'Cloud Atlas' - SR Underground Ep. 63

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Bonus: Make sure to check out our candid "review scale" discussion video from SDCC 2012 further down in the post.

The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode sixty-three of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, Kofi Outlaw, and special guest Roth Cornet as we review Cloud Atlas, discuss the rumored casting of Idris Elba as the next James Bond, and answer listener e-mails.

Screen Rant Underground is available on the iTunes Music StoreStitcher Radio, or the Zune/Windows Phone Marketplace but if you're not near your home computer, check out our sixty-third 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 63 - Cloud Atlas

In episode 63 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we review Cloud Atlas, discuss the rumored casting of Idris Elba as the next James Bond, as well as answer listener e-mails.

[0:00] News: Idris Elba rumored as the next James Bond (plus a discussion of race and gender in franchise entertainment).

[47:36] Pre-Review Box Office Battle.

[52:32] Review: Cloud Atlas (read our full Cloud Atlas review).

[1:15:10] Cloud Atlas SPOILERS conversation (join in the Cloud Atlas spoilers discussion).

[1:34:30] Listener E-mails (Dream Movie & How We Approach Reviews), Twitter Handles, and Contact Information.

[2:01:30] Game Rant News Brief: G4 Cancels video Game Shows, 300 Armor in God of War: Ascension, Assassin’s Creed 3 and 4 editorials, MechWarrior Online Preview, plus Doom 3 BFG Edition, Worms: Revolution, and The Walking Dead: Episode 4 reviews.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw - with special guest Roth Cornet.




Bonus: In the podcast we discuss how we approach reviewing films and shows (in the reader e-mail section). As a fun supplement to that conversation, I've also included a candid piece of Comic-Con 2012 footage where we discuss the Screen Rant rating scale (and once again give Kofi a hard time about the Battleship review).

Check out the video below which does contain EXPLICIT language and features (from left to right) Kofi Outlaw, Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Sandy Schaefer, and Vic Holtreman:

Next Week's Review: Wreck-It-Ralph

Last Week's Reader Box Office Battle Winner (Paranormal Activity 4 Opening Weekend): The Mighty Avenger

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 every Monday and while host Ben Kendrick as well as Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we've lined-up plenty of guests for future episodes.

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Music by Omarie B. Williams (@OmarieWilliams)

Edited by Justin Vactor (@Vactor)

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