I found this podcast because of the brilliant Patty Jenkins interview and instantly became a fan. You guys really appreciate film and have great views on topics that I don’t hear a lot of people commenting on. I’m super excited to listen to upcoming episodes.
It finally happened!
Hey, guys. I’be known about this podcast for quite some time as I’ve been a big fan of Jake’s (going all the way back to his Houston Chronicle days). Growing up my family and I were always known as the movie buff family as our parents made a point to show us films that were important to them or that they appreciated. It was a lot of musicals and military movies in our household. As I graduated HS I attempted to begin a Journalism degree so that I may one day review films like y’all. Soon I learned traditional school wasn’t my cup of tea and subsequently submerged myself in a service industry career working around 90 to 100hrs a week. (Shoutout to my fellow restaurant workers). I went from the guy who saw 3-4 new movies a week and amassing a 956 DVD collection to the guy who maybe saw 3-4 new movies a year. When COVID-19 shut down dining back in March I was completely lost and had no idea what to do with spare time let alone how to enjoy it. So I started your podcast from the very beginning. Yep. I’ve listened to every single word y’all have published and have FINALLY caught up. With each new episode I abided by your reviews and recommendations, watching the movies whether new or old so that I may catch up with the latest and greatest. It revived the young cinephile in me and brought back a much needed joy in my life. The only way I think the show could improve would be to bring back the guest hosts you did way back in the early days. You had one Latinx writer and one female writer and that was the extent of your diversity. The show constantly brings up that different movies will affect people different ways and as much as I LOVE you four boys I’m beginning to predict how each of you might feel about a certain films since I know so much about you. And as a proud queer latinx man certain films like Spanglish (2004) or Weekend (2011) are films that I find incredible but may not receive the recognition from you 4 straight white males since you won’t relate to them the way I might. Perhaps this could be something addressed with the YouTube channel or even the premium show. Regardless, I cannot thank you enough for producing this show. Sorry for being long winded but I wanted to let you know that ReelBlend has helped me so much in this last year. At a time when we can be with family the way we want to, your bantering and arguing about movies made me feel right at home since it’s identical to the way my 3 brothers and I act when we debate movies. One minute we may be screaming at each other due to differing opinions and the next minute we all crack up at a really bad pun. Additionally, you boys were literally with me every step of the way as I pounded the pavements for months and months in search of gainful employment. You’ll never know how much your show has lifted me and helped me keep walking when I was at my lowest. Much love and continued success to you all. -Felipe Medina
The Best Podcast for Film Lovers
I love this podcast and am always anticipating every installment every week. Love how passionate Sean, Kevin and Jake are about movies and how they geek out about all things cinema. As a filmmaker and film lover myself from Kansas City, nothing brings me more joy than tuning in weekly for an hour and listening to great filmmakers be interviewed and I industry news being dissected. I can’t express how amazing this podcast is. I’m hoping you guys can get PTA on the podcast when his next drops!
Kevin needs to watch Lost
Longtime listener, first time caller. I link the podcast with Kevin Smith to friends more than once a week. Great podcast never ceases to amaze me how I take so much away from these podcasts. Specifically how invested I become in the careers of those I have never heard of before. More often than not my tastes line up with Jake. Kevin please, please watch lost. Sean thank you for your perspective. I had never realized the joy it would bring to share my favorite films with my own kids. Keep up the good work and stay healthy.
The GOAT in podcasting
Very rarely are films, books, albums, and artwork pieces truly appreciated in their time. In many instances they are later perceived to be the greatest depictions of their kind, usually at a much later stage. Reelblend is an example of a podcast that, at this moment, may not be in everyone’s radar. However, I can most certainly guarantee that it will go down as not just a great and fascinating film/television podcast, but one of the greatest podcasts to ever consume data streaming metrics during this podcastassance that we live in. My only regret is that the rating metric contains me to just a 5 star rating, for I would easily give you gentleman 5 lifetimes worth of gratitude and appreciation. Sean, Jake, Kevin, Kevin’s mom, and Gabe. Thank you all for providing me with an escape and for letting me into your little film world. DUUUNNKKIIRRKKK!!!!!! Twitter: @iamMADNESS__
I seriously love this podcast!!
