‘The Last Stand’ & ‘Fringe’ Series Finale – SR Underground Ep. 75

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:25 pm,

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

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw – plus special guest Amy Nicholson – as we review Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand, discuss Terminator 5, the Gremlins reboot, a Zack Snyder Star Wars film, and offer our thoughts on the Fringe series finale.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 75 - The Last Stand & The Fringe Series Finale

In episode 75 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we review Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand, discuss Terminator 5, the Gremlins reboot, and a Zack Snyder Star Wars film – plus offer our thoughts on the Fringe series finale.

[0:00] News: New ‘Terminator 5′ writers, update on the ‘Gremlins’ reboot, and Zack Snyder developing a standalone ‘Star Wars’ film?

[35:42] Rants and Raves: The Fringe Series Finale, American Warships, and Session 9

[1:04:16] Review: The Last Stand (read our full review of The Last Stand).

[1:36:54] The Last Stand SPOILERS conversation.

[2:01:32] Listener E-mail, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information.

[2:03:22] Game Rant News Brief.

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

Special Guest: Amy Nicholson



Next Week’s Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Gangster Squad opening): Ezra with 11 points!

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – 3,000
  • Movie 43 – 2,000
  • Parker – 2,200

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.

As mentioned in the podcast, here’s an image of the Wikipedia page for actor Luis Guzman (it has since been updated with the correct information):

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  1. Editor Box Office Battle picks for the weekend of ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ opening:

    First Choice – Kofi
    1. Mama
    2. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    3. SLP
    4. Movie 43
    5. ZDT
    10. Lez Me

    Second Choice – Ben
    1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    2. Mama
    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Silver Linings Playbook
    5. Movie 43
    10. The Last Stand

    Third Choice – Rob
    1. Van Helsing 2
    2. Mama
    3. zero Dark Thirty
    4. Movie 43
    5. Parker
    10. Les Mis

    Fourth Choice – Anthony
    1. Movie 43
    2. Mama
    3. Hansel Gretel
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Django

    Plus final tallies for the weekend of ‘The Last Stand’ opening:

    1. Mama – $32,147,815
    2. Zero Dark Thirty – $18,600,381
    3. Silver Linings Playbook – $12,740,379
    4. Gangster Squad – $10,128,178
    5. Broken City – $9,549,459
    6. A Haunted House - $9,472,030
    7. Django Unchained – $9,216,113
    8. Les Miserables (2012) – $9,013,605
    9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $7,623,310
    10. The Last Stand – $7,213,327

  2. They should throw Transformers into that Terminator vs Robobcop vs Judge Dredd film Rob joked about. Transformers is just about as washed up as Terminator is now.

    • Transformers? Don’t be ridic ;)

      Dredd-RoboCop-Terminator. That’s legit.

      • Okay no Transformers, how about Predator for good measure.

  3. Question for SR editors: Since Disney aquired Star Wars, what does this mean for the 3D releases? I was under the impression that one movie is released per year. So will they release episode 4 3D in 2015 along with episode 7 or what?
    I am real interested in a Zack Snyder Star Wars. Disney needs to take Star Wars down the Marvel road with multiple spin off films and stuff. Disney needs to take notes from the Old Republic Online game trailers because thats what I want to see in a Star Wars movie!
    Box Office Battle
    1.Movie 43
    3.Zero Dark Thirty
    4.Silver Linings Playbook
    5.Hensel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    10.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    • I think episodes 2 and 3 are coming this year so it’s not necessarily 1/year.

      • Ok. I did’nt know for sure. But I am just holding out for the original trilogy. I could’nt imagine anyone wanting to go watch Attack of the Clones again.

    • Equipment:
      1) A 3D HDTV (I have a Vizio)
      2) A computer that can play DVDs, but preferably Blu-Ray movies (BD-Rom drive)
      3) A NVidia graphics card that can display stereoscopic 3D
      3) CyberLink PowerDVD 9 or above software

      You can now see any movie in 3D with fully adjustable display depth. The Empire Strikes Back looks really cool!

  4. Good podcast.

    FYI – Some car geekery info, regarding The Last Stand vehicle stats?

    The Bugatti Veyron, famously has over 1000 horsepower. Look here:


    And here:


    It’s a crazy amount of power for a stock production vehicle. They cost over a million dollars. I heard Tom Cruise owns one…….. Think he might be compensating for something?

    • Good lord. This is just a stone cold reminder that some people have way too much money.

  5. Ben, as a long time listener of the podcast I was wondering 2 things if Rants & Raves has changed for good now I miss the old Rants & Raves section when you all use to suggest movies & shows more it seems to be less of that now and I was wondering something, one of the things I liked most about the podcast is the news section I like hearing your takes & inside information, I read the news articles but I like hearing opinions from everyone on the podcast and I was wondering if we could write in or vote on what news topics we’d like you to discuss even if it’s just 1 topic to vote on out of the usual 3 topics you discuss, a Poll on the website and/or using the hashtag like #SRUnderground to vote or suggest what topic would be kind of interesting to make it interactive but I will listen to the Podcast either way It was just a thought…

    • As fun as it was, I think we’re trying to get away from recommending each other terrible movies – and use Rants and Raves as a way of sharing things we like or films/TV shows we found to be provocative with one another. That way, we’re still offering recommendations but we’re not simply going around in a circle and listing off what we’ve seen in the last week. In general, we want these to be conversations – so they work better if more than one person has seen the topic of discussion. This means two major topics for Rants and Raves each week as opposed to a list of 5 or six different mini-topics. Hopefully, this will offer a deeper discussion – if not, we can always go back to the old format.

