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We're back in the trenches here at Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy catch up with "All Quiet on the Western Front," now that it's been nominated for nine Academy Awards including best picture, international film and cinematography. The stunning historical epic is streaming on Netflix. We're also back with news, including the campaign behind Andrea Riseborough's Oscar nomination for "To Leslie," the huge success of "The Last of Us" on HBO, more announcements from DC Studios, "Attack the Block 2," and the deaths of Television frontman Tom Verlaine and "Laverne & Shirley" star Cindy Williams. And over at our Patreon, we recap that deeply emotional third episode of "The Last of Us." We just passed our goal of 20,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel, so if you're hanging out with us there, as well, we're grateful. Thanks for sharing some of your time with us!
We review two extremely different movies set in places that only look like paradise on the latest Breakfast All Day. First, Christy and Alonso are split on Brandon Cronenberg's graphic and disturbing "Infinity Pool," starring Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgard. So many bodily fluids! Then, Nick Bell from the Fish Jelly Film Reviews YouTube channel joins Christy to discuss "Shotgun Wedding," a lifeless Jennifer Lopez rom-com that's streaming on Prime Video. And over at our Patreon, we recap the first four episodes of the Rian Johnson-Natasha Lyonne mystery series "Poker Face" on Peacock, which we're loving. Thanks for joining us!
It's a bit of a low-key week here at Breakfast All Day as we await Oscar nominations. Be sure to join us at our YouTube channel at Noon PST on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for a live discussion of the nominees. For now, we have reviews of a couple new releases: the thriller "Missing," a sorta-sequel to the 2018 hit "Searching," and the indie drama "When You Finish Saving the World," which finds Jesse Eisenberg making his writing-directing debut. In news, we discuss David Crosby, Alec Baldwin, Timothee Chalamet, the Sundance Film Festival and more. And over at our Patreon, we review the 1985 coming-of-age drama "Smooth Talk," starring Laura Dern, for January's Off the Menu. Thanks for joining us! Doing Dry January, or just looking for a healthier lifestyle year-round? Athletic Brewing Co. can help with a wide array of delicious, alcohol-free beers. Use code BREAKFASTALLDAY and take 50% off your first month's Athletic Club subscription. New customers get $10 off on the website. Orders of $50 or more get free shipping. Plus you can enter to win a five-day retreat to Costa Rica. Visit Athletic Brewing Co. here. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something we'll receive a small commission.
A quick midweek drop-in to delight and frighten you here at Breakfast All Day. Our good friend William Bibbiani joins Christy for a review of the buzzy, low-budget horror movie "Skinamarink," which is extremely slow and definitely not for everyone, but it's effectively creepy. In news, we actually have some good things to tell you about, including Jeremy Renner recovering from his snowplow accident, the premiere of "The Last of Us" on HBO, the LA Film Critics awards dinner, and Madonna announcing a world tour. And speaking of "The Last of Us," Alonso and Christy recap episode 1 over at our Patreon, and we'll be doing it all season long, so we'd love to have you join us.
Buckle up for the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review the cheesy Gerard Butler action movie "Plane," which we enjoyed way more than we expected. We also review "No Bears," the latest from Iranian master Jafar Panahi, which is one of Alonso's favorite films of 2022. In news, we discuss the tragic passing of Lisa Marie Presley, as well as Golden Globe winners and Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild and Producers Guild nominees. And over at our Patreon, we recap the emotional last two episodes of "George & Tammy" on Showtime. We're grateful as always to have you with us. To find out more about CAROL Bike, visit them here. Use the code BREAKFASTALLDAY to take $250 off your purchase before Jan. 31; after that, it's $100 off. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something, we'll receive a small commission.
We're catching up with a couple of movies here at Breakfast All Day during these low-key, early weeks of January. Our good friend William Bibbiani joins in for a review of the animated sequel "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish," and we scour the snowy woods for clues in "The Pale Blue Eye" on Netflix. In news, we discuss a couple of big trailers: "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" and "Beau Is Afraid," plus "M3GAN" box office, Golden Globes and the death of former child star Adam Rich. And over at our Patreon, we recap episodes 3 and 4 of "George & Tammy" on Showtime. Thanks for joining us!
