Watchmen Sweeps Emmy Nominations, And Major Changes To Theatrical Releases

Regina King in Watchmen

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This is an old school-type episode, with no interviews and just hosts jabbing at the news of the day. We start off with the Emmy nominations, focusing on the titles that are relevant to the ReelBlend audience. That means some Mandalorian talk. But also the domination by HBO’s Watchmen series, which boasted a staggering 26 Emmy nominations. We danced around spoilers, because Kevin just started watching it, but it was a fun conversation.

Naturally, we had to get into the latest news regarding the state of the movie-theater industry. And the top topic for the moment was the reduction of the theater-to-PVOD window from 90 days to 17 days, thanks to a deal between Universal and AMC. We discuss the pros… and the cons.

This week’s Blend Game was Cliffhanger Blend. Some people went very literal with their choices. The guys explained their picks, and came to an interesting conclusion.

ReelBlend is expanding, and growing, and changing. This week is an important episode, with some cool details. We hope you enjoy it, and encourage your feedback.

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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.