SR Underground Ep. 12: ‘Tower Heist’

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode twelve of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Kofi Outlaw and special guest Mike Eisenberg as we chat about the Star Trek 2 villain casting rumors and the live-action Akira adaptation as well as review Brett Ratner’s comedy-action film, Tower Heist starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck.

Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our twelfth episode in the player below. As mentioned in previous posts, we’re still in the early stages of developing the show – so cut us a little slack as we get this thing off the ground.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 12 - Tower Heist

In episode 12 of the Screen Rant Underground we chat about the Star Trek 2 villain casting rumors and the live-action Akira adaptation as well as review Brett Ratner’s comedy-action film, Tower Heist starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck.

[0:00] News: Benicio Del Toro to be Offered Villain Role in Star Trek 2 as well as Akira Casting Shortlist Roundup.

[27:18] Rants and Raves: Pulp Fiction Blu-ray, Melancholia, AMC’s Hell on Wheels, and A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.

[48:58] Pre-Review Box Office Battle.

[57:20] Review: Tower Heist (read our full written review)

[1:15:11] Tower Heist SPOILERS conversation.

[1:38:15] Mailbag: The future of superhero films.

[1:47:12] Game Rant News Brief: Grand Theft Auto V trailer and a downloadable sequel to Alan Wake as well as Uncharted 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim reviews.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Kofi Outlaw, and special guest Mike Eisenberg.



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.

We release one episode a week and while myself, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve already lined-up a fun set of guests for future episodes.

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  1. Thanks for the intelligent response to my question, chaps. It’s hard to believe that ‘based on a comic book’ used to be something that film’s tried to downplay, and now it’s almost a marketing technique.

    Oh, the difference a few great movies can make…

    • No doubt. I’m just glad to see you took a break from playing Arkham City long enough to type an e-mail, frankly.

  2. Good podcast, agreed with a lot of the points that you guys made for Tower Heist.i thought it was worth the 6.50 entrance price, just plain fun besides the obvious holes in the plot.

    No offense but Ben needs to get better at this box office guessing game. Hope you win next time.

    • Thanks EW!

      Ya, I came out swinging the first round but… haven’t put up good numbers since. I think I over-estimate the intelligence of general audiences. I’m worried this week will be another disaster for me – especially if Mike is right about Jack and Jill.

  3. BEN YOU FINALLY WON for next week (episode 13) with 9 points!!!! I think lol