Hey guys, I've been listening to you guys for probably 6 months and this podcast has made work sooo much easier, listening to you geek out about movies is so fun. You guys even got me and my dad into Tarantino movies and honestly Once Upon a Time In Hollywood might be my favorites because of Kevins obsession with it But to end it all love you guys, thanks for the laughs and take care <3
ReelBlend is a great podcast with the best hosts anyone could ask for. Jake, Kev, Gabe and Sean make every episode feel fresh and exciting to listen to and it’s truly one of my favorite past times whenever a new episode rolls around. It’s been awesome to sit on the sidelines and watch ReelBlend grow to the point it is now. I have friends all around the world, and one of my Friends who lives in Rhodesia(Zimbabwe) doesn’t have access to ReelBlend, so when a new episode rolls around we sit on a call together and I play it on the speaker so we can both listen to it together every week. But anyways, thanks for being great at what you all do! P.S. for Kev... I wrote in a while back stating that I was making a short film featuring a dog, and how we changed the dogs name to Oscar in honor of your Oscar... just wanted to update you by saying we start shooting in November (under COVID guidelines of course) and that I’D love to send you a link when we finish it around spring 2021. I’ll write in again then! Cheese pizza, Dunkirk!
One of the Absolute Best Podcasts Out There
Been following Kevin since 2013 during the GeekNation days. Was drawn to his genuine excitement and unique questions during his interviews and his unabashed willingness to mention his nerd tears (#NerdTears). Also saw his short film, Bump and even once sent him an idea for a short film. Learned about Jake a few years later after catching his funny interview with Samuel L. Jackson (smart move Jake). Sean, you were last to the party as I discovered you when AwardsBlend started. Anyway, the podcast is awesome with blend games and interviews keeping each episode fresh week to week and passionate discussions about certain topics prompt me to take sides almost all the time. I end up on Jake’s side more often than not. P.S. - Your podcast (along with some others) inspired me to start my own sports/entertainment podcast called The All Around Podcast that I do with my brother and it provides a nice break from work and other obligations so thanks for the content and keep kicking ass!
Best Move Podcast EVER !!!
Hey Guys my name is Jeremiah Battle & I’ve been a huge fan of your Podcast for 6-7 months now. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to write a review but better late than never. As a person who loves films and wants to become a screenwriter/ Director watching your podcast each and every week gives me something to look forward to. Seeing filmmakers of all capacities come on the show and talk about their careers and behind the scenes stories, ideas, and processes is super interesting and inspiring ! And watching you guys ooze your film love is something that I can appreciate and relate to on such a personal level because me and my friends act the same way. When the week is going badly, when it’s exhausting, even unbearable I always think to myself “well Atleast I’ll get to watch Reel Blend this week” and that’s something that’s so special to me because to mebyou guys are more than some guys on a screen talking about movies, to me you guys feel like a family, a film family that I get to tune into each and every week. As a Maryland resident I grew up watching Kevin McCarthy on Fox 5 So when I saw this podcast for the first time I was instantly hooked, speaking of Kevin I heard you mention that you were at AMC Tyson’s corner in this week’s podcast to go see TENET and it’s so funny because I was just there today, It would’ve been awesome to see you there, I love your enthusiasm about Nolan, Film, and Aspect Ratio Kevin, Jake, Sean, and Gabe...ReelBlend is something so special and I thank you so much for sharing your loving, heated, thoughtful, and passionate discussions about films and putting it out there for the world to hear, this podcast is a true marvel Thank you for inspiring a young aspiring filmmaker to make films that one day hopefully all of you guys will love to watch DUNKIRK!? TENET?! (Or Whatever it is now that you’ve changed it too haha)
Dunkirk release the Snyder cut reel blend is so much more than just 4 friends talking about( if you include Gabe since he finally talks after 120 episodes) and playing 2 are right and 1 is wrong reel blend is a podcast that I make sure as soon as a new episode drops whether it be video or audio I make sure to watch it or listen to it because they have there own spin and own style and a ton of can’t miss interviews and behinds the scenes into movies and tv shows from Sean stories to jake sarcasm about quitting every other episode and Kevin geeking out at film grains and how the score is a leading category and his amazing pons I can’t thank you guys enough for creating this you guys are all one of kind
Best cinema podcast eveeeeerrrrrr!!!!!
Discovered this podcast looking for Tarantino guest podcast episodes and stumbled upon them. Amazing two part which gave me a better look into the mind of my favorite director. Then I decided to keep listening and this podcast and it has really helped me get through work. So thank you guys!!!!!!
Oscar Cycle Debate
Kevin is completely wrong....
The Best Movie Podcast Ever!!
