Sean O’Connell

Sean O’Connell is the managing director of CinemaBlend, a globally recognized and industry-respected entertainment news website. He has been covering the film industry since 1999, and his byline has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, and Fandango, to name a few. O’Connell regularly appears on television and radio, and also hosts a popular weekly podcast, ReelBlend, that covers every aspect of the film industry. 

Bibliography

  • Standalone
    Bruce Willis: Celebrating the Cinematic Legacy of an Unbreakable Hollywood Icon
    Sean O’Connell
  • Non-Fiction
    With Great Power: How Spider-Man Conquered Hollywood during the Golden Age of Comic Book Blockbusters
    Sean O’Connell
     

Reviews

Standalone

Bruce Willis: Celebrating the Cinematic Legacy of an Unbreakable Hollywood Icon
"For the naysayers who believe Bruce Willis can only consistently play the disgruntled, weary cop trope with a trademark smirk, O’Connell expertly provides evidence to the contrary."

Library Journal

"A thoughtful guide.... We ride along on a fascinating career that encompassed both stardom and acting as its own reward."

L.A. Times

"You can see that Sean O’Connell wrote this book with a great passion and love for the subject. If you get a chance, go and buy this book because it’s the ultimate compendium of knowledge that you can find about Bruce Willis’ performances in film and television."

The Cosmic Circus

Non-Fiction

With Great Power: How Spider-Man Conquered Hollywood during the Golden Age of Comic Book Blockbusters
"Sean O’Connell’s With Great Power is a perfect example of how pop culture, comic books, and even specific characters transcend cultural differences."

The Cosmic Circus

“A hugely entertaining and informative chronicle of the big screen history of everyone’s favorite web crawler from Queens. This is a Spider-Man book by a fan for fans!”

Josh Horowitz, MTV/Comedy Central

“From the Spider-Man projects that didn’t swing to arguably the greatest film achievement in history, Sean helps the reader understand how it all unfolded. There will never be another Spider-Man book like With Great Power.”

Scott King, Forbes.com

“Clones? Alternate timelines? Parallel realities? The behind-the-scenes history of the Spider-Man movies has them all beat for head-spinning complexity, and Sean O’Connell arrives just in time to untangle that web.”

Douglas Wolk, author of Eisner Award-winning All of the Marvels

“O’Connell spins a web that readers will find hard to put down. Excelsior!”

Bob Batchelor, author of Stan Lee: A Life

"The love for the Spider-Man character, in all of his various media, is apparent from the very first page. [...] This book has certainly made me want to dig into anything and everything Spider-Man"

Jeff Randle, co-host: Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast, co-creator: Stranded Panda Podcast Network

Awards & Accolades

Non-Fiction

With Great Power: How Spider-Man Conquered Hollywood during the Golden Age of Comic Book Blockbusters