SR Underground Ep. 31: ‘The Hunger Games’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated April 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm,

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

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw – along with special guest Vic Holtreman – as we give another update on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, chat about the Hangover 3 and 300 sequel release info, violence in upcoming Walking Deadand Game of Thrones story arcs, as well as review Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games.

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 thirty-first episode in the player below.

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 31 – The Hunger Games

In episode 31 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we give another update on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, chat about the Hangover 3 and 300 sequel release info, violence in upcoming Walking Dead and Game of Thrones story arcs, as well as review The Hunger Games adaptation.

[0:00] News: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot updateHangover 3 and 300 sequel release info, violence in upcoming Walking Dead and Game of Thrones story arcs.

[40:58] Rants and Raves: Touch, Game of Thrones, The Legend of Korra, The Raid: Redemption, American Idol, Mad Men, Community.

[1:02:44] Pre-Review Box Office Battle

[1:10:24] Review: The Hunger Games (read our full written review)

[1:29:29] The Hunger Games SPOILERS conversation

[1:57:13] Mailbag, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information

[1:58:50] Game Rant News Brief: Mass Effect 3 ending theories, Assassin’s Creed 3 Wii U functionality and weaponry trailer, Kinect Star Wars launch trailer, Resident Evil 6 details, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier preview content.

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 host Ben Kendrick as well as 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. Vic is reaching legendary status. Wanna make one of those crazy t-shirts with the red and blue coloring

  2. Seriously wish you guys could bang out more than an episode a week! Love it!

    1) Hunger Games
    2) Mirror Mirror
    3) Wrath of the Titans
    4) 21 Jump Street
    5) John Carter
    10) Project X

    • Just finished the podcast. Obviously, good stuff. But I have my first differing opinion ever (not bad for 31 episodes lol). I disagree with the idea presented that the movie did not do a good job of tying everything together; that it was too vague for a non-fan. I enjoyed this movie a lot and I never read the books (though I probably will now).


      But I thought it was pretty obvious that she was playing to the camera, per her and Haymich’s “conversations” during the games. The “You call that a kiss?” note delivered with the soup made that pretty clear. I also don’t think that Katniss would have done all that she did, just to commit suicide at the end. Her saying “Trust me” was a pretty clear indication that she knew what she was doing in playing the angle that she was. I guess it’s just a matter of reading between the lines. Or maybe I’m giving too much credit to non-fans haha!

  3. 1) Hunger Games
    2) Wrath of The Titans
    3) Mirror Mirror
    4) 21 Jump Street
    5) The Lorax
    10) Project X

  4. If they pull off season 3 as its done in the comic it will be great. Thats the best arc of TWD. There´s no way people wont like season 3.

  5. The Raid is coming this weekend in Montreal and I’m definitely going to see that. I’ve been waiting for months! I bet Hollywood is going to do a remake of it anyway…

    Here’s my pick for the Box-office Battle:
    1. The Hunger Games
    2. Wrath of the Titans
    3. Mirror Mirror
    4. 21 Jump Street
    5. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
    10. Project X

  6. My pics for the box office:
    1-Hunger Games
    2-Wrath of the Titans
    3-21 Jump Street
    4-Mirror Mirror
    5-The Lorax

    10-John Carter

  7. 1 Hunger Games
    2 Wrath Of The Titans
    3 21 Jump Street
    4 Mirror Mirror
    5 John Carter

    10 Journey 2

  8. I’ve never noticed how much Rob Keyes is needed to make this podcast work. Also The Love/hate between Kofi & Anthony is the best!!!!

    • Thanks Frank!!

      I really wanted to be on this one and I saw The Hunger Games just for it – but had some major GR stuff & taxes to handle that took priority.