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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
    • 4.8 • 244 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!

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    Alex Winter Talks Bill & Ted 3 & Wonder Woman 1984's Release Plans

    Alex Winter Talks Bill & Ted 3 & Wonder Woman 1984's Release Plans

    Alex Winter joins the show this week for the home video release of Bill & Ted Face the Music. He gets into Van Halen, shooting Bill & Ted movie on digital for the first time, his work as a director, and more.

    Steven Soderbergh is back with a trailer for his new film Let Them All Talk starring Meryl Streep, and Lucas Hedges. After our quick reactions, we discuss the nominees for this year's Gotham Awards. The independent film awards show is the first of the season, and may help us shape our expectations for the Oscars.

    With a relatively young career, Diablo Cody has proved herself to be an absolute master of the page. Check out some of our favorites from across her filmography in this week's BlendGame, and be sure to play along next week with #AngelaBassettBlend on Twitter.

    This Week In Movies
    Sound of Metal (Limited)
    The Nest (VOD)
    Small Axe (Amazon Prime)

    Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (Disney+)

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    Timestamps (approx. only)
    2:40 - Weekly Poll: Should WB release Wonder Woman: 1984 on HBO Max?
    13:08 - Alex Winter Interview
    35:28 - Let Them All Talk Trailer Reaction
    44:16 - Gotham Awards Nominations
    57:45 - This Week In Movies
    1:12:38 - #DiabloCodyBlend
    1:21:00 - Outro

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    A Quiet Place Spinoff, Mank Reviews & The Nelms Brothers Guest

    A Quiet Place Spinoff, Mank Reviews & The Nelms Brothers Guest

    Writer/directors Eshom and Ian Nelms join the show to discuss their new dark comedy, holiday flick Fatman (starring Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mel Gibson). The movie follows Santa Claus who's had a hit placed on him by a disappointed child.

    We also got word that Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) has been tapped to write and direct a spinoff in the Quiet Place universe, and that Netflix is testing a more tradition, linear programming channel in France.
    It's a big week for film releases. We give our impressions of Hillbilly Elegy (starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close), David Fincher's Mank (starring Gary Oldman, Lily Collins), and Freaky (starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton). If you think you'll enjoy Freaky, be sure to check out our interview with Vince in ReelBlend #142. He was another wonderful fit for the show.

    And finally, this week we honor the late Sean Connery's work with a discussion on our favorite films and performances from his legendary career. Next week, we celebrate a legend in the making with #DiabloCodyBlend. On Twitter, let us know your favorite film written by Diablo Cody using the hashtag.

    This Week In Movies
    • Ammonite (Limited)
    • The Climb (Limited)
    • Dreamland (Limited)
    • Come Away (Limited & VOD)
    • Hillbilly Elegy (Limited)
    • Mank (Limited)
    • Freaky
    • Fatman

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Vince Vaughn Talks Freaky, A Wedding Crashers Sequel & More

    Vince Vaughn Talks Freaky, A Wedding Crashers Sequel & More

    Vince Vaughn joins the show this week to discuss his new film Freaky. We also get into his work on the Psycho remake, a sequel to the classic Wedding Crashers he's interested in making, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and so much more.

    The Mandalorian returned to Disney+ last week, so we had to talk about that amazing season 2 premiere. Songbird, a tone deaf action-thriller set during a pandemic which shut downs the world, released a trailer, and...yeah, listen through for our very obvious thoughts on that mess. We also touch on Scott Derrickson's new horror film, One Night in Miami's Oscar strategy and Let Him Go (starring Diane Lane, Kevin Costner).

    For this week's BlendGame, we choose our favorite films or performances from the great Jack Nicholson. Next week, we're celebrating the work of the late Sean Connery. Let us know your favorite Sean Connery film or performance using #SeanConneryBlend on Twitter!

    This Week In Movies
    - Let Him Go
    - Possessor (VOD)

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    Timestamps (approx. only)
    6:56 - Weekly Poll
    13:08 - Vince Vaughn Interview
    30:28 - Songbird Trailer Reaction
    37:14 - Scott Derrickson's New Film
    41:51 - One Night In Miami's Oscars Hopes
    47:37 - This Week In Movies
    1:04:18 - The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere
    1:09:07 - #JackNicholsonBlend

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Michael Giacchino Talks Star Wars, Spider-Man, Pixar And More

    Michael Giacchino Talks Star Wars, Spider-Man, Pixar And More

    On this week's show, we are joined by Composer Michael Giacchino discuss his original album Travelogue Volume 1.

    Also this week, we talk Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Oscar chances, Anne Hathaway’s The Witches, the latest Tom Holland Spidey News and Oscar Issac in talks to play Moon Knight.