      As for having readers vote on topics, I can see the benefit of that. The only hurdle would be that not many people are looking at the post late in the week (when we choose topics) and might miss the voting on Twitter. We have a lot of listeners but only a fraction comment on the podcast or interact with us online. I’ll think about whether or not there’s a way to successfully implement this idea – but listeners are always welcome to use the #SRUnderground hashtag for feedback, topic suggestions, etc. I check it daily. So, for the time being, definitely feel free to use it!

      • Sometimes I watch some of those recommendations that aren’t “terrible recommendations on purpose” on cable/theater that I might normally pass on also I like the recommending of terrible movies but I get the need for deeper conversations…

        I hear what your saying about the twitter questions/voting thing I’m not even actively on Twitter(maybe I’ll get on Twitter) it was just a suggestion, I just remember sometimes you have an Open Discussion Thread & those get a ton of comments on there & I know you usually post your reviews at the end of the week so I just thought maybe you could do a similar thing with a Poll with 3 or 4 of the potential topics/interesting news items you’ve thought about talking about but I get why it may be difficult to implement with people not being as observant for Podcast stuff at the end of the week…

      • I did like the old Rants and Raves a lot. You guys got me hooked on Sherlock and I’m thankful for that.

  6. 1 – Hansel & Gretel
    2 – Movie 43
    3 – Mama
    4 – Zero Dark Thirty
    5 – Silver Linings Playbook
    10 – Django Unchained

  7. 1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    2.Movie 43
    3. Mama
    4. Gangster Squad
    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    10. The Hobbit

  8. Here’s the Terminator deleted scene you were talking about that shows why they all look like Arnold and have an accent.

    • Ha! I had never seen that one before. Sergeant Candy? Wow. Definitely a funny scene – I can see how it wouldn’t “fit” in the film though.

    • Yep An extra on T3, not T2

    • That’s the one. I thought it was T2 but it was T3.

  9. Was anyone surprised at how bloody the movie was? I knew it was rated R for violence and what not but I wasn’t quite expecting the explosive blood effects and gory deaths. Not that I’m complaining!

    Anyways good podcast, Amy Nicholson was a great addition!

    • I wasn’t either but that was partly what endeared me to it by the end. I think the flare gun scene was when I really locked into the tone of the film and understood what they were going for.

    • Hey, thanks! And I love insane squib effects in action movies, but cringe at super-gory torture flicks. Same amount of blood, totally different reaction. Am I alone in this?

      • @Ben Kendrick- The flare scene was pretty great. I expected the guy to maybe catch on fire but the explosion completely caught me by surprise.

        @Amy Nicholson- Well it’s usually the bad guys getting shot and blown up in action movies so it’s okay to cheer for the gore and blood! At least that’s what I tell myself.

  10. 1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    2. Movie 43
    3. Parker
    4. Mama
    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    10. Django Unchained

  11. LOL as a 30+ year old Chucky 1 and 2 gave me bad dreams but the big one was Jason from friday the 13th series i would watch with all the lights off and my closet door open not a smart idea lol

    • Interesting how all of those old 80s horror movies affected people differently – because Nightmare on Elm Street was definitely the one that scared me the most.

      That said, it didn’t help matters that I lived on Elm Street.

  12. 1. Hansel and Gretel
    2. Movie 43
    3. Parker
    4. Mama
    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    10. Les Mis

  13. 1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    2. Movie 43
    3. Parker
    4. Mama
    5. Zero Dark Thirty
    10. Les Mis

  14. Just out of curiosity, are you guys going to have a podcast for the Oscars this year?

    • Definitely expect us to to talk about the winners :)

  15. Box office battle

    1. Movie 43
    2. Mama
    3. . Zero dark thirty
    4. Parker
    5. Hansel and Gretel
    10. Django unchained

  16. 1.43
    4.30 DARK 0

  17. As a little kid I would watch Alien, Terminator, Predator, Gremlins, The Thing, etc… during my whole childhood and not one nightmare from any of those. What did give me nightmares? Stephen Kings ‘IT’ and those friggin Goosebumps books, those damn scary kids books gave me nightmares.

    • Somehow I had managed to entirely forget about IT. Now, I shall have nightmares for sure.

  18. 1. Hansel and Gretel
    2. Movie 43
    3. Mama
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Silver Linings Playbook
    10. Broken City

  19. #1 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
    #2 Parker
    #3 Mama
    #4 Movie 43
    #5 Silver Linings Playbook
    #10 A Haunted House

  20. 1. MOvie 43
    2. Mama
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Zero Dark Thirty
    5. Hanzel and Gretel
    10. Haunted House

  21. I can’t believe Session 9 “f***ed” you up, that movie is so dumb

    • Haha… I stand by what I said!

  22. I’ll never understand why people knock Terminator: Salvation so much. The story isn’t any dumber or less complex than those of the first three movies, the acting is way, way better (except maybe for Linda Hamilton, who was pretty good in Terminator 2), the action is shot and edited beautifully and uses mostly practical effects, which is always a plus, and the music is excellent as well. I especially don’t understand why Kofi knocks McG. You may think about his previous movies and the writing of Salvation whatever you want, but Salvation visually it’s perfect and it hits all the right beats in the action scenes. Just look at the chase scene when they leave the gas station and head for the brigde. This is one of the most skillfully executed action scenes I’ve ever seen. Every camera angle and editing point is in the right place and it looks absolutely awesome.

    • I actually enjoyed Salvation more than most people I think. My problem with the franchise, overall, is that the war itself isn’t nearly as interesting as the time-travel events in the past.

      Salvation is fine but I wouldn’t want to be stuck in the future for the fifth film.

      • That’s good to hear. I actually like post-apocalyptic settings, so the change of scenery didn’t bother me. It wasn’t the same without Arnie anyway.