‘Django Unchained’ & ‘Les Miserables’ – SR Underground Ep. 72

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode seventy-two of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, discuss Walking Dead season 4 news, offer our thoughts on Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables film, and more.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 72 – Django Unchained & Les Miserables

In episode 72 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we review Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, discuss Walking Dead season 4 news, offer our thoughts on Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables film, and more.

[0:00] News: The Wolverine X-Men Cameo and Plot Details as well as The Walking Dead Season 4 Announced.

[44:11] Rants and Raves: Mini-review – Les Miserables.

[1:04:43] Review: Django Unchained (read our full Django Unchained review).

[1:39:40] Django Unchained SPOILERS conversation (join our Reader Spoilers Discussion).

[2:08:58] Listener E-mail, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information.

[2:10:21] Game Rant News Brief.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.

Next Week’s Review: Best of 2012 & Most Anticipated Films of 2013

Last Week’s Reader Box Office Battle Winner (Jack Reacher opening): Kevin S is the winner!

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (Horror) – 2,500

Opening in theaters this week (Limited):

  • Promised Land (Drama) – Expanding to Nationwide

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:

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  1. Editor Box Office Battle picks for the weekend of ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ opening:

    First Choice – Kofi

    1. Django
    2. Texas
    4. Les Mi
    5. Reacher
    10. Guilt Trip

    Second Choice – Rob

    1. Django
    2. The hobbit
    3. Les Mis
    4. Texas Chainsaw
    5. Parental guidance
    10. Rise of the Guardians

    Third Choice – Ben

    1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    2. Les Miserables
    3. Django Unchained
    4. Texas Chainsaw
    5. Jack Reacher
    10. Monsters, Inc. (3D)

    Fourth Choice – Ant

    1. The Hobbit
    2. Django
    3. Les Miserables
    4. Texas Chainsaw
    5. Parental Guidance
    10. The Guilt Trip

    Plus final tallies for the weekend of ‘Django Unchained’ opening:

    1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $31,926,068
    2. Django Unchained – $30,122,888
    3. Les Miserables (2012) – $27,281,735
    4. Parental Guidance – $14,554,053
    5. Jack Reacher – $13,604,191
    6. This Is 40 – $12,501,060
    7. Lincoln – $7,337,362
    8. The Guilt Trip – $6,547,462
    9. Monsters, Inc. (3D) – $6,447,437
    10. Rise of the Guardians – $4,892,291

  2. Season 2 of Batman the Animated Series… heck yeah!

  3. Box office battle

    1. Hobbit the unexpected journey
    2. Django unchained
    3. Les Misérables
    4. Texas chainsaw 3d
    5. Parental guidance
    10. The guilt trip

  4. The more I hear about the Wolverine the more I get excited. I still very much question Fox and how they wil handle this shared universe because frankly, like WB/DC, I don’t think Fox is ready to handle this task. I just hope somehow someway they make an actual Deadpool movie. That is all I ask.
    Box Office Battle
    1.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    2.Django Unchained
    3.Les Miserables
    4.Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
    5.Parental Guidance

    • I think there’s reason to be optimistic, given Singer’s involvement especially, but there’s no doubt that FOX doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to expanding core story mythos.

  5. I don’t think thats a really large christmas haul. I got a bit more than that. I wished I got some of those big headed pop characters though.

  6. I would’ve given Django Unchained a 4 / 5.

    I think you guys went too hard on the Quentin Tarantino / Jonah Hill cameo. Honestly, the casual moviegoer wouldn’t even know who Quentin Tarantino looks like so its not all that bad. And maybe Jonah Hill didn’t have to be in there, but people laughed during that scene. The only problem I have with the film is that its too long, and I thought it was going to end in two different places.

    The Walking Dead should stick a little bit more to the comics imo, but I think the show will be safe until like season 7. After season 7, I think the viewers will decrease a little and the quality will go downhill, unless Kirkman has some great ideas in his head for the comic.

    • Tay – I think the Hill cameo is an example of how, given a more focused approach, Tarantino could have cut down the runtime (addressing your concern that it’s too long). I, personally, felt like some of those scenes were drawn-out to the point that laughter in my audiences started to fizzle out.

      I think we have to agree to disagree about the Tarantino cameo. I don’t necessarily have a problem with him being in the film, I just think the cameo came at an inappropriate time and his accent was distractingly bad. It would be even worse, in my opinion, if you didn’t know that it was him.

  7. 1 – The Hobbit
    2 – Django
    3 – Les Mis
    4 – Jack Reacher
    5 – This is 40
    10 – Monsters Inc

  8. Fastest gun in the South, not the West!!

    • Whoops! I wonder how he’d fare against the fastest gun in the west then?

  9. Walton Goggins is awesome in The Shield too.

    • Seconded.

      • I see Walton Goggins is also in the new G.I. JOE film, he is a very underrated actor, i just hope he breaks the typecasting. He is starting to
        be like Sam Jackson his name is popping up every where….He was the one of the best things about Predators…

  10. Now I’m interested to see what DOES get cut from the podcast. 😮

    • We actually don’t cut much these days. When we first started out we would remove certain things, now Vactor and I mostly leave everything in – removing only major tangents or audio hiccups.

      • …I love it when guys partake in the witty banter between you guys..

