ReelBlend #91: Daniel Kaluuya Talks Black Panther, Get Out And Queen And Slim

Queen and Slim

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We started this podcast as AwardsBlend. And the race for year-end recognition will always be our bread and butter. Sean, Jake and Kevin are all proud members of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association, and they vote for the Critics’ Choice Awards. And around this time, their focus shifts to Oscar movies.

Which helps explain why Daniel Kaluuya joins the show this week. The actor was with Sean at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, where he was receiving an award. But he spent time with Sean discussing his career (including Get Out and Black Panther), the “Marvel Ain’t Cinema” controversy, and his upcoming movie Queen and Slim.

It’s a fun conversation, and we hope you enjoy.

Big announcement! The show officially is hosting a Meet Up in honor of our 100th podcast episode! It will be held in Washington, D.C., and we want you to be there. It’s FREE! Just let us know who is coming, so we can find an accommodating space. Visit this site to RSVP.

This week’s big review is Doctor Sleep, and the guys come at it from multiple angles. Jake and Sean are huge Stephen King fans, and Kevin has a deep appreciation for The Shining. SO how did they rate Mike Flanagan’s adaptation? Give them a listen.

The Blend Game this week has to do with Shia LaBeouf, and while this wasn’t the intention, it led to a very personal story from Kevin about his early days as a professional critic. What is your pick for #ShiaLaBeoufBlend?

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Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.