August 8, 2017


The battle between good and evil seems to be a winner, but the victory is tainted by really low attendance numbers. That's unfortunate, but audiences may find some respite from The Dark Tower with another crack at The Nut Job. There's also some real life drama in The Glass Castle, a creepy creepy doll in Annabelle: Creation, and the hope that Detroit finds legs in the interim.

The home entertainment slate is heavy on film and light on TV, showcasing King Arthur, Snatched, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Blindspot and the mysteries of amenesiacs and terrorists amp up the action before moving into retro titles with two Teen Wolf tales. Wrap it all up with Denise and news of an Ant-Man sequel, a Pacific Rim sequel, and a Nintendo Classic sequel. We seriously hope that they work out the bugs in that last one. Also, a PSA on fantasy, dogs, and milkshakes. Seriously, be kind to living creatures and #MakeMineMilkshake on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 8th, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Dark Tower – [New Release] #2 – Dunkirk – [-1] #3 – The Emoji Movie – [-1] #4 – Girls Trip – [-1] #5 – Kidnap – [New Release] #6 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-1]

#7 – Atomic Blonde – [-3] #8 – Detroit – [+8] #9 – War for the Planet of the Apes – [-3] #10 – Despicable Me 3 – [-3]

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Bourne Legacy 2007 – Rush Hour 3 1997 – Conspiracy Theory 1987 – The Living Daylights 1977 – The Spy Who Loved Me

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 11th, 2017

Wide

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – [PG]

The Glass Castle – [PG-13]

Annabelle: Creation – [R]

Limited

Ingrid Goes West – [R] The Only Living Boy in New York – [R] The Trip to Spain – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of August 8th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – [PG-13]

Snatched – [R]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – [PG]

New Releases on Digital Video

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – [PG-13]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Blindspot: Season Two (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Teen Wolf (1985) – [PG]

Teen Wolf Too (1987) – [PG]

Podcast Promos

Talking Apes TV

Every episode of TALKING APES TV will delve into one episode of the PLANET OF THE APES TV Series, with plenty of quotes, audio and social commentary pulled from each show.

Quick Flicks

PSA: Game of Thrones, dogs, and #MakeMineMilkshake Ant-Man and the Wasp is underway Nintendo SNES Classic Pacific Rim: Uprising moves to March 2018

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