I’ve been in quarantine since the beginning of March I have done nothing but listen to episodes of ReelBlend. I’ve filled my days with listening to new and re listening to old episodes. I have lost count how many times I’ve re listened to the Quentin Tarantino interviews. Kevin’s insight on camera shots and how a score can affect a film changed the way I watch movies. Jake’s passion for Tom Hanks and Star Wars makes me be that way about my favorite actors/movies. I love how Sean is always looking for the emotional element from a film because I am the same way. I have been a fan of Jakes and Kevin’s interview’s for years. I watch all their interviews on YouTube and I’m always impressed with their thoughtful and insightful questions. When I found out they had a podcast and got to know Sean I was immediately hooked. This podcast has become my quarantine buddy. I am an avid movie lover but I don’t really have anyone in my life to geek out about them with. The fun banter and respect all the guys have for each other makes the show so special. I genuinely look forward to hearing Kevin’s puns and Jake saying that he is quitting because he just can’t handle it anymore. Meanwhile Sean and Gabe are the fathers that have to keep the boat afloat somehow. I love all the guys and the respect they have for movies and the authentic theater experience. I can’t wait for the day when we can all return to an actual movie theater. I really hope you guys do another commentary soon because it amazing. You guys have so much knowledge it blows my mind every single time. I recommend this podcast to everyone I know and I can’t thank you guys enough. Every time you guys talk about a movie I’ve never seen I put it on my ever growing watch list. Keep up the great work and I appreciate you being my distraction during these crazy times! DUNKIRK!!!
The Lost World
That story made me tear up at how amazing that experience must have been. I also was reading that book in grade school and saw curse words. I went to a private Lutheran school, my teacher also took the book from me. She put it in her desk. After school I snuck it out of her desk, and she always hated me after, cause she knew. I still love that movie too. My theater experience is The Matrix. I had the newspaper double sheet on my wall before the film came out. Had to convince my Mom to take me, because of the R rating. But I researched it, and it wasn’t for gore/blood or anything really damaging to someone’s mind. However, for thematic elements and violence, yada yada yada. Blown away. Anyway, love the show. Keep it up. ✌️
The only movie podcast I will listen to.
Since we’ve been in quarantine, I’ve done nothing but binge episodes of Reel Blend. Quality content - just enough balance of personal and professional opinions. I often find myself giving my opinions to no one during the Blend games (well, expect my dog, Indiana - who listens attentively). Everyone should give this podcast a listen! DUNKIRK! (Confession: while I think Dunkirk is visually beautiful, I didn’t like the movie and found the characters not memorable 🤷🏼♀️ Sorry Kevin!)
100th review just so Sean can sleep
Hey guys! This is Chris Hutton. Iv’e already left you a review from my phone but I JUST got done listening to your #underrated200sblend episode and heard Sean still moping about being stuck at 99 reviews soooooo while my wife is still sleeping I grabbed her phone and am writing this just to get you to 100! Let me use this oppurtunity to say that I still love this show over all otherw. Love the constant banter between you gents. You’re a blast to listen to. Few quick things: - ‘TENET’ will get pushed back - Kevin makes riddles with wordplay, NOT puns - The Rise of Skywalker is great (🤫 Sean) - ‘ENDGAME’ is inferior to ‘INFINITY WAR’ (it’s absolute blasphemy you knocked off ‘DIE HARD’ for Endgame Sean 😔) You guys are awesome. F****** LOVE this show and can’t wait for more. Jake, I loved TRoS so if you ever want to hop on my podcast to have a fun talk about Star Wars, I’m down. Keep up the awesome work gentlemen. Thanks for keeping the show going during this crayz world crisis, you’re helping keep us sane. -NEVER SEEN DUNKIRK! (but I own it 🤷🏼♂️)
Vintage Bunny Princess
Amazing Movie Podcast
Reelblend is my an amazing podcast and my favorite podcast. I wasn't a huge podcast guy then I found there Quentin Tarantino interview and he's my hero so I was like why not. Not only did I love the interview I also for the first time actually really liked the podcast guys and as soon as Kevin showed the Hattori Hanzo tattoo I knew I would like the show. I love all three of them. They all truly know their stuff and are great interviewers. Check them out. DUNKIRK!
Recommend for all basement dwelling movie fans!
I have been listening to this podcast since the Awards Blend days and I look forward to it every week. Sean- your knowledge, description and overall critique of why you love a film is simply poetic. I often replay your descriptions because you catch things I never have. Kevin- your passion and enthusiasm for film is infectious and you have convinced me to like things I once hated. Jake- your sense of humor is the best and you have a wonderful laugh! I am usually in agreement with you but I definitely love the banter you bring. And Gabe- you have the voice of an angel, glad we get to occasionally hear you when you come out of your layer.
