‘House of Cards’ & 2014 Oscars Recap – SR Underground Ep. 133

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 9:25 pm,

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred thirty-three of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we recap the 2014 Oscar winners, review House of Cards season 2, as well as discuss the Godzilla trailer, Star Wars casting rumors, and the status of Ghostbusters 3.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 133 – House of Cards Season 2 & 2014 Oscars Recap

We recap the 2014 Oscar winners, review House of Cards season 2, as well as discuss the Godzilla trailer, Star Wars casting rumors, and the status of Ghostbusters 3.

[0:00] News: CW’s ‘The Flash’ TV Series Image Reveals Barry Allen’s Costume‘Ghostbusters 3′ Still Moving Forward; Script to Be ReworkedAdam Driver To Play The Villain of ‘Star Wars 7′, and New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer: The Monster Reawakens.

[1:01:04] Rants and Raves: House of Cards Season 2 Review.

[1:36:25] SPOILERS: House of Cards Season 2 (join our House of Cards spoilers discussion)

[1:50:34] Discussion: 2014 Oscar Winners and Impressions.

[2:42:05] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

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



Next Week: 300: Rise of an Empire

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Pompeii opening): Sal reports that The Prince That Was Promised won with a score of 12 (beating Jones in the tie-breaker).

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • 300: Rise of An Empire - 3,400+
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman - 3,800

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. Listening to the new podcast is one of my favorite time’s of the week

    • Same here. And in my opinion its probably the best podcast on the interwebs.

      • Agreed. I laughed so hard at Anthony’s elevator music Ghostbusters rant

  2. box Office-Battle
    1 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    2 300: Rise of An Empire
    3 Lego Movie
    4 Non-Stop
    5 Son of God
    10 RoboCop

    • Box Office Battle:

      1- Mr Peabody & Sherman
      2- 300: Rise Of An Empire
      3: Lego
      4: Non Stop
      5: Son Of God

      10: Pompeii

  3. Chris Pratt for Ghostbusters 3!

  4. Peabody
    Lego movie
    Son of god
    About last night

  5. Ghostbusters Reboot
    Stars; Will Ferrell(venkman), Ben Stiller(ray), Michael Fassbender(egon), Kevin Hart(Zeddmore), Scarlett Johansson(Dana) and
    Zach Galifinakis(Tully)
    As well as cameos of patton oswalt, louis ck, and sarah silverman as ghosts.
    Project X blows, barely a “movie”. Take a camera to an actual party, just as good.
    Awright Awright Awright
    Keep calm and Mcconaughey on.

  6. Box Officr Battle:
    1. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
    2. 300 Rise of an Empire
    3. Son of God
    4. Non-stop
    5. The Lego Movie
    10. Frozen

  7. I think that the reason why there wasn’t much traction with the casting of the guy in Star Wars is that people are worn out from all the casting from the Batman v Superman, being as crazy ias it was from last year and all the casting from the Fantastic 4 being announced and people are still calmng from that.

  8. I want to see a move about Darth Smithington now!!!!!

  9. Regarding the “Star wars casting” with it not yet become official, there really isn’t anything to get excited about. I for one am so sick of star wars casting rumors, when something is official more people will care.

    • That’s just it. We’re so bored of the rumor mill.

  10. I think the weekly versus full format should be depending on how the writers want to tell the story. I personally would advise writers to drop weekly because of one word, anticipation and like it was explained in the podcast. Binge watching shows destroys one’s ability to catch all the little nuances that propel the show forward.

  11. Whose idea was it to block out Anthony’s cuss-filled rant with music and beeps? Hilarious.

    • I really wanted it left in and I really wanted to hear beeps – the music I’m guessing was all Ben :)

  12. Btw, 23 for 24 in predictions.

  13. I was hoping for a full out argument for the House Of Cards discussion like last year………..sigh

  14. 1. 300: Rise of an Empire
    2. Non-Stop
    3. Son of God
    4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    5. The LEGO Movie
    10. Pompeii

  15. They should shut down the Ghostbusters movie permanently. Nothing good will come out of it.

    As Rob said, the problem with Star Wars casting news is that there have been months of casting rumors, most of which turned out to be bogus. While I’m still really excited about new Star Wars movies, I don’t care about casting news at all anymore at the moment, confirmed or not. When the first official promo photos and trailers are being released, THEN I’m interested again.

