August 15, 2017


We're really not sure which is scarier: The number one film or the descent of the summer box office. Annabelle may have won the weekend, but this year's summer season is not performing well at all. Between The Hitman's Bodyguard and Logan Lucky, maybe there's hope in two adult comedies as the season winds down.

The home entertainment slate looks a little better with Alien: Covenant leading the pack, backed by heavy hitters like Once Upon a Time, The Blacklist, Legends of Tommorrow, and Riverdale. Oh, and a little creepshow known as Pet Semetary. So many chills down the spine. After that, Denise brings news of Hannibal, Hellboy, Neuromancer, Dawn, and whatever The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is. It's the dog days of summer right here on a new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 15th, 2017

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Annabelle: Creation – [New Release] #2 – Dunkirk – [Even] #3 – The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature – [New Release] #4 – The Dark Tower – [-3] #5 – Girls Trip – [-1] #6 – The Emoji Movie – [-3]

#7 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – [-1] #8 – Kidnap – [-3] #9 – The Glass Castle – [New Release] #10 – Atomic Blonde – [-3]

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Expendables 2 2007 – Superbad 1997 – Cop Land 1987 – Stakeout 1977 – The Kentucky Fried Movie

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 18th, 2017

Wide

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – [R]

Logan Lucky – [PG-13]

Limited

Patti Cake$ – [R] Gook – [UR] Lemon – [NR] Marjorie Prime – [NR] Sidemen: Long Road to Glory – [NR] 6 Days – [R] The Adventurers – [NR]

Home Entertainment for the week of August 15th, 2017

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Alien: Covenant – [R]

Chuck – [R]

New Releases on Digital Video

Baywatch – [R]

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Once Upon a Time: Season Six (2016)

The Blacklist: Season Four (2016) The Blacklist: Redemption: Season One (2016)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season Two (2016)

Riverdale: Season One (2016)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Pet Sematary (1989) – [R]

Podcast Promos

Full of Sith

The Full of Sith Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy with hosts Bryan Young, Tha Mike Pilot, and Holly Frey.

Quick Flicks

Hannibal revival in discussions The BPRD and the Hellboy reboot Deadpool’s Tim Miller gets Neuromancer Octavia Butler’s Dawn goes to television The Ballad of Buster Scruggs meets Netflix

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