Happy New Year! We've missed you and we're happy to be back here at Breakfast All Day. But before we look ahead to the upcoming year, we share our picks for the best and worst movies of 2022. January starts off on a surprising high note with the delightfully nutty "M3GAN," and our good friend William Bibbiani was kind enough to join in and share his thoughts on this creepy doll horror comedy. And we've got a few items of movie news to share, including Jeremy Renner's snowplow accident, box office for "Avatar: The Way of Water," Lisa Rinna leaving "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and Noah Schnapp coming out on TikTok. We're glad you're here for all of it!
It's our last episode of 2022! So we're wrapping things up with a round of Ask Us Anything. Among the questions Alonso and Christy answer: what's the hardest part of being a film critic, what would we put on a Sight & Sound ballot, and what's a great so-bad-it's-good Christmas movie? Also, the brilliant Katie Walsh returns to help Christy review “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” We have very different opinions on the Whitney Houston biopic. We hope you enjoy this episode and everything we've shared over the year. We're truly grateful to have you spend time with us, and we look forward to seeing more of you in 2023. Happy Holidays! * Head over to our YouTube channel for a LIVE “Glass Onion” spoiler discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at noon PST. You can find us here. *Trying to keep off or lose those extra holiday pounds? CAROL Bike is a great way to go. This high-tech, at-home stationary bike offers a variety of workouts and it's easy and efficient to use. Take $250 off through Jan. 31 with the code BREAKFASTALLDAY. After that, save $100. Find out more about CAROL Bike here.
The holidays are fast approaching, but we've got a couple more presents waiting for you under the tree here at Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review "Babylon," Damien Chazelle's three-hour ode to the excesses of early Hollywood. We also discuss "Women Talking," the latest from the always excellent writer-director Sarah Polley. In news, we discuss "Avatar: The Way of Water" box office, Tom Cruise's various insane stunts, the death of lead singer Terry Hall from The Specials and Fun Boy Three, and more. Thanks for sharing a few moments with us during these busy, crazy days!
It's Foreign Language Friday here at Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy review Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's deeply personal, magical realist epic “Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” now streaming on Netflix. We also review one of our absolute favorites of the year, the stunningly beautiful “EO,” which is the Polish donkey movie you never knew you needed in your life. (Click here to see when it's playing near you.) In news, we discuss the “Barbie” trailer, how “Avatar: The Way of Water” will do at the box office, the tragic death of DJ tWitch and more. And over at our Patreon, we review “A Christmas Story Christmas” for our December Off the Menu. Join us! * If you're loving our look and sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts, social media and more, and it's easy and fun to use. Get 15% off your membership with code BREAKFAST15. To find out more, visit: https://bit.ly/Riverside_Breakfast
Come on in, the water's fine here at Breakfast All Day. We have an early review of the much-anticipated sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which is finally coming out this weekend, 13 years after James Cameron's original. We were dazzled by its imagery and not much else. We also review “Empire of Light,” Sam Mendes' love letter to cinema in a year that's already full of them (and we still have “Babylon” coming next week). In news, we discuss LA Film Critics awards, Golden Globe nominations, “The Whale” box office, the legendary composer Angelo Badalamenti and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap episode 2 of “George & Tammy” on Showtime, which we're loving. Join us! * Have you tried Canva yet? It's a totally easy and fun way to do a variety of graphic design projects, from YouTube thumbnails and banners to work and school assignments to invitations and social media. Get started here: http://partner.canva.com/6bmVVQ
It's a total coincidence but we happen to be reviewing “The Whale” and “Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio” on the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. We loved one of these movies and didn't love the other. Tune in to find out which is which! In news we discuss Alonso's new book, Taylor Swift's feature directing debut, the American Film Institute's list of the year's top 10 movies, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” bullies, and Celine Dion. And over at our Patreon, we recap the first four episodes of “Welcome to Chippendale's” on Hulu. Thanks for joining us. And be sure to visit our YouTube Channel for a live Christmas movie chat with our very own expert, Alonso Duralde. It's on Monday Dec. 12 at noon PST. He'll discuss his favorites and answer your questions. Click here to be notified when it starts!