    Godzilla looks so amazing! Monsters was a great film and I’m really excited for what Gareth Edwards does with this. The trailers are perfect. Just showing enough to show the look and feel, and to get me really interested but holding back all the good stuff. “Wanna see more? Get your ass in the theater!”. That’s how it’s supposed to be! Should there be a more revealing trailer at some point before the release, I will stay away from it.

    First time I skipped a Screenrant Underground segment (House of Cards).

    Kofi keeps on eating during the podcast, very audibly shoving the morsels around in his mouth with his tongue while talking. No manners. :D

    The Oscars were kinda Meh!. Ellen DeGeneres was fun, but I missed the more elaborate stuff like little parody films that they used to have in the past, or like Jackman’s or Macfarlane’s show numbers. It was a bit pedestrian this time. The singing during the Stardom speech was terrible, so was Kim Novak’s face.

    • My hunger comes first. The podcast second. When we recorded yesterday i literally had not eaten a meal in nearly 24 hours. I had some hot Ramen soup in my hand during the second half of recording. I wasn’t going to stop eating it for anybody on planet earth. Sorry, but this job can really run you down. Daddy needs to eat.

      • In a case like that it’s understandable, we don’t want you to pass out or anything. But at least try to time it better and don’t eat when it’s your turn talking. ;)

    • I skipped the house of cards too, but let it play on second listen and its more of a another netflix discussion.

  16. Will Godzilla breathe fire? That’s what I really wanna know.

    • The fire breath would conflict with Edward’s intention to make it rather realistic and not having the monsters spring from “magic”. Having said that, there seems to be a toy out there that is related to the movie that appears to have a fire breath feature. That might be just for the toy, though.


    • Sorry I’m a bit pedantic.

      “Atomic” breath. Unless your referring to when it is red, then that’s the “spiral ray”.

  17. Box office battle

    1 mr Peabody
    2. 300 rise of an empire
    3 non stop
    4. Son of god
    5.lego movie
    10. Pompeii

  18. My wife and I laughed so far with all the masterbate and jerk off jokes during this podcast! You guys are so funny. I’ve never seen ‘House of Cards,’ but now I really want to see it the way you guys described the “shocking” moments. Another Great Podcast Everyone.

  19. #1 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    #2 300: Rise of An Empire
    #3 Son of God
    #4 The Lego Movie
    #5 Non-Stop
    #10 Pompeii

  20. …THIS IS SPARTA AGAIN!! LOL. Hope the film will be worth the buzz (in any case being a fan of Eva Green I’m glad to see her in this 1).
    Besides I remember previous Flash series as a kid, it was nice & I’ve liked also this new actor playing the part (watched on Arrow), thus I’m curious for this new series (BTW everything is better than Smallville IMO, of that show I save only the antiheroe Lex Luthor as a good actor ;-P).
    PS-I was disappointed that you didn’t spend a moment to discuss our winning movie at the Oscars, I think that ours & others’ foreign films had never been mentioned even in the past reviews. :-(
    I’d have been interested in your POV but perhaps it’s just the way it goes since you’re more focused on American stuff (& your movies/tv series have the producing power to go abroad regardless of the quality, but c’est la vie I know..).
    Regardless please for next time try not spending all those minutes on the selfies please, frankly who even cares?

