290 episodes

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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 26 Ratings

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!

    'Bros': Judd Apatow & Director Talk New Billy Eichner Comedy

    'Bros': Judd Apatow & Director Talk New Billy Eichner Comedy

    Producer Judd Apatow and director Nicholas Stoller join the show to discuss the making of Billy Eichner’s new romantic comedy Bros. This is one of our favorite movies of the year, and a return to form for the genre. We discuss infusing the story and character with Billy Eichner’s humor and own life story, how difficult it is to make a good rom-com, and we even make time for a look back at their earlier films. 
    Stick around for our full review of Bros, as well as Netflix’s Blonde and Peter Farrelly’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever. 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro
    00:07:50 - Judd Apatow & Nicholas Stoller Interview
    00:38:40 - Halloween Ends Final Trailer Reaction
    00:51:12 - This Week In Movies
    00:53:04 - The Greatest Beer Run Ever Review
    01:03:54 - Blonde Review
    01:20:40 - Bros Review
    01:33:39 - Our Favorite Double Features
    01:45:33 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Director Andrew Dominik Talks 'Blonde' Starring Ana de Armas

    Director Andrew Dominik Talks 'Blonde' Starring Ana de Armas

    Writer/Director Andrew Dominik joins the show to discuss his controversial Marilyn Monroe “biopic” Blonde, starring Ana de Armas. He discusses adapting a book for the screen, which scene might have landed the film its NC-17 rating, Ana De Armas’ performance and we even find time to talk about Brad Pitt as Jesse James.
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    • 31 min
    Baz Luhrmann Talks 'Elvis' Success, Austin Butler For The Oscar & More

    Baz Luhrmann Talks 'Elvis' Success, Austin Butler For The Oscar & More

    Director Baz Luhrmann joins us to discuss the success of Elvis at the box office, Austin Butler’s inevitable Oscars run to come, a possible extended cut, and more. Stick around through the show for our discussion on Star Wars’ latest offering, Andor starring Diego Luna. Don’t Worry Darling is finally hitting theaters this weekend, and we give our thoughts on the highly anticipated sophomore turn for Olivia Wilde. 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro
    00:05:56 - Baz Luhrmann Interview
    00:35:41 - Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Club Trailer Reaction
    00:47:08 - Golden Globes Return To TV
    01:00:15 - Andor Reactions
    01:10:06 - This Week In Movies 
    01:17:00 - Don’t Worry Darling Review
    01:24:59 - Our Favorite John Boyega Movies 
    01:36:132 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    'See How They Run': Director Talks Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell & More

    'See How They Run': Director Talks Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell & More

    See How They Run director Tom George joins ReelBlend to chat about the making of his new film, working with the likes of Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, creating a gripping mystery with a comedic spin, and more. 
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    • 33 min
    'The Woman King' With Gina Prince-Bythewood & Cathy Schulman

    'The Woman King' With Gina Prince-Bythewood & Cathy Schulman

    Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and producer Cathy Schulman join the show to discuss their new film The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, and Lashana Lynch. Gina walks us through prepping for some of the film’s most incredible action scenes, working once more with the legend Terence Blanchard, how action can inform character, and much more. 
    We’ll be back next week with more interviews so stay tuned! 
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    • 30 min
    Director Zach Cregger Talks 'The Barbarian' Spoilers

    Director Zach Cregger Talks 'The Barbarian' Spoilers

    Writer/Director Zach Cregger joins the show for a spoiler-filled chat on his horror flick Barbarian, starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long. We discuss the film nearly falling apart just before production began, not having to do much convincing when pitching Justin Long his craziest scenes, the film’s visual influences, a script set in Gotham City that he eventually wants to direct and so much more. Go see this movie, save yourself from the spoilers, and listen to this illuminating chat. 
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Essential listening for movie enthusiasts

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Imagine having a conversation

You guys need to figure out how to let one another finish a thought/not interrupting each other. Very annoying.

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ReelBlend

Welcome to ReelBlend, the podcast where two of the hosts still haven't quite realised that the other one gets more passionate about Man of Steel than Goodfellas.

While obviously wrong about LOTR overall, Host A seems to be the only person alive who is willing to point out that Samwise is a soppy drag on 2/3 of the trilogy and the Frodo/Sam/Gollum arc is desperately dull. He also rightly points out that Forrest Gump is a deeply uncomfortable character.

Although Host B has 500 rotating movies in their top ten of all time, they are also the most influential critic of the 3. Their ability to make an impact lands them the most interviews and online followers.

Although he committed the cardinal sin of rewatching Quantum of Solace, in the early days of the podcast Host C was a reliable rock, calling out any hyperbolic nonsense he found himself surrounded by. It seems that over time osmosis has eroded away at this, and he now tolerates more of it. Why did he let Host A say, "Infinity War is great because it let the bad guy win which was so unformulaic"? Why didn’t he say "No... Marvel announced two films from the start. Ending the first one by giving the bad guy the upper hand is very common and you are now claiming to treat IW and Endgame as one film anyway!" Why also, did he let Host B name Zodiac Fincher’s best film on 4 separate shows, Social Network "one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life" and Gone Girl a "masterpiece" only to later say that "Fincher’s best films were shot on film" during one of his "film is better than digital" tangents? Why didn’t he demand an explanation of how The Game can beat any of those films? Will he start calling these things out again in 2022?

The producer of Reel Blend runs a Blend Game - he seems to be having fun coming up with as many editions as possible that result in Host C naming Jurassic Park the winner followed by reminding everyone that The Lost World is OK because it has a very iconic Spielbergy moment in it.

Fun fact – Real Blend was founded by the 3 last surviving critics yet to watch Train to Busan, presumably because it wasn’t directed by the Russos.

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