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March 14, 2017

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Logan stepped aside as the giant ape Kong took control of the box office. Adding another creature to the mix this week is Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. With so many beasts in the mix, will the Mouse House's magic win the weekend?

In home entertainment, it's drama galore as a few winter releases make their way to disc. TV steps back in time with a slate of retro titles including award-winners and memorable finales, and HD takes the time-traveling cue by bringing Firestarter to blu-ray. Finally, Denise takes on a superheroic slate of comic book news items to wrap this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 14th, 2017


Opening Clip: Beauty and the Beast

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Kong: Skull Island – [New Release] #2 – Logan – [-1] #3 – Get Out – [-1] #4 – The Shack – [-1] #5 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-1] #6 – Before I Fall – [Even]

#7 – Hidden Figures – [Even] #8 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-3] #9 – La La Land – [+1] #10 – Fifty Shades Darker – [-1]

Tops From the Past

2012 – 21 Jump Street 2007 – 300 1997 – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Special Edition 1987 – Lethal Weapon 1977 – Airport ‘77

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


Beauty and the Beast – [PG]

The Belko Experiment – [R]


T2 Trainspotting – [R] Song to Song – [R] Frantz – [PG-13]

They Call Me Jeeg – [NR]

Betting on Zero – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of March 10th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Fences – [PG-13]

Collateral Beauty – [PG-13]

Passengers – [PG-13]

Marco Polo (2007) – [NR]

New Releases on Digital Video

Patriots Day – [R]

Miss Sloane – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

CHiPs: Season Five (1981) Newhart: Season Eight (1989) Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series (1986-1991) The Zeta Project: Season Two (2001-2003)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Firestarter (1984) – [R]

Podcast Promos

The Shared Desk

From the writing desk of award-nominated and award-winning authors and podcasters Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris comes The Shared Desk, a writer's show that explores collaboration, science fiction, fantasy, and just about anything that catches their fleeting attention spans.

Quick Flicks

Early reviews of Iron Fist: Not so great Casting the next Wolverine Deadpool meets Domino, courts Patrick Stewart Thor: Ragnarok Logan: X-23 spinoff ideas


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