Breakfast All Day

By Christy & Alonso & Matt & Ben

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 Jan 14, 2019


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 Date
Episode 041: A La Carte With Ashly Stohl

Ashly Stohl and Christy have known each other since the sixth grade, but they’ve had the pleasure of becoming even better friends as adults — and watching their kids become friends, too. And her kids happen to be her muses, providing the inspiration for the brilliant photographer she’s become. (You can see an example of her work, which is featured in her new book “The Days & Years,” above.) Ashly and Christy talk about growing up in Los Angeles in the ’80s, being a studious chemistry major at party-school UC Santa Barbara and how becoming a mom inspired her to cultivate her inner artist. She’s also a publisher as the co-founder of Peanut Press Books. Ashly is one of the coolest, most authentic women Christy knows, and she's so pleased to share their conversation with you. Enjoy.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 040: Toy Story 4, Men in Black International, Shaft

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“Toy Story 4” doesn’t come out until next week, but we all liked it so much that we wanted to share an early review with you on the latest Breakfast All Day. AlonsoMatt and Christy also review a couple of other sequels: the empty and dull “Men in Black International” and yet another “Shaft,” starring three generations of the iconic blaxploitation character in one of the year’s worst films. And over at our Patreon, we discuss the debut of season two of “Big Little Lies,” as well as episode four of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season three. And much to Alonso’s dismay, we continue with trailer talk“Doctor Sleep,” a follow-up to “The Shining,” and “Frozen II.” ‘Cause when it comes to sequels, we just can’t let it go. Thanks for listening, and enjoy.

Jun 15, 2019
Episode 039: A La Carte With Brian Aubert

Brian Aubert, lead singer and guitarist for the Silversun Pickups, is a hugely talented guy. He’s also a sweetheart and a smart-ass and blast to hang out with. And Christy feels lucky that they had a chance to do just that on the latest A La Carte episode, since he and the band have been super busy with their new album, “Widow’s Weeds.” They discuss growing up in the same part of the San Fernando Valley in the 1980s, the movies and bands that shaped him, how he got his start playing music and how this hobby turned into a career. They also spend a good amount of time talking about sobriety, since they both stopped drinking last year. This one gets a little heavy but it’s mostly a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy.

Jun 10, 2019
Episode 038: Dark Phoenix, Late Night, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
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We’re still trying to figure out what happens in “Dark Phoenix” — and that’s without the confusion of the fire alarms that went off during our screening — on this week’s episode of Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy review the messy new “X-Men” movie, as well as the Emma Thompson/Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night” and the dreamy drama “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” which will definitely end up being one of the best movies of the year. And we have some tremendous goodies for you over at our Patreon, including discussions of Ava DuVernay’s devastating mini-series “When They See Us” and the first three episodes of the new season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Praise be!

Jun 08, 2019
Episode 037: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trailers (Onward, Rambo: Last Blood, The Kitchen, The Goldfinch, In Fabric), Disney/Fox Merger

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Alonso and Matt may stomp around and make a lot of noise, but they're majestic creatures with plenty of insight on this brief Breakfast All Day. With Christy busy moving, it's just the two guys this time talking "Godzilla: King of the Monsters." We also have a taste of our Patreon content for you with a discussion of several big trailers: "Onward," "Rambo: Last Blood," "The Kitchen," "The Goldfinch" and "In Fabric." And we break down what the whole Disney/Fox merger means and how it changes what you see, both in theaters and on TV. This is the kind of extra-awesome content you can expect when you become a member of our Breakfast All Day Patreon -- and we hope you will! Thanks for listening. 

Jun 05, 2019
Episode 036: A La Carte With Theresa Farrell
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Christy has something very cool and different this week on Breakfast All Day A La Carte, which she's excited about sharing. Theresa Farrell is a longtime ballerina and the executive director of the American Contemporary Ballet here in Los Angeles. She’s elegant and radiant but also genuine and sweet as can be, and Christy loved having the chance to chat with her for a while. We discuss growing up in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she started dancing at age 8; beginning her career in New York City and working with Lincoln Jones to create the American Contemporary Ballet; and bringing ACB to L.A, where they’ve taken an innovative approach to making ballet accessible in a beautiful, unexpected environment. (Their latest production, “Variations on Raymonda,” opens this week.) We also talk about her favorite ballet movies. Because in theory, this is a movie podcast! Put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy.