My New #1 Favorite Podcast
I first heard of the Reel Blend Podcast while listening to BDK on the Sports Junkies. Kevin's segment on that show was always my favorite, as I am an avid movie lover. After listening to their interview of Joe & Anthony Russo I was completely hooked. The guys (including Gabe) have a wonderful chemistry and you can tell they genuinely love all things film. The interviews they are able to get for the show are really something, and the Blend game is a great way for us listeners to be able to share our thoughts on our shared passion for movies. I have one question for you guys if you're able to squeeze it in - What movie scene most emotionally impacted you? For me it's between the ending of Endgame (Tony Stark), or the house fire scene in Manchester By The Sea. If you don't get around to reading this on the show I totally understand! Keep up the good work and Dunkirk! PS: Kill Bill is most certainly one film.
Finally Giving the Reel Credit You Deserve
As a long time listener it brings me great joy to finally be able to leave ReelBlend an actual review with my my new iPhone. If you like in depth conversations with the biggest names in the film/entertainment industry then ReelBlend is for you. If you like passionate, sometimes hilarious arguments on everything from remake relevance to semantics (Kill Bill is one film) then ReelBlend is for you. You want year-round Awards/Oscar talk? ReelBlend’s got it. The nerdiest discussion about frame rates and film grain? The got it. Honest reviews of the newest movies? Got it. Petty threats to quit their own podcast? Done. Inside jokes you will instantly be a part of on social media? Yup. Puns of varying quality? You know they got those. [Hey did you hear about Gabe’s favorite Rob Reiner film? It’s “This is Spinal Wrap”]. More importantly, if you want to join a community of amazing people that gather to listen three fabulous hosts then listen to ReelBlend. Reach out to the #Blenders on Twitter. We would love to talk with you. I actually met three of my best friends via this podcast. So I can honestly say Reel Blend changes my life. Much love to Kevin, Jake, Sean, and Gabe. All four guys are genuinely lovely people in person. Thank you for the amazing content, and for showing me that other people think the way I do. It means the world. Sincerely, DUNKIRK!!!
This is the podcast for all things movies.
This podcast is Film-tastic! ;-) Keep up the great work gentlemen.
Goodbye Collider Movie Talk, Hello Reel Blend
If you’re someone who has missed the old-school collider movie talk days, guess what, this is the show to fill in that gap. Sean, Kevin, Jake, and Gabe do a phenomenal job of bringing the latest movie news, box office updates, reviews, and great interviews. But better than that, they are group of friends who just love to talk about movies. Even when they disagree, they are having a fun time. Their fascination with making cheesy movie related puns will always bring a smile to your face. Their love for movies and getting to interview actors, directors, and writers feels absolutely authentic. In an age where is there is so much cynicism around movies and the film industry, these guys bring a breath of fresh air for anyone who just wants to have fun talking about how enjoyable movies can really be.
Best Movie Podcast Around
All my life I have been a total movie nerd. I love good movies, bad movies, wierd movies, blockbusters, indie films, and everything in between. There's something special about the art form that allows us to explore so many different facets of ourselves and the world around us. Every since I found this podcast, after their incredible interview with Quentin Tarantino, I realized that other people feel the same way. These guys aren't movie snobs or purists, they just love cinema and all of the many parts that go into making it. They do a great job exploring what makes movies great technically, intellectually, and emotionally. They have amazing guests that offer a unique perspective into the movie making process. Thank you guys for putting in all of the effort and commitment it takes to run such an amazing show, it is truly appreciated.
SLC Movie Fan
Best movie podcast ever!
