March 13, 2018


On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the Black Panther is unstoppable as the film crests $1 billion worldwide and just keeps on kicking tail. Gringo couldn't stop it, a hurricane couldn't stop it, Strangers couldn't stop it... not even Disney could stop it. Lara Croft and a new version of Tomb Raider is leading a small army of newcomers who will try to stop the king, but it's anyone's guess as to who will come in on top.

On the home entertainment front, Shape of Water and Justice League lead the pack with The Last Jedi coming to digital. The Handmaid's Tale brings a frightening future to TV shelves, and our retro title takes us on A Trip to the Moon.

Denise returns to your ears with news of a holistic detective, a Green Lantern that jumps on couches, and a treatise on Universal's Dark Universe. It's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 13, 2018

Introduction

Opening Clip: Tomb Raider

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Black Panther – [Fourth Week] #2 – A Wrinkle in Time – [New Release] #3 – Strangers: Prey at Night – [New Release] #4 – Red Sparrow – [-2] #5 – Game Night – [-1] #6 – Peter Rabbit – [-1]

#7 – Death Wish – [-4] #8 – Annihilation – [-2] #9 – The Hurricane Heist – [New Release] #10 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – [-3]

Box Office Premieres

March 16, 2018: Wide

Tomb Raider – [PG-13] Love, Simon – [PG-13] 7 Days in Entebbe – [PG-13] I Can Only Imagine – [PG]

March 16, 2018: Limited

Flower – [R] Allure – [NR] Josie – [NR] Journey’s End – [R] Ramen Heads – [NR] Maineland – [NR] Demon House – [NR]

Home Entertainment

March 13, 2018: New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Shape of Water – [R]

Justice League – [PG-13]

The Disaster Artist – [R]

I, Tonya – [R]

Ferdinand – [PG]

March 13, 2018: New Releases on Digital Video

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – [PG-13]

March 13, 2018: TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One (2017)

Fear the Walking Dead: Season Three (2017)

Major Crimes: Season Six (2017)

March 6, 2018: Blu-Rays From the Past

A Trip to the Moon (1902) – [G]

Podcast Promos

The Flopcast Kevin and Kornflake are back in business, and bringing you The Flopcast, live from Chickentown. They are still quite obsessed with both coffee and cartoons, as well as comedy music, and various other silly and geeky pursuits. And rubber chickens. And yaks. They remain frightened and confused. And they still base all their personal and business decisions on the advice of that invisible toad thing. A huge mistake? Well, based on the track record of these two hopeless dreamers, the answer to that question can only be: "You're still reading this? Really?"

Quick Flicks

Tom Cruise is a Green Lantern? Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is closing shop The Shape of Water producer considering Universal’s Dark Universe

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