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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!Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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
Nov 17
1 hr 22 min
A Quiet Place Spinoff, Mank Reviews & The Nelms Brothers Guest
Writer/directors Eshom and Ian Nelms join the show to discuss their new dark comedy, holiday flick Fatman (starring Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mel Gibson). The movie follows Santa Claus who's had a hit placed on him by a disappointed child. We also got word that Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) has been tapped to write and direct a spinoff in the Quiet Place universe, and that Netflix is testing a more tradition, linear programming channel in France. It's a big week for film releases. We give our impressions of Hillbilly Elegy (starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close), David Fincher's Mank (starring Gary Oldman, Lily Collins), and Freaky (starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton). If you think you'll enjoy Freaky, be sure to check out our interview with Vince in ReelBlend #142. He was another wonderful fit for the show. And finally, this week we honor the late Sean Connery's work with a discussion on our favorite films and performances from his legendary career. Next week, we celebrate a legend in the making with #DiabloCodyBlend. On Twitter, let us know your favorite film written by Diablo Cody using the hashtag. This Week In Movies • Ammonite (Limited) • The Climb (Limited) • Dreamland (Limited) • Come Away (Limited & VOD) • Hillbilly Elegy (Limited) • Mank (Limited) • Freaky • Fatman 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 Here 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
Nov 11
1 hr 58 min
Vince Vaughn Talks Freaky, A Wedding Crashers Sequel & More
Vince Vaughn joins the show this week to discuss his new film Freaky. We also get into his work on the Psycho remake, a sequel to the classic Wedding Crashers he's interested in making, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and so much more. The Mandalorian returned to Disney+ last week, so we had to talk about that amazing season 2 premiere. Songbird, a tone deaf action-thriller set during a pandemic which shut downs the world, released a trailer, and...yeah, listen through for our very obvious thoughts on that mess. We also touch on Scott Derrickson's new horror film, One Night in Miami's Oscar strategy and Let Him Go (starring Diane Lane, Kevin Costner). For this week's BlendGame, we choose our favorite films or performances from the great Jack Nicholson. Next week, we're celebrating the work of the late Sean Connery. Let us know your favorite Sean Connery film or performance using #SeanConneryBlend on Twitter! This Week In Movies - Let Him Go - Possessor (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. 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 Here 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) 6:56 - Weekly Poll 13:08 - Vince Vaughn Interview 30:28 - Songbird Trailer Reaction 37:14 - Scott Derrickson's New Film 41:51 - One Night In Miami's Oscars Hopes 47:37 - This Week In Movies 1:04:18 - The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere 1:09:07 - #JackNicholsonBlend Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Nov 5
1 hr 25 min
Michael Giacchino Talks Star Wars, Spider-Man, Pixar And More
On this week's show, we are joined by Composer Michael Giacchino discuss his original album Travelogue Volume 1. Also this week, we talk Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Oscar chances, Anne Hathaway’s The Witches, the latest Tom Holland Spidey News and Oscar Issac in talks to play Moon Knight. This Week In movies: The Craft: Legacy (VOD, Oct 28) Holidate (Netflix, Oct. 28) Come Play (Oct. 30) 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 Here 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) 4:15 - Weekly Poll: Should MGM sell Daniel Craig's NO TIME TO DIE to a streaming service? 14:45 - Michael Giacchino Interview 51:43 - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 1:00:52 - The Witches 1:11:42 - Spider-Man 3 1:19:01 - Moon Knight 1:27:48 - This Week In Movies 1:30:28 - #HalloweenMovieBlend 1:45:24 - Listener Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 27
1 hr 47 min
Borat 2 Reviews, Jared Leto’s Joker & Adam Brody Talking The Kid Detective
