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December 19, 2017

On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we close out the year with a triple header and the return of the Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi set a lot of second place records... and a lot of fanboy teeth on edge. Whichever way the lightsaber cuts, it's a win for Disney. This week's premieres, including the third outing for Pitch Perfect's bellas and a remake of Jumanji, will try to unseat the box office champ, but will the Force be with them?

Home entertainment brings several big titles home in time for the holidays, including Dunkirk, LEGO Ninjago, Blade Runner 2049, and The Mountain Between Us. TV on DVD visits Duckburg with the new DuckTales, as well as the last season of Dirk Gently. After that, Denise gives you news of Night Vale on TV, Watergate on Netflix, The Rock on the walk, and Sir Ian McKellan on the prowl.

From your friends at The Weekly Podioplex and The Chronic Rift Network,

have a happy, warm, and safe holiday season. We'll see you in 2018!

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 19, 2017


Opening Clip: Pitch Perfect 3

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [New Release] #2 – Ferdinand – [New Release] #3 – Coco – [-2] #4 – Wonder – [-1] #5 – Justice League – [-3] #6 – Daddy’s Home 2 – [Even]

#7 – Thor: Ragnarok – [-2] #8 – The Disaster Artist – [-4] #9 – Murder on the Orient Express – [-2] #10 – Lady Bird – [-1]

Tops From the Past

2012 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2007 – National Treasure: Book of Secrets 1997 – Titanic 1987 – Eddie Murphy Raw 1977 – Saturday Night Fever

Box Office Premieres

December 22, 2017: Wide

Pitch Perfect 3 – [PG-13] Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [PG-13] Downsizing – [R] Father Figures – [R]

December 22, 2017: Limited

The Post – [PG-13] Happy End – [R]

December 29, 2017: Wide

The Greatest Showman – [PG] All the Money in the World – [R]

December 29, 2017: Limited

Molly’s Game – [R] Phantom Thread – [R] Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – [R]

January 5, 2018: Wide

Insidious: The Last Key – [PG-13]

January 5, 2018: Limited


Home Entertainment

December 19, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Dunkirk – [PG-13]

mother! – [R]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie – [PG]

Stronger – [R]

December 26, 2017: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Mountain Between Us – [PG-13]

Flatliners – [PG-13]

Manhunt: Unabomber – [TV-14]

January 2, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

American Made – [R]

December 19, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

American Made – [R]

December 26, 2017: New Releases on Digital Video

Blade Runner 2049 – [R]

January 2, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Geostorm – [PG-13]

December 19, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Ducktales: Volume One – Woo-Oo! (2017)

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season Two (2017)

December 26, 2017: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Acceptable Risk: Series One (2017)

January 2, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray


December 19, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past

The Kentuckian (1955) – [NR]

December 26, 2017: Blu-Rays From the Past

Fletch Lives (1989) – [PG]

January 2, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) – [PG-13]

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.

Earth Station Who Earth Station Who is a show dedicated to the culture around the BBC icon Doctor Who. Join Mike F, Mike G, and Mary Ogle as we explore the 50-year history and fandom surrounding the Doctor with reviews, interviews, and general discussions about the show. Be prepared for surprises, though; you never know WHO might pop up as a guest on Earth Station Who!

Quick Flicks

Welcome to Night Vale moves from podcast to television George Clooney and Netflix ponder Watergate The Rock gets a Hollywood star Sir Ian McKellen is possessive of Gandalf


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