Jun 03, 2019
Episode 035: Rocketman, The Perfection

Eventually we will all get the Elton John songs out of our heads. For now, though, we’re talking about “Rocketman” in a special Wednesday episode of Breakfast All Day. And we’re chatting at Alonso’s house this time because Christy is in the middle of moving. The two of them and Matt review the Elton John biopic as well as the batshit crazy Netflix thriller “The Perfection.” It’s set in the world of elite cellists, what more do you need? Over at our Patreon, we discuss the series finale of “Fosse/Verdon,” so please join us for that. And then the guys will have a review of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” on Friday, so make sure you come back for that, as well. Thanks for juggling with us!

May 29, 2019
Episode 034: A La Carte With Madeleine Brand

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One of Christy's favorite jobs of the many jobs she does is going on KCRW’s “Press Play” to talk movies on Friday mornings with the great Madeleine Brand. (Alonso and Matt also have been frequent guests.) This time, she got to turn the tables and ask Madeleine the questions. Eventually they will have a conversation that doesn’t involve mics and headphones! They talk about growing up in Los Angeles, her many years as a reporter and anchor at NPR, how the Trump presidency has changed the way she approaches her show and her activities outside the studio, which include painting. Madeleine is one of the coolest, smartest women we know here at Breakfast All Day, so Christy was thrilled to spend some extra time with her. Hope you enjoy the conversation, too.

May 27, 2019
Episode 033: Aladdin, Booksmart, Brightburn, Echo in the Canyon
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Get ready for one of the best movies of the year. “Booksmart” is in theaters this weekend, and MattAlonso and Christy have a rave review on the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. We also discuss “Aladdin,” the latest Disney live-action re-do; “Brightburn,” which is a cross between a horror movie and a superhero origin story; and the documentary “Echo in the Canyon,” about the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1960s. And over at our Patreon, we talk about this week’s razzle-dazzle episode of “Fosse/Verdon,” along with some trailer news. The leaves are brown and the sky is gray, but we’re here to warm you up.

May 23, 2019
Episode 032: A La Carte With J.P. Manoux
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Of all the people Christy has interviewed for this A La Carte series, J.P. Manoux has the greatest how-do-we-know-each-other? story of all. No one else will ever come close. But you may know him from his decades in comedy, television and commercials. J.P. talks about growing up as the eldest of seven kids in Santa Barbara, studying at Northwestern University’s prestigious drama program, how he got his start and how he’s maintained such longevity as a working actor for so long — including playing one of the Fruit of the Loom guys and a variety of mimes. He’s done a ton of guest spots and recurring roles on series including “ER” and “Veep” — he’s one of those “that guys” that you’ve seen everywhere. And now you can hear him, too. Enjoy.

May 20, 2019
Episode 031: John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, The Sun Is Also a Star, The Souvenir, Charlie Says
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Just like Keanu Reeves, we’re unstoppable here at the Breakfast All Day Podcast. MattAlonso and Christy review the completely gnarly action thriller “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”; the swoony YA romance “The Sun Is Also a Star”“The Souvenir,” an exquisitely acted British drama; and “Charlie Says,” the story of the Manson family from the perspective of his “girls.” And if you head on over to our Patreon, you can hear us talk about the penultimate “Game of Thrones” episode with Ben and say farewell to some Hollywood legends, including Doris Day and Tim Conway.

May 17, 2019
Episode 030: A La Carte With Julie Buxbaum

Julie Buxbaum is a brilliant, best-selling author whose latest Young Adult novel, “Hope and Other Punch Lines,” just arrived in bookstores. She’s also a total sweetheart whom Christy doesn’t get to see often enough. Julie discusses growing up as an obsessive reader and studious girl in suburban New York, going to Harvard Law School (which she loved) and her brief career as a lawyer (which she didn’t love), and taking the leap into becoming a novelist. We also talk about what her process is when she starts a new book and how she tackles writer’s block. Please try to tune out the police helicopter circling overhead for a big chunk of our conversation — it’s all part of our glamorous life in the big city! — and enjoy.