    This Week In movies:
    The Craft: Legacy (VOD, Oct 28)
    Holidate (Netflix, Oct. 28)
    Come Play (Oct. 30)

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    Timestamps (approx. only)
    4:15 - Weekly Poll: Should MGM sell Daniel Craig's NO TIME TO DIE to a streaming service?
    14:45 - Michael Giacchino Interview
    51:43 - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    1:00:52 - The Witches
    1:11:42 - Spider-Man 3
    1:19:01 - Moon Knight
    1:27:48 - This Week In Movies
    1:30:28 - #HalloweenMovieBlend
    1:45:24 - Listener Review/Outro

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Borat 2 Reviews, Jared Leto’s Joker & Adam Brody Talking The Kid Detective

    Borat 2 Reviews, Jared Leto’s Joker & Adam Brody Talking The Kid Detective

    On this week's show, we are joined by Adam Brody and writer/director Evan Morgan to discuss their new film The Kid Detective. It's a dark, yet funny and completely charming story about a famous kid detective all grown up, and still dealing with the one case that got away. We can't recommend the film enough, and hope you will check it out as soon as you can. Check out the ReelBlend Clips channel for an exclusive spoiler bit we cut from the main show's interview once you do.

    Also this week, we have Jared Leto returning as Joker, a full trailer for David Fincher's Mank, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman in his final role. We also discuss SEVERAL films now available or coming soon; including One Night in Miami from Regina King, Nomadland starring Francis McDormand, Rebecca, The Witches, Borat 2 and more.

    This Week In Movies
    The Empty Man
    Rebecca (Netflix)
    The Witches (HBO Max)
    Over the Moon (Netflix)
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Prime)

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    Timestamps (approx. only)
    1:45 - Weekly Poll: Who is your favorite Spider-Man?
    10:30 - Adam Brody & Evan Morgan Interview
    38:24 - The Kid Detective Reviews
    46:42 - Mank Trailer Reaction
    57:53 - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Trailer Reaction
    1:03:12 - Jared Leto Returns as Joker
    1:09:55 - Sean at 919 Film Festival
    1:13:07 - This Week In Movies
    1:30:40 - #SciFiHorrorBlend
    1:44:05 - Listener Review/Outro

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Aaron Sorkin Talks The Trial of the Chicago 7, David Fincher & More

    Aaron Sorkin Talks The Trial of the Chicago 7, David Fincher & More

    On this week’s show, we welcome legendary writer Aaron Sorkin to discuss he latest film The Trial of the Chicago 7, his second feature as a director. The film’s cast is absolutely stacked with Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II just a few of the A-listers bringing this true story to life. Stick around after the interview to hear our reviews of the film which you can stream on Netflix this week.

    Also this week, we discuss Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins teaming back up for a Cleopatra remake. There’s a new limited series based on Stephen King’s The Stand coming to CBS All-Access, and the trailer is…underwhelming. We have confirmation of Doctor Strange heading to Spider-Man 3, and so much more.

    Our BlendGame continues the spooky season with #ZombieMovieBlend. Next week, we are debating our favorite Science-Fiction Horror films. Let us know your pick using #SciFiHorrorBlend!

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    Timestamps (approx. only)
    2:17 - Weekly Poll: Which 80s Slasher is Scariest?
    8:50 - Aaron Sorkin Interview
    20:23 - The Stand Limited Series Trailer
    27:44 - Cleopatra Remake
    38:57 - Doctor Strange Joins Spider-Man 3
    46:32 - David O. Russell's Next Film
    48:40 - This Week In Movies
    58:41 - Trial of the Chicago 7 Review
    1:09:31 - #ZombieMovieBlend

    1:21:54 - Listener Review/Outro

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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

shabbyshicshay ,

Kevin needs to watch Lost

Longtime listener, first time caller. I link the podcast with Kevin Smith to friends more than once a week. Great podcast never ceases to amaze me how I take so much away from these podcasts. Specifically how invested I become in the careers of those I have never heard of before. More often than not my tastes line up with Jake. Kevin please, please watch lost. Sean thank you for your perspective. I had never realized the joy it would bring to share my favorite films with my own kids. Keep up the good work and stay healthy.

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Very rarely are films, books, albums, and artwork pieces truly appreciated in their time. In many instances they are later perceived to be the greatest depictions of their kind, usually at a much later stage. Reelblend is an example of a podcast that, at this moment, may not be in everyone’s radar. However, I can most certainly guarantee that it will go down as not just a great and fascinating film/television podcast, but one of the greatest podcasts to ever consume data streaming metrics during this podcastassance that we live in.

My only regret is that the rating metric contains me to just a 5 star rating, for I would easily give you gentleman 5 lifetimes worth of gratitude and appreciation.

Sean, Jake, Kevin, Kevin’s mom, and Gabe. Thank you all for providing me with an escape and for letting me into your little film world.

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I seriously love this podcast!!

Hey guys, I've been listening to you guys for probably 6 months and this podcast has made work sooo much easier, listening to you geek out about movies is so fun.
You guys even got me and my dad into Tarantino movies and honestly Once Upon a Time In Hollywood might be my favorites because of Kevins obsession with it
But to end it all love you guys, thanks for the laughs and take care <3

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