100 episodes

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?!

Breakfast All Day Christy & Alonso & Matt & Ben

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 ‱ 220 Ratings

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 237: News, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, A Hero, Flee

    Episode 237: News, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, A Hero, Flee

    It’s January, and the pickings are slim at the movie theater, but we’ve found some quality nuggets for you here at Breakfast All Day. This week, Christy and Alonso play catch-up with a few movies we’ve been meaning to discuss: Marvel’s thrilling “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which is streaming on Disney+; Asghar Farhadi’s gripping drama “A Hero,” which has been in theaters and is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video; and the inventive, animated documentary “Flee,” which expands to more theaters this weekend. In news, we talk about the deaths of Meat Loaf, Louis Anderson and Andre Leon Talley, as well as the legendary Marty from Marty and Elayne at the Dresden, an extremely L.A. entertainer. Also: Sundance has begun virtually, Joss Whedon talks to New York Magazine, the M&M characters get a makeover, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto” is a huge hit, Adele postpones her Las Vegas residency and Adam Rippon marries his boyfriend. And we’ve got a ton of stuff on our Patreon: recaps of this week’s “The Book of Boba Fett” on Disney+ as well as the first three episodes of “Peacemaker” on HBO Max, and a bonus Off the Menu review of 1967’s “In the Heat of the Night,” the Sidney Poitier film our subscribers chose for us. Enjoy, and thanks as always for joining us.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 236: News, Scream (2022), Eternals, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

    Episode 236: News, Scream (2022), Eternals, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

    Do you like scary movies? We’ve got one for you this week on Breakfast All Day, as Katie Walsh joins Christy to review the new “Scream,” the fifth film in the meta horror franchise. Also, Alonso finally watched “Eternals,” so we catch up with Chloe Zhao’s Marvel entry, and we review the animated “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,” the rare movie that has us extremely divided. In news, we discuss Bob Saget, Ronnie Spector, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild nominations, season three announcements for both “The Great” and “The Morning Show,” Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet divorcing, and O.G. “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken running for Congress, again. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s episode of “The Book of Boba Fett” (which we’re not really feeling yet) and revisit the delightfully zany “What’s Up, Doc?” the Peter Bogdanovich movie our subscribers chose for the latest Off the Menu selection. Don’t answer the phone! Listen to our podcast instead. And thanks for joining us.

    • 55 min
    Episode 235: News, Best/Worst Films of 2021, The 355, The Tender Bar, Drive My Car

    Episode 235: News, Best/Worst Films of 2021, The 355, The Tender Bar, Drive My Car

    Happy 2022! Things may seem uncertain so far, but we’re here for you no matter what on Breakfast All Day. Our dear friend and O.G. “What the Flick?!” co-host Ben Mankiewicz joins us to share his insights on a couple of bits of sad news: the deaths of Peter Bogdanovich and Sidney Poitier. Also in news: the many cancellations/postponements/virtual versions this new covid surge has caused, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Honorary Oscars, the Westminster Dog Show and “Morbius” (again). Plus: we remember the great Betty White and marvel at the billion-dollar box office of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” We couldn’t start the new year without looking back at the best and worst movies of 2021. For new reviews, Alonso and Christy discuss “The 355,” “The Tender Bar,” and “Drive My Car,” the LA Film Critics Association’s pick for best picture. And for our Patreon subscribers, we recap the first two episodes of “The Book of Boba Fett” on Disney+. It’s a lot! So grab a cup of tea and a warm blanket and cozy up with our soothing podcast tones. Thanks so much for joining us.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 234: Marvel Mondays: Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Episode 234: Marvel Mondays: Spider-Man: No Way Home

    We couldn’t let the year end without one final Marvel Monday episode of Breakfast All Day. Christy and Nic have a lengthy discussion about “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which we both loved — so it’s kinda like she made her kid do work over winter break, but not really. We talk about how nuts our theater went at the many revelations, the interplay between the various characters, the film’s notions about the possibility of rehabilitation in a world of good vs. evil, Aunt May‘s fate, how terrifying Willem Dafoe is, whether “No Way Home” should be a contender for the best-picture Oscar and the many Easter eggs along the way. Thanks so much for supporting our little Marvel series — we’ve had so much fun doing it, and we hope we’ve brought you a little joy this year. Here’s to a happier and healthier 2022!

    • 30 min
    Episode 233: News, The Matrix Resurrections, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Parallel Mothers, Spidey spoilers

    Episode 233: News, The Matrix Resurrections, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Parallel Mothers, Spidey spoilers

    We’re back in the Matrix this week on Breakfast All Day — but did we ever really leave? Christy and Alonso review “The Matrix Resurrections,” the fourth film in the franchise, on this final episode of 2021. We also review Joel Coen’s avant-garde “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and Pedro Almodovar’s excellent “Parallel Mothers.” And at the end, we have a lengthy spoiler discussion of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” now that it’s been out for several days and folks have had a chance to see it (but if you want to avoid this, the show ends at the 55-minute mark). In news, we discuss Spidey’s record-breaking opening at the box office, more Chris Noth fallout, LA Film Critics Association winners, Oscar shortlists in several categories, that first-person Variety story on Bryan Singer and more. And for our Patreon friends, we recap the thrilling finale of “Hawkeye” on Disney+ and discuss the December Off the Menu film you chose for us, Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning “Fanny and Alexander.” We’re so thankful to you all for spending some of your time with us during this tumultuous year. Enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you in a happier, healthier 2022!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 232: News, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Nightmare Alley, The Lost Daughter, The Novice

    Episode 232: News, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Nightmare Alley, The Lost Daughter, The Novice

    Our Peter tingle is on full blast this week because we have a Breakfast All Day review of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Christy and Alonso discuss the much-anticipated Marvel sequel without spoilers, but we’ll have a fuller review where we go into greater detail next week once more folks have seen the film. Also: Guillermo del Toro’s stylish noir “Nightmare Alley,” Maggie Gyllenhaal’s beautifully acted directorial debut “The Lost Daughter,” and the psychological thriller “The Novice,” the gripping first feature from writer-director Lauren Hadaway. In news, we discuss Spidey’s giant opening-night box office, Spirit Award and Golden Globe nominations, sexual assault allegations against Chris Noth, an update on that Jeremy Strong New Yorker piece, Ben Affleck’s conversation with Howard Stern (plus “Deep Water” going to Hulu), Barack Obama’s list of the year’s best films, and that adorable “Ted Lasso” animated Christmas short. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s revelatory episode of “Hawkeye” on Disney+ as well as the last two episodes of “The Great” season 2 on Hulu. Grab a glass of eggnog and join us!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

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In the way we all have those comfort movies that bring us back to that warm place in our lives. This podcast does the very same for me like being with old friends having new conversations. I truly look forward to these episodes every week. Whether it’s the song that plays at the beginning of every episode which either create an earworm for aWeek or gets me to rediscover an old artistTo those clever marquise I truly appreciate the show Thank you for keeping the flick alive

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If you liked their old YouTube show What The Flick?! then you’ll love this podcast.

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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. 💁

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