Just a quick but delicious midweek nibble from us here at Breakfast All Day. We review Noah Baumbach's adaptation of “White Noise,” which is a whole lot of movie (and most of it isn't good). In news, we discuss box office, Bong Joon-ho's “Mickey 17,” the “Harry & Meghan” documentary series on Netflix, Kirstie Alley, Noodle the pug and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap the first episode of “George & Tammy,” the Showtime limited series about George Jones and Tammy Wynette starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Y'all join us! * If you're loving how we sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts, social media and more, and it's easy and fun to use. Get 15% off your membership with code BREAKFAST15. To find out more, visit: https://bit.ly/Riverside_Breakfast
It's December, so we're officially in Christmas movie season on Breakfast All Day. But we have very different opinions of “Violent Night,” an action flick starring David Harbour as a butt-kicking Santa Claus. We are in agreement, though, about “The Inspection,” a sensitive and compelling indie drama about a queer, black man who joins the Marines. In news, we discuss the New York Film Critics Circle's year-end picks, the once-a decade Sight & Sound poll where “Jeanne Dielman” was named the best film ever, a bunch of trailers including the hilarious “Cocaine Bear,” and the death of Fleetwood Mac's legendary singer/songwriter/keyboardist Christine McVie. And for our Patreon subscribers, we finally (finally!) wrap up “The Vow Part II.” Stay warm and thanks for joining us! * If you're loving how we look and sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts, social media and more, and it's easy and fun to use. Get 15% off your membership with code BREAKFAST15. To find out more, visit: https://bit.ly/Riverside_Breakfast
We're back from Thanksgiving break and we're stuffed with goodies for you on Breakfast All Day. First, we review the delightfully silly and sweet “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” which is streaming now on Disney+. We also catch up with the excellent “Aftersun,” which is sure to end up on lots of top-10 lists and become an awards contender. In news, we discuss the Oscars, Gotham Awards, Spirit Award nominations, Irene Cara and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap the outstanding season finale of “Andor.” Thanks as always for joining us! * Our latest Movie House Shout-Out goes to The Independent in Big Sky, Montana, where Christy visited while skiing with her family over the holiday. They show new releases and have a Christmas movie festival planned throughout December, but they also offer a bar, restaurant, trivia and live music. The Independent is a great hub for arts and community in the mountains. To find out more, visit them here. * If you're loving how we look and sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts, social media and more, and it's easy and fun to use. Get 15% off your membership with code BREAKFAST15. Find out more here.
Just a quick midweek bite here at Breakfast All Day so you can save plenty of room for Thanksgiving dinner. Christy and Alonso review the star-studded sequel "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," which is playing in theaters for a week starting Nov. 23 before streaming on Netflix Dec. 23. We also catch up with "Disenchanted," the disappointing sequel to the 2007 fairy tale musical "Enchanted," which is streaming on Disney+. We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, and we'll see you again next week! * If you're loving how we sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside, the new platform we're using. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts, social media and more, and it's easy and fun to use. Get 15% off your membership with code BREAKFAST15. To find out more, visit: https://bit.ly/Riverside_Breakfast
We hope you brought your appetite, because we've got a lot to chew on with our latest episode of Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review "Bones and All," starring Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell as young cannibals in love. We also discuss "She Said," about the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment story. In news, we talk about the Taylor Swift tour overwhelming Ticketmaster, more Twitter destruction, Brendan Fraser, the "80 for Brady" trailer and more. And over at our Patreon, we're getting closer to the end of "Andor" with the thrilling penultimate episode. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing some of your holiday time with us.
Just a quick, midweek nibble from us at Breakfast All Day as we review “The Menu,” the dark comedy starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult. It's one of many skewer-the-rich satires out there these days. We also have some news headlines, including the huge box office opening for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Dave Chappelle's “Saturday Night Live” monologue, Daniel Craig's infectious Belvedere vodka ad and more. We'll be back Friday with reviews of “She Said” and “Bones and All,” so be sure to join us!
