Academy Awards 2013 – SR Underground Ep. 80

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 eighty 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 recap the winners of the 2013 Academy Awards, discuss the casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neil in Ninja Turtles, give an update on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and catch up with Arrested Development.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 80 - Academy Awards 2013

In episode 80 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast as we recap the winners of the 2013 Academy Awards, discuss the casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neil in Ninja Turtles, give an update on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and catch up with Arrested Development.

[0:00] News: Megan Fox Cast as April O’Neil in Michael Bay’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Reboot, Jason Clarke Joins ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’; Set 15 Years After ‘Rise’, Arrested Development Production Round-up.

[57:17] Rants and Raves: Celebrity Juice.

[1:12:28] Pre-Oscars Best Picture Predictions (Read our Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees Feature)

[1:24:06] Academy Awards 2013 Recap and Reactions (Check out the Full Oscars 2013 Winners List & Rob’s score sheet).

[2:31:34] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

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



Next Week’s Review: Jack the Giant Killer Slayer

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (A Good Day to Die Hard opening): 2-way tie between TheDurrr and Chris A. But, Chris A nailed the tiebreaker!

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • 21 and Over – 2,500
  • Jack the Giant Slayer – 3,500+
  • The Last Exorcism Part II – 2,600
  • Phantom (2013) – 2,000+

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • Stoker – 7

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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  1. 1. Jack the giant slayer
    2. 21 and over
    3. Last ex pt 2
    4. Die hard
    5. Identity thief
    10. Phantom 2013

    • First off, there is a limited release this week, “Stoker”.

      Secondly, I think that if “Django Unchained” wasn’t so controversial with all the complaints about racism and violence, it would have given “Argo” a run for its money. “Django” was too gritty for the Academy. I really believe Tarantino is one of the best directors of the past 20 years, and his films deserve a little more recognition! I’m taking nothing away though from Affleck, he too is a great filmmaker.

      • Stoker is opening in 7 theaters – so we didn’t list it as a significant player in Box Office Battle but you’re right. It should have been included in the list.

        I, personally, disagree about Django. I think the film has other problems that held it back but I’ve said all that before – and probably sound like a broken record to anyone who disagrees.

        • Only seven?! Dang, I wanted to see it this weekend. Is it wide-release next weekend?

          And I do agree Django had its problems, but all movies do! I think, as Tarantino said in his speech, that his characters are what make these things happen. And Leo, Samuel L., and Waltz all had fantastic performances. No doubt Argo is a great film, I just think the characters in Django will be remembered more.

        • Argo is the safest movie, that’s why it won.

    • Sorry this wasn’t mean to be a response to your post!

  2. Regarding cinematography is their any films you all felt should be nominated? I think life of pi is the rightful choice. I loved both the dark knight rises and moonrise kingdom

    • I think any film Wally Pfister shoots should be nominated. He’s such a great cinematographer. TDKR definitely deserved to be recognized in that category at least.

  3. Also i felt liam neesons performance in the grey was nomination worthy. It was just a january film that was forgotten.

    • Overall reaction to that film was somewhat mixed – and it definitely wasn’t positioned to compete with films that were released more recently.

      Neeson is great in it but there probably just wasn’t enough momentum or enthusiasm to get it nominated – since the Oscars are such a political process.

    • I’m with you there. When it released there was talk of it re-releasing for the Oscar push, but you know… politics.

  4. I’m not sure what to think of Ninja Turtle on the one hand the writers Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec did good work on Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol but on the other the Directors last outing Wrath of the Titans was not very good(putting it mildly) but I will wait to bag on it until I hear more plot/cast details & until the trailer and Megan Fox involvement does make or break a movie to Ben’s point she does a pretty decent job working with CGI characters but lets say they cast Jennifer Lawrence as April I might be more inclined to watch…

    Ben, Rob, Kofi, & Anthony another good podcast, I enjoy the work you guys do your in-depth articles are not only interesting but informative, would you guys ever consider doing doing a weekly/monthly article in the form of a “Round table” discussion. Two or Three of you could take a 3 or 4 news item you didn’t cover in the podcast, you’d go through each item discussing it & explaining your thoughts and opinions, it could range from plot details, rumors, casting news, cancellations, etc & as you go through each news item you could alternate who goes first, it’s just a thought I had listening to the podcast….

    • Thanks!

      I’d be down for something like that.

