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*Mike Flanagan Talks Doctor Sleep, Bly Manor & The Shining*
What an amazing bonus episode we have for you this week! Mike Flanagan, one of the best horror writer/directors working today, joins us for an extended chat on Doctor Sleep. His Director's Cut is now available on HBO Max, and we dive into many of the details surrounding a director's cut and how they get made. He tells a number of amazing stories from behind the scenes ranging from that horrifying Jacob Tremblay scene to negotiating The Shining's influence on the movie with Stephen King, and much more.
While we had him on the line, we also had to discuss the upcoming "sequel" to The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Mike gets into where exactly they're headed for the anthology series, how they are NOT trying to one-up episode 6 (you know the one), and confirms that it will be coming out later this year.
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More Films Skip Theatrical Release, Quibi & Our Interview with Kris ReyKris Rey is a writer, director and actor who joined us to discuss her next directorial venture, I Used to Go Here (starring Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micuuci, Jemaine Clement), which was set to debut at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX earlier this year. Following the festival's cancellation, Kris talks about what a major festival like SXSW means for an independent feature's success, what her release and promotion of the film looks like now, and the incredible cast she worked with. The news this week includes more delays, most notably a shift in the entire slate for the MCU. The guys discuss the new landscape for Marvel as they try to kickstart a new era in their cinematic storyline. Artemis Fowl is no longer set to be released in theaters and will instead debut on Disney+ in May, and we may see more shift like this for Disney pretty soon. Quibi, the "quick bite" streaming service, made it's debut this week. Sean struggles to distinguish a Quibi from a TikTok, Jake and Kevin debate whether or not the new service will last and bring a little more insight from their interviews with Quibi founder and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg. This Week In Movies (er...Streaming)Parasite (Hulu)Trolls World Tour (VOD)5:08 - Weekly Poll: Which movie should we record a commentary track for?10:18 - Kris Rey Interview36:50 - More Movie Delays & Artemis Fowl Direct to Streaming55:33 - Quibi Debuts1:05:23 - This Week In Movies (er...Streaming)1:15:12 - #Underrated2000sBlendFollow The Show HereReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacs
The awards race has come to a dramatic close with Parasite taking home several major Oscars, and making history several times over along the way. The guys dig into the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, what worked, what didn't, and what they might do next year.
Director and acclaimed cinematographer Reed Morano dropped in to discuss her new film, The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively, and her transition from the camera department to running the whole show.
Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah join the show to discuss working with the legend Michael Bay, what's next with Beverly Hills Cop 4, and more. Our hosts also react to the winners at the 2019 SAG Awards.
The 92nd Academy Awards are upon us, and we finally know the list of nominees that will be represented at the show this year. Here are our reactions, debates, and a few hot takes on how the race is shaping up so far.
The legend, a true all-time cinema great, Quentin Tarantino joins the show to discusses his new movie, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a Pulp Fiction prequel that never was, and his plans for retirement.
The guys are back together for their usual chat through the week's major developments in all things movies, and this week is very special as we welcome Shazam!'s Director David F. Sandberg and Producer Peter Safran on the show.
This past weekend Sean headed down to SXSW, and brought back a catalog of movie recommendations. He and Kevin saw Us, Jake reports his thoughts on Shazam!, and we are joined by director Rupert Wyatt to discuss is latest project, Captive State.
After this years Academy Awards, the guys have PLENTY to get into. Here's their reactions to this years winners and loser, the new host-less show, and even a quick reaction to that enigmatic teaser for The Irishman.
This week we have a very special episode for you. Not only do we have a crazy Aladdin trailer to discuss, or an Oscars telecast controversy to pry open, but more than anything we have THE Robert Rodriguez in an exclusive interview where we discuss his new film Alita: Battle Angel, and his many great works previous to it. Enjoy!
ReelBlend is back with reactions to a few trailers that dropped this week, news of a possible Star Wars Ep. IX title leak, Avengers: Endgame's current runtime, reviewing The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and so much more.
The guys are back with some really special stories about seeing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform Shallow LIVE, and interviewing all-time great Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl). We also have trailers, and some Batman news to discuss. Have fun!
Today is a very special day for ReelBlend as we have Oscar winner, Golden Globe winner and legendary filmmaker, Alfonso Cuarón on today's show to talk about his latest, Roma. The guys also react to the Golden Globe winners, discuss the upcoming awards shows, and reveal their favorite performances from Charlize Theron. #TheronBlend
Episode 50 is here! We actually hit 50 episodes!? This is a really special edition of ReelBlend full of movie news, Golden Globe predictions, our most anticipated films of 2019, and a very special ReelBlend guest. Check it out.
This week we have another fun-filled including stories from the guy's interviews with Clint Eastwood, nominations from Critics' Choice, SAG and Golden Globes, breaking down the Avengers: Endgame trailer, reviewing Aquaman, and so much more. Enjoy!
We have a fun filled show for you this week, not the least of which includes the latest trailer from Marvel's Captain Marvel as well as a review of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (spoiler-free). Be sure to stick around for our discussion on our favorite Clint Eastwood movies. #EastwoodBlend
In our 46th episode of ReelBlend, the guys breakdown the new trailer The Lion King, debate if we should be calling it "live-action", react to The Coen Brothers' latest, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and serendipitously discuss their favorite Sylvester Stallone movies.
Sean, Kevin, and Jake are back this week with more movie news and reviews. They discuss this past weekend's box-office results, the current state of the Oscar race, as well as give their thoughts on Creed II, Green Book, and Robin Hood which all hit theaters this holiday weekend. Enjoy.
After the passing of the legend Stan Lee, the guys take some time to talk about his wonderful contributions to the world, and his lasting effect on their lives. They also discuss Roma, Widows, the new Toy Story 4 trailer, and review Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The London episode of ReelBlend was so epic, the guys needed time to recuperate. Now that they are all recharged, they're ready to dive back into the movie news of the day, and man, did they have a lot to discuss on ReelBlend #43.
Cheers from London! OK, by the time you are listening to this week's ReelBlend podcast, the boys will have left the U.K., but if you have followed them on social media at all, you know that they were all together for the Bohemian Rhapsody junket in London, which included a fan meet-and-greet and the recording of this extra-special, longer-than-usual episode.
The guys are back with another fun-filled episode of ReelBlend, and just before we started the show the crazy news that James Gunn is slated to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2 broke. Tune in for their reactions to that, Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale, and more.
The big movies are coming. And that means ReelBlend is the place to be all October. This month balances awards hopefuls with ticket-peddling blockbusters, and the ReelBlend hosts are the right people to keep you up to date and informed on everything you need and want to know about the world of cinema. So dig in!