SR Underground Ep. 18: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 16th, 2012 at 10:44 am,

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

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we chat about the Golden Globe nominations and The Dark Knight Rises prologue, as well as review Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise.

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 eighteenth 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 18 - Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

In episode 18 of the Screen Rant Underground we chat about the Golden Globe nominations and The Dark Knight Rises prologue, as well as review Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise.

[0:00] News: Golden Globe nominations and The Dark Knight Rises prologue.

[24:23] The Dark Knight Rises prologue SPOILERS conversation.

[48:36] Rants and Raves: The Help, Kung Fu Panda 2, The League, Archer, How I Met Your MotherWork of Art: The Next Great Artist, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season Finale, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows10 Things I Hate About You, and Friends with Benefits.

[1:03:33] Pre-Review Box Office Battle.

[1:14:34] Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (read our full written review)

[1:33:40] Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol SPOILERS conversation.

[2:04:39] Game Rant News Brief: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Galaxies, a Star Wars Xbox 360 Console, Command & Conquer: Generals 2 and end of the year features (20 Most Anticipated Games of 2012 and 2011 Awards).

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



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. Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll:

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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. WO WO WO! I had to stop the pod-cast just to point out a mistake Anthony made. At no point during American Horror Story does Jessica Lange do what Anthony says. A much younger and hotter actress who’s name I forget does but at no point does Jessica. Yikes!!
    Ok, had to point that out. I’ll go back and listen to the rest now.

    • See. I’ve often thought that Anthony makes things up – just to be controversial.

    • Kevin7, huh? I think you mean “Kevin Upside-down-and-backwards-L”. Yeah, that’s right, Kevin LANGE… I busted you! Tell your mom to call me.


      • I wish you were right. But sadly no. It’s cool though, you’ve got a thing for the older ladies. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. Between your animosity torwards Sophia Vergara and the “mistake” about Lange it’s becoming clear. Embrace it Anthony. Embrace it.

  2. LOL @ 1:53:33 “Pick a side ,Ben.” – Rob Keyes FTW About time someone said it.

    • Haha. I’m just a gentleman among rabid wolves with outlandish opinions – someone has got to try and keep things from getting too crazy!

  3. Good podcast guys.

    And yes you are right Kofi about Sofia Vergara.

    • Thanks EW! [Scribbles note reminding Sofia Vergara's publicist to give you a call]

  4. Dude, I adore you alot, Anthony Ocasio, but EVERYTIME you describe American Horror Story, you BUTCHER IT! I cringe. Its not your first offense, buddy….Watch the DARN show! UGH! I feel so much better, and I forgive you.

    PS. You guys are AWESOME!

    • Well, just like Jesus Christ, I refuse your forgiveness. Instead, I forgive you, Forsure.

      Haha… I don’t even remember talking about American Horror Story in this podcast. And if I did talk about it, I was probably attempting to quickly run through a bunch of things.

      • haha fine! Thank you for forgiving me, Sir Anthony Ocasio.

  5. BTW, I listened to your podcast review of MI:4 before watching the movie… and all I kept thinking about was your guy’s reference to some fat black guy towards the end of the movie…

    I LAUGHED so hard when I finally got to that scene!
    I mean, that fat guy was a scene stealer! Instead of looking at the chick Ethan Hunt was lovingly stalking, the fat guy kept intercepting my view.
    If this was the only Mission Impossible movie Ive ever seen, the scene would have lead me to believe that Ethan Hunt and the fat guy used to be lovers of some sort LOL
    That dude really made use of his scene, with the throwing of his head back while laughing out loud,and the pertruding of his gut, you really wouldve thought he was something special to our protagonist. HA!

    PS. I kind of felt embarrased when I saw Tom Cruise shirtless… that scene did not do anything to hide his “mature” physique.

    PSS. Whats with Ethan dissapearing through a cloud of mist/fog?
    He’s not batman! LOL

  6. I thought this was a good podcast. I personally liked ‘Friends with Benefits’! I thought the sneeze thing was the best part haha.

    Good job guys!


  7. Great review guys, I wrote a review for a website called Primate Perspective and pretty much agree with most of what you say. I also had the pleasure of chatting to Brad Bird and Simon Pegg and if you want to check out the review and interviews go here – (PS I’m not trying to plug the site as it is no longer actively reviewing films as you’ll see, just wanted to share opinions)