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 218: News, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Cry Macho, Malignant
Well, gosh, of course we had to get all gussied up for ya this week on Breakfast All Day. Christy, Alonso and Matt review “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” in which Jessica Chastain goes all out to play the flamboyant televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. We also discuss Clint Eastwood’s latest film in front of and behind the camera, “Cry Macho,” and we had to catch up with James Wan’s “Malignant,” because so many of you raved about how wild it is (and you were right). In news, we talk about Nicki Minaj‘s cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles, Norm Macdonald dying of cancer at 61, California Gov. Gavin Newsom surviving a recall attempt, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik hosting “Jeopardy!” for the rest of the year, Britney Spears getting engaged and Christopher Nolan leaving Warner Bros. after 19 years for Universal. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s homage to “After Hours” on “Ted Lasso,” and we return to “The Morning Show,” which begins its second season. Thanks so much for joining us on this last weekend of summer!
Episode 217: Marvel Mondays: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
It’s been a couple of months, but we’re back with another Marvel Mondays episode on Breakfast All Day. This time, Christy and Nic play catch-up with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which has been out for a couple of weekends so we do get spoilery. You’ve been warned! Nic loved how strange and cool Destin Daniel Cretton’s movie is. We discuss the incredible action sequences, the beautiful choreography, what a scene-stealer Awkwafina is and the strong performances from a cast of legends including Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh. And because we had to see it at a matinee, we also talk about the pros and cons of watching a movie in a theater vs. streaming at home. Let us know what you thought of “Shang-Chi,” and thanks as always for joining us!
Episode 216: News, Language Lessons, Fauci, The Card Counter, Come From Away, Labyrinth
It’s finally starting to feel like fall, from film festivals to kids returning to school (and hopefully getting vaccinated if they’re old enough), and we’re here with all the reviews and news for you on Breakfast All Day. Christy, Alonso and Matt discuss the Zoom-era charmer “Language Lessons,” the documentary “Fauci,” Paul Schrader’s latest “The Card Counter,” and “Come From Away,” the joyous filmed production of the celebrated Broadway musical. And in a very different kind of segment — which we’ll do again if you guys like it — we revisit the truly bonkers David Bowie puppet musical “Labyrinth,” which is having a Fathom Events re-release for its 35th anniversary. In news, we discuss the heartbreaking death of Michael K. Williams at just 54, the Toronto and Venice film festivals (and the red carpet return of Bennifer), The White House requiring government employees and contractors to get vaxxed, that deliciously bitchy Los Angeles Times story about Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu‘s hilarious stock photo modeling history, the emotional Steve from “Blue’s Clues” video and Bob Odenkirk‘s return to “Better Call Saul” after his heart attack. And over at our Patreon, we recap the latest “Ted Lasso” episode, which was both heartwarming and a gut punch. Thanks for joining us during this jam-packed week, and hope you’re healthy and well.
Episode 215: News, Cinderella, Candyman, He's All That, Swan Song
We’re so happy to be together again on Breakfast All Day. We took a couple weeks off at the end of summer, but Christy, Matt and Alonso are back with reviews of the musical “Cinderella,” the horror sequel “Candyman,” Addison Rae's rom-com remake “He’s All That,” and “Swan Song,” with its lovely lead performance from Udo Kier. In news, we talk about what we’ve been up to over vacation, the Telluride and Venice film festivals, the opening this week of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” (and why none of us has seen it), Patty Jenkins‘ streaming comments, Miles Teller‘s covid infection, new release dates for several big movies (including “Top Gun: Maverick”), the fake Keanu Reeves scam and the death of the great Ed Asner at 91. And over at our Patreon, we recap the last three episodes of “Ted Lasso,” which go into far deeper emotional territory than we ever could have imagined. So kick off your glass slippers and join us over this long holiday weekend.
Episode 214: News, Free Guy, Respect, CODA
We’re delighted to have our great friend Tim Grierson come back and hang out on this week’s Breakfast All Day. Tim joins Christy, Alonso and Matt to review Ryan Reynolds’ video game comedy “Free Guy,” the by-the-numbers Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” and the feel-good Sundance favorite “CODA.” In news, we discuss how we feel about going back to screenings in person, Marvel’s latest “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” only opening theatrically, Jamie Spears saying he’ll step down from Britney’s conservatorship, Mike Richards confirmed as “Jeopardy!” host (with some help from Mayim Bialik), Rachel Maddow possibly leaving MSNBC, Chet Hanks going on an anti-vax rant and Chrissy Teigen trying to sell us french fry dipping sauce. And over at our Patreon, we recap the Christmas episode of “Ted Lasso” and revisit “From Here to Eternity,” August’s Off the Menu selection. Come romp in the waves with us! And come back in a couple of weeks — we’re taking off until September. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Episode 213: News, The Suicide Squad, Annette, Pray Away, Vivo
Your favorite criminal superheroes are back on Breakfast All Day. This week, Christy, Matt and Alonso review James Gunn’s gory extravaganza “The Suicide Squad,” Leos Carax’s musical fantasia “Annette,” the Netflix documentary “Pray Away,” and the animated “Vivo,” in case you haven’t had enough Lin-Manuel Miranda. In news, we talk about possible Golden Globe changes, “Stranger Things” season 4, Mike Richards as likely “Jeopardy!” host, a $900 million deal for more “South Park” episodes and movies, Kathy Griffin recovering from cancer surgery, and Jake Gyllenhaal being the latest celebrity to announce he doesn’t shower much. And over at our Patreon, we recap episode 3 of “Ted Lasso,” which is the best one yet of this new season. Grab a box of biscuits and join us for all this podcast deliciousness.
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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. 💁