We're the most important meal of the day, all day long. Christy Lemire, Alonso Duralde, Matt Atchity and Ben Mankiewicz nourish your ears with weekly film reviews and A La Carte interviews. We used to be What the Flick?!
Episode 200: News, In the Heights, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Bo Burnham: Inside
It’s our 200th episode of Breakfast All Day! And what better way to celebrate than with the infectiously joyous “In the Heights.” Alonso, Matt and Christy review the big-screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical, which you really should see on the big screen if you feel comfortable doing that. We also review the sequel “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” and the must-see Netflix special “Bo Burnham: Inside,” which speaks pointedly and poignantly to the isolation we’ve all experienced over the past year. In news, we once again discuss the ever-changing mask rules, sequels to “A Quiet Place Part II” and “Cruella,” Chris Harrison out as host of “The Bachelor” franchise, Jeff Bezos heading to space, Tyler Perry bringing back Madea and Alyssa Milano pondering a run for Congress. And over at our Patreon, we recap the entertaining first episode of “Loki” on Disney+ and the intense penultimate episode of season four of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Summer’s here, so thanks for sharing part of it with us!
Episode 199: Marvel Mondays: Black Panther
We’re finally up to “Black Panther,” one of our complete favorites and a movie we’d been looking forward to revisiting since the beginning, on this week’s episode of Marvel Mondays. Christy and Nicolas talk about how sad it is to watch Ryan Coogler’s film following the death of Chadwick Boseman, how it features a villain in Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger who has an understandable reason for his actions, the philosophical debate about whether to protect the Vibranium and keep Wakanda peaceful and isolated or share it for the greater good and risk entering the world’s skirmishes, and what an emotional experience it was for Black moviegoers to see themselves on screen in this heroic capacity. We love this movie so much for so many reasons, so it was a joy to have a lengthy conversation about it. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, and thanks as always for listening to our Breakfast All Day miniseries.
Episode 198: News, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The Disciple, Port Authority
Summer is heating up but it’s a tepid week movie-wise here at Breakfast All Day. Stick with us, though, because Christy, Matt and Alonso have reviews of the horror sequel “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” the Indian film “The Disciple” on Netflix and “Port Authority,” an indie drama about a transgender romance. In news, we talk about the confusing new mask rules for businesses in California and theaters nationwide, Trump’s blog ending after just 29 days, Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open over news conferences, further Bennifer sightings, a cool “Airplane!” panel Christy had the pleasure of doing, and the career of “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Gavin McLeod, who died this week at 90. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s excellent episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and we dig into the second half of Barry Jenkins’ gorgeous and harrowing miniseries “The Underground Railroad” on Amazon Prime Video. We’d love to hear your thoughts on all of this, and thanks as always for joining us.
Episode 197: Marvel Mondays: Thor: Ragnarok
This week on Marvel Mondays, we’re up to a movie Christy had been excited to rewatch from the very beginning: “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017). It’s one of her absolute favorites because it’s goofy, weird and full of surprises. She and Nicolas talk about how the humor in Taika Waititi’s film comes from Thor not being powerful and majestic but actually kinda boggled and bumbling. We love the interplay he has with Hulk, Valkyrie and Doctor Strange. Christy bores Nic with her story about meeting Cate Blanchett and being dazzled by her otherworldly presence. But she also gets to ask him: “What is the Devil’s Anus?” and learns that Nic is officially too old for bathroom humor. Hope you enjoy this episode of our Breakfast All Day miniseries as much as we enjoyed recording it, and thanks as always for joining us.
Episode 196: News, Cruella, A Quiet Place Part II, Moby Doc
Listening to the Breakfast All Day Podcast is the height of fashion, darling — especially this week, when we disagree strongly on a couple of new movies. Alonso loved the Disney villain origin story “Cruella” and Christy was not a fan (although the clothes are amazing). Christy loved the documentary “Moby Doc” and Alonso thought it was annoying. Matt is somewhere in between on both of these. But we were all in agreement on John Krasinski’s solid sequel “A Quiet Place Part II.” In news, we talk about California offering $116.5 million in prize money to get people vaccinated, the “Friends” reunion, the “Borat” extras on Amazon, Lindsay Lohan starring in a Netflix Christmas movie and Kelly Clarkson taking over Ellen DeGeneres’ talk-show time slot. And over at our Patreon, we review Chloe Zhao’s feature filmmaking debut, 2015’s “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” as May’s Off the Menu selection, and recap episode 7 of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Thanks for joining us, and have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Episode 195: Marvel Mondays: Spider-Man: Homecoming
This week on Marvel Mondays, we’re up to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), one of Nicolas’ absolute favorites and a movie he’d been looking forward to revisiting since the beginning of our series. He and Christy discuss the infectious joy of Tom Holland’s performance, the cool, meta casting of Michael Keaton, the connection to other Marvel movies and “Into the Spider-Verse,” and the fact that the more intimate stakes for teenage Peter Parker mean that stopping bad guys on the streets of Queens is as stressful as asking his crush to the big dance. Let us know how you’re enjoying our friendly neighborhood podcast, and thanks as always for joining us on Breakfast All Day!
If you liked their old YouTube show What The Flick?! then you’ll love this podcast.
Marvel Monday’s are so fun!
Been listening for years since What The Flick and have always been a big fan! But I gotta say, Nicholas and Christy hit it out of the park with Marvel Mondays! As much as I am a fan of the trio (or foursome when Ben joins) Nick is the new standout. 💁
I have been listening to this group for probably ten years—since What the Flick?! I’ve kept listening because of their smart banter and lack of pretense. Appreciate you all.