On this week's show, we are joined by Adam Brody and writer/director Evan Morgan to discuss their new film The Kid Detective. It's a dark, yet funny and completely charming story about a famous kid detective all grown up, and still dealing with the one case that got away. We can't recommend the film enough, and hope you will check it out as soon as you can. Check out the ReelBlend Clips channel for an exclusive spoiler bit we cut from the main show's interview once you do. Also this week, we have Jared Leto returning as Joker, a full trailer for David Fincher's Mank, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman in his final role. We also discuss SEVERAL films now available or coming soon; including One Night in Miami from Regina King, Nomadland starring Francis McDormand, Rebecca, The Witches, Borat 2 and more. This Week In Movies The Empty Man Rebecca (Netflix) The Witches (HBO Max) Over the Moon (Netflix) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Prime) 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 Here 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) 1:45 - Weekly Poll: Who is your favorite Spider-Man? 10:30 - Adam Brody & Evan Morgan Interview 38:24 - The Kid Detective Reviews 46:42 - Mank Trailer Reaction 57:53 - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Trailer Reaction 1:03:12 - Jared Leto Returns as Joker 1:09:55 - Sean at 919 Film Festival 1:13:07 - This Week In Movies 1:30:40 - #SciFiHorrorBlend 1:44:05 - Listener Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 22
1 hr 47 min
Aaron Sorkin Talks The Trial of the Chicago 7, David Fincher & More
On this week’s show, we welcome legendary writer Aaron Sorkin to discuss he latest film The Trial of the Chicago 7, his second feature as a director. The film’s cast is absolutely stacked with Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II just a few of the A-listers bringing this true story to life. Stick around after the interview to hear our reviews of the film which you can stream on Netflix this week. Also this week, we discuss Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins teaming back up for a Cleopatra remake. There’s a new limited series based on Stephen King’s The Stand coming to CBS All-Access, and the trailer is…underwhelming. We have confirmation of Doctor Strange heading to Spider-Man 3, and so much more. Our BlendGame continues the spooky season with #ZombieMovieBlend. Next week, we are debating our favorite Science-Fiction Horror films. Let us know your pick using #SciFiHorrorBlend! 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 Here 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) 2:17 - Weekly Poll: Which 80s Slasher is Scariest? 8:50 - Aaron Sorkin Interview 20:23 - The Stand Limited Series Trailer 27:44 - Cleopatra Remake 38:57 - Doctor Strange Joins Spider-Man 3 46:32 - David O. Russell's Next Film 48:40 - This Week In Movies 58:41 - Trial of the Chicago 7 Review 1:09:31 - #ZombieMovieBlend 1:21:54 - Listener Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 13
1 hr 25 min
Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween, Jamie Foxx’s Electro & Major Release Shifts
From here on out, everyone needs to write release dates in pencil. Nothing sticks to its intended release dates anymore, as theaters continue to struggle with a lack of product, preventing chains and independent theaters from figuring out how to open and operate safely. On this week’s show, the ReelBlend boys finally reunite to break down all of the latest movement, which starts with Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and sweeps up the bulk of the DC film slate. We also discuss Adam Sandler's new comedy Hubie Halloween which is surprisingly enjoyable. In a surprising turn, Jamie Foxx is returning to as Electro in Spider-Man 3 starring Tom Holland. Very confusing, but Sean has a theory that honestly sounds spot on. This week's BlendGame is a festive one with #HauntedHouseBlend where we debate some of our favorite movies featuring spooky haunted houses. Next week, we continue on with #ZombieMovieBlend. Send us your favorite zombie movie on social, and we might read it on the show! This Week In Movies The War with Grandpa Hubie Halloween (Netflix) Books of Blood (Hulu) Charm City Kings (HBO Max) 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 Here 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) 3:38 - Weekly Poll: Who's making the scariest films right now? 10:14 - 2020 Movie Releases Shift Again 22:55 - Jamie Foxx Cast as Electro...Again 35:58 - 355 Trailer 40:30 - News of the World Trailer 46:28 - This Week In Movies 1:07:12 - #HauntedHouseBlend 1:22:44 - Listener Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 8
1 hr 25 min
Julie Taymor Interview, Lion King Follow Up & Borat 2