It may seem like a random week between "The Fabelmans," "Spirited" and "Falling for Christmas," but we contain multitudes here at Breakfast All Day. Plus movie news of course, which includes Kevin Conroy, Andy Taylor, Chris Evans, Jimmy Kimmel and Aaron Carter. Over at our Patreon, we recap a couple of incredible episodes of television: the season finale of "The Handmaid's Tale" and this week's prison break on "Andor." And don't forget to join us Saturday afternoon for out live spoiler discussion of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" at our YouTube channel. You can find us here.
We've got a bite-sized but meaty morsel of Breakfast All Day for you midweek with our early review of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Alonso and Christy have a spoiler-free discussion of the much-anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” but join us Saturday Nov. 12 at 4 pm PST at our YouTube channel where we'll go live (for the first time!) with an in-depth spoiler chat. You can find us here. We also review the “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” a hilarious parody of the music biopic about the king of parody songs. It's streaming on The Roku Channel. Come back Friday for reviews of “The Fabelmans,” “Spirited” and “Falling for Christmas.” And thanks as always for sharing your time with us.
It's the calm before the storm on the latest Breakfast All Day, as we review a couple of indies ahead of some huge releases in the weeks to come. Alonso and Christy discuss the drama “My Policeman,” which finds Harry Styles in a forbidden love triangle. It's streaming now on Prime Video. We also review “Causeway,” which finds Jennifer Lawrence returning to the kind of raw, unadorned performance she made her name on originally. It's streaming now on Apple TV+. In news, we discuss the myriad ways Elon Musk is ruining Twitter, plus the new “Avatar: The Way of Water” trailer, Kit Connor, Aubrey Plaza, the documentary “God Forbid” and more. And over at our Patreon, the latest on “Andor” and “The Handmaid's Tale.” Cozy up on this fall day and join us!
Millie Bobby Brown is a total delight as she returns to the role of Sherlock Holmes' plucky younger sister in “Enola Holmes 2.” The action comedy starts streaming Friday on Netflix, but we have an early review for you here at Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy also catch up with the latest from writer-director James Gray, the semi-autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time,” which includes strong performances from Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins and young Banks Repeta. It's in limited release now but is expanding wider. We're shocked that it's already November, so stick with us for this big month of movies! And mark your calendar for Nov. 12, when we'll do a livestream discussion of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on our YouTube channel. Join us, and if you haven't already, we'd love it if you'd subscribe.
It's sort of a low-key week around here as we wait for Black Panther to return on Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review “Call Jane,” about the underground group that helped women secure safe abortions in 1968 Chicago, starring a terrific Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver. We also catch up with the toxic romance “Stars at Noon,” the latest from master French filmmaker Claire Denis, which is now streaming on Hulu. In news, we discuss Elon Musk buying Twitter, the “Wakanda Forever” premiere (and keep an eye out for our YouTube livestream discussion on Nov. 12), the weird Matthew Perry-Keanu Reeves beef, James Gunn taking over DC Studios and more. And over at our Patreon, recaps of this week's excellent episodes of “Andor” and “The Handmaid's Tale.” Thanks as always for hanging out, and save some Halloween candy for us.
Join us for a colorful romp through the underworld on Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy discuss “Wendell & Wild,” the wonderfully weird stop-motion animation fantasy from director Henry Selick and co-writer Jordan Peele. It's streaming on Netflix starting Friday but we have an early review. We also have a ton of news to catch up on from the past week, including all the Kanye West anti-Semitism fallout, Gotham Award nominations, Henry Cavill returning to play Superman, the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” trailer and the death of Leslie Jordan. Thanks as always for joining us.
It's star-studded this week on Breakfast All Day, as a couple of our great friends swing by to help review some new movies with serious A-list casts. Alonso and Christy talk “Black Adam,” Dwayne Johnson's long-awaited foray into the DC Extended Universe. Katie Walsh joins in for “Ticket to Paradise,” a scenic and superficial rom-com that reunites George Clooney ad Julia Roberts. Tim Grierson stops by for “The School for Good and Evil,” an overstuffed YA fantasy film on Netflix featuring Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh and Laurence Fishburne. And over at our Patreon, we have recaps of this week's extremely eventful episodes of “Andor” and “The Handmaid's Tale.” Join us — all of us!
