'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' – SR Underground Ep. 122


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

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes and Anthony Ocasio, as well as guest Hannah Shaw-Williams, as we review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, discuss the recently announced Venom and Sinister Six spinoff movies, as well as offer our thoughts on trailers for the Godzilla remake and Sherlock season 3.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 122 - 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' – SR Underground Ep. 122

We review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, discuss the recently announced Venom and Sinister Six spinoff movies, Terminator reboot casting, as well as offer our thoughts on trailers for Godzilla and Sherlock season 3.

[0:00] News: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spinoff Movies ‘Venom’ & ‘Sinister Six’ Officially Announced‘Terminator’ Reboot Finds Its Sarah Connor in ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Emilia Clarke‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer: Descent Into Monster City, and ‘Sherlock’ Interactive Trailer Reveals Clips & Plot from Season 3.

[1:11:07] Rants and Raves: Prisoners, Arrow, Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery, Saving Mr. Banks, and Frozen.

[1:39:26] Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (read our full written Desolation of Smaug review).

[1:59:10]  SPOILERS: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (join our Desolation of Smaug spoilers discussion).

[2:20:04] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:21:36] Game Rant News Brief

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




Next Week: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (The Desolation of Smaug opening): Sal reports that not many expected the resurgence of Frozen back to the top and the drop off of Best Man Holiday. That is, everyone except one man: ParrJr. His score was 13 and we have been graced by his superiority.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Anchorman: The Legend Continues (on Wed.) - 3,400
  • Walking with Dinosaurs - 3,200
  • American Hustle - 2,500
  • Saving Mr. Banks - 2,200
  • Inside Llewyn Davis - Unspecified Expansion

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • Her (2013) (on Wed.) - 6

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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