May 13, 2019
Episode 029: Pokemon Detective Pikachu, The Hustle, Wine Country, Knock Down the House, All Is True, The Biggest Little Farm
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It’s been a while, but all four of us are at the table this week to enjoy a little Breakfast All Day. And it’s a good thing, too, because this is a packed week with a wide variety of movies. ChristyMattAlonso and Ben review “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” (which we highly recommend bringing a 9-year-old with you to see), the con artist comedy “The Hustle,” “Wine Country” with its ridiculously impressive comic cast, Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare drama “All is True” and the documentaries “Knock Down the House” and “The Biggest Little Farm.” You don’t have to look far to catch ’em all — we’re right here. Hope you enjoy.

May 10, 2019
Episode 028: A La Carte With Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant is a longtime sports writer, author and ESPN personality, but he’s voraciously knowledgeable (and opinionated) about a wide variety of topics. He’s also a lovely, quick-witted guy and a joy to talk with, and Christy is always happy to see him when he visits Los Angeles from his home in Western Massachusetts. They discuss growing up in Dorchester (and a segregated Boston in the 1970s), how he got his start in newspapers, his process when he approaches a new book and the movies he loves. We are all over the place on this one but it’s a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy.

May 06, 2019
Episode 027: Long Shot, UglyDolls, The Intruder, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, Under the Silver Lake, Non-Fiction
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We’ve got all the snappy banter you could ever need this week on the Breakfast All Day Podcast. AlonsoMatt and Christy review the hilarious rom-com “Long Shot,” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we also discuss the lame and flat animated musical “UglyDolls.” Matt and Christy had a blast screaming at the screen during the unabashed B-movie “The Intruder.” And we’re feeling mixed about “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” starring a perfectly cast Zac Efron as Ted Bundy; the shaggy L.A. noir comedy “Under the Silver Lake”; and “Non-Fiction,” the latest from French filmmaker Olivier Assayas. Listen and enjoy.

May 03, 2019
Episode 026: A La Carte With Lauren Sivan

You may know Lauren Sivan from TV news, where she's been a longtime anchor and reporter. You may know her from "Drunk History," where she played Barbara Walters. Christy knows her as a longtime friend of hers and her husband's -- over 15 years, actually, from back when they were all still living in New York. Lauren talks with Christy about her childhood on Long Island and her career in television and movies. They also discuss her role in the #MeToo movement as one of Harvey Weinstein's earliest and most high-profile accusers. She's one of the funniest, coolest women Christy knows, so hopefully you'll enjoy listening to this conversation as much as they enjoyed having it.

Apr 29, 2019
Episode 025: Avengers: Endgame, JT LeRoy, Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce, The White Crow
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It’s the biggest weekend ever in the history of big weekends with the opening of “Avengers: Endgame.” AlonsoMatt and Christy have a review of the Marvel movie behemoth as well as a separate, in-depth spoiler talk, which runs from about 17:00 to 42:30, if you’d like to skip ahead and come back to it after you’ve seen the film for yourselves. And you’d be amazed to learn that other movies exist in the world: “JT LeRoy,” about … well … JT LeRoy; “Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce,” which chronicles the superstar’s game-changing Coachella performance last year; and “The White Crow,” about ballet great Rudolf Nureyev’s 1961 defection from the Soviet Union. We also have discussions about the latest episodes of “Game of Thrones” and “Fosse/Verdon” over at our Patreon page if you’d like to join us there. So assemble. Or get in formation. And enjoy.

Apr 25, 2019
Episode 024: A La Carte With Daniel Waters

“Heathers” screenwriter Daniel Waters joins Christy for her latest A La Carte episode, and she's thrilled to finally have him here. He’s a sweet, lovely guy and they've been friends for a few years now, but she's never had the opportunity to pick his brain like this. And since the film’s 30-year anniversary recently came, the timing is perfect. Dan talks about growing up in South Bend, Ind., the inspiration behind “Heathers,” the lines people quote to him the most and how he always dreamed “Heathers” would become a phenomenon. We also discuss his subsequent films, including “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,” “Hudson Hawk” and “Batman Returns,” and working with his brother, director Mark Waters. It’ll be very, so listen and enjoy

Apr 22, 2019
Episode 023: Fast Color, Penguins, The Curse of La Llarona, Wild Nights With Emily
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We’re at the height of our powers this week on the Breakfast All Day Podcast. MattAlonso and Christy review the indie superhero drama “Fast Color,” the insanely adorable Disneynature documentary “Penguins” and “Wild Nights With Emily,” a deadpan comedy starring Molly Shannon as poet Emily Dickinson. Alonso and Matt also discuss the horror movie “The Curse of La Llarona.” And if you’re looking for our recap of the season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” you can find that over at our Patreon page, along with our discussion of the second episode of “Fosse/Verdon” and some trailers. Hope you’ve saved room, because from now on, you get breakfast AND brunch.

