ReelBlend Podcast #24: Hereditary Reactions, Joker News And Debating Hitchcock's Best Movie

Janet Leigh in Psycho

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Coordinating the ReelBlend podcast can be a challenge. The co-hosts -- particularly Kevin McCarthy and Jake Hamilton -- travel often so they can interview the stars of the movies you guys love hearing about. And finding a window that fits all three guys' schedules can be hectic. Sometimes, we miss a guy. So we're blaming Jake's "scheduling" for him missing this week's episode... and not the fact that he was too terrified to discuss Hereditary that he asked to miss a week.

Oh, Hereditary. You disturbing, unnerving film. Kevin and Sean discuss what they like about the movie, but fear not. They stay clear of all spoilers, as this is the type of movie that you need to see as clean and unspoiled as possible. There will be a deeper dive into Ari Aster's movie next week, after more of you have checked it out. One thing the guys DO agree on. The Toni Collette Oscar campaign starts this week, so get on board.

Toni Collette in Hereditary

We didn't really plan this, but Hereditary also synched up beautifully with this week's #Blend game, where we debated the BEST Alfred Hitchcock movie. Kevin probably wins this week's discussion, because his pick of "Favorite" Hitchcock is a masterpiece, so he and Sean get lost discussing film technique for a long time.

Janet Leigh in Psycho

Also, the one topic they can't agree on this week? Jared Leto's Joker. The news broke that Leto might be getting his own Joker movie in the DCEU. Kevin's psyched. Sean wants no part of it. Where do you stand on this? Weigh in in the comments section below.

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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.