• Ranking The Top 5 Bruce Willis Films

    Our very own Sean O’Connell has his latest book releasing this week. “Bruce Willis: Celebrating the Cinematic Legacy of an Unbreakable Hollywood Icon” walks through the acclaimed actor’s entire filmography and career. So we thought what better time than now to look back and rank our top five Bruce Willis movies? 

    We are trying something new with this list. Instead of simply revealing a pre-structured list, we are taking you through the process. First, we draft up nine of his films for consideration. Then, we reduce the list to the five we want to rank and finally debate the order. 

    Also this week, we review “Inside Out 2,” and catch up on “Bad Boys: Ride or Die.” 

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 5:02 - Bruce Willis’ Top 5 Movies
    • 52:22 - ‘Inside Out 2’ Review
    • 58:34 - We Caught Up On ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’
    • 1:05:56 - Spoilers: ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’
    • 1:08:05 - Outro


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    E310 - 1h 9m - Jun 14, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVERanking The Top 5 Bruce Willis Films

    Our very own Sean O’Connell has his latest book releasing this week. “Bruce Willis: Celebrating the Cinematic Legacy of an Unbreakable Hollywood Icon” walks through the acclaimed actor’s entire filmography and career. So we thought what better time than now to look back and rank our top five Bruce Willis movies? 

    We are trying something new with this list. Instead of simply revealing a prestructured list, we are taking you through the process. First, we draft up nine of his films for consideration. Then, we reduce the list to the five we want to rank and finally debate the order. 

    Also this week, we review “Inside Out 2,” and catch up on “Bad Boys: Ride or Die.” 

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 5:02 - Bruce Willis’ Top 5 Movies
    • 52:22 - ‘Inside Out 2’ Review
    • 58:34 - We Caught Up On ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’
    • 1:05:56 - Spoilers: ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’
    • 1:08:05 - Outro


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    E310 - 1h 9m - Jun 14, 2024
  • This Iconic Line Fixed A Major Problem In 'Dazed And Confused' | Richard Linklater Interview

    Richard Linklater’s latest film “Hit Man,” starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona, is now available to stream on Netflix, and the legendary writer-director sat down with us to discuss the making of his (sort of based on a true story) film, and his career. We dive into his process of working with actors, finding chemistry on screen, the prospects of a “School of Rock” sequel, and an incredible story about Matthew McConaughey’s iconic “Dazed and Confused” line. 

    It’s our first full show back from our hiatus, so we also take some time to discuss what we’ve been watching, Disney’s new “Star Wars” series “The Acolyte,” and we celebrate the incredible influence of Scott Wampler following his passing.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 7:16 - Richard Linklater Interview - ‘Hit Man’
    • 38:25 - ‘Hit Man’ Review
    • 42:41 - This Summer Movie Season Is ‘Just Fine’
    • 51:31 - New Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Acolyte’ Reactions
    • 54:13 - What We’ve Been Watching
    • 1:04:14 - Remembering Scott Wampler
    • 1:15:44 - Outro




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    E309 - 1h 16m - Jun 7, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEThis Iconic Line Fixed A Major Problem In 'Dazed And Confused' | Richard Linklater Interview

    Richard Linklater’s latest film “Hit Man,” starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona, is now available to stream on Netflix, and the legendary writer-director sat down with us to discuss the making of his (sort of based on a true story) film, and his career. We dive into his process of working with actors, finding chemistry on screen, the prospects of a “School of Rock” sequel, and an incredible story about Matthew McConaughey’s iconic “Dazed and Confused” line. 

