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Welcome to ReelBlend! Join Managing Editor Sean O'Connell (CinemaBlend) and Entertainment Reporters Kevin McCarthy (Fox 5 Washington DC) and Jake Hamilton (Fox 32 News Chicago) as they discuss the latest news, rumors, and movies to hit the big screen. Every week we'll bring you movie reviews, inside looks at the news of the week, stories from the set, and interviews with your favorite filmmakers. Enjoy!
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P&L (Priorities and Lifestyle) Podcast with Rob Schulz is a show for business owners. Join us as host and financial planner Rob Schulz connects with business owners and experts to talk about business building, life, money — and the all-important transition out of the business, which is a challenge and an opportunity for everyone who steps on this path. See our disclosures here - https://www.schulzwealth.com/
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Australian golf podcast hosted by Andy Maher, covering all areas of the game across Australia and around the world plus a dedicated Victorian segment each week. This golf show will deliver compelling interviews with a variety of guests that golf fans will love.
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Our very own Sean O’Connell has his latest book releasing this week. “Bruce Willis: Celebrating the Cinematic Legacy of an Unbreakable Hollywood Icon” walks through the acclaimed actor’s entire filmography and career. So we thought what better time than now to look back and rank our top five Bruce Willis movies? We are trying something new with thi…
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Today we bring you a slightly different episode. We are doing our normal segments, but expanding each to make this a half and half episode. Although it is not equal time, hence the kinda. We will star with Game Reviews (Alpaca, Abducktion, camping Fluxx, Confusing Lands, Ezra and Nehemiah, Isle of Night). So see, we had quite a few to catch up on. …
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Richard Linklater’s latest film “Hit Man,” starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona, is now available to stream on Netflix, and the legendary writer-director sat down with us to discuss the making of his (sort of based on a true story) film, and his career. We dive into his process of working with actors, finding chemistry on screen, the prospects of …
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Jeremy Brandt joined me on the show this week to talk about what it was like to create a household name in WeBuyHouses.com. We talked about what led him to flipping houses in the first place, how he realized that scaling it could work on a national scale, and we also dove into the cyclical nature of the industry. Jeremy’s survived multiple housing …
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This week, we return with one of our all-time favorite interviews. Originally recorded in December of 2019, we are joined by Quentin Tarantino for an extended, 2-hour conversation spanning the legendary director's career. We sat down with Tarantino for the home video release of "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood," so we of course spent a lot of our ti…
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We are back with a new episode. We will of course start by reviewing a couple of games (Cascadito, Beyond the Rift). We will then cover a couple of Kickstarter campaigns that interest us (How to Save A World, Thunderstone Quest Quests 16 &17). And then we move on to the topic of the show, more companies we trust. We will cover 3 more companies that…
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Legendary director George Miller joins the show for the release of his latest entry in the Mad Max franchise, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The franchise has been cruising for over four decades, and the filmmaker takes us all the way back to the beginning with memories of early, negative reviews and the cultural wave that eventually grew into what it is…
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My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ Today, the personal finance content niche is absolutely ginormous. You can’t open up YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram without encountering an influencer who gives advice on how to make and save money. Today’s guest Philip Taylor anticipated this content explosion all the way back in 2011. That’s when he …
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Brad McCormick, Principal at 10 Louder, joined Rob in the Schulz Wealth office to discuss all things digital marketing, including answering some common questions business owners have towards marketing. How do you start marketing if you haven’t before, and how much do you spend? How do you track success? And why should you continue to invest in mark…
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Director Renny Harlin joins us for a chat about the making of his new film The Strangers: Chapter 1, the first of 3 chapters he shot simultaneously. But that of course is not all. The director has a long history in Hollywood, and we run through some of his notable projects such as Die Hard 2, his Exorcist sequel, and more. Next week, we welcome Geo…
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Dune: Part Two's Costume Designer Jacqueline West and Set Designer Patrice Vermette join us to discuss their collaboration with Denis Villeneuve for their return to the world of Arrakis. We get into the types of conversations they have with each other and their director when crafting their respective visual elements for the film including the "big …
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Today I am covering a ton of Kickstarters for the topic. It is quite an assortment of games as well. We have worker placement, solo, card games, 2 player, deckbuilding, expasnions, big boxes, etc. We will also do our normal 2 game reviews (Faraway, Fast Sloths) and wrap it up with what's coming up on the Youtube channel. One Card Maze - https://www…
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Dune’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Greig Fraser returns to the show with Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker to discuss the making of Dune: Part Two and their collaborations with Denis Villeneuve. We get details on shooting Feyd-Rautha’s introduction on Giedi Prime with infrared lighting, cutting Paul Atreides and Feyd’s final fight, and more. Stay t…
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My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ I’m sure just about everybody has had the experience of looking at a celebrity memoir and wondering: did they actually write that? In many cases, they didn’t, at least not by themselves. There’s actually an entire shadow economy of ghost writers who do the bulk of the work on these books – not just fo…
