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 223: News, Dune, The French Dispatch
It’s Timothee Chalamet Week on Breakfast All Day. He’s at the center of two giant movies with ridiculously packed casts of superstars and character actors alike. First, Alonso and Christy review Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” — or at least, part one of “Dune” — which we watched under extremely different conditions. Then, our brilliant friends Katie Walsh and Tim Grierson join Christy for a lengthy discussion of “The French Dispatch,” the most Wes Andersony movie Wes Anderson has ever made. In news, we talk about the tragic, fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun, Netflix employees walking out over the streamer’s handling of Dave Chappelle, Gotham Award nominations, Travis Tritt canceling concerts over covid protocols, In-N-Out Burger fighting California’s safety mandates, Celine Dion delaying her Las Vegas residency and Michael Caine retiring from acting. And for our Patreon subscribers, we recap this week’s episode of “The Morning Show.” We’re here to spice up your life, so thanks as always for joining us.
Episode 222: News, The Last Duel, Halloween Kills, Bergman Island, The Velvet Underground
We’ll take up our swords and fight for your honor this week on Breakfast All Day. Our great friend Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service returns to help Christy review Ridley Scott’s medieval “Rashomon” tale “The Last Duel.” Then, it’s just Christy and Alonso for reviews of the sequel “Halloween Kills,” the meta movie drama “Bergman Island” and “The Velvet Underground,” Todd Haynes’ documentary about the influential New York City band. In news, Superman is gay and people are pissed, IATSE film and TV crew members may strike on Monday, transgender Netflix employees and their allies plan a walkout to protest the Dave Chappell special, Timothee Chalamet talks about Armie Hammer (sort of), Jamie Lee Curtis dresses as her mom’s iconic “Psycho” role for the “Halloween Kills” red carpet, and Christy discusses the IMAX screening of “Dune” she attended (and we’ll have a full review for you this week). Over at our Patreon, we recap episode 5 of “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+. We truly appreciate having you around, so thanks for joining us.
Episode 221: News, No Time to Die, Titane, I'm Your Man, Mass
Pour yourself a martini — shaken, not stirred, of course — or whatever your drink of choice may be and settle in for this week’s episode of Breakfast All Day. Our great friend Katie Walsh joins Christy to review the new James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007. Then Alonso, Matt and Christy discuss the beautiful and batshit French drama “Titane,” “I’m Your Man” starring Dan Stevens as the perfect boyfriend, and “Mass,” an actors’ showcase about grief and forgiveness. In news, we talk about Kathryn Hahn starring in her own “WandaVision” spin-off, the IATSE union voting in favor of a strike, new vaccination rules for California schools and the city of Los Angeles (including movie theaters), Letitia Wright spreading anti-vax information on the set of “Wakanda Forever,” William Shatner going into space on Jeff Bezos’ rocket and David Lee Roth retiring from music. And over at our Patreon, we recap the incredible season two finale of “Ted Lasso” as well as the latest episode of “The Morning Show.” Thanks so much for joining us as always.
Episode 220: News, The Many Saints of Newark, The Guilty, Controlling Britney Spears/Britney vs. Spears
Not sure how it’s possible that it’s October, but we are here for you and all your fall movie needs on Breakfast All Day. Christy, Matt and Alonso review the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” the American remake of the Danish thriller “The Guilty” and a couple of timely documentaries that cover some similar ground: “Controlling Britney Spears” on Hulu and “Britney vs. Spears” on Netflix. In news, Scarlett Johansson settles with Disney over her “Black Widow” lawsuit, a judge suspends Britney Spears‘ father Jamie as her conservator, wild boars attack Shakira in Barcelona, The Academy Museum opens in L.A., Lori Loughlin returns to work after doing time in the college admissions scandal, and Christy tell the boys about going to see Devo with her husband and son — their first concert since the pandemic began. She also tells them a bit about the IMAX screening she and Nic attended of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which we’ll have a Marvel Mondays review of next week. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s crazy episodes of both “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+. Thanks for joining us!
Episode 219: News, Dear Evan Hansen, The Starling
How do you do, fellow kids? We’re just regular high school students like you, here to talk about the latest movies on Breakfast All Day. Christy, Alonso and Matt review the woefully misguided film version of the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and the mawkish and metaphor-heavy dramedy “The Starling” on Netflix. In news, we discuss Johnny Depp‘s cancel culture warning, “The View” co-hosts’ covid scare, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” opening the New York Film Festival, last weekend’s Emmy Awards, groping allegations against CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Cassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira) coming out in her new memoir, our friend Tim Grierson’s fun article about actors who are too old to play teenagers, and we look back at the talented folks we lost this week: Melvin Van Peebles, Roger Michell and Willie Garson. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s episodes of “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+, and revisit Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” — one of Christy's favorite movies ever — for September’s Off the Menu selection. We wrote a hit podcast, so join us!
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!
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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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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. 💁