown on how Baby Groot is a jerk. After that, we put a bow on this Valentine's Day edition of the Weekly Podioplex because we choo-choo-choose you. Either that, or we shot you with Cupid's arrows again. That cherub really needs to quit leaving his weapons lying around The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 14th, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Great Wall

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [New Release] #2 – Fifty Shades Darker – [New Release] #3 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [New Release] #4 – Split – [-3] #5 – Hidden Figures – [-1] #6 – A Dog’s Purpose – [-3]

#7 – Rings – [-5] #8 – La La Land – [-3] #9 – Lion – [+1] #10 – Sing – [-3]

Tops From the Past

2012 – Safe House 2007 – Ghost Rider 1997 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Special Edition 1987 – Platoon 1977 – Rocky

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 17th, 2017

Wide

The Great Wall – [PG-13]

Fist Fight – [R]

A Cure for Wellness – [R]

Limited

Land of Mine – [R] Everybody Loves Somebody – [PG-13] Lovesong – [NR] In Dubious Battle – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of February 14th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Arrival – [PG-13]

The Edge of Seventeen – [R]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – [R]

Bleed for This – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Doctor Strange – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Mercy Street: Season Two (2017) Quarry: Season One (2016) Kojak: Season One (1973) Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series (2001-2005)

Blu-Rays From the Past

One Million Years B.C. (1966) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

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Quick Flicks

Kate McKinnon and The Magic School Bus Scarlett Johansson, whitewashing, and Ghost in the Shell Disney’s live-action Aladdin Castlevania on Netflix Baby Groot is a jerk

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