Apr 18, 2019
Episode 022: A La Carte With Marcellas Reynolds

Marcellas Reynolds has worn many hats, all of them stylish. He’s been a model, stylist, reality TV star on “Big Brother” and a fashion correspondent. And now, he can add author to that list with the upcoming publication of “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion.” Marcellas also happens to be an old friend and former neighbor of Christy's, so she was delighted to catch up with him in my latest A La Carte interview. We talk about growing up black and gay on the South Side of Chicago, attending the funeral of the father he never knew, traveling the world as a model and vamping it up for the cameras with his TV housemates. We also discuss the inspiration behind his gorgeous coffee table book, which gives some strong, influential women their due. Pour the tea, because we go deep on this one.

Apr 15, 2019
Episode 021: Hellboy, Little, Pet Sematary, Her Smell, Teen Spirit, Fosse/Verdon

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Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. Alonso, Matt and Christy are snapping their fingers with purpose for the premiere episode of the FX series "Fosse/Verdon." But first, they review the messy reboot of "Hellboy," the reworking of "Big" called "Little" and they catch up with the remake of "Pet Sematary." They also discuss two very different movies about female music superstardom: "Her Smell," starring Elisabeth Moss as a punk goddess, and "Teen Spirit," starring Elle Fanning as a pop princess. It's a jam-packed episode, so hold onto your bowler hats and let's go.

Apr 11, 2019
Episode 020: A La Carte With Julia Kim

Julia Kim is a veteran casting director who's worked on such eclectic independent films as "But I'm a Cheerleader," "Starlet" and "Spa Night." She's also a really cool, smart, interesting woman whom Christy feels lucky to call a friend. Christy's fellow Los Angeles native talks about growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the '80s as the daughter of Korean immigrants, her early years performing as a classically trained pianist, working on "The Simpsons" during the show's '90s heyday and her 20-year career as a casting director, which includes the upcoming Sundance favorite "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." Julia also discusses her consulting company, invAsianLA, which helps Asian actors navigate the casting process, and offers tips on making your best impression during auditions. It's an especially informative episode of A La Carte, so we hope you enjoy.

Apr 08, 2019
Episode 019: The Beach Bum, High Life, Amazing Grace, CinemaCon

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It's only fitting that we're a week late on "The Beach Bum." Moondog can't show up on time for anything, so why should we? Still, Alonso and Christy are conscientious enough to play catch up with the Matthew McConaughey stoner comedy on this week's Breakfast All Day. We also review the Claire Denis space drama "High Life" and the 1972 Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace." And we discuss some of the movies that exhibitors and journalists having been catching sneaks peeks of all week in Las Vegas at CinemaCon -- which is the reason Matt isn't with us. It's a short one this week, so sit back and relax with the beverage (or substance) of your choice and enjoy the smooth sounds of our latest episode.

Apr 05, 2019
Episode 018: A La Carte With Phil Johnston

Phil Johnston is the Academy Award-nominated co-director and writer of “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” He also co-wrote the original “Wreck-It Ralph” and the Oscar-winning “Zootopia.” But we can say we knew him way back when — all the way back when he was a student at Columbia University film school and Christy and her husband were neighbors with him and his wife, Jill, in a loft building in Brooklyn. He and Christy talk about all of it in her latest A La Carte interview: his early love of movies growing up in small-town Wisconsin, his first career as a TV news reporter in the Midwest and the leap of faith he took to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker. He’s been so busy for the past several years, it was just nice to sit down and have a conversation with him. We hope you guys enjoy, too. (Also: The movie title Christy is groping for during the Ethan Hawke portion of our discussion is “Juliet, Naked,” which she quite liked.)

