June 20, 2017


On an all-new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, Lightning McQueen won the race, but can he match Wonder Woman's box office endurance as she continues to take down her DCEU brethren? This week, they both face off against a new set of cars as a popular '80s franchise gets another movie chapter in Transformers: The Last Knight. The question is how the Michael Bay action spectacle will match against two movies with feeling.

On the home entertainment slate, the pickings are equally slim as Life, Kong, Jake and the Fatman, and Under the Dome make their way to various shelves. To top it off, Denise discusses remakes, squees about DuckTales (woo-oo!), laments Cruise control, and says goodbye to Batman. Add it all together and you have another edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 20th, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: Transformers: The Last Knight

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Cars 3 – [Second Week] #2 – Wonder Woman – [-1] #3 – All Eyez on Me – [New Release] #4 – The Mummy – [-2] #5 – 47 Meters Down – [New Release] #6 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – [-2]

#7 – Rough Night – [New Release] #8 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – [-5] #9 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [-4] #10 – It Comes at Night – [-4]

Tops From the Past

2012 – Brave 2007 – Evan Almighty 1997 – Batman & Robin 1987 – The Witches of Eastwick 1977 – The Deep

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 23rd, 2017

Wide

Transformers: The Last Knight – [PG-13]

Limited

The Big Sick – [R] The Beguiled – [R] The Bad Batch – [R]

Home Entertainment for the week of June 20th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Life – [R]

Altitude – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Kong: Skull Island – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Jake and the Fatman: The Complete Series (1987-1992)

Under the Dome: The Complete Series (2013-2015)

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Lawnmower Man (1992) – [R]

Podcast Promos

Earth Station One

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Quick Flicks

Adam West (1928-2017) The Mummy’s performance due to Cruise control? The Cannonball Run remake (sorry, John) Big Trouble in Little China comic series Old Man Jack DuckTales (woo-oo!) Black Mirror goes literary

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