    It’s our first full show back from our hiatus, so we also take some time to discuss what we’ve been watching, Disney’s new “Star Wars” series “The Acolyte,” and we celebrate the incredible influence of Scott Wampler following his passing.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 7:16 - Richard Linklater Interview - ‘Hit Man’
    • 38:25 - ‘Hit Man’ Review
    • 42:41 - This Summer Movie Season Is ‘Just Fine’
    • 51:31 - New Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Acolyte’ Reactions
    • 54:13 - What We’ve Been Watching
    • 1:04:14 - Remembering Scott Wampler
    • 1:15:44 - Outro


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    E309 - 1h 16m - Jun 7, 2024
  • ReelBlend Redux | Quentin Tarantino Talks 'Pulp Fiction,' Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio & More

    This week, we return with one of our all-time favorite interviews. Originally recorded in December of 2019, we are joined by Quentin Tarantino for an extended, 2-hour conversation spanning the legendary director's career. We sat down with Tarantino for the home video release of "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood," so we of course spent a lot of our time with him discussing the making of the film, casting Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt’s perfect casting, and more. 

    That is just the tip of this iceberg. Stick around through the conversation for his thoughts on being snubbed at the Oscars, "Pulp Fiction," Bruce Willis nearly cast as Bill in "Kill Bill," and more. 

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 3:30 - Quentin Tarantino Interview (*originally recorded Dec. 2019)
    • 2:07:11 - Outro


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    2h 9m - May 31, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEReelBlend Redux | Quentin Tarantino Talks 'Pulp Fiction,' Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio & More

    This week, we return with one of our all-time favorite interviews. Originally recorded in December of 2019, we are joined by Quentin Tarantino for an extended, 2-hour conversation spanning the legendary director's career. We sat down with Tarantino for the home video release of "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood," so we of course spent a lot of our time with him discussing the making of the film, casting Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt’s perfect casting, and more. 

    That is just the tip of this iceberg. Stick around through the conversation for his thoughts on being snubbed at the Oscars, "Pulp Fiction," Bruce Willis nearly cast as Bill in "Kill Bill," and more. 

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 3:30 - Quentin Tarantino Interview (*originally recorded Dec. 2019)
    • 2:07:11 - Outro


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    2h 9m - May 31, 2024
  • George Miller Interview | 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' Stunts, Chris Hemsworth & More

    Legendary director George Miller joins the show for the release of his latest entry in the Mad Max franchise, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The franchise has been cruising for over four decades, and the filmmaker takes us all the way back to the beginning with memories of early, negative reviews and the cultural wave that eventually grew into what it is today. 

    We discuss some obvious, and not-so-obvious, changes to how stunts and special effects shots are made, watching Road Warrior 30 years later, and more.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 5:32 - George Miller Interview
    • 36:25 - ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Review (Spoiler-Free)
    • 51:12 - ‘Furiosa’ Spoilers!
    • 56:42 - Outro




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    1h 0m - May 24, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEGeorge Miller Interview | 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' Stunts, Chris Hemsworth & More

    Legendary director George Miller joins the show for the release of his latest entry in the Mad Max franchise, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The franchise has been cruising for over four decades, and the filmmaker takes us all the way back to the beginning with memories of early, negative reviews and the cultural wave that eventually grew into what it is today. 

    We discuss some obvious, and not-so-obvious, changes to how stunts and special effects shots are made, watching Road Warrior 30 years later, and more.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 5:32 - George Miller Interview
    • 36:25 - ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Review (Spoiler-Free)
    • 51:12 - ‘Furiosa’ Spoilers!
    • 56:42 - Outro


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    1h 0m - May 24, 2024
  • 'Die Hard 2' Is The Best 'Die Hard' Sequel | Director Interview w. Renny Harlin

    Director Renny Harlin joins us for a chat about the making of his new film The Strangers: Chapter 1, the first of 3 chapters he shot simultaneously. But that of course is not all. The director has a long history in Hollywood, and we run through some of his notable projects such as Die Hard 2, his Exorcist sequel, and more. 

    Next week, we welcome George Miller to the program for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, so be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!  

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    00:00:00 - Intro 

    00:04:13 - Are smaller films reclaiming the box office?

    00:19:07 - ‘Challengers’ Review (Spoiler-Free)

    00:29:56 - ‘Challengers’ SPOILERS!

