239 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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    • 4.7 • 289 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!

    Wes Craven Easter Eggs, Major Deaths And More 'Scream' Spoilers With Radio Silence

    Wes Craven Easter Eggs, Major Deaths And More 'Scream' Spoilers With Radio Silence

    Tyler Gillet, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Chad Villella, the collective who make up Radio Silence, return to dive right into spoilers for Scream! They share some of the incredible Wes Craven Easter eggs hidden throughout, discuss killing off major characters, and even their hopes to return to the franchise. 
    Also this week, we react to the trailer for Marvel’s Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac, as well as the title reveal for Amazon’s new Prime Video original series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. 
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week, we are celebrating the release of our 200th episode of ReelBlend with an “After Party” LIVE on CinemaBlend’s Instagram! Join us at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT on January 28th while we answer your questions, look back at the show so far and who knows maybe we’ll play a game or two. 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:02:43 - Episode 200 After Party! 
    00:04:59 - Weekly Poll
    00:09:07 - Moon Knight Trailer Reactions
    00:19:13 - The Ring of Power Title Reveal
    00:26:27 - Scream Spoilers w. Radio Silence
    01:09:43 - Our Favorite Superhero Themes
    01:21:37 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Talking 'Scream' With Radio Silence & Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2022

    Talking 'Scream' With Radio Silence & Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2022

    Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and their producing partner Chad Villella join the show to discuss taking on the hefty task of reviving the Scream franchise, bringing back the original cast, reading the script for the first time, some of their favorite Scream moments and more. Stick around for our spoiler-free reviews of the film later in the show! 
    We also breakdown our Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022. There’s a lot heading to theaters and streaming this year, and you might be surprised what makes the top of our lists. 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:04:28 - Weekly Poll
    00:10:18 - Talking ‘Scream’ With Radio Silence Team
    00:40:12 - SAG Nominations
    00:59:29 - Our Most Anticipated Movies of the Year
    01:20:07 - ‘Dune’ Blu-Ray PSA
    01:25:41 - This Week In Movies
    01:28:20 - ‘Scream’ Review
    01:43:09 - Our Favorite Wes Craven Movies
    01:54:22 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Simon Kinberg Talks 'The 355' & Our Top 10 Movies of 2021

    Simon Kinberg Talks 'The 355' & Our Top 10 Movies of 2021

    Writer/Director Simon Kinberg joins the show to discuss his new film The 355 starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Sebastian Stan, Diane Kruger, and Penélope Cruz. He talks about working with an ensemble cast, camaraderie on set, and making Mr. and Mrs. Smith while still in college.
    This week also includes our Top 10 lists for 2021 and will reveal our Top 5 movies of the year as a show. These conversations are always so much fun as we get to look back at the year, and celebrate a few of our favorites. What are your top 10 movies of the year? Let us know! 
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:04:45 - Weekly Poll
    00:10:16 - Simon Kinberg Interview
    00:38:18 - Our Top 10 Movies of 2021
    01:51:54 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Oliver Stone Talks 'JFK' 30th Anniversary

    Oliver Stone Talks 'JFK' 30th Anniversary

    Legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone joins ReelBlend to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of JFK, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon and more. We chat about the process of editing the massive film, the many tribulations that the project was met with during production through its release, and how it was eventually received. The film earned a number of Oscar nominations and took home a few wins, including a stellar box office haul of over $200 million. 
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    • 31 min
    'The Matrix Resurrections' & 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Spoilers

    'The Matrix Resurrections' & 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Spoilers

    Spider-Man: No Way Home took the box office by storm last weekend, and we are finally here with our spoiler-filled thoughts, reactions, and review. We discuss some of our favorite plot points, the multitude of surprises throughout, the mid and post-credits scenes, and what we think could come next. 
    Stick around as we have a ton of films hitting theaters and streaming for the Christmas weekend including the return of Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections. 
    Sean's Hawkeye Reaction Series: youtu.be/2maFhQ9XU0A
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:04:00 - Weekly Poll
    00:06:37 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Spoilers
    00:34:40 - Hawkeye Finale
    00:36:18 - This Week In Movies
    00:41:27 - The King’s Man Review
    00:46:43 - Licorice Pizza Review
    00:53:25 - The Matrix Resurrections Review
    01:00:47 - Our Favorite Holiday Movies
    01:12:41 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Spoiler-Free Review

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Spoiler-Free Review

    Spider-Man: No Way Home (starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch) is finally here, and we dive into a spoiler-free discussion on Peter Parker and friends’ latest adventure. Next week, we’ll have a special spoiler-filled segment discussing everything we couldn’t cover in this episode including what might come next in the MCU. Before we get to the superhero goodness this week, check out our review of Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Nightmare Alley, starring Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara. 
    We also take time to react to the new Nic Cage movie, starring Nic Cage as Nic Cage. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent looks like a lot of fun, and right up our alley as 90s action movie fans. The Golden Globes remain shrouded in controversy as they work to improve the diversity of their members after NBC pulled their plans to televise the upcoming ceremony. We chat about whether or not the HFPA can make meaningful changes and rebound the influence of their show during the long awards season.
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    Timestamps (approx. only)00:06:11 - Weekly Poll
    00:12:07 - The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Trailer Reaction
    00:18:13 - Are the Golden Globes relevant?
    00:43:13 - Swan Song Review
    00:45:38 - Nightmare Alley Review
    01:01:26 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Review
    01:22:16 - Our Favorite Guillermo del Toro Movies
    01:33:11 - Outro


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    • 1 hr 37 min

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