It's Arthouse Tuesday here at Breakfast All Day as we review two movies we absolutely loved. "The Banshees of Inisherin" reunites writer-director Martin McDonagh with his "In Bruges" stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in a hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking story of male friendship. The latest from Korean master Park Chan-wook, "Decision to Leave," is a gorgeous and devastating film noir that will linger with you long afterward. And in news, we discuss the "Halloween Ends" box office, "Tales of the Jedi," Olivia Wilde's special salad dressing and Pan Solo. Grab a plate and join us.
Oh hey, we're just hanging out with a bowl full of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, waiting for Michael Myers to come knock on our door at Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy review the horror movie “Halloween Ends” — which hopefully truly is the end — as well as the emotionally wrenching drama “Till,” about the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till. In news, we discuss the deaths of Angela Lansbury and Robbie Coltrane, as well as Sydney Sweeney as Barbarella and Liam Neeson as Lt. Frank Drebin. And it's a big day at our Patreon with recaps of three excellent episodes of television: “Andor,” “The Handmaid's Tale” and the series finale of “She-Hulk.” Join us!
It's Spooky Tuesday at Breakfast All Day, as we review the Marvel special “Werewolf by Night,” which is streaming on Disney+ (and we go into spoilers, since it's been out for several days now). We also review the “Hellraiser” reboot with our friend William Bibbiani, who's an expert on the horror series. (Apparently this is the 11th one, and Alonso and Christy have seen none of them.) In news, we discuss the dismal box office opening for “Amsterdam,” Botox courtesy of “Triangle of Sadness,” an early opening for “Glass Onion” and the death of veteran Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke. Thanks for joining us! * If you're enjoying how we sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts or both, and it's easy and fun to use. To find out more, you can visit them here.
We're deep into fall movie season on Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso have reviews of two of the most anticipated titles, which happen to be coming out in the same week: "TÁR," with its riveting lead performance from Cate Blanchett, and "Triangle of Sadness," the Palme d'Or winner from writer-director Ruben Östlund. In news, we discuss Velma from Scooby-Doo being officially queer, Alec Baldwin settling with the family of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, trailers for "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" and "Shotgun Wedding," "Moonlighting" coming to streaming, and comedian Judy Tenuta, who died at 72. And over at our Patreon, recaps of "Andor," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "She-Hulk." Thanks for joining us! * If you're loving how we look and sound these days, it's thanks to Riverside. This is the new platform we're using, which allows us to record in 1080p. You can meet and record for videos, podcasts or both, and it's easy and fun to use. To find out more, visit: https://riverside.fm/?utm_campaign=campaign_1&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=rewardful&via=breakfast-all-day
We're doing a bit of time traveling on the latest Breakfast All Day. First, Alonso and Christy look ahead to the star-studded hot mess that is “Amsterdam,” which comes out this Friday. Then, we look back at the star-studded hot mess that is “Don't Worry Darling,” which has been out for a little while now so it's time for a spoiler discussion. And in news, we discuss the death of country legend Loretta Lynn and the importance of “Coal Miner's Daughter,” plus box office, the “Wakanda Forever” trailer, the Lizzo flute fiasco and more. Join us!
We're in love with “Bros” and we think you will be, too, on Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy review this sweet and raunchy queer rom-com starring Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane. Also, our good friend, horror expert William Bibbiani (aka Bibbs), joins Christy to review the extremely creepy “Smile.” In news, Alonso and Christy discuss Wolverine joining Deadpool, Moviepass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Coolio and more. And it's jammed as always over at our Patreon, with recaps of “Andor,” “The Handmaid's Tale” and “She-Hulk.” Join us for all this autumnal podcast goodness.