    00:38:23 - ‘Deadpool & Wolverine” Trailer Reactions

    00:51:50 - Game: Lost In Translation

    01:00:15 - Outro



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    33m - May 17, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVE'Die Hard 2' Is The Best 'Die Hard' Sequel | Director Interview w. Renny Harlin

    Director Renny Harlin joins us for a chat about the making of his new film The Strangers: Chapter 1, the first of 3 chapters he shot simultaneously. But that of course is not all. The director has a long history in Hollywood, and we run through some of his notable projects such as Die Hard 2, his Exorcist sequel, and more. 

    Next week, we welcome George Miller to the program for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, so be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!  

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    00:00:00 - Intro 

    00:04:13 - Are smaller films reclaiming the box office?

    00:19:07 - ‘Challengers’ Review (Spoiler-Free)

    00:29:56 - ‘Challengers’ SPOILERS!

    00:38:23 - ‘Deadpool & Wolverine” Trailer Reactions

    00:51:50 - Game: Lost In Translation

    01:00:15 - Outro



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    33m - May 17, 2024
  • The 'Big Fiasco' 'Dune 2's' Gladiator Sequence Caused On Set | Costume & Set Designer Interview

    Dune: Part Two's Costume Designer Jacqueline West and Set Designer Patrice Vermette join us to discuss their collaboration with Denis Villeneuve for their return to the world of Arrakis. We get into the types of conversations they have with each other and their director when crafting their respective visual elements for the film including the "big fiasco" caused when shooting Dune 2's gladiator scene on Giedi Prime in infrared. 

    Stay tuned, Friday brings another great interview!

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    23m - May 15, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEThe 'Big Fiasco' 'Dune 2's' Gladiator Sequence Caused On Set | Costume & Set Designer Interview

    Dune: Part Two's Costume Designer Jacqueline West and Set Designer Patrice Vermette join us to discuss their collaboration with Denis Villeneuve for their return to the world of Arrakis. We get into the types of conversations they have with each other and their director when crafting their respective visual elements for the film including the "big fiasco" caused when shooting Dune 2's gladiator scene on Giedi Prime in infrared. 

    Stay tuned, Friday brings another great interview!

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    23m - May 15, 2024
  • How 'Dune: Part Two' Shot Its Final Scene | Editor & Cinematographer Interview

    Dune’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Greig Fraser returns to the show with Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker to discuss the making of Dune: Part Two and their collaborations with Denis Villeneuve. We get details on shooting Feyd-Rautha’s introduction on Giedi Prime with infrared lighting, cutting Paul Atreides and Feyd’s final fight, and more. 

    Stay tuned. We have more interviews on the making of “Dune: Part Two” coming! 

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    26m - May 10, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEHow 'Dune: Part Two' Shot Its Final Scene | Editor & Cinematographer Interview

    Dune’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Greig Fraser returns to the show with Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker to discuss the making of Dune: Part Two and their collaborations with Denis Villeneuve. We get details on shooting Feyd-Rautha’s introduction on Giedi Prime with infrared lighting, cutting Paul Atreides and Feyd’s final fight, and more. 

    Stay tuned. We have more interviews on the making of “Dune: Part Two” coming! 

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    26m - May 10, 2024
  • Anne Hathaway Would Rather You Call Her Annie | 'The Idea Of You' w. Michael Showalter

    Michael Showalter returns to the show to discuss his new film starring Anne Hathaway, “The Idea of You.” He discusses the origins of the film’s story, whether or not it’s inspired by Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s relationship, Anne Hathaway would rather you call her Annie, and more. 

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    34m - May 3, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEAnne Hathaway Would Rather You Call Her Annie | 'The Idea Of You' w. Michael Showalter

    Michael Showalter returns to the show to discuss his new film starring Anne Hathaway, “The Idea of You.” He discusses the origins of the film’s story, whether or not it’s inspired by Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s relationship, Anne Hathaway would rather you call her Annie, and more. 

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    34m - May 3, 2024
  • Zendaya Gives Her Best Performance Yet | 'Challengers' Review

    “Challengers,” from writer-director Luca Guadagnino, is our favorite performance from the ever-talented Zendaya, but she isn’t alone. Mike Fast and Josh O’Connor equally deliver to create a three-piece ensemble that propels us through one of the year's most exciting films. In this week’s show, we dive right in with our review, and if you’ve managed to make it out to the theater already, stick around for our brief spoiler-filled section that follows. For those that haven’t, hit pause and see this one as soon as possible. 

