ReelBlend Podcast #12: Infinity War Set Visit, Ready Player One Reactions And Picking Kubrick's Best Film

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It's a brand new day! The AwardsBlend podcast has undergone a change, and what once focused mainly on the Oscar race has expanded its scope. Welcome to ReelBlend! As Kevin McCarthy puts it on social media, "New show name. New logo. Same nerds."

Those nerds are McCarthy, Jake Hamilton, and Sean O'Connell. And in this week's podcast, the trio starts off with a run through the top news stories of the day. Sean is finally able to start talking about his visit to the Avengers: Infinity War set, so Jake and Kevin pepper him with questions. But because most set visits are protected by press embargoes, there are still a few things he CAN'T talk about. So, what was he able to share? Listen above.

From there, Kevin, Sean and Jake discuss that new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which features the return of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. The trailer also gives fans their first full look at Jude Law's take on Albus Dumbledore, and more of the wizarding world special effects.

Jude Law is Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

For the final segment of the ReelBlend podcast, Sean, Kevin and Jake bring back the fan-favorite #Blend segment, where they choose a filmmaker ahead of time, then debate the BEST film from that director. This week, the discussion swirled around the films of Stanley Kubrick. And as is always the case, we opened the conversation up to our listeners, who used the hashtag #KubrickBlend to share their picks for best Kubrick. The answers surprised us. They might surprise you!

Listen to this week's ReelBlend podcast, with Kevin McCarthy, Jake Hamilton and Sean O'Connell.

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Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

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.