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April 1, 1988

On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the box office has the Biloxi Blues as the team of Broderick, Walken, and Miller bring stageplay to the silver screen. This week, the recruits contend with an irreverent poltergeist in the guise of Beetlejuice.

We're not saying it again.

On the home entertainment front, five good titles come to your VHS player, including the adorably zany Princess Bride and the sci-fi stunner Innerspace. After that, Denise brings words of Phantoms in the West End, a new Oprah show, Aliens with Sigourney and ALF, and Tom Cruise.

Enjoy the journey, because it's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 1st, 1988


Opening Clip: Beetlejuice

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Biloxi Blues – [New Release] #2 – Johnny Be Good – [New Release] #3 – The Fox and the Hound (re-release) – [New Release] #4 – Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach – [-3] #5 – Good Morning, Vietnam – [-3] #6 – D.O.A. – [-3]

#7 – A New Life – [New Release] #8 – Masquerade – [-3] #9 – Vice Versa – [-5] #10 – Moonstruck – [-4]

Tops From the Past

1987 – Blind Date 1983 – Spring Break 1978 – Straight Time 1968 – The Producers

Box Office Premieres for the week of April 1st, 1988


Beetlejuice – [PG]

Bright Lights, Big City – [R]

The Seventh Sign – [R]


Bellman and True – [R]

Home Entertainment on VHS for the week of April 1st, 1988

Innerspace – [PG]

The Princess Bride – [PG]

Hellraiser – [R]

The Hidden – [R]

No Way Out – [R]

Podcast Promos

Techno Retro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

Quick Flicks

Phantom of the Opera comes to London’s West End Oprah Winfrey starts a new talk show Aliens galore: A sequel with Sigourney Weaver and a new experience with ALF Top Gun: Tom Cruise in the cockpit... and Denise loses it


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