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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

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 117: Coronavirus Update, Banana Split, Resistance, Big Time Adolescence, Bacurau, Dirty Dancing

    Episode 117: Coronavirus Update, Banana Split, Resistance, Big Time Adolescence, Bacurau, Dirty Dancing

    There are so many movies to watch during these strange days when we’re all stuck at home, so hopefully we can bring you a little guidance this week on Breakfast All Day. Matt, Alonso and Christy review the comedy “Banana Split” (from director Ben Kasulke, an A La Carte alum), the WWII drama “Resistance,” Hulu’s “Big Time Adolescence” starring Pete Davidson and the Brazilian thriller “Bacurau.” All are streaming. Plus! We go back and revisit “Dirty Dancing,” which for some reason Matt had never seen. And over at our Patreon, we discuss the first three episodes of the insane Netflix series “Tiger King,” as well as the latest episodes of HBO’s “Westworld” and “The Plot Against America.” We’ve had the time of our lives, and we owe it all to you.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 116: Coronavirus Update, Swallow, Blow the Man Down

    Episode 116: Coronavirus Update, Swallow, Blow the Man Down

    Podcasting in the time of coronavirus is a challenge, but we’re insistent on sticking together and making it work on Breakfast All Day. Alonso, Matt and Christy begin — as we probably will for weeks to come — with an update on how the pandemic is impacting the entertainment industry, including the many ways celebrities are using their talents for good from afar. We also review movies you can watch from home through streaming services: the chilling and meticulously crafted thriller “Swallow,” and the quirky genre mashup “Blow the Man Down.” Both are available through Amazon Prime. And over at our Patreon, we discuss the extremely appropriate movie our subscribers chose for us to review — Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” — and we recap the first episodes of “The Plot Against America” and the new season of “Westworld,” both on HBO. Apologies in advance for the spotty audio quality — we recorded this on Skype, and we’re still trying to figure it out. Stay safe, and thanks for staying with us.

    • 36 min
    Episode 115: Coronavirus Update, Onward, The Hunt

    Episode 115: Coronavirus Update, Onward, The Hunt

    We’re giving you all a virtual hug while still maintaining proper social distancing on this week’s Breakfast All Day. Matt and Christy spend a big chunk of the latest episode discussing the impact of the coronavirus on the entertainment industry in general and our lives specifically. But because we are indeed a film review podcast, we play catch-up with Pixar's “Onward” from last week, and we discuss the supposedly controversial satire “The Hunt,” which was delayed several months from its original opening date. And over at our Patreon, we recap the final two episodes of both “The Outsider” and “McMillions” on HBO. We hope this all helps you somewhat, or at least provides a bit of a distraction or a pick-me-up during these scary, stressful times. Stay indoors, stay safe and thanks for staying with us.

    • 44 min
    Episode 114: A La Carte With Jake Tremblay

    Episode 114: A La Carte With Jake Tremblay

    We've never had a production designer on Breakfast All Day A La Carte, so it was a blast chatting with Jake Tremblay (not to be confused with the kid from “Room”). Jake has worked on several commercials and music videos and is now moving into feature films. He talks about growing up with a devoutly Roman Catholic family in small-town New Hampshire; being homeschooled by his mom until eighth grade, where he was constantly drawing, painting and building, skills he uses all the time now; getting into theater in high school and college at University of New Hampshire, where he also came out; and starting his career as an actor and model in New York before landing in Los Angeles. And of course, he discusses what goes into being a production designer — it’s not just building sets and gathering props but also managing continuity, keeping track of budgeting and making sure the cast and crew are safe in the environments he creates. Christy loves learning about the nuts and bolts of filmmaking, so this was a truly fascinating conversation. Hope you enjoy, too.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 113: A La Carte With Janice Engel

    Episode 113: A La Carte With Janice Engel

    Documentary filmmaker Janice Engel is the director and producer of “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.” She’s a really cool woman who made a movie about a really cool woman, and Christy was so happy to chat with her for the latest A La Carte. Janice talks about growing up in Massapequa on Long Island, New York, where her father fostered her early love of classic movies; how curiosity was a driving force from a young age; studying film at USC, then marrying her interests in journalism and filmmaking by directing and editing music documentaries; her fascination with subcultures, including the Miss America pageant and bodybuilders; and how humbling it is when people let her into their lives to tell their stories. She also discusses her work as a showrunner on the TV series “Addicted,” and, of course, the Molly Ivins doc, which is available through streaming. Janice has had so many fascinating experiences and she shares great insights. Listen and enjoy.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 112: The Invisible Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Call of the Wild, Emma., Seberg

    Episode 112: The Invisible Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Call of the Wild, Emma., Seberg

    We can feel you watching us — or at least listening to us — on Breakfast All Day. This week, Christy, Alonso and Matt review the surprisingly excellent “The Invisible Man” and we play a bunch of catch up with “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Call of the Wild,” “Emma.” and “Seberg.” And for our Patreon subscribers, we recap this week’s episodes of “The Outsider” and “McMillions” on HBO, plus we have our latest Off the Menu review of Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam,” which our lovely subscribers chose for us. Join us … if you dare.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Visha33 ,

neolib gen-Xers with lukewarm takes

Alonso… The FBI IS bad. And the media is a corporate oppressor and always has been. You are such a precious neoliberal. Yikes dude.

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My favorite film review podcast

I love Breakfast All Day. When What the Flick was cancelled I was totally bummed. Thank you Christy, Alonso and Matt (and Ben?) for keeping it up! They give a fresh, modern take to film reviews that really feel like 3 friends talking movies without feeling uppity or arrogant. Whether you’re a die hard film aficionado, or a casual watcher, you will enjoy this. Subscribe!

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Why are the most recent podcasts not showing up in the feed here or downloading. I sent you a Tweet, but no one apparently answers your Tweets, so I will ask here. Where are your podcasts? Nothing is here from September.

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