On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Disney continues to score with the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, handily defeating CHiPs, Life, and even Power Rangers. This week brings another live-action adaptation, this time from the anime genre with Ghost in the Shell. It also brings The Boss Baby. Can either of them take on the song as old as rhyme?
In home entertainment, the slate is short once again as Fantastic Beasts, Planet Earth, and Hidden Figures headline the new movies, MST3K and Static Shock come from TV to DVD, and Cool Runnings jams into HD. Denise wraps it all up with some thoughts on the DCEU before wrapping this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex to a close on The Chronic Rift Network.
Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 28th, 2017
Opening Clip: Ghost in the Shell
Box Office Report
#1 – Beauty and the Beast – [Second Week] #2 – Power Rangers – [New Release] #3 – Kong: Skull Island – [-1] #4 – Life – [New Release] #5 – Logan – [-2] #6 – Get Out – [-2]
#7 – CHiPs – [New Release] #8 – The Shack – [-3] #9 – The LEGO Batman Movie – [-3] #10 – The Belko Experiment – [-3]
Tops From the Past
2012 – The Hunger Games 2007 – Blades of Glory 1997 – Liar Liar 1987 – Blind Date 1977 – Airport ‘77
Box Office Premieres for the week of March 31st, 2017
Ghost in the Shell – [PG-13]
The Boss Baby – [PG]
The Zookeeper’s Wife – [PG-13] Naam Shabana – [NR] Cezanne and I – [R]
Home Entertainment for the week of March 28th, 2017
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – [PG-13]
A Monster Calls – [PG-13]
Planet Earth II – [NR]
New Releases on Digital Video
Hidden Figures – [PG]
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray
Archer: Season Seven (2016) Static Shock: Season One (2000) Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII (1988-1999)
Blu-Rays From the Past
Cool Runnings (1993) – [PG]
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