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Welcome to ReelBlend! Join Managing Director Sean O'Connell (CinemaBlend) and Entertainment Reporters Kevin McCarthy (Fox 5 Washington DC) and Jake Hamilton (Fox 32 News Chicago) as they discuss the latest news, rumors, and movies to hit the big screen. Every week we'll bring you movie reviews, inside looks at the news of the week, stories from the set, and interviews with your favorite filmmakers. Enjoy!
Baz Luhrmann Talks 'Elvis' Success, Austin Butler For The Oscar & More
Director Baz Luhrmann joins us to discuss the success of Elvis at the box office, Austin Butler’s inevitable Oscars run to come, a possible extended cut, and more. Stick around through the show for our discussion on Star Wars’ latest offering, Andor starring Diego Luna. Don’t Worry Darling is finally hitting theaters this weekend, and we give our thoughts on the highly anticipated sophomore turn for Olivia Wilde. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro00:05:56 - Baz Luhrmann Interview00:35:41 - Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Club Trailer Reaction00:47:08 - Golden Globes Return To TV01:00:15 - Andor Reactions01:10:06 - This Week In Movies 01:17:00 - Don’t Worry Darling Review01:24:59 - Our Favorite John Boyega Movies 01:36:132 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 23
1 hr 42 min
'See How They Run': Director Talks Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell & More
See How They Run director Tom George joins ReelBlend to chat about the making of his new film, working with the likes of Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, creating a gripping mystery with a comedic spin, and more. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 21
33 min
'The Woman King' With Gina Prince-Bythewood & Cathy Schulman
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and producer Cathy Schulman join the show to discuss their new film The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, and Lashana Lynch. Gina walks us through prepping for some of the film’s most incredible action scenes, working once more with the legend Terence Blanchard, how action can inform character, and much more. We’ll be back next week with more interviews so stay tuned! ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at RedCircle .ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 16
30 min
Director Zach Cregger Talks 'The Barbarian' Spoilers
Writer/Director Zach Cregger joins the show for a spoiler-filled chat on his horror flick Barbarian, starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long. We discuss the film nearly falling apart just before production began, not having to do much convincing when pitching Justin Long his craziest scenes, the film’s visual influences, a script set in Gotham City that he eventually wants to direct and so much more. Go see this movie, save yourself from the spoilers, and listen to this illuminating chat. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 14
37 min
Kevin Smith Talks ‘Clerks III,' Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis & More
Kevin Smith returns! The director is headed back out on the road to tour his new movie Clerks III, and took some time out of his busy schedule to chat about completing his first true trilogy. We cover his entire filmography, Bruce Willis’ legacy after his recent retirement, hoping to reclaim the rights to Dogma, his Tusk sequel, meeting David Fincher, and even more. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 9
1 hr 12 min
Kevin Smith Movie Tier List
With Kevin Smith’s Clerk’s III on the horizon, the guys take a look back at his filmography to figure out which ranks as his masterpiece.ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at RedCircle .ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro00:05:45 - Kevin Smith Tier List00:58:10 - National Cinema Day! 01:13:05 - Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Review01:24:05 - This Week In Movies01:25:45 - Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. Review01:32:30 - Our Favorite Regina Hall Movies01:40:10 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 2
1 hr 41 min
'The Invitation' With Director Jessica Thompson
Writer and director Jessica Thompson joins the show this week to chat about her film The Invitation, starring Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, and Sean Pertwee. Also on this week’s show, we discuss the return of Game of Thrones with our reactions to The House of the Dragon’s premiere. Gabe catches us up on Netflix’s The Sandman, and we review Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg’s Me Time.ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at RedCircle .ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:04:03 - Jessica Thompson Interview00:26:32 - The House of The Dragon Review00:38:22 - The Sandman 00:43:11 - Sean Is Catching Up On The Staircase00:50:14 - This Week In Movies00:52:49 - Breaking Review00:56:46 - Me Time Review01:02:46 - The Invitation Review01:07:53 - Our Favorite Music Biopic01:24:42 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Aug 26
1 hr 26 min
Scott Derrickson: 'The Black Phone,' 'Doctor Strange 2' & The Stephen King Adaptation He Wants To Do
Director Scott Derrickson has found great success following his departure from the helm of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with his latest film The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke. In our interview, he discussed making the decision to step away from a Marvel movie, his favorite book adaptations, the Stephen King story he’d like to adapt himself, and more. Also this week, Sean pays tribute to Better Call Saul’s impressive run following its final episodes. Marvel’s She-Hulk series has finally hit Disney+ this week, and we give our thoughts through the first four episodes. And finally, Idris Elba is back in theaters with Beast! Stick around to hear our spoiler-free reviews. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at RedCircle .ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:08:57 - Scott Derrickson Interview00:26:14 - Better Call Saul Finale Reaction00:30:55 - She-Hulk Review00:44:42 - This Week In Movies00:45:25 - Beast Review00:58:31 - Our Favorite Alison Brie Performance01:06:55 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Aug 19
1 hr 11 min
'I Love My Dad' Director James Morosini On Patton Oswalt, The True Story & More
Writer, director, and actor James Morosini joins the show to talk about his breakout feature I Love My Dad, starring himself, Patton Oswalt, and Claudia Sulewski. The film won the audience award at this year's SXSW Film Festival and has won over audiences on its tour through the festival circuit. We discuss the story which inspired the film, his therapist pushing him to make the film, Claudia Sulewski’s daunting role and flawless execution, and so much. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at RedCircle .ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Aug 17
24 min
Director Halina Reijn Talks 'Bodies Bodies Bodies'
Director Halina Reijn joins the show to discuss her new movie Bodies Bodies Bodies, starring Amanda Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Pete Davidson. We talk about the film’s incredible ending (no spoilers!), working with her cast to create a specific tone and realism, her use of music and score, as well as the ingenious way they let the actors light each other in the film’s dim night scenes. Stick around for our review of Bodies Bodies Bodies, a breakdown of the Batgirl saga at DC, and more. Finally, Phil Contrino from the National Association of Theater Owners stops by for a chat about the positive outlook on the future of the theater-going experience. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:03:58 - Halina Reijn Interview00:29:39 - Is A24 THE Director’s Studio?00:40:03 - HBO Max & DC Explained00:55:26 - Interview: Looking Ahead At The Theatrical Experience01:11:40 - This Week In Movies01:12:38 - ‘Mark & Rita’ Review01:16:06 - ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Review01:22:02 - Our Favorite Book Adaptations01:42:43 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Aug 12
1 hr 48 min
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