‘Dark Shadows’ – SR Underground Ep. 38

Published 3 years ago by

Screen Rant Underground Podcast Header Dark Shadows   SR Underground Ep. 38

The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode thirty-eight of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as well as special guest (and geek girl  extraordinaire) Roth Cornet as we chat about official confirmation of Avengers 2, 2012 TV cancellation and renewal news, as well as review Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration Dark Shadows.

Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our thirty-eight episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 38 – Dark Shadows

In episode 38 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we chat about official confirmation of Avengers 2, 2012 TV cancellation and renewal news, as well as review Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration Dark Shadows.

[0:00] News: Disney confirms The Avengers 2 and TV cancellations and renewals.

[36:32] Rants and Raves: Another Earth, Derek, Fringe, Ridiculousness, The Road, Think Like a Man, Birdemic.

[1:10:34] Pre-Review Box Office Battle

[1:15:15] Review: Dark Shadows (read our full review)

[1:38:36] Dark Shadows SPOILERS conversation

[1:52:44] Mailbag, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information

[1:54:33] Game Rant News Brief: Starhawk and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition reviews, Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative stats, updates on Halo 4 and Resident Evil 6, Borderlands 2 gameplay footage, Assassin’s Creed 3 gameplay trailer and story details, as well as a preview of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw – with special guest Roth Cornet.



Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show. Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll:


[poll id=310]


We release one episode a week and while host Ben Kendrick as well as Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve already lined-up a fun set of guests for future episodes.

itunes button Dark Shadows   SR Underground Ep. 38

If you don’t use iTunes you can still say up to date with new releases by bookmarking the Underground RSS feed – or keep an eye on the site for future Underground episode posts.


Follow 3/4 of the Screen Rant Underground team @benkendrick, @rob_keyes, and @anthonyocasio as well as special guest, @jrothc. Also, feel free to contact us with questions and other insights at underground@screenrant.com, by adding #SRUnderground to your tweets, or leave a message on the SR Underground voicemail line at (323) 522-5455.

Music by Omarie B. Williams

Make sure to check out ScreenRant.com and GameRant.com for entertainment news, reviews, and editorials.

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Anthony, Twilight, really?! You lose cool points on that, dude. :-D

  2. Strange. The podcast stops playing after “Will the audience tire of RDJ playing Tony Stark”.

    • Strange. You can open it in the “new window” and fast forward more easily if the problem continues. Sometimes, it just hiccups. Everything seems to be working on our end.

  3. I got Starz just for spartacus and now that the season is over i’m going back to HBO for True Blood.

  4. OMG!!! I just watched the Trailer for Birdemic Why would you guys subject us to that crap lol my eyes burned just watching it.

    • The awesomeness (terribleness?) is certainly palpable ;)

  5. I agree with you guys on the fear of having too many heroes in Avengers 2. I think it would be good to rotate characters around to make room for new people because I could only see them maybe adding one new person to the hero roster and finding balance but anymore than that and things would fall apart in my opinion. If they don’t stick with Whedon for the sequel it would be like “courting death itself” sorry had to say that at least once:)

    • It’ll be interesting to see how they balance it out. Everyone really does get room to shine in ‘The Avengers’ and you’d hate to see a bigger cast actually = less compelling character drama.

      I agree on Kofi’s idea – it would make sense to rotate the characters around a bit.

  6. I am definitely more inclined to check out “The Room” before I give “Birdemic” a shot.

    1 – The Avengers
    2 – Battleship
    3 – What to Expect When You’re Expecting
    4 – The Dictator
    5 – Dark Shadows
    10 – The Five Year Engagement

  7. I think you all were wrong about the observers on fringe. I’ve watched the show since first episode. If you pay attention you to when there other observers on screen, there is always something unsaid between them. I do think they had the observer take over plan all the time. If not, there was no point to having more than one observer.

    • For me, it’s especially weird since the other Observers were always on “Mister Gemini” (the first Observer) for interfering – i.e. saving Peter.

      Maybe they had it planned all along but, considering the various crazy premises the show has successfully implemented, this one felt the most “forced” or, at the very least, the least nuanced.

      That said, I’m willing to admit that’s entirely subjective.

  8. 1 Avengers
    2 Battleship
    3 What to Expect When You’re Expecting
    4 The Dictator
    5 Dark Shadows

  9. 1) The Avengers
    2) Battleship
    3) The Dictator
    4) What To Expect When You’re Expecting
    5) Dark Shadows
    10) The Lucky One

  10. Tim Burton needs to go away.I still haven’t forgiven him for those 2 Batman movies and Planet of the Apes and never will

  11. Avengers 2 line-up

    Captain America
    Black Widow
    Black Panther

    Hulk, as awesome as he was in Avengers, was a sporadic member and even left the team early on. So no Hulk.

    Iron Man, well after 4 film appearences he’s a bit overexposed.

    Thor, possibly a cameo but if Avengers 2 is going a earthbound wakanda/ultron/pym storyline then maybe send Thor off to film thor 3.

    • I could see that line-up. Though, I’d expect Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor to all be in there somehow – just maybe not center stage. Akin to Kofi’s suggestion of rotating them into the background.