February 6, 2018
On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the jungle returns as Winchester debuts in third place. This week, three differing genres will compete against the board game that will not die: Historical drama in The 15:17 to Paris, family comedy with Peter Rabbit, and thriller with Fifty Shades Freed. They get one week before Marvel arrives, so they have to make it count.
On the home entertainment front, Batman goes Victorian in Gotham By Gaslight. We also see Bad Moms surviving Christmas, the Darkest Hour on digital, and a plethora of retro classics on TV. We wrap up the home entertainment slate and the show overall with the HD debut of the adorable mutt Benji.
Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.
Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 6, 2018
Opening Clip: The 15:17 to Paris
Box Office Report
#1 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [+1] #2 – Maze Runner: The Death Cure– [-1] #3 – Winchester – [New Release] #4 – The Greatest Showman – [Even] #5 – The Post – [Even] #6 – Hostiles – [-3]
#7 – 12 Strong – [-1] #8 – Den of Thieves – [-1] #9 – The Shape of Water – [-1] #10 – Paddington 2 – [-1]
Box Office Premieres
February 3, 2018: Wide
The 15:17 to Paris – [PG-13] Peter Rabbit – [PG] Fifty Shades Freed – [R]
February 3, 2017: Limited
Aiyaary – [NR] Padman – [PG-13] Before We Vanish – [NR] La Bode de Valentina – [R]
February 6, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight – [R]
A Bad Moms Christmas – [R]
Only the Brave – [PG-13]
February 6, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video
Darkest Hour – [PG-13]
February 6, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray
Homeland: Season Six (2017)
Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series (1980-1982)
The Guardian: The Complete Series (2001-2004)
Duckman: The Complete Series (1994-1997)
The Ren & Stimpy Show: The Mostly Complete Collection (1991-1996)
War of the Worlds: The Complete Series (1988-1990)
February 6, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past
Benji (1974) – [G]
Tuning in to SciFi TV is the genre fan's weekly guide to science fiction and fantasy television. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions but we also plan to keep things fun.
Visit the Chronic Rift site Send us an e-mail Tweet on Twitter: The Chronic Rift, The Weekly Podioplex, Denise, and Michael Listen on Stitcher Radio
Leave a review on iTunes: The Chronic Rift
Shop the Rift’s Best Bets or search our Amazon Store.
Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality
Denise’s blog at Accessories Not Included