  11. The goodness of vactors haul is relative to how many people gave him stuff.
    vactors haul / 1-3 people = big
    vactors haul / 4-6 people = medium
    vactors haul / 7-8 people = cool
    but its all still impressive if he got what he wanted

  12. Just wanted to say Happy New Years to everyone on the Podcast keep up the good work & The Wolverine was something I wasn’t excited for simply because I wanted someone else to play Wolverine, Hugh Jackman’s done a fine job in some movies but the character could use a fresh take/face but the involvement of Christopher McQuarrie(screenplay) has peaked my interest & I am interested in where they are going in Days of Future Past, something about having the Old cast & the New Cast with the added elements of a Time Travel Crisis & Sentinels involved make it exciting…

    • Happy New Year!

      That’s an interesting point about Hugh Jackman. Who would you cast?

      It’ll be intriguing to see what happens after Days of Future Past (assuming they do tie everything together). The shared universe idea would certainly lock him in for future appearances.

      • Well Ben you got me there, although I guess I did paint myself into a corner by proposing the idea of changing him but I would probably get someone who’s roughly 30 & do it like they did for X-Men by casting a relative unknown like Hugh Jackman or how they did for Thor with Chris Hemsworth or even how they did for Arrow like Stephen Amell it wold have to be a relative unknown also Hugh has done a fine job I’m not saying he’s been bad but I would like to what a young 29 year old Karl Urban type could do with the role now on a side note Karl Urban would’ve been pretty cool as Wolverine…

    • I’m not sure how good of an actor he is yet but Tyler Hoechlin looks like he could be a Logan in a rebooted universe.

  13. Awesome podcast guys. i love the news brief segment the most especialy when it pertains to things im generally intreseted in.the walking dead news is good and bad. the renewal of the season 4 is fantasitc but mazarra was doing a great job i think. this show does draw from comics really well. im to the point in the comis where kofi is but uh for the most part its been transferred really well from page to screen. personally i dont mind slower character development story arcs becasue im all for character development and getting to know smaller characters as well as traveling deeper into main characters. im always trested about things that happend in the past or the issus characters are struggling with. season 2 was a great season and season 3 is action packed with development (with the exeption of michonne who needs way more development)

    box office battle
    1 the hobbit
    2 django unchained
    3 les miserables
    4 texas chainsaw 3d
    5 this is 40
    10 monster inc 3d

    • Cheers! I’m definitely in wait and see mode now with The Walking Dead. Really curious to find out where they decide to go in season 4 (and where Glen Mazzara wanted to take it).

  14. 1. Les miserables
    2. The hobbit
    3. Django unchained
    4. Jack reacher
    5. Texas chainsaw
    10. Promised land

  15. I read about the DiCaprio blood thing before I saw the movie. When I saw that scene, I was amazed at how well he acted. It’s crazy that he never broke character in that take.

  16. I agree with what was said about django on the podcast. Emmensly enjoyable and entertaining, but misses on many oppertunity. Not a masterpeice but far from a flop.

    • Yep, this is exactly where I was at in the written review too. I’m recommending people see the film for sure – but I’m surprised by all the “masterpiece” talk.

  17. I suppose Anthony missed Jamie Foxx’s balls, because he is – by his own admittance – indulging in the atrocious habit of playing with his phone while “watching” movies 😉

    Theater owners should be legally allowed to smash people’s phones with a hammer when they catch someone doing it.

    • This is certainly a possibility.

      I just saw an article recently that said a major theater chain is considering sectioning off a chunk of each theater for smartphone addicts. Meaning, when you go to a theater, you could choose to sit in a separated section where you can mess with your phone the whole movie.

  18. 1. Hobbit
    2. Django
    3. Les Mis
    4 Jack Reicher
    5. Texas chainsaw
    10. Monsters inc

  19. Love the podcast. Just wanted to point out that Hugh Jackman, who you guys talk up like he is just an actor and isn’t a singer, is a legitimate Broadway star and a singer.

    • He’s also quite handsome. Just saying. 😉

  20. #1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    #2 Django Unchained
    #3 Les Misérables
    #4 Texas Chainsaw 3D
    #5 Jack Reacher
    #10 The Guilt Trip

  21. 1 Hobbit
    2 Django
    3 Les Mis
    4 J. Reacher
    5 this is 40
    10 Monsters inc

  22. 1. Hobbit
    2. Django
    3. Les Mis
    4. Parental Guidance
    5. Texas Chainsaw
    10. The Guilt Trip

  23. Hey I’ve to agree about Tarantino…but I still prefer Inglorious B. over Kill Bill saga, probably because it’s more a direct homage to our EU old movies (IB was also inspired by an old Castellari’s western, a quite unknown B movie). Regardless you’re even lucky since no matter what but he manages to still do interesting films, oops we can’t say exactly the same about our local popular director Dario Argento instead… ;-D)

    PS_I’ve giggled when in IB there was that bizarre scene between Pitt & co with Waltz speaking Italian (kudos to Waltz & his language skill BTW!): speaking of which, if you care to pronounce correctly Sergio Leone (Ennio Morricone etc), always say the E as your word “yet” ok? ;-P)
    Ciao, happy 2013, I’m looking forward to your new funny podcasts! xo

    • I’m always glad for a new Tarantino film. As mentioned, we all enjoyed it!

      Happy 2013 Kikka!