    Whatever, I want to send my BRAVO to “La Grande Bellezza” because Sorrentino did create something special & more honest to represent Rome than others did (e.g. that recent Allen’s flop movie filmed in Italy): it’s also an homage to Fellini, it’s bizarre & poetic as plot & characters. Its use of sound/silence & beautiful photography makes it special. Ciao

  21. I don’t think they should go ahead with the soft reboot/sequel of Ghostbusters now that Ramis has passed. Ghostbusters without Egon and Venkman? That’s insanity. Instead, just move forward with a full fledged reboot and recast these timeless characters.

    Fantasy cast: BJ Novak as Egon (writer/actor), Josh Gad as Ray (another writer/actor) Kevin Hart as Winston (rising star power!!), and Chris O’Dowd as Venkman (because someone mentioned the IT Crowd during a past Rant & Rave section and I was instantly addicted…and Moone Boy is hilarious too and his cameo in Thor 2 was great)

    Throw in Paul Scheer or Thomas Lennon (both writers as well) as the new Louis and Kristen Schaal as Janine. And Olivia Wilde as Dana.

    Forget those cash cows Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and go with some young talent that won’t break the bank and spend that extra money on a GOOD script writer, director, and of course the use of practical special effects.

  22. I think the problem regarding Star Wars excitment is that us fans are extremely skeptical after being burned by the prequel trilogy.
    There also just hasn’t been enough to get excited by yet. To be honest with rumours of incomplete and constantly changing scripts, actors still not locked in and filming dates being pushed further back it feels a bit like there is more to worry about than to get exited by.

  23. About the issue on “what we expect to see on the Oscar host/hostess”, I believe it’s become so common to complain about the host that people don’t really think about it, they just say it’s a crap because they didn’t laugh hard during 100% of the monologue. Anyway… I like Ellen and I think she could be the host for a couple of years more, maybe like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the Golden Globes. If not, they should put Kevin Spacey to host… he would be a great one, unless people expect the best comedy show in the decade to consider the night worthwhile (as many people do).

  24. Great discussion about upcoming projects and TV series. I watched the first season of House of Cards shortly before the second was released. It is such a great show and all of the actors, Spacey in particular, have done great work. I agree that it is nice to pick u where you left off on Netflix. I can get carried away and binge-watch series. I am looking forward to the new season of Orange is the New Black in June.

  25. ….”Captain Kutchie” Never Makes Up Stories But If He Did

    It Would Probably Be About As Good As The One That You Are About To

    Read Next!…..You Believe That?….

    ….Add “Captain Kutchie Pelaez” To Make This The All-Time Greatest Film Ever Made!….

    …Could. “Clint” Eastwood. Possibly Be Competing With “Captain Kutchie Pelaez” For The Position Of “The World’s Most Interesting Man”…Perhaps?…But Then Again Perhaps He Is Just Waiting For “Kutchie Pelaez and Frankie Valli” To “Make His Day”!…Ha, Go Figure!….

    ….We Heard A Few Years Back That Megyn Kelly Of Fox News, Really Loved Her Some Of Captain Kutchie’s And Anita Pelaez’s Famous Key Lime Pies! Could That Make Megyn “The Most Interesting Lady In The World?….I Guess “NO” On That One, That One Would Have To Be “The Lovely –Mrs. Anita Pelaez” The Queen Of The Key Lime Pie World!

    ….I sure hope that this will be a great opportunity for everyone to see some of “Don Rickle’s Scenes” from his productions of his classic hits “The Tales From Kutcharitaville”. You Do know that Don Rickles and Johnny Carson together produced those comedy hits about their friend “Mr. Kutchie Pelaez” and their wild and crazy exploits of Kutchie’s Key West and The World of Key Lime Pies from the perspective of (Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Kutchie Pelaez and Steve Martins Eyes!) What a Hoot Those Classic Hits Surely Were. Don’t miss them, be sure to tune-in next month. We Laughed Until We Cried Watching Those Funny Movies. “The Tales From Kutcharitaville”, I Think That They May Still Be Available In A Boxed Set. Maybe Try Amazon. Good Luck.

