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The timing of this is very strange. The ReelBlend guys decide that they want to play #StalloneBlend, singling out our absolute favorite Sylvester Stallone roles. And the next day, Sly announces that he's done playing Rocky?

Yo Adrian! I think we might be psychic.

Playing #StalloneBlend is just one of the reasons why this week's episode might be one of our very best. It's not that we had a ton of news to rifle through. The guys pretty much just focused on that new The Lion King trailer.

But it was the energy, and the differing opinions, that gave this week's episode of ReelBlend, our forty sixth, something special.

It helped that the guys had the National Board of Review list to dissect. This podcast started out as AwardsBlend, and the ongoing Oscar race is always going to be something that intrigues Jake Hamilton, Sean O'Connell and Kevin McCarthy. All three guys are in the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and they vote on the Critics' Choice awards. They have a vested interest in this.

So when Green Book lays claim to the first Best Picture prize of the season, these guys are ready to talk about it.

Tim Blake Nelson in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

This week, though, all three guys finally caught up with the new Joel and Ethan Coen movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. And while one of us LOVED it, another one of us called it "meager" by the Coen Brothers' standard, so listen to the new episode to find out who said what.

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