      • Cool to hear Rob appreciate you even responding to the suggestion, I’m glad that Ang Le got recognized because it seemed like for a while people were forgetting about Life of Pi, it was visually beautiful & basically 1 actor & Tiger carried the movie. I would have to agree with Anthony & Kofi that my fantasy pick for winning would’ve been Silver Linings Playbook because of the performances of the actors & it’s not a movie that the Academy would typically even recognize/nominate & hopefully they continue to nominate movies like this…

    • Don’t bother seeing ‘Rise’ unless it’s just for conversation or completest sake because the science is woefully inaccurate and if you lean even a little towards the analytical you’ll be taken out of the movie by the ridiculous actions of the people responsible for key decisions. If you hated ‘Prometheus’ because irrational people had any responsibility, it’s even worse in this movie because the central top scientist is incompetent. I don’t see this guy even getting a PHD little lone a key position in that field he would’ve washed out long ago…

  5. I don’t know why I bring this up here, but did anyone else feel Cloud Atlas should have been nominated for adapted screenplay? It’s reviews were polar and it hardly made back its budget, but it has to be one of the hardest novels to adapt and I think the Wachowskis and Tykwer did an honestly good job making the film. If not a win, a nomination should have been given at the least!

    Box Office:
    1. Jack the Giant Slayer
    2. The Exorcism Part II
    3. Identity Thief
    4. Snitch
    5. 21 and Over
    10. Silver Linings Playbook

    • I don’t know about screenplay, but I think Cloud Atlas should have been nominated for makeup, original score, and possibly film editing and costumes.

  6. 1. Jack the Giant Slayer
    2. Last Exorcism pt 2
    3. 21 and over
    4. Identity Thief
    5. Snitch
    10. Warm Bodies

    I hate Michael Bay.
    I really dont want ninja turtles to suck but with megan fox cast it has already taken a turn for the worse. My wish pick wouldve been Rachel Mcadams.
    I wish Rocksteady would (as rumored) make a gritty cool Turtles game like the batman arkham series to finally set a standard for the turtles other than the 80s cartoon its remembered for and the live action films.
    Now its just another up for grabs franchise like transformers being preyed upon by a horrible director.

  7. For anyone interested in Oscar Pools, threw in a link to my score sheet. Went 18/24 thanks to three surprises in the BIG categories.

    How’d you fare?

    • Sadly, not as well as I thought. Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Feature, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling screwed me! I expected Lincoln, Frankenweenie, and The Hobbit. Of those three, I felt POSITIVE Hobbit would take home Makeup.

    • i went 17/24 pretty happy with my performance. picked everything pie ones, djangos wins killed me.

      • yeap, same for me, but I’m not mad. Happy to see Quentin’s film getting recognition.

        • …It’s about time too, whether you hate his movies or love them, the man has talent. He is a man who loves watching film’s and making them.

    • …Yeah that’s what i had too, this year was strong…

  8. 1 – Jack The Giant Slayer
    2 – 21 and Over
    3 – The Last Exorcism Part 2
    4 – Identity Thief
    5 – Escape From Planet Earth
    10 – Warm Bodies

  9. 1. Jack the Giant Slayer
    2. 21 and Over
    3. The Last Exorcism Part II
    4. Identity Thief
    5. Snitch
    10. Beautiful Creatures

  10. I want my Green Lantern podcast, Ben. That’s why I’ve been carefully picking my Box Office picks…

    • At this rate, you definitely stand a chance of being one of the winners!

  11. 1) Jack and the beanstalk
    2) Last Exorcism
    3) Identity Thief
    4) 21 and over
    5) Snitch
    10) Beautiful Creatures

  12. “Ben wants to cancel Andy Serkis” One of the funnier lines in SR histroy!

    • Haha. I love Andy Serkis!

  13. Didn’t actually listen to the box office segment until now. Thanks for the shoutout. Glad I can help, Ben.

    I’m surprised nobody went with Chris A last week. Even if you don’t like his picks, with his track record, going behind him will probably do you well.

    • Sure thing!

      Yeah, Chris A is definitely doing well in the Box Office Battle lately.

  14. 1. Jack the Giant Slayer
    2. Identity Thief
    3. The Last Exorcism Part II
    4. Escape from Planet Earth
    5. 21 and Over
    10. Silver Linings Playbook

  15. 1. Jack the giant
    2. Last exorcism
    3. Identity thief
    4. 21 and over
    5. Snitch
    10. Warm Bodies

  16. 1 Jack the Giant Slayer
    2 21 And Over
    3 Last Exorcism 2
    4 Identity Thief
    5 Escape From Planet Earth

    10 Dark Skies

  17. It was interesting listening to you guys discuss that British game show during the Box Office “punishment” section. It was so strange for me seeing some episodes of “Britain’s Got Talent” a little while ago. While “America’s Got Talent” features pure talent auditions, almost half of “Britain’s Got Talent” is behind the scenes games the hosts play and jokes involving the judges. It was a bizarre thing to watch. I wonder if the hosts are the same for the TV show you guys discussed…

    • Yep, that’s Ant & Dec.