    You Know, It’s No Wonder That Everyone Calls “Captain Kutchie Pelaez”..The Most Interesting Man In The World! Did You Know That Kutchie Drinks Those Wonderful Mixed Drinks Named In His Honor Called “Kutcharitas”.?. There A Hell Of A Lot Better Than Any Mexican Beers. And Much Stronger To Boot!

    ….That Sunken Ship In The News These Days,

    ….It’s Been Resting Down On The Bottom Of The Sea Since Way Back In 1857, “Mel Fisher” Even Overlooked That One!… “Yankee Jack” and “Micheal McCloud” Now Have Reason To Write Another Song…(Hint-Hint-Hint) “Jack” Listen-Up Here!

    ….Hell, We Can’t Find A Boeing 777 That’s Been Lost Only A Little Over A Few Months Now! Could It Be Because The Jet Had No Silver and Gold Aboard, Just People?….Go Figure……

    ….Good Thing That All The ….(“Anita And Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shops”)..Are All Showing Increasing Pie Sales Throughout All They’re Areas Of Distribution. Consumers Just Never Seem To Reach They’re Fill Of Those “Yummy Key Lime Pies” That The “Peleaz’s Working Partner Team” Continues To Produce. They Have Been Called “Love At First Bite”. Everyone Agrees, That The Loving Couple Have Been Baking They’re Culinary Delectables Over 40-Years Now!….

    Isn’t She Wonderful?….”AAAHHHH”, The Magic Of The Gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” Well She Is Something Else!…She’s The Real Thing Baby!….

    ….Who The Hell Does That “Kutchie Pelaez” Think That He Is?….”Frankie Valli” Or Some Big-Shot Like That?

    ….It’s No Wonder That People Are All Calling Him “The Most Interesting Man In The World”,…Big Girls Don’t Cry…Do They?….

    ….Don’t Cha Just Love Em!?….We Sure Do!….It is A Well Known Fact That “Captain Kutchie Pelaez” Knows Who Put The Bomp In The Bomp Shoo Bomp Shoo Bomp And The Rama In The Rama Lama Ding Dong!.

    ….He Even Knows Who Put The Dip In The Dip Da Dip Da Dip!…How Cool Is That?….


    ….”Very Interesting”!….

    ….”Frankie Valli and Kutchie Pelaez”..Did Make-It As Big As “Frank Sanatra”.

    ….”Yeah” A Few Wise Guys They Certainly Were “Frankie Valli, Kutchie Pelaez and Joe Pesci”!….Together “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight”!…..

    ….Mafiosi Wanna-Bee’s. The Key Lime Pie “Wild Bunch”. They’ve Got Everyone Shaking In They’re Flip-Flops!….”Even “Jimmy Buffet” Doesn’t Know Where It’s Safe To Hide-Out”!….Especially Since Everyone Found-Out That “Captain Kutchie” Was The One Who First Came-Up With “The Original Cheese Burgers In Paradise” And Kutchie’s Buddy “Levi Stubbs” Of The “Four Tops” Helped Him Name Them Way Back In The Early 70′s.

    ….Eli Wallach, Be Careful, Don’t Eat The “Cannoli’s”!…They’re Killer Man!….

    ….They Lived!…They Really Did!…Just Ask “Levi”!….

    ….I’d Give My Left “Nut” To Set Down With “Captain Kutchie Pelaez, Frankie Valli, Terry Levi, Joe Pesci, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe, Paul Shaffer, Bob De Niro, Tommy DeVito, Martin Scorsese, Clint East Wood, Bob Newhart And Yankee Jack Pittorino”! Rub Elbows And Shoot The Sxit With That Whole Crew Of “Good Fellows” Or “Wise Guys” Or Whatever The Hell You Want To Call Them!….”Who Wouldn’t”?….

    ….I Believe That “Kutchie” First Sang “My Eyes Adored You” And “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” To His Lovely Bride “Anita” Way Back In The Seventies! ….Sounds Like A Love Story To Us!…A Very Good Yarn! “You” “You’re Good You”….

