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December 5, 2017

On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, it's all quiet before the return of the Jedi. Coco is your champion once again with the limited newbies making a decent but not Top Ten worthy showing. This week, Coco faces off against The Shape of Water and Just Getting Started in one last bid for box office superiority. In home entertainment, Despicable Me returns alongside The Simpsons, Fargo, and Twin Peaks. After another holiday horror from the past, Denise brings it all to a close with news of Tarantino, Abrams, and Meyer on Trek, Johnson on Wars, and House of Cards without Spacey.

It's another short release list, but it's still here for you on a brand new edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 5, 2017


Opening Clip: The Shape of Water

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Coco – [Second Week] #2 – Justice League – [Even] #3 – Wonder – [Even] #4 – Thor: Ragnarok – [Even] #5 – Daddy’s Home 2 – [Even] #6 – Murder on the Orient Express – [Even]

#7 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – [+3] #8 – Lady Bird – [+3] #9 – The Star – [-2] #10 – A Bad Moms Christmas – [-2]

Tops From the Past

2012 – Skyfall 2007 – The Golden Compass 1997 – Flubber 1987 – Three Men and a Baby 1977 – The Goodbye Girl

Box Office Premieres

December 1, 2017: Wide

The Shape of Water – [R] Just Getting Started – [PG-13]

December 1, 2017: Limited

I, Tonya – [R] November Criminals – [PG-13] Big Sonia – [NR]

Home Entertainment

December 5, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Despicable Me 3 – [PG]

December 5, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Stronger – [R]

December 5, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Simpsons: Season Eighteen (2006)

Fargo: Season Three (2017)

Twin Peaks: Season Three – A Limited Event Series (2017)

December 5, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) – [R]

Podcast Promos

The Dead Robots Society

The Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. All the hosts, current and former, have writing experience of some kind. They gather on a weekly basis to share stories of their individual journeys and discuss topics important to the world of writing. Occasional forays into the territories of brown dragons, taco eating cowboy space ninjas, or random discussions involving monkeys are all considered rumor at best and none of the hosts are willing to admit any of that actually happened.

Quick Flicks

Quentin Tarantino meets Star Trek? Nicholas Meyer is actively pursuing a new Star Trek project Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy not the Knights of the Old Republic Bryan Singer fired from Bohemian Rhapsody House of Cards continues, but without Kevin Spacey


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