On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, The Smurfs got beat by the Boss Baby. In fact, the Smurfs got beat by the nearly billion-dollar Beauty and the Beast. You know, The Smurfs even got beat by The Smurfs... twice! Okay, okay, they pulled out a win against geriatric thieves Going in Style, but we're left wondering if it's enough to beat fast and furious car thieves on their eighth movie. Can Smurfs get furious? Can they even drive?
In home entertainment, NASA's Hidden Figures, Monster Trucks, and (shhh... you're not supposed to know) The Bye Bye Man make their debuts alongside digital releases of Underworld: Blood Wars and La La Land. TV on DVD showcases Tangled: The Series, a trip to Mars, and a classic '50s favorite, and Blu-Rays from the past bring a witch hunt to HD.
Denise wraps it all up with news about Mulan and a taking to task of The Mummy and the humanity of monsters before finishing off this new edition of the Weekly Podioplex on The Chronic Rift Network.
Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 11th, 2017
Opening Clip: The Fate of the Furious
Box Office Report
#1 – The Boss Baby – [Second Week] #2 – Beauty and the Beast – [Even] #3 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – [New Release] #4 – Going in Style – [New Release] #5 – Ghost in the Shell – [-2] #6 – Power Rangers – [-2]
#7 – Kong: Skull Island – [-2] #8 – Get Out – [-1] #9 – Logan – [-3] #10 – The Case for Christ – [New Release]
Tops From the Past
2012 – The Hunger Games 2007 – Disturbia 1997 – Anaconda 1987 – The Secret of My Succe$s 1977 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Box Office Premieres for the week of April 14th, 2017
The Fate of the Furious – [PG-13]
Spark: A Space Tail – [PG] The Lost City of Z – [PG-13] Norman – [R]
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent – [R] A Quiet Passion – [PG-13] Tommy’s Honour – [PG]
Home Entertainment for the week of April 11th, 2017
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
Hidden Figures – [PG]
Lion – [PG-13]
Monster Trucks – [PG]
The Bye Bye Man – [PG-13]
New Releases on Digital Video
Underworld: Blood Wars – [R]
La La Land – [PG-13]
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray
Tangled: The Series: Volume One – Before Ever After (2017) Veep: Season Five (2016) Mars: The Complete Series (2016) Father Knows Best: Season Six (1959)
Blu-Rays From the Past
The Crucible (1996) – [PG-13]
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