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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!
Movie Dogs, A Willy Wonka Prequel And More
This week’s show dives into new surrounding the supposed confirmation from Zack Snyder that his Justice League Director’s Cut has shifted from a 4-part mini-series to a full, 4-hour feature film on HBO Max. News of Chris Evans in negotiations with Marvel to return as Captain America hit the trades just as we wrapped up the show last week. We debate whether that’s a good idea, and what it would take for us to get on board. There’s word of a Willy Wonka prequel story in the works with Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet favorites for the role. Why? Well, we don’t know either. This week’s BlendGame honors our favorite pups from across cinema history with #MovieDogBlend. Next week, you can play along on social with #DenzelWashingtonBlend, and let us know your favorite performance from the monolithic talent Denzel Washington. This Week In Movies - The Kid Detective (VOD) - The White Tiger (Netflix) - Our Friend (Limited/VOD) ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend -  @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Timestamps (approx. only) 3:30 - Weekly Poll 12:48 - Kevin’s 5 Most Anticipated Movies 17:50 - Is The SnyderCut a 4-hour Movie Now? 23:08 - Chris Evans Back as Cap? 31:16 - Wonka Prequel 36:30 - This Week In Movies 41:41 - Movie Dog BlendGame 57:11 - Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jan 20
1 hr
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Watchmen, Trial of the Chicago 7
Yahya Adbul-Mateen II has skyrocketed himself as a new, impressive star with a growing resumé that includes Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Aaron Sorkin and DC's Aquaman. He isn't slowing down with roles in the Candyman reboot from breakout director Nia DaCosta, The Matrix 4 and George Miller's Mad Max spinoff Furiosa. We managed to cover much of his work, and he proved to yet another incredible guest, a first of hopefully many appearances on the show for the actor moving forward. This week's show also includes out top 5 most anticipated movies of 2021, Netflix's movie-a-week release schedule for 2021, we review the first 2 episodes of WandaVision and discuss the ever-shifting return of the theatrical experience. What's your favorite performance or film from the iconic Christopher Walken? We get into our personal picks this week, and prepare for next week's game in which we'll debate our favorite movie dogs. Let us know on social using #MovieDogBlend. This Week In Movies The Marksman Promising Young Woman (VOD) Locked Down (HBO Max) One Night in Miami (Amazon Prime Video) Outside the Wire (Netflix) WandaVision (Disney+) ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Timestamps (approx. only) 3:42 - Weekly Poll 13:04 - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview 30:40 - Morbius and More Dates Moving? 42:56 - Netflix 2021 Slate 50:44 - Gotham Awards Winners 58:40 - Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021 1:12:43 - This Week In Movies 1:24:23 - Our Favorite Christopher Walken Movies 1:36:35 - Outro/Review Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jan 14
1 hr 38 min
Our Top 10 Movies of 2020
Another year in the rearview, and a weird one for movies at that. The guys get together this week for the annual tradition of revealing their 10 favorite movies of the year. Producer Gabe even rounded them all up, crunched the numbers and presents ReelBlend's aggregated "Top 5" list of movies for 2020. It's a good time! Also this week, we catch up on some of the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman 1984's reception, and celebrate Chris Pine's awesome career with #ChrisPineBlend. Join in on the fun with next week's BlendGame where we'll be discussing the filmography of the original Hollywood Chris by tweeting in your favorite Christopher Walken performance using #ChristopherWalkenBlend. This Week In Movies Pieces of a Woman (Netflix) Herself (Amazon Prime Video) ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jan 7
1 hr 52 min
Pete Docter Talks Pixar's Soul, Working With Funny People
Pete Doctor, writer/director/producer behind Pixar's Soul joins the show! We discuss his approach to animation and Pixar's incredible run of films. He gets into the work he and team did with composers Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor on the music for the film. There's plenty of nerdy information on the process that you've come to know in love from our interviews, and we hope you love this film as much as we did. If you haven't yet seen Soul, now streaming on Disney+, don't worry this is all spoiler free. However, we can't recommend it enough, and this interview is all the better having seen it. So get to it! ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 30, 2020
26 min
Emerald Fennell Talks Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Writer/director/actor Emerald Fennell joins the show to discuss her directorial debut Promising Young Woman (starring Carey Mulligan, Alison Brie, Adam Brody). Emerald and Sean talk about the brilliance of Carey Mulligan, and her performance as the lead. Emerald shares a story about a fight breaking out at an early test screening, the impossible task of acting drunk and more. We'll be back next week with a full episode of the show featuring our top 10 movies of 2020. ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 23, 2020
26 min
Paul Greengrass Talks Tom Hanks, Westerns And News Of The World
