February 21, 2017


On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Batman defeats his foes as Presidents' Day Weekend becomes a rough one for new releases. This week, the Caped Crusader will face a rocking dog, a race along the Autobahn, and an interracial romantic comedy as he fights to maintain the cape and cowl of number one movie in the nation. Can it be done?

In home entertainment, it's a short slate across the board, highlighted by the debut of Doctor Mysterio on shelves. Denise brings news about Guardians of the Galaxy, Rufio's Hook prequel, Bryan Cranston on Better Call Saul, and more before bringing things to a close on this edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 21st, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: Rock Dog

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [Second Week] #2 – Fifty Shades Darker – [Second Week] #3 – The Great Wall – [New Release] #4 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-1] #5 – Fist Fight – [New Release] #6 – Hidden Figures – [-1]

#7 – Split – [-3] #8 – A Dog’s Purpose – [-2] #9 – La La Land – [-1] #10 – A Cure for Wellness – [New Release]

Tops From the Past

2012 – Act of Valor 2007 – Ghost Rider 1997 – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition 1987 – Platoon 1977 – Rocky

Box Office Premieres for the week of February 24th, 2017

Wide

Rock Dog – [PG]

Collide – [PG-13]

Get Out – [R]

Limited

Bitter Harvest – [R] As You Are – [NR] Punching Henry – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of February 21st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Hacksaw Ridge – [R]

Manchester by the Sea – [R]

Bad Santa 2 – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Moana – [PG]

Jackie – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016) Grace and Frankie: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

King Solomon’s Mines (1985) – [PG-13]

Podcast Promos

British Invaders

The British Invaders podcast features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series. These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

Quick Flicks

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Rufio is crowdfunding a Hook prequel Bryan Cranston would return for Better Call Saul The Kitchen from Vertigo Comics The LEGO Batman Movie

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