Apr 01, 2019
Episode 017: Shazam!, Dumbo, Five Feet Apart, Diane, The Dirt, Agnes Varda, Grae Drake

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"Shazam!" is such a blast that we wanted to review it a week early. It's one of the many films that Alonso, Matt and Christy discuss on the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. We also review Tim Burton's disappointing live-action "Dumbo," catch up with the teen weepy "Five Feet Apart," rave about the beautifully acted indie drama "Diane" and wallow in the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll of the Motley Crue biopic "The Dirt." But first, we start out with some sad news and some happy news: the death of French New Wave legend Agnes Varda at age 90 and an exciting new gig for our great friend Grae Drake as Ms. Moviefone. If you know the name of the podcast you'd like to hear, press one. And enjoy.

Mar 29, 2019
Episode 016: A La Carte With Kearran Giovanni

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This badass right here is Christy's latest A La Carte interview guest: Kearran Giovanni, co-star of the CW series "Black Lightning." In reality, she couldn't be sweeter or more generous. That's called acting! Kearran and Christy have been friends for about seven years, since their kids went to pre-school together. We talk about her beginnings in suburban Houston (and the racism she endured there), her years singing and dancing on Broadway alongside the likes of Hugh Jackman, her co-starring role on TNT's "Major Crimes," which brought her from New York to Los Angeles, and everything in between. Christy also marvels at Kearran's ability to juggle work and home life with a husband and two daughters while still looking as fabulous as she consistently does -- and remaining genuinely grounded. We hope you enjoy.

Mar 25, 2019
Episode 015: Us, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Disney/Fox Merger, Kevin Tsujihara, Emilia Clarke

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Is it really Christy and Matt talking about movies this week on Breakfast All Day? Or is it our evil doppelgangers? You'll have to listen for yourselves and try to figure it out. On our latest episode, we review Jordan Peele's follow-up to "Get Out," the deeply creepy horror film "Us," as well as Alex Gibney's "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," the HBO documentary about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. We also have some movie news involving the Disney/20th Century Fox merger and the departure of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, as well as Emilia Clarke's first-person piece about the aneurysms she suffered just as "Game of Thrones" was becoming a phenomenon. Grab your scissors, cozy up in your favorite red coveralls and come join us.

Mar 22, 2019
Episode 014: A La Carte With Tracy Wells Tofte

These babies you see before you scarfing down cheesecake are Christy and one of her oldest and dearest friends, Tracy Tofte. You may know her better as Tracy Wells from when she played teenage daughter Heather Owens on “Mr. Belvedere” during the sitcom’s six-year run in the ’80s. Tracy and Christy have known each other since the seventh grade, having grown up together in Woodland Hills, Calif. But Christy had the pleasure of rediscovering her all over again during this Breakfast All Day A La Carte interview. We covered a ton of ground, including what it was like spending her formative years on television; the Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial she danced in; famous co-stars including Ricky SchroderKirk Cameron and Alfonso Ribeiro; her on-screen makeout with a pre-Hulk Mark Ruffalo; and making the tough transition from child stardom to adulthood. We also had to discuss the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” since she was so obsessed with Jackson when we were kids. And we trade plenty of embarrassing stories about each other. Here’s evidence we both turned out just fine. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Mar 18, 2019
Episode 013: Triple Frontier, Ash Is Purest White, The Aftermath, Sorry Angel, College Admissions Scandal

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It's a sampler platter of movies this week on Breakfast All Day, from indies to foreign films, great stuff to middling stuff. A very stuffy Alonso overcomes his allergies to join Christy in reviews of the all-star Netflix action thriller "Triple Frontier," the subtly powerful Chinese drama "Ash Is Purest White" (with a tour de force performance from Zhao Tao, above), the dull and safe post-World War II romance "The Aftermath" and the French film "Sorry Angel," about two men who fall in love in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. We also have a bit of movie news: the fallout from the college admissions scandal and how it's hurt Lori Loughlin's career (because any excuse to discuss Hallmark Channel movies is good for Alonso) and the announcement that James Gunn will once again direct the third "Guardians of the Galaxy."  

Mar 16, 2019
Episode 012: A La Carte With The Artist Shag

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This week, we're launching a little side podcast we've wanted to do for a while now. It's called Breakfast All Day: A La Carte. We'll be interviewing people who work in film or entertainment in some way --  sometimes just Christy, sometimes with the other Breakfast All Day guys joining us at the table.

We're so excited to begin this series with Josh Agle, better known as the artist Shag. He's a lovely and immensely creative guy who draws from his deep love of movies, television and mid-century modern design to create chic and colorful paintings with a clever, humorous twist. Christy and Matt are both big fans of his work, so we were thrilled that he wanted to join us to talk about his influences and career. Hope you enjoy, and we can't wait to bring you more of these.

