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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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 322 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!

    M. Night Shyamalan Talks ‘Knock At The Cabin’

    M. Night Shyamalan Talks ‘Knock At The Cabin’

    M. Night Shyamalan returns to discuss the making of his new film Knock at the Cabin, starring Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, and Jonathan Groff. We talk about some of the creative reasons behind the film’s striking visuals, casting and working with young actors, whether or not he’s considered connecting his films into one universe, the actor he wants to work with again, and more. 
    Stick around after the interview to hear our full, spoiler-free review of Knock at the Cabin as well as our reactions to DC Studios' new direction and slate of films under James Gunn and Peter Safran. 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro 
    00:07:04 - M. Night Shyamalan Interview
    00:26:58 - James Gunn’s DC Studios Slate Announced
    00:51:29 - Knock at the Cabin Review
    01:04:57 - Our Favorite M. Night Shyamalan Movie
    01:22:19 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Is 'Top Gun: Maverick' Going To Win Best Picture? | 2023 Oscar Nominations Reaction

    Is 'Top Gun: Maverick' Going To Win Best Picture? | 2023 Oscar Nominations Reaction

    We still have a couple of months before the Oscars ceremony, but the nominations themselves are finally here. As per our yearly tradition, we take a look at the major categories to give our reactions to this year’s lineup. We also have to discuss several of the Academy’s notable snubs including the complete lack of nominations for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Of course, with such a great year of releases in 2022, there is plenty to be excited about for films like Everything Everywhere All At Once, Elvis, and more. 
    For more information on AMC Theatre’s Best Picture Showcase: bit.ly/AMCBPShowcase
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:05:57 - Oscar Nominations Reactions
    01:21:28 - Who We Want To Win Best Picture
    01:32:40 - You People Review
    01:37:52 - Infinity Pool Review
    01:41:29 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023

    Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023

    Looking ahead to the rest of the year, we declare which films rank in our Top 5 Most Anticipated of the year. 2023 is shaping up to be a great year for film, so there will be plenty more exciting releases for us to dive into, but these are the ones that have us the most excited on face value alone. 
    Also this week, we react to the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Kevin even shares some incredible stories from the ceremony floor itself. Stick around for our reviews and reactions to the movies of the week including Alice, Darling, Women Talking, and Missing. 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro 
    00:06:16 - Critics’ Choice Awards Reactions
    00:28:32 - Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2023
    01:11:20 - Alice, Darling Review
    01:15:25 - Women Talking Review
    01:19:06 - Missing Review
    01:24:29 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    'Missing' Producers Talk Future Franchise Plans & More

    'Missing' Producers Talk Future Franchise Plans & More

    Missing, a follow-up to the popular film Searching hits theaters this week, and we are joined by the film’s producers (and fan!) Natalie Qasabian, Sev Ohanian, and Aneesh Chaganty to discuss the making of the film. We talk about the difficulty of creating a film that’s constrained to a computer screen, hopes for more from the franchise moving forward, their reactions to Searching’s success, and more. 
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    • 33 min
    Tom Hanks Returns With 'A Man Called Otto,' 'Road To Perdition' & More

    Tom Hanks Returns With 'A Man Called Otto,' 'Road To Perdition' & More

    Tom Hanks returns to talk about his new film A Man Called Otto. If you tuned in for our first interview with Mr. Hanks, then you know this ended up being a delightful hang as we discussed films from throughout his career, the films he wants to be remembered for, how A Man Called Otto expresses themes of love, and more. We had a blast with this one, so we hope you enjoy it! 
    Stick around through the interview for our reactions to the Golden Globes, including some of the major winners (and losers) that could have a big effect on the road to the Oscars. 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro 
    00:05:05 - Tom Hanks Interview
    00:48:48 - Golden Globes Reactions
    01:15:27 - This Week In Movies
    01:18:16 - A Man Called Otto Review
    01:30:45 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Our Top 10 Movies Of 2022

    Our Top 10 Movies Of 2022

    It’s the end of another great year at the movies which means it’s time for us to reveal our favorite films of the year. On this week’s extended show, the guys break down their individual Top 10 Movies of 2022 lists which will determine ReelBlend’s overall Top 5 Movies of the year. 
    What are your favorite movies released in 2022? Let us know in the comments or on social! 
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    Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro 
    00:04:56 - Our Top 10 Movies Of 2022
    01:56:23 - ReelBlend’s Top 5 Movies Of 2022
    02:01:44 - Outro


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    • 2 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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322 Ratings

322 Ratings

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Reelblend feels like conversations (sometimes arguments) I have with friends in the movie theater parking lot after a showing. Keep up the good work!

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Sean is sort of right.

I’m a longtime listener of this podcast at this point and can’t recommend it enough. The guys not only really love film but also each other which leads to hilarious debates that are at times get heated (the Lion King debate still makes me giggle) and frequently are reignited in later episodes due to friends just loving to piss each other off in a lovingly way. Because of one of the longest running debates regarding Kill Bill, I had to finally sit down to watch the films recently. Sean is totally right that they are clearly two movies with two different tones, I don’t care what Kevin and Jake and even Tarantino has to say on that topic. But I will disagree and say Kill Bill vol 2 is better than the first but that’s not that important.
Anyway I do love listening to the guys talk film and sometimes tv (I know it’s a film podcast but won’t mind some more talk on cinematic tv series) and often times find new things to watch because of their recommendations and reviews. 10/10

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