Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXIX

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXIX

On today’s Viewer Mailbag, And and Phil talk about the evilest, meanest movie characters ever, how much scientific accuracy matters in movies, and how Blade Runner and other cult classics come about. It’s a fascinating Mailbag, so enjoy!

Got questions for a future Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Horror School VI – The Ruins

Horror School VI – The Ruins

In today’s Horror School class, Andy and Phil talk about The Ruins. It’s not a great movie, but it’s a solid B-movie horror flick. It’s got some better than expected performances by really pretty young people; sets up a nice, moody atmosphere; and contains some really effective gore. Join us for our discussion on The Ruins!

What did you think of The Ruins? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXXIII – Signs

Project Melway XXXIII – Signs

In the latest installment of Project Melway, Phil and Andy discuss the M. Night Shyamalan movie Signs. Mel’s great in this, but much of the discussion centers around the collapse of Shyamalan’s career. (Parallels to Mel’s career are brought up where applicable.) It’s a really great episode, folks. Enjoy!

What do you think of Signs? Of Shyamalan in general? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Singers Who Act

Singers Who Act

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy discuss the best singers who became actors. We talk about just about everyone from Fred Astaire to J.Lo, and we talk about the reasons people move from one career to the other (or try to do both). It’s fun as usual, so join us!

Who’s your favorite singer/actor? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – 3rd Quarter 2013 Movie Preview

Second Breakfast – 3rd Quarter 2013 Movie Preview

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy take you through the next three months of your life. Or the important part, anyway–which movies will you be seeing?! We break down July through September, and talk about movies we’re excited for, movies we’re…not as excited for, but will probably get tricked into seeing, and movies that we just don’t know what to do with. It’s pretty great. Enjoy!

What coming attractions are you exited about? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXXII – We Were Soldiers

Project Melway XXXII – We Were Soldiers

In the latest installment of Project Melway, Andy and Phil talk about Mel Gibson’s second (and much, much better) Vietnam War movie, We Were Soldiers. The performances in this movie are across-the-board wonderful, and the direction is great, too. But not both of your hosts loved the movie, which…is weird. And it sparks a great discussion. Tune in to find out more!

What did you think of We Were Soldiers? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Office Space

Office Space

Today on Second Breakfast, Andy and Phil discuss one of the great cult classics of their lifetimes: Mike Judge’s masterpiece, Office Space. What is there to be said? It’s a fantastic movie, and this is a great podcast talking about it. Enjoy!

Let us know what you think of Office Space in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 7-1-13

Weekly Leftovers 7-1-13

Every Monday, Andy and Phil welcome back Second Breakfast Nation by sharing One Big Thing they experienced over the past week, movie-wise. (This week, Phil is an utter turncoat.) Then they take 5 minutes and tell you all the movies they saw over the last week, as well as the movies coming out this week you might be looking forward to. Enjoy!

What are you looking forward to this holiday week? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXVII

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXVII

Wrapping up this week on Second Breakfast, Andy and Phil answer two great questions in this week’s Viewer Mailbag! First, the hosts talk about what constitutes a “flop.” Then, we answer maybe the coolest question in Second Breakfast history. Seriously, it’s great. But you’ll have to listen to find out what it is!

Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Up Montage

Up Montage

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy discuss the beautiful, wordless montage that tells Carl and Ellie’s love story at the beginning of the Pixar classic Up. Even TALKING about this scene gets them choked up. It’s pretty ridiculous…but that makes it great! Enjoy!

What did you like best about the montage? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 6-24-13

Weekly Leftovers 6-24-13

On today’s Second Breakfast Podcast, Phil and Andy recap the week behind us (in movies) and look ahead to the movies coming out this weekend. Also, there’s some adorable, heartwarming stuff. (Not too much. Don’t worry.)

What movies did YOU see last week? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXVI

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Today on the Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag, Phil and Andy talk about where Blade fits in the recent resurgence of comic book movies and respond to recent comments from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas about the future of the Hollywood business model. (Spoiler: they think you’re about to have to pay a bunch more for movies.) Enjoy!