Oh hey, it's just us, hanging out on Pandora for our latest episode of Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy catch up with the 4K re-release of “Avatar,” which is back in theaters ahead of the sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water.” We also have an early review of “The Good House,” a romantic comedy/drama that reunites Sigourney Weaver with Kevin Kline (and it's Sigourney Weaver Day around here, which is always welcome). In news, we talk box office, more “Don't Worry Darling” drama, Russia boycotting the Academy Awards, the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, new seasons of “True Detective” and “Squid Game,” and more. And over at our Patreon, we revisit "The Queen" for September's Off the Menu selection. Thanks for joining us!
We're frolicking in suburbia with Harry and Miss Flo this week on Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review the much-anticipated "Don't Worry Darling," and feel baffled by this beautiful but ultimately ridiculous sci-fi thriller. (We'll do a spoiler discussion down the road. We have lots of questions.) But we were both pleasantly surprised by "Confess, Fletch," with Jon Hamm stepping into one of Chevy Chase's iconic roles. It's in theaters and streaming on Paramount+. In news, we discuss the "Avatar" 4K re-release, trailers for "Knock at the Cabin" and "Bardo," Margot Robbie, season 2 of "The Vow" and more. And we have a ton of stuff on our Patreon: the first three installments of the "Star Wars" series "Andor," as well as new episodes of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "She-Hulk." Thanks as always for joining us! To get started with the graphic design website Canva, click here: https://partner.canva.com/c/3656599/6...
So many new fall movies came out this past weekend, we had to scatter them across several days to get to them all. On our latest episode of Breakfast All Day, we review the exceptionally kick-ass "The Woman King," the needless remake of the Austrian thriller "Goodnight Mommy" (which Alonso liked better than Christy did), and we go deep into spoilers on "Barbarian" now that the horror movie has been our for a little while. But it's best to see it knowing nothing, so you've been warned! In news, we discuss the "Constantine" sequel, the excellent indie drama "God's Country," Ezra Miller, Woody Allen and more. Thanks for joining us.
Fall movie season begins in earnest this week, and we have a Breakfast All Day review of two much-anticipated titles featuring deeply committed performances from their female stars. “Blonde” finds Ana de Armas at the center of a beautiful and brutal look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, and “Pearl,” the prequel to “X,” offers a gonzo turn from Mia Goth. In news, Christy and Alonso discuss “Rogue Squadron,” “Squid Game,” “The Little Mermaid,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and more. And it's a big day on our Patreon because “The Handmaid's Tale” is back on Hulu, and we have a recap of the first two episodes of season 5. We also recap this week's “She-Hulk,” which gave Alonso a new nickname. Join us for all this podcast goodness!
We're freaking out in a “Moonage Daydream” here at Breakfast All Day, but we're also celebrating because it's our 300th episode! And this week is a great example of the totally random cross-section of stuff you get from us. Alonso and Christy review the trippy, kaleidoscopic David Bowie documentary, which is best experienced on the biggest screen you can find with the crispest sound. It comes out Friday, Sept. 16 in theaters, including several IMAX locations. Dan Murrell returns to help Christy catch up with the twisty horror movie “Barbarian,” and we kept our review spoiler-free because you should go in knowing as little as possible. And we have a jam-packed news segment between D23, the Toronto International Film Festival and the death of French New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard. We're thrilled you've stuck with us this long, so thank you!
We're still waiting for someone to come along and sprinkle fairy dust on us. ‘Til then, we're just gonna keep acting like real film critics here at Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy review the truly terrible live-action remake of “Pinocchio,” which went straight to streaming on Disney+. We also have lots of news for you, including the Toronto International Film Festival starting (with Alonso's breakdown of how meaningless standing ovations are), Disney's D23 Expo, trailers for “Glass Onion” and “My Policeman,” Lea Michele in “Funny Girl,” Beyond Fest celebrating “RRR” director S.S. Rajamouli and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap episode 4 of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” which was actually good! Thanks for sharing some of your time with us.
