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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!

01:11:08 2022-07-01
We’re kicking off our director-themed Tier Lists with the one and only Quentin Tarantino. As usual, we run through his prolific filmography giving each entry a letter grade, but there’s a twist. Rather than an S tier, we’ve challenged ourselves to e...
00:24:49 2022-06-29
Horror legend and icon Robert Englund joins us to talk about his role in Stranger Things Season 4, Freddy Krueger, his favorite movie villains, and more. He takes us down the path of Freddy Krueger diving into Hannibal Lecter’s dreams, Stranger Things...
01:49:18 2022-06-24
Tom Hanks is here. You read that correctly. Tom Hanks himself joins ReelBlend to promote his new film Elvis (also starring Austin Butler). Mr. Tom Hanks was generous enough with his time to share stories from across his career, including breaking down som...
00:26:07 2022-06-22
The filmmakers behind Brian and Charles join the show to discuss the making of their charming new comedy; from its inception on the stage, to the short film and now the big screen. Director Jim Archer, writer David Earl (Brian) and writer Chris Hayward (C...
01:17:00 2022-06-17
Pixar is back in theaters with the release of Lightyear, the film Toy Story’s Andy fell in love with before buying a Buzz Lightyear action figure. We review the film (starring Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Take Waititi), as well as Brian and Charles, Netlfi...
00:35:22 2022-06-15
Writer, director, and executive producer Colin Trevorrow joins us to dig into spoiler territory for his new film Jurassic World: Dominion. He describes the process of setting out a 3-film arc early on with the World half of the franchise, splitting up his...
01:33:40 2022-06-10
The Jurassic Park franchise returns this week with Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World: Dominion hitting theaters. Stick around for our spoiler-free thoughts on the new film, but first, we break down our thoughts on the entire franchise with our Jurassic...
00:33:20 2022-06-08
Director Jeremiah Zagar joins the show to talk about his new film hitting Netflix this week, Hustle starring Adam Sandler. He walks us through their meticulous testing process for shooting the film's game sequences, being inspired by Raging Bull, prof...
01:48:02 2022-06-03
The time has come. We sit down to hammer out our Tier List ranking of Star Wars films and TV. Did we rank A New Hope too low? Who was right about The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker? What does your list look like in comparison? Send in your feedback o...
01:46:50 2022-05-27
On this week’s show, director Joseph Kosinski (friend and fan of the show!) joins us to discuss his new film Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller. We dive into some behind-the-scenes moments from making the film ...
00:17:24 2022-05-25
Director Carey Williams sat down with Sean O’Connell at this year’s SXSW in Austin to discuss his new film Emergency. The film, which stars RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins, is available in select theaters and will be streaming on Prime Video. In our...
01:22:06 2022-05-20
This week we discuss the brand new trailers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Billy Eichner's Bros, the slew of Star Wars news that was just announced, and we add Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness to our Marvel Tier List. Also, reviews for ...
01:34:09 2022-05-13
It’s tier list time! This week, we look at the catalog of Batman films from 1966 to Matt Reeves’ The Batman and rank them from S tier to F. What does your own list look like? Let us know! We also react to box office results for Doctor Strange in the ...
01:24:00 2022-05-06
This week’s show is packed with Marvel goodness for fans of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Moon Knight’s finale dropping earlier this week, we give reviews of the entire season and debate where it falls on our MCU Tier List. Doctor Strang...
01:20:01 2022-04-29
Sean has been in Las Vegas all week attending this year’s CinemaCon. So why don’t we take the chance to sit down and run through some of the most exciting footage and announcement?Olivia Wilde gave a first look at her sophomore film, Don’t Worry Dar...
01:31:32 2022-04-22
Nicholas Cage plays Nick Cage in one of our most anticipated movies of the year, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (also starring Pedro Pascal). Filmmakers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten joined us to discuss the journey of getting Cage on board, worki...
00:21:34 2022-04-20
Writer/Director Robert Eggers joins the show to chat about The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, and Anya Taylor-Joy. He talks about the historical inspirations for the score, getting connected with Skarsgård, putting to...
01:31:19 2022-04-15
On this week’s show, we are finally completing our Marvel Cinematic Universe tier list with the addition of Phase 3 and Phase 4 so far. To see how we ranked Phases 1 and 2, check out episode 200 on YouTube or wherever you get podcasts.Also this week, we...
01:27:09 2022-04-08
Actor, host and director Mayim Bialik joins the show this week to chat about the making of her feature directorial debut As They Made Us starring Dustin Hoffman, Dianna Agron, Candice Bergen, and her Big Bang Theory co-star Simon Helberg. We also discuss...
01:36:06 2022-04-01
Writer/Director Ti West joins the show to discuss his new film, a fantastic love letter to moviemaking, X (starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow). He breaks down some of the motivations and ideas behind many of the film’s incredible shots, Mia ...
01:42:59 2022-03-25
Writer/Director Mariama Diallo joins the show to talk about her feature debut Master, starring Regina Hall and Zoe Renee. She walks us through creating the look of the film with her cinematographer, how writing can be therapeutic, her very personal connec...
00:31:36 2022-03-16
Writer/Director duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller join the show to discuss the finale of their new Apple TV+ show The Afterparty. We dive into plenty of spoilers so be warned, and series star Ben Schwartz joins in on the fun! ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an...
00:22:34 2022-03-11
Director Shawn Levy joins the show to chat about his new film The Adam Project! The interview is spoiler-free, but if you’d like to check out the film first, it’s on Netflix right now!In our interview, Shawn Levy discusses working with Ryan Reynolds, ...
00:32:05 2022-03-09
Director Mimi Cave joins the show to chat about her new film Fresh! The interview is spoiler-free, but as we note in the episode we can’t recommend enough that you go right now and check out Fresh knowing as little as possible. In our interview, Mimi C...
01:35:41 2022-03-04
The Batman starring Robert Pattinson is finally hitting theaters! We sat down with director Matt Reeves to discuss the making of the movie, living up to Batman’s iconic name, his choice to skip the Wayne origins story, and much more.Also this week, we t...
01:31:20 2022-02-25
Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage is finally hitting theaters! We sat down with director Joe Wright last fall to discuss the making of the movie, working with actors, our love Atonement, and that iconic one-er at Dunkirk and more. Also this week, we dive in...
00:32:59 2022-02-23
David Morse joins ReelBlend to celebrate the release of The Green Mile on 4K. He walks us through filming some of the Stephen King classic’s iconic scenes, working with Michael Bay on The Rock, and much more from across his prolific career. ReelBlend P...
01:42:11 2022-02-18
Director Ruben Fleischer joins the show to discuss the making of Uncharted starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. He shares details about shooting some of the film’s massive action scenes, working with the legend Chung-hoon Chung, being hugely inspired...
00:22:39 2022-02-16
Co-director Reid Carolin joins the show to talk about his feature directorial debut Dog starring and co-directed by Channing Tatum. He dives into his collaborations with cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel and composer Thomas Newman, working with dogs and...
01:27:42 2022-02-11
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards are here! As you can imagine, there are some pretty big misses with snubs ranging from Lady Gaga in The House of Gucci to Denis Villeneuve for Dune to Ruth Negga in Passing. Join us as we break down the maj...
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