Want to have your questions answered in a future Viewer Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Man of Steel

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Phil and Andy welcome a special guest host to help us talk about the new superhero flick, Man of Steel! We’re joined by a genuine Hollywood screenwriter who’s also just an all-around interesting dude. The three of us talk about the Judeo-Christian allusions–with which the movie is CHOCK full–we talk about the history of Supes as a character, and it’s all a ton of fun!

What did you think of Man of Steel? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXXI – What Women Want

On the latest installment of Project Melway, Andy and Phil take on the romantic comedy What Women Want, starring our boy Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The good stuff in this movie is very, very good. The stuff that isn’t…really isn’t. But Second Breakfast still recommends it. Also… one of your hosts has met Helen Hunt in person…and had dinner with her. But you’ll have to watch to find out the story!

What do you think of What Women Want? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – The Wolf of Wall Street trailer

Today on Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy talk about the best trailer they’ve seen in a really long time. It’s for Martin Scorsese’s new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, and it ROCKS. It’s fun, energetic, and inventive–and so is this podcast!

Are you excited for this movie? What did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 6-17-13

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy discuss the movies they saw last week and the movies you should be excited for this upcoming Friday. In addition, Phil talks about disappointing children’s movies, and Andy shares the circumstances in which he saw Man of Steel. Enjoy!

What are you excited for this weekend? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXV

In today’s Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag, Phil and Andy talk about scores that don’t really fit their movies (even if they’re good) and the greatest comedy trilogies in movie history. (Try it…it’s harder to come up with a list than you’d think.) It’s pretty amazing, and it’s a great way to end your week!

Got questions for a future Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Revisiting Movies

Today on Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy revisit a few movies. These are all films where their opinions were very strongly held, and then…they changed. So those changes are discussed. Also, this is a very very special episode…but you’ll have to listen to figure out why! Enjoy!

What movies have you revisited, and you’ve changed your mind about on second (or third) viewing? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Horror School V – Halloween

Another episode of Horror School has Andy subjecting Phil to the grandfather of the slasher genre, the John Carpenter classic Halloween. We talk about symbolism, the effectiveness of the music, the movies Halloween spawned, and (of course) how freaking scary the movie is. Phil didn’t enjoy being scared, but you’ll enjoy hearing us talk about it!

Do you like Halloween? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 6-10-13

Monday brings another week, and another helping of Second Breakfast! Today, Phil and Andy tell you One Big Thing that happened to each of them this past week, movie-wise. Then we take 5 minutes and tell you all the movies we saw over the past week, as well as the movies coming out this upcoming Friday you should be excited about. (Spoiler: You should be very excited. VERY.)

What are YOU going to see in the theaters this Friday? Let us know in the comments below! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXIV

In this week’s Viewer Mailbag, Andy and Phil talk about perfect comedic scenes with precisely two people in them, and whether or not Phil has a problem with bleak movies. (Spoiler: …kinda.) Enjoy!

Got questions for a future Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Star Trek Into Darkness

Phil has FINALLY seen the new Star Trek movie, so Andy FINALLY gets to talk about it with him on today’s Second Breakfast! Your hosts talk for a while about the movie using ZERO SPOILERS…and then they use a lot of spoilers (but don’t worry, plenty of warning and notice is given). It’s a fun chat. Enjoy!

What did YOU think of Star Trek Into Darkness? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXIX – Chicken Run

Join Andy and Phil for a discussion of a lovely animated movie from England, Chicken Run! It’s a WWII POW movie…starring claymation chickens. And it is wonderful and charming. You should all see it. And you should watch Second Breakfast talk about it, because that’s lots of fun, too!

Let us know what you think of Chicken Run in the comments below! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Remakes and Reboots

Today’s Second Breakfast has Phil and Andy engaging in their favorite flavor of argument: an utterly semantic one! It’s a discussion of remakes, reboots, reimaginings, and the differences and similarities between them. It’s fun, just like you knew it would be. Enjoy!

What’s your take on Hollywood going back to the same well over and over again? Let us know in the comments! Got a question for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 6-3-13

It’s the dawn of another week at Second Breakfast, and Phil and Andy tell you what movies they saw last week, what movies are coming out this week you might be interested in, and One Big Thing that happened to them this week…movie-wise. (They’re particularly good this week. We did some cool stuff.) Enjoy!