The LEGENDARY, Oscar-nominated, Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor joins the show to discuss her new film The Glorias (starring Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, Julianne Moore), now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. We discuss a sequel to Across the Universe that she wants to get made, the amazing crew and creative heads she worked with on The Glorias, and so much more. A true genius, and an incredible interview for the ReelBlend history books. Also on this week's show, we talk the new trailer for The Craft reboot coming in October, Barry Jenkins being tapped to direct a follow up to 2019's The Lion King, Marvel's slate being completely wiped from 2020, Borat 2, and more. We also celebrate the career of the late, great Michael Chapman with #MichaelChapmanBlend. Next week, we kick off the month of October with #HauntedHouseBlend. Send in your favorite film that features, surrounds, includes some sort of haunted property. *This Week In Movies* * *The Boys in the Band (Netflix)* * *Vampires vs The Bronx (Netflix)* * *The Glorias (Amazon Prime, 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 ( https://bit.ly/reelblendpremium ). *ReelBlend on YouTube* Be sure to subscribe to ** ReelBlend ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYIG77MzbUQ40aaWF3nX2FA ) 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 ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaPOk-AwSmGlZQdw6NJrqmw ) (http://bit.ly/ReelBlendClips). *Follow The Show Here* ReelBlend - *@ReelBlend* ( https://twitter.com/ReelBlend ) Sean - *@Sean_OConnell* ( https://twitter.com/Sean_OConnell ) Jake - *@JakesTakes* ( https://twitter.com/JakesTakes ) Kevin - *@KevinMcCarthyTV* ( https://twitter.com/KevinMcCarthyTV ) Gabe - *@gabeKovacs* ( https://twitter.com/gabekovacs ) *Timestamps (approx. only)* 3:10 - Weekly Poll 11:38 - Julie Taymor Interview 46:34 - Marvel Slate Shifts 57:18 - Breaking: Borat 2 59:17 - Barry Jenkins For The Lion King 1:11:57 - The Craft Reboot Trailer 1:18:30 - This Week In Movies 1:22:23 - #MichaelChapmanBlend 1:32:31 - Listener Review/Outro Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 30
1 hr 35 min
Matthew Modine Talks Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket & Working With Christopher Nolan
Matthew Modine joins the show to discuss making Full Metal Jacket with the great Stanley Kubrick. He dives into Stanley's process, and personality behind the scenes, breaks down the themes of the film, and even touches on his collaboration with Christopher Nolan. We also discuss the Emmy's with Schitt's Creek and Watchmen winning big, the new WandaVision trailer (note: before news of Disney/Marvel's big schedule shift), and more. For this week's BlendGame, we dive into Tom Hardy's amazing filmography to pull out our favorite performances. Next week, we are celebrating the late Michael Chapman, a prolific cinematographer who has certainly made a film you cherish. Let us know your favorite of his works using #MichaelChapmanBlend. This Week In Movies - Kajillionaire - Misbehaviour - Ava - Enola Holmes - The Trial of the Chicago 7 (limited) 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 Here 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) 3:59 - Weekly Poll: Would you pay $30 for Black Widow on Disney+? 12:12 - Matthew Modine Interview 46:44 - WandaVision Trailer 1:00:35 - Supernova Trailer 1:06:45 - Emmy's Takeaways 1:15:25 - Hollywood Studios and Unions Reach Production Restart Agreements 1:17:23 - This Week In Movies 1:27:02 - #TomHardyBlend 1:40:03 - Listener Review Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 23
1 hr 45 min
The Devil All the Time Review & A New Mandalorian Trailer
This week's show is jam packed with news including the recent announcement that Wonder Woman 1984 (starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine) has been delayed yet again. At the time of this recording, there has also been some reporting that Marvel's long-awaited Black Widow (starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh) is considering moving its release date. With Hollywood shifting schedules yet again, we begin to wonder if any other major film will release in theaters this calendar year. We have news of Madonna's upcoming biopic co-written by Diablo Cody. We react to The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer, and we have some Marvel casting news! Jonathan Majors who is beginning to break out as a serious star with roles in Da 5 Bloods, and HBO's Lovecraft Country has been cast as a new villain in the MCU, Kang the Conquerer, and is set to make his first appearance in Ant-Man 3. Beyond that, we also have our reviews for Antebellum (starring Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone) which hits Apple TV+ this week, as well as The Devil All the Time, a new, dark Netflix original featuring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson. For this week's BlendGame, we look at the career of the great Gary Oldman. Next week, we are looking at Tom Hardy's filmography and trying to decide which of his roles if our favorite. Send in your picks on Twitter using #TomHardyBlend. This Week In Movies Antebellum The Devil All the Time 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 Here 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
Sep 16
1 hr 27 min
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