‘Elysium’ & The Best Summer 2013 Superhero Movie – SR Underground Ep. 104

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one hundred four 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 Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, discuss Batman vs. Superman casting rumors, the latest Thor 2 trailer, and Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who - plus debate which summer 2013 superhero movie was the best.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 104 - Elysium

We review Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, discuss Batman vs. Superman casting rumors, the latest Thor 2 trailer, and Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who - plus debate which summer 2013 superhero movie was the best.

[0:00] News: ‘Superman vs. Batman’ Rumors: An Older Dark Knight and Lex Luthor CastingNew ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer & Set Report Preview, as well as ‘Doctor Who’: Peter Capaldi Revealed as the Twelfth Doctor.

[1:27:11] Rants and Raves: Favorite Summer 2013 Superhero Movie.

[1:51:54] Review: Elysium (read our full Elysium review).

[2:12:16] Elysium SPOILERS discussion (join the conversation in our Elysium spoilers post).

[2:26:41] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

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



Next Week: Kick-Ass 2

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (2 Guns opening): Sal reports that two people achieved perfect scores of 15 (Carlos and Chris Etrata). However, the winner was Carlos – he nailed the holy grail of a perfect 15 and a perfect tiebreaker.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Jobs – 2,000
  • Kick-Ass 2 – 2,800
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler – 2,500
  • Paranoia – 2,400

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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.

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

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  1. I love the podcasts, they open up other points of view on films.However something I have noticed more and more is that you guys mostly discuss literary aspects when discussing the films., and I can see why you guys talk about the literature mainly but it almost always spins a negative hue on the films you talk about, some that you say you otherwise enjoy. I mean you touch on the other aspects a very small amount of time compared to the story, written character development and such. Not a criticism, but it can bring a perceived negative vibe (mostly because most writing in blockbusters and the like is not perfect)and sometimes more positivity could be good.I mean Ben often says something along the lines of “we sound very negative, but we otherwise enjoyed the film, right?” I am not sure if my point came across well enough so I’ll just finish by saying i like the podcasts.

    • I know what you mean, there sometimes is an overemphasis on story, even with movies where the story isn’t that important and the entertainment and enjoyment stems from other things (visuals, action, humor, character interaction, etc.). It’s like talking about nutritional values while reviewing ice cream. Sure, you can do that and most ice cream certainly wouldn’t fare very well in that respect, but does it really matter for the enjoyment of ice cream and what it’s supposed to do?

      • None of that (visuals, action, humor, character interaction, etc.) matters if the story stinks. Heck, character interaction, humor, when and where the action takes place, are all derived from the script. The Screen Rant dudes talk about that stuff because the know film, they have deconstructed it enough in their experience to realize that script and plot construction are the basis for everything else.