Mar 10, 2019
Episode 011: Captain Marvel, Gloria Bell, Transit, I'm Not Here, Leaving Neverland

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We're all searching for our inner superheroes this week on Breakfast All Day. Alonso, Matt and Christy review "Captain Marvel," the first film to focus on a female character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and "Gloria Bell," in which Julianne Moore discovers her own powers as a Los Angeles divorcee. We also review the time-twisting German drama "Transit" and "I'm Not Here" starring J.K. Simmons, which plays with time in ways that are far less profound. And we made ourselves endure the grueling, four-hour HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland," about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. Listen here or subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher or wherever fine podcasts are served.

Mar 07, 2019
Episode 010: Greta, A Madea Family Funeral, Climax, Apollo 11, The Hole in the Ground, True Detective S3 E8

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It's an all-night dance party all morning long here at Breakfast All Day. This is an extremely random week post-Oscars as Matt, Alonso and Christy review Gaspar Noe's thrilling and transfixing "Climax," the deliriously bonkers stalker thriller "Greta," starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz, and the gripping documentary "Apollo 11," which features never-before-seen footage of the moon landing. As the parents of boys, Matt and Christy made themselves endure the disturbing Irish horror film "The Hole in the Ground." Also, because we're Tyler Perry completists around here, Alonso and Christy paid actual money to see and discuss "A Madea Family Funeral." And we discuss the powerful finale of "True Detective" season three, which answers all the questions we (and you) have been asking all along. Have another sip of sangria and join in the celebration.

Mar 01, 2019
Episode 009: Oscar predictions, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, True Detective S3 E7

Image result for academy awardsIs awards season over yet? It seems to just keep going and going, but the end is in sight with this weekend's Academy Awards ceremonyAlonso, Matt, Ben and Christy run through who will win and should win the Oscar in various categories, with "Roma" and Alfonso Cuaron among the favorites (as well as "The Favourite"). Of course, we also review the big, new release of the week, the beautifully animated sequel "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." And we recap the extremely eventful seventh episode of "True Detective." It's an honor just to be nominated, as they say, and we're honored that you chose to join us. Enjoy.

Feb 21, 2019
Episode 008: Oscars, Alita: Battle Angel, Happy Death Day 2U, Isn't It Romantic, Fighting With My Family, High Flying Bird, True Detective S3 E6

Image result for isn't it romanticWe are your valentine and so much more on this jammed episode of Breakfast All Day. Alonso, Ben, Matt and I are together again -- three weeks in a row! -- with reviews of the sci-fi extravaganza "Alita: Battle Angel," the horror-comedy sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" and the extremely meta rom-com "Isn't It Romantic." We also discuss "Fighting With My Family," the feel-good Dwayne Johnson wrestling comedy, and we play catch up with Steven Soderbergh's excellent "High Flying Bird" on Netflix. As always, we recap the latest episode of HBO's "True Detective" (and this one was gooood), and we discuss the Motion Picture Academy's ridiculous decision to omit crucial categories from the Oscars broadcast including cinematography (!!!) and editing (!!!). Chocolate counts as a breakfast food, so dig in and enjoy.

UPDATE: A couple hours after we posted this week's podcast, the Academy announced that it would indeed present all 24 categories live during its Oscar broadcast in response to the massive backlash it received. So maybe we helped ...?

Feb 15, 2019
Episode 007: The LEGO Movie 2, Cold Pursuit, What Men Want, True Detective S3 E5, Everybody Knows

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Everything is cool when you're part of a team, especially when that team is the Breakfast All Day Podcast. For the second week in a row, Alonso, Ben, Matt and Christy all made it to the table. We talk about the high-energy "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part," the annual Liam Neesoning with "Cold Pursuit" (as well as Neeson's off-screen troubles), the gender-flipping remake "What Men Want" and the latest episode of "True Detective." Alonso and Christy also do a quick, separate review of "Everybody Knows," an unusual Spanish-language drama from Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi. Our plate is full yet again, so dig in with us and enjoy.

