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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!

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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!

    Ridley Scott Talks 'House Of Gucci' And His Career

    Ridley Scott Talks 'House Of Gucci' And His Career

    Sir Ridley Scott, yes you read that correctly, joins the show to primarily discuss his work on House of Gucci, but we dip into aspects of filmmaking from all over his filmography, including this year’s The Last Duel. 
    He talks about embracing stress, how he manages to work on two or more films at once, collaborating with his ensemble casts, camera operating on Alien, extended cuts of House of Gucci, and The Last Duel which we can look forward to, and more. 
    Stick around for our reactions to a number of new films hitting theaters and streaming this week, such as Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Of course, we also dive in for a full review for the major release of the week, House of Gucci. 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:04:46 - Weekly Poll
    00:12:00 - Ridley Scott Interview
    00:45:53 - Hawkeye Premiere 
    00:50:28 - This Week In Movies
    0059:56 - House of Gucci Review
    01:10:19 - Our Favorite Ridley Scott Movies
    01:22:57 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Talking 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City' With Director Johannes Roberts

    Talking 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City' With Director Johannes Roberts

    Writer/Director Johannes Roberts stopped by ReelBlend to chat about his new film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, starring Kaya Scodelario and Robbie Amell. His passion and love for the source material are not only apparent in the film itself but throughout this interview. We discuss the access he had to the actual building and set designs of the original game, pushing to bring as much from the source material into the film, working through tough conditions during production, and more. 
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    • 30 min
    'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' With Jason & Ivan Reitman

    'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' With Jason & Ivan Reitman

    Jason and Ivan Reitman join ReelBlend for the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, starring Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon. Ivan shares some wonderful stories from behind the scenes of the original 1985 Ghostbusters, his reaction to Jason’s story for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and how he had to cut a scene from the original featuring his own family. Jason discusses working with his team to create an authentic Ghostbusters feel to the film, how they captured the magic of the original using a mix of modern effects and tricks used even in 1985 and more. 
    Stick around to hear our reviews of the film, as well as our reactions to Spider-Man: Far From Home’s latest trailer. 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:05:17 - Weekly Poll
    00:15:40 - Jason & Ivan Reitman Interview
    00:50:15 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Reaction
    00:59:44 - C’mon C’mon Review
    01:02:56 - Tick Tick…Boom! Review
    01:09:28 - King Richard Review
    01:16:41 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review
    01:27:14 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoilers
    01:38:44 - Our Favorite Ivan Reitman Movies
    01:57:33 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Director Reinaldo Marcus Green Talks Will Smith In 'King Richard'

    Director Reinaldo Marcus Green Talks Will Smith In 'King Richard'

    Director Reinaldo Marcus Green joins the show to chat about King Richard, starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, father, and coach to Venus and Serena Williams. He discusses collaborating with the great Robert Elswit, Will Smith’s incredible performance, the technical challenges of shooting tennis, and more.
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    • 34 min
    Kenneth Branagh Returns To Talk ‘Belfast' Starring Jamie Dornan And Caitriona Balfe

    Kenneth Branagh Returns To Talk ‘Belfast' Starring Jamie Dornan And Caitriona Balfe

    Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh joins the show to chat about one of our favorite movies of the year, Belfast, starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, and Judi Dench. This film has immediately jumped to the top of our lists for this season’s race to the Academy Awards. Branagh talks with us about his lens choices, a very intimate moment of reading the script to Dame Judi Dench for the first time, and the film’s connection to his childhood and family. 
    Stick around for our reviews on Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing, Sean’s thoughts on Red Notice (starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds) now that he’s had the chance to see it, and of course our rave reviews for our movie fo the week Belfast. 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:04:35 - Weekly Poll
    00:12:11 - Kenneth Branagh Interview
    00:33:55 - This Week In Movies
    00:35:00 - Passing Review
    00:41: 59 - Red Notice Review
    00:44:18 - Belfast Review
    00:54:10 - Our Favorite Hans Zimmer Scores
    01:04:17 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Composer Hans Zimmer Talks 'Dune,' 'Man of Steel' & More

    Composer Hans Zimmer Talks 'Dune,' 'Man of Steel' & More

    Composer Hans Zimmer joins ReelBlend to chat Dune! We cover topics from across his career including The Lion King, Man of Steel, Interstellar, and more. He talks about breaking the news to Christopher Nolan that he wouldn’t be joining him on Tenet, what it’s like to show a director his music for the first time, and even a few times that didn’t go so well. 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

DUNKIRK!!!!!!!!!! ,

Best Podcast

I found this podcast a couple weeks ago and I have made my way through around 20/30 episodes already because it is just that good. The way these guys talk to each other about movies is just like three best friends sitting around talking about movies (because that's literally what it is). And it is so refreshing! Even when they have differing opinions and yell at each other (which I love) they usually begin with "I love you man but..." Their questions in the interviews are SO WELL THOUGHT OUT! It is insanely refreshing to hear the interviewee so surprised and touched by how these guys think through their questions. I seriously feel like I am one of their friends as I listen to them talk. I am so blown away by the thought, love, and effort put into this podcast. Also Kill Bill is one movie. You guys are the best and I will forever be a fan! DUNKIRK!

ArtMart21.com ,

Great informative podcast.

Quentin Tarantino is my favourite director.
Great interview.
I am writing my scripts and planing on shooting my first feature.
You guys bring a lot to the table. I am happy I found your podcast.
I have scripts in few genres. I am sure that there are quite few inspiring film makers listening to you podcast.
What I would like to hear from you guys is individual viewed on each genre. Short and sweet summary on what as a definition a genre that you choose to discuss is and what each of you is looking for and what you think brings audience to watch movies in that genre. Sort of nuts and bolts.
If you guys could pick different genre for each podcast that would be great.
A bit of a film school bite in each episode.
Great job. 👍👍

AbabaAabTony ,

This Show is as entertaining as the films you guys cover

Stumbled on you guys while studying for finance finals. Love hearing you guys gush and give awesome thoughtful convos about one of my loves, film. Have spent my morning workouts listening to a bunch of your old episodes, and I’ve been watching a number of films from 2018 that I didn’t get to based on your guys insight. Loved the QT interview especially.

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