‘The Conjuring’ – SR Underground Ep. 103

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one hundred three of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick and fellow SR editor Anthony Ocasio, as well as special guests Andrew Dyce and Perri Nemiroff, as we review James Wan’s The Conjuring, discuss the prospect of three more Avatar movies and a new Flash TV series. Plus provide updates on the sequel to The Bourne Legacy.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 103 - The Conjuring

We review James Wan’s The Conjuring, discuss the prospect of three more Avatar movies and a new Flash TV series. Plus provide updates on the sequel to The Bourne Legacy.

[0:00] News: 3 ‘Avatar’ Sequels to be Released in 2016, 2017 & 2018‘Bourne 5′ Gets a Screenwriter; Will Focus on Jeremy Renner’s Character, and ‘Flash’ TV Series Coming From ‘Arrow’ Creators.

[1:16:52] Box Office Battle 2013 Results

[1:23:32] Rants and Raves: Battlefield Earth, Europa Report, Pontypool, and Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor.

[1:51:54] Review: The Conjuring (read our full review of The Conjuring).

[2:10:50] The Conjuring SPOILERS discussion.

[2:27:39] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

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



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Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (The Wolverine opening): Sal reports that 7 people managed to get perfect scores of 15! But, the winner ended up being Sam Howard who had a 15 – and was closest to the tiebreaker.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Elysium – 2,700+
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – 2,800 (on Weds)
  • Planes – 3,400
  • We’re the Millers – 3,150 (on Weds)

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

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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. Screenrant commence….

  2. That is one super creepy picture.

    • No doubt, no doubt


    • Dyce, you were already on the podcast – you’ve had your say ;)

      • I’m with Dyce. Best movie ever. It deserved all the Oscars.

        • LOL

      • To that Ill just say I do not like avatar, I think people flocked to see it over the 3d, not the story. I just find the film from dialogue to plot very cliché and boring and its pro nature/native American message shoved a bit too hard in my face and one sided for me to take seriously.
        Because I was technically “forced” to watch avatar 3 times when it came out when I was in high school and everyone loved it and didn’t see it as obnoxious, I hate avatar and Im actively rooting for this series to fail, die, what have you.

    • I love Avatar and saw it twice in the theater, twice on DVD and three times on Blu-ray (each of the three cuts). I might just watch it again this week. I don’t really need sequels, though, but I would be happy to watch them if they turn out to be actually good.

      Also, I saw Pontypool and liked it all the way up the reveal what the reason for the outbreak was, which I found a bit silly, but I guess it works as some kind of social criticism device. Still a good movie, though. I recommend it.

      Finally, I regret to inform you that I have a DVD copy of Battlefield Earth sitting in my shelf, right between Bats (with Dina Meyer) and Below. :D

  4. Congrats to Rob as well. I hope he knew what he was getting himself into. :D

  5. Bourne Legacy is more of a spiritual successor than a direct sequel. Some people had a trouble reconciling with it, but I thought it was good enough to stand on it’s own. I saw it in theaters. Not sure where the story is going though. Another 2 movies of being a fugitive?


    I find Avatar to be one of the most overrated films out there. The story was meh, and the 3d made me uncomfortable. I am not excited for three sequels at all. But you guys were speaking as if planning films ahead of time were a bad thing. In my opinion, it’s best to have an idea beforehand than to come up with one before they start pre-production.

    As far as the Flash thing, who will be his villains?

    • Captain Coooooold!!!!! His time has come.

  7. Three Avatar movies and a Flash series is cool and all but sometimes I wish you released the podcast on Wednesdays instead so you can cover more news. I’d rather hear you talk about the Batman casting rumors or the new Doctor Who. Oh well, can’t complain when you get free entertainment that’s this good.

    • Drew –

      Glad you’re enjoying the show! Not sure why it would make a difference if the podcast came out on Wednesday. Any topic from the past week is fair game, so that would only be changing the timeframe – not changing which stories we cover. Sometimes, that means we just miss a breaking story (in the cast of Doctor Who) but, what if something broke on Thursday? Then you’d still have to wait a week to hear us talk about it, right? Also, by putting the podcast out on Monday, the reviews are more timely.

      We’re still planning on offering our thoughts on the new Doctor for episode 104. Probably won’t be talking Batman casting though – since none of that is anywhere close to official right now (and we’ve been talking about it a lot anyway).

      Thanks for listening!

      • Ben-

        Thanks for getting back to me, I totally didn’t even consider Thursday news breaking and what that would mean if the show came out on Wednesdays. Good to hear that you’re going to be talking about the new Doctor next week, looking forward to what you guys have to say, keep up the good work!

  8. I had an interesting conversation about The Matrix trilogy. The first 1 was about setting up the universe of the Matrix, the characters that live in it, their motivations and its philosophies. The second one was the consequences of whom they were, and the 3rd one was about resolution. The only thing I do still agree on is that yes there was still philosophies going on. Like the Twins were ghosts, the dude who got shot by the silver bullet was a werewolf (which were all old programs the Matrix used to be before updating)

    I see Avatar the same way. The first one was about setting up the universe, who the characters were, their motivations, and their philosophies. I am somewhat skeptical about it too but truth be told, the first one regardless of the story was still epic in scope and that shouldn’t be under estimated.