Don't worry, darling — Breakfast All Day is back. And Alonso is recovering and feeling perky just in time to talk about whether Harry Styles actually spit on Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival. Also in news, he and Christy discuss the movies premiering at Telluride, new trailers for “White Noise” and “Empire of Light,” accusations against Arcade Fire's Win Butler, and Rob Schneider saying he'll toss away his career for his beliefs, whatever that means. We also catch up with a review of the satire “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.,” featuring excellent performances from Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown. And over at our Patreon, we finally recap the season 2 finale of “Only Murders in the Building” as well as episodes 2 and 3 of “She-Hulk.” Thanks for your patience!
Lace up your roller skates and join us for an end-of-summer edition of Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy catch up with the comedy-drama-horror-romance “Spin Me Round,” which is as messy as it sounds. It stars Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza and is in theaters and streaming. And in our latest round of “Was It Great or Were You 8?” we had the pleasure of revisiting “Xanadu,” which Christy still loves with zero irony. With the recent passing of Olivia Newton-John, this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on what made her so beloved. Come back next week when we'll have more movie news and reviews. Until then, stay cool over Labor Day weekend, and thanks for sharing some of your time with us.
Alonso's feeling a little under the weather this week, but the always delightful and insightful Katie Walsh was kind enough to fill in on a couple of Breakfast All Day film reviews. We discuss “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” George Miller's disappointing follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and the extremely weird “Funny Pages,” a comedy that feels like a return to the early days of indie film. We'll be back on Monday with news as well as TV recaps for our Patreon subscribers: the season 2 finale of “Only Murders in the Building,” and episode 2 of “She-Hulk.” Hope you're having a relaxing end of the summer, and thanks for sharing some of those lazy days with us.
In these lazy, last days of summer, we're catching up with a perfectly pleasant (if problematic) rom-com on Breakfast All Day: “Look Both Ways,” a “Sliding Doors” homage starring Lili Reinhart. We also have an early review of “Breaking,” in theaters Friday, starring John Boyega in the true story of a Georgia bank holdup. And in news, we discuss the #BamaRush phenomenon getting the documentary treatment, Bill Paxton, Gary Busey, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Avatar,” Nick Kroll and more. Kick back and join us.
Idris Elba will save us all this week on Breakfast All Day. Our good friend Kristian Harloff joins Christy to review the thriller “Beast” (and if you're not already subscribed to his YouTube Channel, you should be). Alonso and Christy also review the nutty horror prequel “Orphan: First Kill.” In news, we discuss Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, “Wednesday,” “Jaws,” “Sesame Street” and more. And we've got a ton of great stuff over at our Patreon: recaps of the first episode of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” and the second-to-last episode of “Only Murders in the Building,” plus a back-to-school Off the Menu discussion of 1973's “American Graffiti,” the movie that put George Lucas on the map. Hop in your car, crank it up and cruise the boulevard with us. * Our latest Movie House Shout-Out goes to the historic and beloved Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, where they're celebrating their 100th anniversary. They've also got a fantastic array of films planned for their End of Summer Blockbuster Fest, running from Aug. 26-Sept. 1. To buy tickets and learn more about the Manor, visit them here.
Hold on tight — we've got you here on Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy catch up with “Fall,” a lean, mean survival thriller that will make you seriously squirm in your seat if you're afraid of heights. In news, we discuss Ezra Miller, Tom Holland, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Florence Pugh and Zach Braff, and we remember director Wolfgang Petersen. And over at our Patreon, our subscribers picked a great Off the Menu selection as summer draws to a close: 1973's “American Graffiti.” Hop in your car, crank it up and join us.
We begin with sad news yet again on Breakfast All Day with the death of Anne Heche. Alonso and Christy discuss the actress' long and varied career and tragic end at just 53. Also in news: Armie Hammer, Fred Savage, the Golden Globes, “Nope,” “Bodies Bodies Bodies” and more. Plus we have reviews of “Summering,” from director and co-writer James Ponsoldt, and “Emily the Criminal,” featuring yet another gripping dramatic performance from Aubrey Plaza. And for our Patreon subscribers, a recap of this week's “Only Murders in the Building.” Could Michael Rapaport really be Glitter Guy? We're not so sure. Join us for a late summer hangout.