There are levels of movie fandom; the casual movie goers who will go see movies once in a while, those who go regularly to the theaters, and those who go to early screenings, line up for a premiere opening night, and collect Blu Rays and memorabilia and can talk for hours with other movie fanatics. If you are like me and part of the last group, this podcast is for you. It’s made with passion from hardcore movie fans FOR movie fans. It is by far one of the most enjoyable podcasts I have listened to, and let me tell you why. Reelblend is a fascinating exploration of not only upcoming movie news but also a glimpse behind the scenes of movie journalism. The Reelblend team of Sean, Kevin, and Jake (and Gabe behind the scenes) are seasoned entertainment journalists who already do this every day for their job (you may have seen their interviews on the Red Carpet and Youtube) but every week together on this podcast they share the latest news on upcoming movies, interview some of the most talented filmmakers in great depth, and engage in heated debates in their movie reviews. What I love about their reviews is they feel fresh, unbiased, and often they have wildly different opinions. I often find myself agreeing with multiple differing perspectives or learning to appreciate films in a new way, as they often make parallels with older films given their encyclopedic knowledge of cinema. The quality of their interviews with major directors and actors is incredible and peerless. Where else will you find a 2 hour conversation with Quentin Tarantino and the crazy story behind the scenes of setting up the interview, or hearing in passionate detail from Kevin Smith himself how he reconnected with his old friend Ben Affleck after many years of losing contact, with the help of co-host Kevin McCarthy? These are GREAT stories from some of the most talented filmmakers of our generation! Usually in press interviews or the talk show circuit the conversations are cliché and the questions are boring and the interviews last 1-2 minutes. Here you get to listen to an actual deep conversation with thoughtful questions carefully constructed by passionate movie journalists who as fans are just like you and me. There is really nothing quite like it. Interjected throughout all of this is a healthy dose of humor, corny puns, and hilarious jokes and surprises every week to keep me tuned in and coming back for more. They also love interacting with fans of the show with polls on twitter and meetups in different cities. I only wish they were more active on Instagram, as I’m not really on twitter (follow me on IG at choyphotography!). This podcast and its community has become like a secret handshake amongst movie fanatics. I have a great deal of respect of what these gentlemen have done and it looks like they’re only getting started as their popularity continues to grow. Congratulations on your 100th episode and here’s to many more to come. PS: I wanted to share a personal anecdote to an interaction with Kevin. In March of 2017 I was in Austin for the SXSW Film Festival and on the red carpet trying to get Ryan Reynolds to sign my Deadpool poster. Kevin along with the rest of the press were inches away from me in the Red Carpet area interviewing Ryan, Jake, and the rest of the cast. I remember Kevin being very friendly and even waving Ryan over to sign my poster (which he did), so thank you Kevin! I also met my friend Kaleena (who is part of the Reelblend family) at SXSW and she introduced me to this podcast. See how movies bring everyone together?!
Duke National Champion
Fun and interesting!
I recently found this podcast when looking for reviews on a movie and let me tell you, this one is awesome! I’m currently back-binging all episodes between the new ones and loving it! You guys mix your reviews with interesting stories and fantastic interviews. The interview with Chad Stahelski was so interesting, a REAL behind-the-scenes of how much goes into creating/choreographing specific scenes. I really enjoy that you all give your own reviews, even if it doesn’t match the others. Keep up the great job guys! Don’t judge me because I haven’t seen it yet but... DUNKIRK!!!! PS Thanks Kevin, for getting “our” Holden back. Reboot wouldn’t have been the same without him. And I agree with Jake and Kevin, The Rise of Skywalker was a fast, fun and nostalgic ride that’s lead by Adam Driver.
The Reel Deal by Not Kevin’s Dad.
My first love has always been film. From the moment I saw Pinocchio on the silver screen over 55 years ago, I was totally and completely hooked. Though I passed on a career in film to become a Cardiologist, film has been a constant presence in my life. Ask any of my kids who were forced to wait on a line to see a movie on opening night before online ticketing became a thing. The ReelBlend podcast has become a permanent fixture on my podcast set list. It is incredibly refreshing to hear people as passionate about cinema as I am. Their interviews with some of the greatest actors, directors, and writers working in Hollywood today are insightful and demonstrate their love for the craft of filmmaking. These interviews are some of the best I’ve ever listened to. At the end of each discussion, I am left with a better appreciation for the film in question, along with a deeper understanding of the filmmaking process. As a true film geek, I get to live vicariously through their adventures in Hollywood and beyond. I love their heated discussions about the films they love or hate but I would certainly dial down the shouting over each other just a tad. While their puns can be extremely painful to listen to, I must end with one of my own. Do you know which screenplay author Rian Johnson wanted to write The Rise of Skywalker? Edgar Allan Poe Dameron. Dunkirk Larry Weinstein
Three Friends Who Love Film and Share That Passion
Three friends (and their producer Gabe, who may or may not be real) share their thoughts on film in a timely, debate format that is always entertaining and respectful. There are a ton of movie podcasts out there, but there are few that I find myself wanting to return to as much as this one. With interviews and weekly thoughts on the movies hitting theaters and home media as well as looking back on the long history of cinema, this is an entertaining show that often seems to end far too soon.
New Listener Because of my Dad
My dad, Mark, has been a fan of Kevin’s since his first appearance on Sports Junkies. He had mentioned Kevin’s additional passion for movies to me throughout the last three years because I studied film in college and have a cinephile heart. About a week ago, Dad told me about your interview with Jamie Lee Curtis and I finally looked up this podcast to hear if the infamous Kevin would live up to his name. Five days and 13 episodes later, I think it’s safe to say he did. Cheers to the entire Blend Team and your infectious charisma with each other. Thanks to all of you for giving Dad and I another thing to have in common because talking hockey isn't exactly my forte. Also, I hope Gabe will be lenient and allow another Quentin interview when film #10 comes out. I know it will be a tight fit.