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Chris McKee returned to the show to discuss the recent transition of his company, Venturity, into an ESOP model. Rob and Chris discussed what it means to have a company be employee owned rather than selling to private equity, why it’s so impactful for employees to be able to build wealth within their careers, and how the process went. Rob and Chris…
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Michael Showalter returns to the show to discuss his new film starring Anne Hathaway, “The Idea of You.” He discusses the origins of the film’s story, whether or not it’s inspired by Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s relationship, Anne Hathaway would rather you call her Annie, and more. ReelBlend Premium Sign up for a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, …
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Greetings dear listeners. Today we are taking on a heavier topic than usual. I am going to discuss some mental health problems I have and how board games can help myself and others. But fret not, I will still discuss some game reviews (Marvel:Remix, Here to Slay) and cover a few Crowdfunding projects (Earth Abundance, Bouba/Kiki and Stroop Reprint,…
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“Challengers,” from writer-director Luca Guadagnino, is our favorite performance from the ever-talented Zendaya, but she isn’t alone. Mike Fast and Josh O’Connor equally deliver to create a three-piece ensemble that propels us through one of the year's most exciting films. In this week’s show, we dive right in with our review, and if you’ve managed…
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My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ Ben McCarthy didn’t set out to create a media company focused on Salesforce, he just began blogging about his use of the product as a way to document the various use cases he encountered. As it turned out, there were thousands of other people who were encountering those same use cases, and via Google …
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Bob McCarthy, a serial entrepreneur in a few diverse fields, joined me for a conversation on why he became an entrepreneur in the first place, what led him to sell his first company, and so much more. Bob was already hugely successful in his 30s, and we talked about what led him to continue his entrepreneurial pursuits even when he didn’t need to. …
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The horror genre has been on a box office tear this year with what feels like a new entry hitting theaters every week. Today, we welcome back the director duo known as Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett, to discuss their new vampire flick “Abigail.” After two turns at the wheel of the “Scream” franchise, the two bring a unique …
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Get $100 your CEX tickets by entering the discount code OWENS100 My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ When Joe Pulizzi launched The Tilt in 2021, he already had a pretty good idea of how to build a successful media company. Back in 2017, he had sold his previous media startup, The Content Marketing Institute, to one of the world’s larges…
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Hello and welcome to our dozenth episode. We are of course going to be doing the normal stuff of game reviews (Aqua: Biodiversity in the Ocean, Age of Inventors) and covering crowdfunding (Bitewing's Jazz Trio of Games). After that we are going to talk about some companies we really enjoy and trust. And then wrap up the episode with what you can fi…
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Alex Garland is one of the most interesting filmmakers working today and has delivered striking, awe-inspiring cinema as both a writer and director for over two decades. We are honored to welcome Garland on the show to discuss his latest film, Civil War. The cast blew away each of us, as well as the story centered on wartime journalists, and the gr…
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Adam Kreek, a Canadian Olympic gold medalist rower, competed in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has since become a coach for high-performing executives and organizations. As if his Olympic gold medal wasn’t impressive enough, Adam also rowed across the Atlantic Ocean! He’s a supremely motivated athlete and person, and ther…
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What should you watch this summer season? This week, we run through some of the major movie releases hitting theaters, and discuss which have us intrigued, which we remain cautiously optimistic about, and which we are the most excited about. It’s looking to be an impressive year! Both M. Night Shyamalan and daughter Ishana Shyamalan have films head…
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My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ When it comes to knowing all the intricacies of real estate investment, few are more knowledgeable than Brad Hargreaves. In 2015 he founded Common, a company that manages rental properties and consults with real estate investors on building design. And then in 2022 Brad decided to begin sharing his kn…
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We are a quarter of the way through 2024. Now most channels with look back halfway through the month, but we are a bit different. We are looking at our top 6 of 2024 so far. We will also be doing the usual of game reviews (Stonespine Architects and Botany and looking at some crowdfunding (Mythwind, Gummy Quest). And wrapping it all up with what is …
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Director Adam Wingard joins us to discuss his new epic monster movie Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The filmmaker takes us through some of his trying experiences on set, making his monsters more relatable, Tom Cruise joining the MonsterVerse, and more. After the interview, we review the movie and dive into a spoiler-filled chat on Immaculate. And…
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Dane Craig is the founder of Dakota Distributing, a company he recently sold after over two decades. Rob and Dane focused on what it means to sell your business, how he came to that decision, and what it’s like for him in this post-sale environment. Craig affirms the importance of not only maximizing profits but also of building relationships withi…
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My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/ I spend most of my time on this show interviewing entrepreneurs who founded English-language media outlets – mostly because that’s the only language I speak – but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in the media ecosystems from other regions in the world. That’s why I was super excited to talk to And…
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