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Paul Greengrass Talks Tom Hanks, Westerns And News Of The World

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You know Paul Greengrass as the man behind the Bourne series, United 93, Captain Phillips and his latest: News of the World, a Western starring Tom Hanks. We discuss the story that drives News of the World, why Greengrass thinks it's Hanks' best performance yet, what it's like getting snubbed at the Oscars and more.

In standard ReelBlend luck, Disney announced a massive upcoming slate from across their tentpole brands, after we recorded our show last week. We get into some of our most anticipated mew projects and discuss how Disney's strategy fares compared to Warner Bros.' full streaming commitment.

This week's BlendGame proved to be a fun one. We asked you which film you wish you could go back in time and experience with a crowd during its opening weekend, and you didn't disappoint. Next week, we are celebrating Chris Pine's work with #ChrisPineBlend. Send in your favorite Chris Pine performance or film on Twitter using the hashtag, and we might read it out on the show.

This Week In Movies

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Fatale
  • Monster Hunter

Timestamps (Approx. Only)

  • 4:25 - Weekly Poll
  • 12:39 - Paul Greengrass Interview
  • 35:38 - Disney's Slate Announcement
  • 52:09 - R-Rated Justice League
  • 1:00:59 - This Week In Movies
  • 1:12:07 - #OriginalReleaseBlend
  • 1:26:53 - Outro

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Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

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.