    Yes it’s true that we now live in a world where every movie has capitalized on trying to be Epic but I believe that the next set of movies are going to BRING it, because setting up the world is out of the way. The story right now is, Earth is dying, they need a specific piece of metal to survive and they failed. NOW IT’S WAR! Earth is coming back, and they will be bringing in the big guns. The story is going to be Technology versus nature versus technology.

    and truth be told, I haven’t seen Cameron deliver anything sub par yet. I still watch Judgement Day to this day and see new things in that movie.

    As for filming them back to back. I’m happy they are doing it this way. One thing we under estimate and I think I read that here is the CGI. For example what I read here (I think) was that Robert Downey JR. Didn’t have to be on set as much due to CG Iron Man. Which means the actors won’t have to shoot as much and most of it will be CG and if they are to do a war story on a grander scale, filming it all back to back will keep a cohesive story going that will have some cliff-hangers in between.

    Also, if Cameron can pull off under water, it makes room for movies like Aquaman but still, it remains interesting to be seen.

    • Avatar could also be seen as “The Hobbit” book – setting up the world. Tolkien definitely borrowed heavily from the epic poems he translated for a living and the ‘heroes journey’ motif. Then the next story is so long that it has to be split into three separate parts like “The Lord of the Rings” books were.

      Mentioning Harry Potter, there’s no reason James Cameron can’t be as good of a writer as J.K. Rowling turned out to be. There’s no reason the world of Avatar can’t be as compelling as the Harry Potter world is. James Cameron is just skipping the book phase.

      It’s also interesting that no one could think of a franchise with 4 movies in it and then the very next topic was about the Bourne series with mention of the Mission Impossible series. ;)

  9. Also wanted to thrown in a Congrats to Rob Keyes on his nuptials!

  10. I was the only one in the theatre shouting out loud. Pathetic :(

  11. Elysium
    We’re millers
    2 guns
    Percy Jackson
    The heat

  12. I do believe in this kind of supernatural stuff, not ghost, but entities and bad persons that do terrible things to harm others. I was raised catholic, and albeit I dont believe everything I was told, there is something about good and evil that makes sense to me.

  13. …Congratulations too Rob, on the recent engagement!….I thought The Conjuring was one of the best Horror/Thriller/Ghost Story films in a while, and i am looking forward too the sequel that might be revolving around one of the most iconic cases that The Warrens have to dealt with,’The Amityville Horror’, and i think they nailed the characters of the Warrens, for the last couple months i did research for a project of mine, and had the pleasure of getting to interview with Lorraine Warren, and she was on set some times purely as a spectator, but from what she saw Vera Farmiga was good… For me ‘The Coujuring’ reminded me of the old Ghost Stories, and i hope James Wann does the sequel…

    3)We’re millers
    4)2 guns
    5)Percy Jackson and The Sea Monster
    10)The Heat

  14. Studios are dumb…I mean, dump trucks full of money? Haven’t they heard of a wire transfer?

  15. Box office battle

    1. Elysium
    2. We are the millers
    3. Percy Jackson
    4. Planes
    5. 2 guns
    10. Red 2

  16. 1) Elysium
    2) Millers
    3) Planes
    4) Percy Jackson
    5) 2 Guns
    10) Grown Ups 2

    Congrats to Rob!!!

    Also, do we account for the wednesday and thursday earnings, or is it just friday-sunday?

    • Only Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – we don’t include Wednesday, Thursday (or in the case of a long weekend Monday) in tabulating the Box Office Battle.

      • Thanks. That’s what I figured.

  17. 1 – Elysium
    2 – We’re The Millers
    3 – Planes
    4 – Percy Jackson
    5 – 2 Guns
    10 – Grown Ups 2

  18. Box Office Battle
    1. Elysium
    2. We’re the Millers
    3. Planes
    4. The Wolverine
    5. Conjuring
    10. Pacific Rim

  19. Hi,

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy listening to your podcasts.
    Especially, the ‘behind the scenes’ information about actors and directors is great.
    However, I feel that one member of your podcast team (andrew?) badly needs some days off. Not sure why he is projecting this much hate towards Avatar (and other movies in the previous podcasts).

    Otherwise amazing discussions, keep it up!

    • Andrew is usually a bit too angry.

      • LOL. Yeah, Dyce should be more like Anthony. Double the Ocasio, double the viewers.

        • *listeners (not viewers)

  20. I checked out Pontypool on Netflix. Spoilers ahead.

    I’m a zombie/thriller/horror fan, but I’m not hardcore about it. That said, I did enjoy this movie, well, at least the first 3/4 of it. The last quarter of the movie was pretty awful. Everything from when the assistant producer is infected and the Doctor shows up was nearly unwatchable. The Dr. Mendez character seemed so out of sync with the tone the movie had effectively set up to that point. He was a hokey, unbelievable and cartoony character in a movie that was building up a real feeling terror. The balloon of tension that was inflating came loose and made loud fart noises as it emptied. I spent the last twenty minutes checking the stream to see how much time was left.

    Now as much as I hated the last bit of the movie the rest was more than good enough for me to have an overall positive feeling about the movie.

    B-, I guess?

    So the after credits scene was just some kind of goof, right?

  21. 1 Elysium
    We’re the Millers
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
    2 Guns

    10 Grown ups 2

  22. Box-office pick:
    1. Elysium
    2. We’re the Millers
    3. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
    4. 2 guns
    5. The Wolverine
    10. Turbo

    • Little correct:
      1. Elysium
      2. Planes
      3. We’re the Millers
      4. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
      5. The Wolverine
      10. Turbo

  23. Kinda lost interest after hearing Terminator 2 called “pretty good.”