Refreshing and Fantastical
I recently discovered this podcast and am thankful I did! I’ve never found much value in “traditional” movie reviews because they rarely capture the true essence of a film, honestly or thoroughly. But, then as a loyal watcher of Fox5 DC, I got to experience movie reviews flipped completely upside down and in technicolor the minute Kevin stepped in front of the camera. Through his segments, I discovered this Podcast, and found the Neverland of films and filmmaking. I think you guys have started a revolution, breathing life back in to the actors, producers, directors, and entire cinematic multiverse. Your genuine appreciation, respect and love of their craftsmanship, genre-agnostic, is infectious and refreshing! That excitement can be seen and heard in more and more of your conversations and interviews. It’s kinda like a modern, blithe version of Pump Up The Volume (minus the solemness). So thank you for ditching ‘stodgy hollywood’ for the fantastical side of cinema!
True cinema lovers
There’s no hiding the passion for cinema these guys have! Always excited to see a new podcast appear and I understand why so many A list directors want to chat with them. Keep it to boys! Probably my favorite movie podcast!
Do you love film?
Then you should subscribe to ReelBlend. It’s a wonderful mix of interviews, film discussion and terrible puns. The hosts’ chemistry shines through in every episode. I love this podcast as much Kevin loves every movie he’s seen! Dunkirk!!!!!!!
Where do I even begin?
Ok guys, I just have to say thank you. I am movie obsessed and when I first started seeing Kevin’s interviews on social media years ago I thought, “Finally, someone who gets it!”. He didn’t ask all the “How’d you get so shredded for this movie?” or “Who was the biggest jokester on set?” type of questions that some actors get over and over again. He would ask questions about the MAKING of a movie and specific things about the characters and I was absolutely hooked. I love everyone on the podcast, but I wanted to shout out Kevin because he’s the one who “got me” in the first place. I know literally no one (personally) who loves cinema like I do and when you guys nerd out and/or get emotional over cinema-related things, I feel that. Everyone in my life has always thought movies are “nice”, but not something to make a career out of (which is why I’m just now trying to get into it in any way I can). I love that you’re all friends and that you all identify with each other when it comes to movies because I don’t have that and I can only imagine what that bond must be like. Thank you all for everything you do for your Blendsters and don’t ever stop! Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighborhood ICU Nurse 😋
Kind of annoying
I love the deep dive into movies. But as a listener, hearing 3 or 4 people constantly talk over each other and interrupt is really annoying.
Great find keeps me invested every week
I stumbled across this podcast when Avengers: Endgame premiered. I first listened to their spoiler free episode and then saw the movie and continued to refresh the ReelBlend page multiple times per day until the spoiler filled episode was released and have been hooked ever since. I have always been a huge fan of movies, I can spend an entire day watching movies and never get tired or bored and I especially like looking behind the scenes to see how they are made. This podcast is a perfect blend of the two, 3 hosts (and a “producer”) who genuinely love movies and love discussing them, and also go behind the scenes with the high profile actors and directors who create these films to ask the non traditional questions that a fan like me wants to hear about. I am so happy to have found the ReelBlend podcast it truly makes my daily commutes easier especially since there are almost a 100 episodes to go back to and would recommend to anyone who enjoys watching movies. Which is pretty much everybody. Also, don’t know if you guys didn’t realize but you will be doing 2000’s blend soon and then in January 2020 you can officially do 2010’s blend. Love you guys love the content keep it coming. Dunkirk!
painful to listen to
they’re fine when they’re interviewing someone, but otherwise Jake screams like he’s freebasing espresso and is the worst kind of obnoxious because he thinks he’s being funny by sounding immaturely argumentative, but he isn’t. It’s as if he’s auditioning to star in Step Brothers 2. Not to mention the eye-rolling and cringe-worthy segment where they read their own good reviews. It took 45 minutes before they got to the Joe Dante interview on the episode highlighting the Joe Dante interview. It rambled so long that I thought I downloaded the wrong episode. MAYBE George Lucas was just actively avoiding jake for fear of being screamed at about how great Jake thinks the podcast is? Sean seems to be the only one who has any skill at podcasting.
Davey the Kidder
Just found this wonderful podcast for movie lovers. Thank you guys!