We're heartbroken here at Breakfast All Day over the death of Olivia Newton-John. Alonso and Christy discuss her film and music career and what she's meant as as pop culture icon for decades. Also in news: box office, Anne Heche, Jennette McCurdy, the Spice Girls and Nicole Kidman, who will return as the face of AMC Theaters. We also have a couple of reviews for you: the horror flick “They/Them” on Hulu, and the cringe comedy “I Love My Dad.” Thanks so much for joining us during these waning days of summer.
Alonso and Christy are heading in different directions in our review of the star-studded, action-packed “Bullet Train” on Breakfast All Day. But we agree that the “Predator” prequel “Prey” on Hulu and A24's horror comedy “Bodies Bodies Bodies” are both pretty kick-ass, and you should see them as summer movie season winds down. In news, we talk about the whole “Batgirl” fiasco, the passing of the legendary Vin Scully and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week's episode of “Only Murders in the Building,” which sheds some light on Mabel's past. Hop on and join us.
And we're back! Vacation is over and it's time to play catch-up on Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy have a lengthy, spoiler-filled review of Jordan Peele's “Nope,” and we slog through “The Gray Man,” the latest big-budget, star-studded action extravaganza on Netflix. And in news, we discuss everything that's been going on the past couple of weeks: the Bennifer wedding, Comic-Con, the “Wakanda Forever” trailer, Will Smith‘s video apology for the Oscar slap, and several celebrity deaths including Paul Sorvino and Nichelle Nichols. Hope your summer's been restful, and thanks for spending part of it with us.
Oh hey, it's just us, doing another round of Ask Us Anything on Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso answer more of your questions, ranging from our favorite movies to recommend to people, to the best Harrison Ford role, to how we got started as film critics. We also review the second half of SS Rajamouli's two-part Telugu extravaganza, 2017's “Baahubali: The Conclusion,” which we ended up liked better than “Baahubali: The Beginning.” We'll be back next week with reviews of new movies, including “Nope” and “Bullet Train.” Thanks for sharing part of your summer with us!
We loved “RRR” so much and got so many great suggestions of other Telugu films to watch that we're now digging into “Baahubali: The Beginning” on Breakfast All Day. Alonso and Christy were blown away by SS Rajamouli's 2015 movie, and we'll have a review of part two, “Baahubali: The Conclusion,” next week. Also this week, we introduce a new segment we're so excited about: Was It Great, or Were You 8? We'll look back at movies we loved when we were 8 years old to see whether they truly were great, or we're just remembering them fondly through the rosy lens of nostalgia. First off: Alonso has chosen “The Bad News Bears” from 1976. When you're done listening, you can vote on our YouTube poll. Let us know what you think, and thanks for spending part of your summer with us!
Dakota Johnson breaks the fourth wall to offer dry, witty asides and the well-timed eyeroll in a cheeky adaptation of Jane Austen's “Persuasion.” Purists aren't loving it but Alonso and Christy had a good time, as you'll see from our Breakfast All Day review. In news, we discuss the Bradley Cooper-Huma Abedin romance, Delia Owens, Armie Hammer, Constance Wu, Joe Dante, trailers for “Orphan: First Kill” and “She Said,” and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap the thrilling season finale of “Ms. Marvel.” Quick programming note: Christy's heading out on vacation for a couple of weeks, but we have lots of goodies planned in her absence, including another round of Ask Us Anything and a new segment we're really excited about. Thanks for listening, and we'll be back with new episodes the first week in August!
The moss is dripping and the cicadas are chirping, but we're not exactly joining the chorus of “Where the Crawdads Sing,” the new movie based on the best-selling novel. It comes out Friday, and Alonso and Christy have an early review on Breakfast All Day. But we do have lots of good stuff in news, including Emmy nominations, “Thor: Love and Thunder” box office, the Lea Michele/Beanie Feldstein “Funny Girl” fiasco, Elon Musk backing out of buying Twitter, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons getting married, and more. And over at our Patreon, we recap the latest episode of “Only Murders in the Building” on Hulu. Hop in your boat and join us.