January 16, 2018


On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the jungle is still strong, defeating four effective new releases in its fourth week. Hitwomen, anthropomorphic bears, Liam Neeson... not even the Washington Post could stop Jumanji. This week sees another shot with 12 Strong soldiers in Afghanistan, a Den of Thieves facing off against the LAPD, and a country star coming home. Can anything stop the jungle?

Home entertainment brings replicants to battle in Blade Runner 2049, a slasher Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day, something disastrous in Geostorm, Better Call Saul, and a few retro classics to boot. Denise wraps it up with a short news cycle -- we blame January! -- covering Artemis Fowl, Snowpiercer, and Black Widow.

We also say goodbye to a good man and friend.

It's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 16, 2018

Introduction

Opening Clip: 12 Strong

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [Second Week] #2 – The Post – [+13] #3 – The Commuter – [New Release] #4 – The Greatest Showman – [Even] #5 – Insidious: The Last Key – [-3] #6 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [-3]

#7 – Paddington 2 – [New Release] #8 – Proud Mary – [New Release] #9 – Pitch Perfect 3 – [-4] #10 – The Darkest Hour – [-2]

Box Office Premieres

January 19, 2018: Wide

12 Strong – [R] Den of Thieves – [R] Forever My Girl – [PG]

January 19, 2017: Limited

The Leisure Seeker – [R] The Final Year – [NR] Mary and the Witch’s Flower – [PG]

Home Entertainment

January 16, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Blade Runner 2049 – [R]

Happy Death Day – [PG-13]

The Snowman – [R]

January 16, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Geostorm – [PG-13]

January 16, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Better Call Saul: Season Three (2017)

Street Sharks: The Complete Series (1994-1996)

S.W.A.T.: The Complete Series (1975-1976)

January 16, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past

S.W.A.T. (2003) – [PG-13]

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.

In memoriam: Justin Macumber

Quick Flicks

Disney has found its Artemis Fowl Snowpiercer getting a TV spinoff Black Widow finally getting a solo movie?

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