Entertaining, Educational, Excellent
In high school, I lived in a small town with no movie theater, yet every Friday morning my mother and I looked forward to seeing Kevin McCarthy on Fox & Friends giving his movie reviews. I discovered Reelblend from following Kevin’s twitter, and I’m ever so glad that I did. I listen to this podcast walking to class, at the gym, and on the nine hour drive back to that small town. The fact that I can listen to Sean, Jake, and Kevin’s insights, then actually go see the movie in theaters is so satisfying that I can hardly contain myself. These three are an ideal bridge between critic and audience. They see and understand things that I do not, yet they are able to enjoy the full picture that the film puts forward with an excitement that cinema deserves. Even so, the most striking aspect of this podcast is the way interviewees obviously appreciate the group, as they can sense the genuine excitement and passion about the field. This podcast features high profile interviews, fun facts, behind-the-scenes information, and an enthusiasm that will make you want to talk about movies with all your friends all day long until they are thoroughly annoyed. Highly recommend.
Love the interviews
The only thing that I don’t like is hearing them talk about Star Wars and comic book movies constantly.
Yum yum get some
amazingly insightful podcast
i have been a huge lover of movies for the past ten years, and a lover of podcasts for the past two. after seeing rave reviews of this podcast on twitter for literally the last eight months, i finally decided to tune in. kevin, sean, and jake have great chemistry and are able to lead great conversations about film, including new angles of interpretation that are helping me to experience cinema in a new light. i would highly recommend to anyone who even has just a slight interest in movies. their love for this medium is so contagious, i think it could help anyone love them more as well. guys, keep up the phenomenal work! DUNKIRK!!!
For movie fans by movie fans
Listen up. I like watching movies and I enjoy the theater experience, but these guys love movies. And not in a self-righteous, condescending, wannabe-filmmaker-turned-film-critic sort of way. They LOVE movies, and cinematography, and soundtracks, and actors, and directors, and trailers. Everything. They rarely agree 100% on anything (which is refreshing), they rant about stuff they care about (which is hilarious), and they're not afraid to gush because they are REAL FANS of the greatest work to hit the big screen (which is equally awesome and adorable). Their insights, debates, and tough questions help me appreciate movies even more and the interviews they've gotten with some of my favorite actors and directors are such a blast. Thank you, Sean, Jake, and Kevin for sharing your fandom with us (your fans) and giving a behind-the-scenes view of junket life. Keep up the good work. Ignore the haters. Kill Bill is 2 movies. Avengers: Endgame is my favorite movie of all time. DUNKIRK!!!
Great enthusiasm, but one weak link.
I am an obsessive film fan, and I appreciate film on a deep level. I feel that same profound adoration for the art and artists from the Reelblend hosts. They also have a depth of knowledge that is very impressive. However, I am growing more and more annoyed with Kevin. I hesitate to say that he just doesn’t sound that bright, but at the minimum he seems incapable of articulating his thoughts. One particular recurring item that bothers me is his analysis of filming techniques. He emotionally expresses his thoughts on filming on film vs digital, or 35mm vs 70mm, or whatever, but never explains how the impact of those choices change the film. On the most recent episode, he goes off on how filming a Taco Bell in “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” took them all day to get right. If it was done digitally, it could have been adjusted in post, but the filmmakers chose to do it the hard way. My response is: so what? How did that choice effect the final film? Did it produce a tone or an essential dramatic element that digital could not? He uses shallow adjectives like “amazing,” “awesome,” “incredible” to describe filmmakers’ choices, but doesn’t EVER explain the dramatic or narrative consequences of those technical choices. Tell us WHY it’s “awesome” in the context of the film. He (sincerely) gushes about film on a superficial level, and it’s exhausting.
An impressive podcast
Sean, Kevin, and Jake THANK YOU ALL! I have been reading CinemaBlend and getting email notifications for years. Somehow I never heard of ReelBlend. I stumbled across RB last week and all I can say is “NICE!” I have been binging RB and I mean: Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Feige, etc. SUPERLATIVE interviews and insights. I get the impression the interviewees, who I would expect to be self- important and cynical, really enjoy speaking to you guys. And I enjoy hearing you ask the questions I would ask. You are real fans just like the listeners. Even the interviews with directors who I am not familiar with are fascinating and make me want to watch some of their movies. I grew up in The Bronx watching the likes of Schalitt, Siskel and Ebert, and Reed. I never related to them. They liked hoity toity flicks while I loved things like T2 and Beverly Hills Cop. Please keep up the outstanding work. I WILL BE LISTENING.