    ….That “Captain Kutchie” Always Lands Back On His Feet. No Matter How Tough The Situation Is He Always Comes Back Up On The Top Of The Heap, King Of The Hill! Everyone Knows That! Never Count The Captain Out No Matter How Down The Chips May Appear!….

    …Remember That He Is Not Only “The World Famous Captain Kutchie Pelaez” But Please Keep In Mind That “Captain Kutchie” Is Also Considered “The Most Interesting Man In The World”!….Why Else Would Everyone Be Talking About Him And His Adventurous Wild And Crazy World Exploits, Treasure Hunting And Exploring, The Megalodon Teeth And Oh All Those Giant Reptile Exploits?…To Say “The Dude” Really Has Balls Is Quite An Understatement To Say The Least!….

    ….His Drop Dead Gorgeous Wife “Anita” And They’re Famous Key Lime Pies!….They’re World Famous Historic Key West Kutcharitaville Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill, Home Of The Famous “Goody Goody” Cheese Burgers In Paradise!….All Conveniently Located In NC Near The Famous “Biltmore House And Estate!….

    ….Yeah, You’re Good You. No You’re “DAMN GOOD YOU”….

    ….Also Add “The Two Yutes”….”What’s A Yute”? You Might Ask. Just Ask “Yankee Jack”…..

    ….Marriage Lasts Forever and Ever, Two People Become One! A Covenant Between A Husband, His Wife And The Lord “Jesus” The Christ! Marriage, The Same Yesterday Today Tomorrow And Forever More! True Love Never Changes!

    Just Ask “Captain Kutchie Pelaez” He Knows!….That What The Lord Puts Together Can Never Be Broken!….That “Captain Kutchie” Really Knows His Stuff. He’s Mind Blowing To Say The Least!…

    ….”Captain Kutchie” Never Kisses Ass But If He Did Kiss An Ass It Would Probably Be His Beautiful Wife’s Ass!….You Go “Captain Kutchie”!….

    ….”Captain Kutchie” Always Said That To Him That “James Garner” Was To Him One Of The World’s Most Interesting Persons. So I Guess That This Key Lime Pie Should Be For You This Month “ROCKFISH”…(RIP)!….

    ….Only “Jim Rockford” Could Have Came Close To “Fred Thompson” In “Persecuted”, Fred Really Nailed It In This Flick!….

    ….”Captain Kutchie”, You Put You’re Cloth’s Back On, “You”!….

    ….Who Dat, Dat Say “Who Dat” Every Time Dat I Say Who Dat, “Who Dat”?….

    ….Nobody Be Done Does It Better Than The “Captain Kutchie” Be Done Did!….

    ….At A Time Like This, I Can’t Help But Think, What Would “Captain Kutchie” Say?….

    ….Yeah, With They’re Olive Oil Voice And Guinea Charm, The Damn Dago Wop Grease-Ball Goombahs Are Out To Steal Everyone’s Grease! The Scumbags!…. That’s Probably What Captain Kutchie Might Say!…

    ….Looks Like That Scary Snow Snake!….”Albino Cobra”…..Wasting My Time….

    ….Anita and Captain Kutchie Pelaez’s Key Lime Pies Are Really As Good As Everyone Says They Are. The Proof Is In The Pudding, They’re That Damn Good!….

    ….With “Anita’s and Kutchie’s” World Famous Key Lime Pies You Will Always Eat, Drink and Be Murray!

    ….”Captain Kutchie” Of Key Lime Pie Fame Always Told Me “Keep You’re Friends Close But Keep You’re Enemies Closer”.


    ….123 testing 123…,.ok, that’s a go!….ok….go…….please go away now!……go to your room now!….well if you don’t go now, i will!….bye-bye….i am gone now, you can stop reading, cause i am gone……i am really gone now!

    ….i can’t believe that you are still reading this! you believe that?