Paul Greengrass (you read that right) joins the show! His work spans from the Bourne series to United 93 to Captain Phillips to his latest, News of the World, a Western starring Tom Hanks. We discuss the story that drives News of the World, the incredible work from Tom Hanks which he thinks makes for his best performance yet, getting snubbed at the Oscars and more. In standard ReelBlend luck, Disney announced a massive slate from across their tentpole brands towards the end of last week. We get into some of our most notable announcements, and how Disney's strategy fares compared to Warner Bros full streaming commitment. This week's BlendGame proved to be a fun one. We asked you which film do wish you could go back in time and experience with a crowd during its opening weekend, and you didn't disappoint. Next week, we are celebrating Chris Pine's work with #ChrisPineBlend. Send in your favorite Chris Pine performance or film on Twitter using the hashtag, and we might read it out on the show. This Week In Movies Monster Hunter Fatale Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Timestamps (approx. only) 4:25 - Weekly Poll 12:39 - Paul Greengrass Interview 35:38 - Disney's Slate Announcement 52:09 - R-Rated Justice League 1:00:59 - This Week In Movies 1:12:07 - #OriginalReleaseBlend 1:26:53 - Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 17, 2020
1 hr 29 min
Patty Jenkins Talks Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot, DC Films & More
Patty Jenkins Talks Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot, DC Films & More We have another all-time interview this week with director Patty Jenkins joining the show to talk about Wonder Woman 1984. She gets into her feelings on the theatrical cut of Justice League, the influence Indiana Jones has on Steve Trevor's character, working on the score with Hans Zimmer and so much more. It's a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes tidbits, and one of our favorite interviews yet. In the main section of the show, we dig into the earth-shattering announcement that Warner Bros. plans to release its entire slate on their HBO Max streaming platform day-and-date with theaters. Alfred Molina has apparently been confirmed for Spider-Man 3, and we get into our theories for what this next Spider-Man film might be turning into. Our weekly BlendGame picks back up with a fun topic about who our favorite directors which started in the industry as actors are. Next week, you can play along with #OriginalReleaseBlend to let us know what culturally impactful film would you most want to go back and experience during its original release, and the effect it had on audiences. This Week In Movies • Wild Mountain Thyme • The Prom • Let Them All Talk • I'm Your Woman ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form.  Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell  Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 10, 2020
1 hr 42 min
Sean Astin Talks The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson & More
Samwise himself Sean Astin joins us this week for a wonderful interview all about The Lord of the Rings. It's rare that you get to interview a cast member of a beloved franchise, and even more rare to get to interview about said franchise. We had a blast chatting with Sean Astin about his last scene on set, gallivanting about New Zealand with a cool guy like Ian McKellen, the time Peter Jackson crushed him with a single note, and so much more. It really turned out to be a highlight reel of awesome Lord of the Rings stories. In the bulk of the show, we discuss Wonder Woman 1984's move to HBO Max. (Note: this was recorded before the bombshell news of Warner Bros. 2021 slate. More on that next week.) Sean and Jake wee able to interview George Clooney recently, and so they gush about the process and his unbelievable levels of charm before getting into the movies dropping this week. Finally, we celebrate Angela Bassett's staggering talent and career with our BlendGame. Next week, we're looking at our favorite directors who started as actors with #ActorTurnedDirectorBlend This Week In Movies All My Life Half Brothers Nomadland (limited) Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime Video) Mank (Netflix) The Prom (Netflix) ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 3, 2020
1 hr 39 min
Paul Bettany Talks WandaVision, Uncle Frank with Director Alan Ball
Paul Bettany and writer/director Alan Ball join the show to discuss their new film Uncle Frank streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Paul Bettany talks about actors not needing chemistry, shooting WandaVision in front of a live studio audience and more. Alan Ball also recalls the night he was an Oscar. #PaulBettany #UncleFrank #WandaVision ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. (cinemablend.com/shop) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 25, 2020
21 min
Alex Winter Talks Bill & Ted 3 & Wonder Woman 1984's Release Plans
Alex Winter joins the show this week for the home video release of Bill & Ted Face the Music. He gets into Van Halen, shooting Bill & Ted movie on digital for the first time, his work as a director, and more. Steven Soderbergh is back with a trailer for his new film Let Them All Talk starring Meryl Streep, and Lucas Hedges. After our quick reactions, we discuss the nominees for this year's Gotham Awards. The independent film awards show is the first of the season, and may help us shape our expectations for the Oscars. With a relatively young career, Diablo Cody has proved herself to be an absolute master of the page. Check out some of our favorites from across her filmography in this week's BlendGame, and be sure to play along next week with #AngelaBassettBlend on Twitter. This Week In Movies Sound of Metal (Limited) The Nest (VOD) Small Axe (Amazon Prime) Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (Disney+) ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium. ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendYT) for full episodes of the show in video form. Also, don't miss out on exclusive clips that don't make the main show by subscribing to our Clips channel (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendClips). Follow The Show ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs Timestamps (approx. only) 2:40 - Weekly Poll: Should WB release Wonder Woman: 1984 on HBO Max? 13:08 - Alex Winter Interview 35:28 - Let Them All Talk Trailer Reaction 44:16 - Gotham Awards Nominations 57:45 - This Week In Movies 1:12:38 - #DiabloCodyBlend 1:21:00 - Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 17, 2020
1 hr 22 min
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