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ReelBlend Podcast #28: Spoiler-Free Ant-Man And The Wasp Reviews And The Best Movies Of 2018

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Marvel Studios is back in theaters this week, cleansing the palette after the epicness that was Avengers: Infinity War. Aiming for a different tone, Ant-Man and the Wasp delivers laughs and action, with smaller stakes. That requires a gigantic and spoiler-free chat about Peyton Reed's new film, and the ReelBlend co-hosts are the perfect people to bring that to you!

The original Ant-Man is one of those movies that really divides the three ReelBlend hosts -- Jake Hamilton, Kevin McCarthy and Sean O'Connell. Kevin loves it. Calls Ant-Man a Top 7 MCU film. Sean and Jake like it, but don't put it on as high of a pedestal. How will that affect their opinions of the sequel? Give a listen and find out.

Since it's the middle point of the year, the ReelBlend guys also take this moment to list their Top 3 movies of the year so far. We can tell you this much. Avengers: Infinity War lands on all three of their lists. But their choices, after that, are wildly different.

And this week's #Blend game surrounds the films of Tim Burton. Burton has been a beloved filmmaker for many a year, and he brings a very distinct style and voice to his stories. But what movie qualifies as Tim Burton's BEST movie? The guys try and work that out.

Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow

Next week will be a different approach to ReelBlend. Kevin's on vacation, and Sean and Jake are heading to Paris to cover the Mission: Impossible -- Fallout world premiere. They will record a special ReelBlend episode from France, with a special guest in the third chair. It won't be live on the Facebook page, but you will be able to download it after the fact!

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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.