Alan n Jax
I will continue to listen to any podcast that has Kevin Smith on it at least once. Ben K
Love this podcast
Sean asked to leave a nice review so I had to make sure I did my part. I just recently discovered this podcast via the Tarantino episode. Their knowledge of film is what kept me coming back. I love how, unlike a lot of other film podcasts and YouTube shows, they don't focus only on super hero action movies but actually talk about real filmmakers like Ari Aster. Loved that interview by the way. Keep up the great work!! - Josh in Southern Virginia
My go-to and favorite podcast/part of week
I first came across this podcast via Kevin as I live in the D.C. area and I listen to the junkies as I’m a big sports fan. I found out about it since day one with awardsblend thru his Twitter feed. Kevin seems to be living the life that I wish I could have in an alternative life and listening to you guys talk is conversations I always crave to be a part of. As I’m a big sports fan, Cinema is my other big passion (I named my son after Cameron Crowe & Paul Thomas Anderson) as well. There’s a plethora of sports podcasts, local and otherwise to choose from, but although I’ve searched, I’ve never found another cinema podcast as good as yours or even close to it. Seeing your experiment or passion grow as well has been very cool to see. Would be very cool to have a D.C. area blenders meetup sometime in future. Thanks Kevin for introducing me to two other very cool, down to earth movie lovers as well. Keep it up guys!
I love this podcast!
I’ve heard time and time again that podcasts are one of the best ways to calm down and get rid of stress. Being the film nut I am, naturally I decided to look for a movie podcast. After cycling through multiple film podcasts that I really couldn’t get in to, I found the perfect one. The three gentlemen running this podcast are so passionate about movies and you can feel their friendship whether they’re geeking out over Tarantino or they’re arguing over whether Kill Bill is one or two movies. Almost every single time I listen I always find someone that I agree with (which is almost always Jake, except for the movie Us). I always find myself laughing at the inside jokes and finding new perspectives on different movies (especially Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was only after listening to this podcast that I began to love that film). The Blend Games are so entertaining and the interviews are eye-opening. I wish more podcasts were as genuine as this one. Thank you for everything you do. A couple more things: #ReleasetheTarantinoAudio (from before the interview) I don’t know if this has been done because I only started a month or two ago, but you should do TrailerBlend (the movie with the best trailer) and PosterBlend (the movie with the best poster). Dunkirk is amazing, Kevin, but not Nolan’s best movie in my opinion (that goes to Inception for me) Last thing, I really want to hear your thoughts on the ending of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, because I don’t think I’ve heard anyone discuss that but I could be wrong Thanks again for everything. This podcast is fantastic.
A Reel-y Good Podcast!
This podcast has been a favorite of my sister’s since it began, and several months ago I began listening with her. Jake, Sean, and Kevin hooked me with their enthusiasm, knowledge, and opinions of films they love (and don’t love). While they clearly have a great rapport with one another, their opinions can often differ leading to lively debates and intelligent discussions. I found myself watching Tarantino movies for the first time because of them and discovering a new filmmaker whom I now love. So, thank you ReelBlend for being entertaining and introducing me to new filmmakers and movies I would not have previously considered. Keep up the awesome work. #killbillisonemovie #forrestgumpisgreat
Best Movie Podcast Ever
ReelBlend is the best movie podcast ever. All four guys (yes Gabe should always be included) are not only knowledgeable about many cinema related subjects but the passion is clear. As a couple of wise men once said, "passion is the most important thing". The show is always filled with fun facts and laughs but also a wide range of diverse thoughts. None of the guys have the exact same feelings about the movies so it helps keep the conversation lively. ReelBlend is also one of the few podcasts out there that understand community engagement. The listeners are not only included into the show but have their outlooks respected too. If you love, or even just like the world of film, then subscribing to this podcast is one of the best things you can do to your life. The talent and love that these guys have in their industry makes me want to become a famous director so I can get interviewed by them. Only one thing left to say..(not Solo name scene because no one deserved that) DARK KNIGHT RISES oh wait thats not right DUNKIRK
Sean said to leave a nice review, so here ya go
Apparently there were a couple of subpar reviews last week, so Sean said to leave a positive one to replace those. So here we are: Sean, Kevin, and Jake are three awesome film fans who bring a ton of fun and entertaining energy to the table. They are also incredible with interviews, with some of the biggest guests out there. I look forward to listening every week, and love the fact that, at its core, this pod is always just three great friends talking about movies for 90 minutes straight.
Have some dignity
The slobbering interview of Tarantino was a huge turn-off. And I say that as a fan of the man and his movies. You gushed about the memorabilia you brought to the interview and how awed you were to be in his presence longer than you actually spoke to him. Yuck.
DCW podcast fiend