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March 21, 2017

On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Disney scored a major record-breaking win with Beauty and the Beast. This week continues the revival theme with a new adaptation of Power Rangers and a 21st century bite at the '70s classic CHIPS, as well as a new sci-fi horror film called Life. Can any of these newbies de-throne the Mouse, or will Belle and Beast dance for another week?

In home entertainment, the slate is short as three winter titles make their way to disc, Jyn Erso's mission goes digital, Batman and Dick Van Dyke take on TV, and Hitchcock brings up the anchor position with Lifeboat. Denise wraps it all up with a basket full of news, bringing this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 21st, 2017


Opening Clip: Power Rangers

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Beauty and the Beast – [New Release] #2 – Kong: Skull Island – [-1] #3 – Logan – [-1] #4 – Get Out – [-1] #5 – The Shack – [-1] #6 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-1]

#7 – The Belko Experiment – [New Release] #8 – Hidden Figures – [-1] #9 – John Wick: Chapter Two – [-1] #10 – Before I Fall – [-4]

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hunger Games 2007 – TMNT 1997 – Liar Liar 1987 – Lethal Weapon 1977 – Airport ‘77

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


Power Rangers – [PG-13]


Life – [R]


Wilson – [R] Prevenge – [NR] The Levelling – [R]

Slamma Jamma – [PG]

Home Entertainment for the week of March 21st, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Miss Sloane – [R]

Sing – [PG]

Assassin’s Creed – [PG-13]

New Releases on Digital Video

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season Three (2011) The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color! (1961-1966)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Lifeboat (1944) – [NR]

Podcast Promos

Author, editor, percussionist, voice talent, and Rift regular Keith R.A. DeCandido presents a little slice of his life twice a month in his podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio. Each episode Keith offers readings from his latest works, anecdotes on the writing and editing process, and music from his days with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players and the Boogie Knights.

Quick Flicks

Playgrounds in movie theaters? Orson Welles final film coming to Netflix Alien: The Engineers didn’t create the Xenomorphs Guardians of the Galaxy and Legion are getting more sequels


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