    Also this week, in light of recent success at the box office, we discuss the nature of the middle-budget feature film and its potential comeback in the industry. Finally, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s “Deadpool & Wolverine” dropped the full-length trailer we’ve all been dying to see, and we give our immediate impressions. 

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 04:13 - Are smaller films reclaiming the box office?
    • 19:07 - ‘Challengers’ Review (Spoiler-Free)
    • 29:56 - ‘Challengers’ SPOILERS!
    • 38:23 - ‘Deadpool & Wolverine” Trailer Reactions
    • 51:50 - Game: Lost In Translation
    • 1:00:15 - Outro


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    E308 - 1h 0m - Apr 26, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEZendaya Gives Her Best Performance Yet | 'Challengers' Review

    “Challengers,” from writer-director Luca Guadagnino, is our favorite performance from the ever-talented Zendaya, but she isn’t alone. Mike Fast and Josh O’Connor equally deliver to create a three-piece ensemble that propels us through one of the year's most exciting films. In this week’s show, we dive right in with our review, and if you’ve managed to make it out to the theater already, stick around for our brief spoiler-filled section that follows. For those that haven’t, hit pause and see this one as soon as possible. 

    Also this week, in light of recent success at the box office, we discuss the nature of the middle-budget feature film and its potential comeback in the industry. Finally, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s “Deadpool & Wolverine” dropped the full-length trailer we’ve all been dying to see, and we give our immediate impressions.  

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 04:13 - Are smaller films reclaiming the box office?
    • 19:07 - ‘Challengers’ Review (Spoiler-Free)
    • 29:56 - ‘Challengers’ SPOILERS!
    • 38:23 - ‘Deadpool & Wolverine” Trailer Reactions
    • 51:50 - Game: Lost In Translation
    • 1:00:15 - Outro


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    E308 - 1h 0m - Apr 26, 2024
  • How The Ballerina Vampire Film 'Abigail' Draws Inspiration From 'The Shining' | Director Interview

    The horror genre has been on a box office tear this year with what feels like a new entry hitting theaters every week. Today, we welcome back the director duo known as Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett, to discuss their new vampire flick “Abigail.” After two turns at the wheel of the “Scream” franchise, the two bring a unique spin to their story which follows a group of criminals who find themselves in over their heads after kidnapping a young vampire. 

    The film finds inspiration from all the right places including “The Shining” and “From Dusk Til Dawn,” the two share just how important films like that are to their own and more.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 10:17 - ‘Abigail’ Interview | 
    • 27:33 - ‘Civil War’ Marks A24’s Best Box Office Opening Weekend
    • 34:51 - Scorsese And Spielberg Both Have Some Big Upcoming Pictures
    • 43:03 - Review: ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’
    • 51:18 - Review: ‘Abigail’
    • 57:10 - Outro


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    E307 - 58m - Apr 19, 2024
  • EXCLUSIVEHow The Ballerina Vampire Film 'Abigail' Draws Inspiration From 'The Shining' | Director Interview

    The horror genre has been on a box office tear this year with what feels like a new entry hitting theaters every week. Today, we welcome back the director duo known as Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett, to discuss their new vampire flick “Abigail.” After two turns at the wheel of the “Scream” franchise, the two bring a unique spin to their story which follows a group of criminals who find themselves in over their heads after kidnapping a young vampire. 

    The film finds inspiration from all the right places including “The Shining” and “From Dusk Til Dawn,” the two share just how important films like that are to their own and more.

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    Timestamps (approx. only)

    • 00:00 - Intro 
    • 10:17 - ‘Abigail’ Interview | 
    • 27:33 - ‘Civil War’ Marks A24’s Best Box Office Opening Weekend
    • 34:51 - Scorsese And Spielberg Both Have Some Big Upcoming Pictures
    • 43:03 - Review: ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’
    • 51:18 - Review: ‘Abigail’
    • 57:10 - Outro


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    E307 - 58m - Apr 19, 2024
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