Feb 07, 2019
Episode 006: Miss Bala, Velvet Buzzsaw, True Detective S3 E4, Football Movies

Super Bowl weekend means less-than-super options at the movies, but AlonsoMattBen and Christy managed to eke out a victory of our own. Yes, you read that right, Ben is with us for the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. This week, we review the English-language remake of the Mexican action thriller “Miss Bala,” the art world satire/horror flick “Velvet Buzzsaw” and the fourth episode of the latest “True Detective” season. And since the Super Bowl is happening, we discussed our favorite football movies. So whip up a batch of guacamole, listen and enjoy.

Feb 02, 2019
Episode 005: Serenity, The Kid Who Would Be King, True Detective S3 E2&3

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January is really Januarying this week on the Breakfast All Day Podcast. Alonso and Christy try to describe to you the insanely awful (and just plain insane) neo-noir "Serenity," starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, without spoiling its major twists. We also review the surprisingly fun "The Kid Who Would Be King," a modern-day take on the sword-and-the-stone legend, from British writer-director Joe Cornish ("Attack the Block"). And we catch up with episodes two and three of the latest season of HBO's "True Detective," which we're really enjoying. It's a shorter episode than usual -- a nibble, if you will -- but hopefully you'll find it's just as sweet.

Jan 24, 2019
Episode 004: 2019 Oscar Nominations

It's Hollywood's biggest morning, if you're into that kind of thing. Alonso and Christy break down all of the Academy Award nominations, both the ones we're excited about and the ones we would've liked to have seen. "The Favourite" and "Roma" led all nominees with 10 apiece, which we were delighted to see, but then there were many egregious oversights including "Burning" in the foreign language category and Ethan Hawke in the best actor category for "First Reformed." We also very briefly dip our toe into the muck of the Razzie Award nominations. Listen and enjoy, and let us know what you're happy about and what you wish had been included.

Jan 22, 2019
Episode 003: Glass, Replicas, Fyre Festival, True Detective S3 E1

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It's a veritable smorgasbord of reviews on the latest Breakfast All Day Podcast: new stuff, catch-up stuff, streaming stuff. And hey, lookie here! We're back to discussing television, by popular demand. This week, Alonso, Matt and Christy review M. Night Shyamalan's third piece in his "Unbreakable"-"Split" trilogy, "Glass," and we play catch-up with the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller "Replicas," which wasn't shown to critics last week but was so batshit crazy, we'd be remiss if we ignored it. We also ponder the fact that not one but two documentaries on the notoriously failed Fyre Festival have come out within days of each other: "Fyre Fraud" on Hulu and "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" on Netflix. And since so many of you asked for it, we're dipping our toe back into television with a review of the first episode of the new season of "True Detective," starring Mahershala Ali. Enjoy, and be sure to come back on Tuesday when we'll discuss Oscar nominations.

Jan 19, 2019
Episode 002: The Upside, A Dog's Way Home, Bird Box, Golden Globes

That sound you hear is January movies slowly trying to kill us. This week on Breakfast All Day, AlonsoMatt and Christy review the painfully feel-good comedy “The Upside” and the shamelessly heart-tugging drama “A Dog’s Way Home.” We also play catch-up with “Bird Box” on Netflix and try to figure out what all the fuss is about. And there’s a ton of movie news to cover, including the baffling Golden Globe winners, who will host the Academy Awards next month, John Lasseter’s new gig after his ouster from Pixar, and some revelations that could hurt awards chances for “Green Book.” We’re so happy to see you again and we hope you’re happy to see (and hear us) again, too.

Jan 10, 2019
Episode 001: Best/Worst of 2018, Holmes & Watson, Escape Room, Kevin Hart

Good morning to you, whatever time of day it is in your world. AlonsoMattBen and I are excited to introduce you to our new incarnation, the Breakfast All Day Podcast. It’s still the four of us (whenever we can arrange our schedules to get in the same room with each other), reviewing films, occasionally discussing movie news and enjoying the same banter we’ve had for the past nine years. For our first episode of the new year, we look back at the best and worst of the old year. We also play catch-up with the Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly comedy “Holmes & Watson,” which Alonso says is terrible, and “Escape Room,” which is shockingly a lot of fun for a January horror movie. And we squeeze in a bit of movie news as Ellen DeGeneres lobbies for Kevin Hart to get his Oscar hosting gig back.

So thanks again for sticking with us. We’ll keep doing this throughout 2019 and beyond, and we’ll be adding more features as we go along. You can find us on social media here:




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Jan 04, 2019