What new releases are you looking forward to this week? Tell us in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXIII

In today’s Mailbag, Phil and Andy talk about why we (either we two in particular, or America in general) keep paying for loud, empty movies rather than smaller, smarter fare, and what role we think gender should play in casting. We’ve got a question from family, and a question from someone who CLEARLY listens to our podcasts religiously. (We appreciate it!)

Got questions for a future Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – The Role of Race in Casting

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy talk about what role, if any, the race of the character or the actor should play in casting. (Spoiler: very, very little. None, in most cases.) It’s fun and hopefully thought-provoking. And let us know what YOU think in the comments below!

Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXVIII – The Million Dollar Hotel

On today’s Project Melway, Phil and Andy are assaulted by the hot mess that is The Million Dollar Hotel. It’s terrible, folks. But this podcast is amazing. Enjoy!

Have you seen The Million Dollar Hotel? (Our condolences.) Tell us about it in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Magical Realism Vol. 1

Today on Second Breakfast, Andy and Phil discuss movies that are almost completely realistic, but one small thing isn’t. We discuss Ruby Sparks, Stranger Than Fiction, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and even Nolan’s Batman trilogy. It’s the start of what will likely be a much longer conversation. Climb aboard with us at the start!

What are your favorite magical realism movies? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 5-27-13

It’s Monday on Second Breakfast Podcast, so Phil and Andy give you the “One Big Thing” that happened over the past week, movie-wise. Plus, there’s talk about the movies Second Breakfast saw this past week, and the ones coming out this upcoming weekend you should be excited about. Enjoy!

See any good movies lately? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXII

The end of another Second Breakfast week brings another Viewer Mailbag! Today, Phil and Andy talk about the movies that best balance “high-art” and accessibility, and discuss the possibility for the continuation of one of the greatest film series of our lifetimes…the Bill & Ted’s movies.

Got questions for us? Want them included in a future Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Mud (SPOILERS)

On today’s Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy talk about the fabulous new Matthew McConaughey movie, “Mud.” It’s a great movie, directed and acted superbly. And we talk about it for a really long time. BUT, after the first few minutes (don’t worry, we warn you) we talk spoilers. You have been warned.

Go see Mud, and then tell us what you thought in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXVII – Payback

Today’s installment of Project Melway is extremely special. For one, we’ve got a guest! Only the second Melway guest ever, we welcome Ken back to talk about the crime movie Payback…but that’s not all. There was also a Director’s Cut released several years later, and the movie is a remake of a 1960s movie, Point Blank. We talk about ALL THREE MOVIES. Is there nothing Phil and Andy wouldn’t do for you? Enjoy!

Did you like Payback? Which version’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Horror School IV – An American Werewolf in London

On today’s Second Breakfast, Andy and Phil talk about a classic horror-comedy…maybe THE classic horror-comedy. It’s John Landis’s gem An American Werewolf in London, at turns genuinely scary and hilarious, and always fun and inventive. And just like the movie, this podcast is always interesting, fun to experience, and includes a dude turning into a wolf. (Maybe not that last one. MAYBE.)

What’s your favorite horror-comedy? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Weekly Leftovers 5-20-13

It’s a new week at Second Breakfast Podcast, and Phil and Andy are debuting a new feature! It’s called “One Big Thing,” and it’s…one big thing that happened over the past week. Plus, there’s talk about the movies the hosts saw this week, and the ones coming out this upcoming weekend you should be excited about. Enjoy!

See any good movies lately? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXXI

In today’s Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag, Andy and Phil discuss the differences between “horror” movies, “scary” movies, and “thrillers.” Also, we count down our top ten baseball movies of all time. Do not miss this one, folks. It’s pretty fantastic.

Got questions for Second Breakfast to answer in a future Mailbag? Email them to SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – The Gauntlet VI

As we do about once a month, today Second Breakfast takes on THE GAUNTLET… a series of questions designed to test our movie fandom right down to its very bones. This Gauntlet comes to us from the original Gauntlet maker, and is…special. I mean, Phil and Andy really have to work their way through it. But they succeed. And the results are amazing.

Got questions for the Mailbag, or a Gauntlet of your own? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Project Melway XXVI – Lethal Weapon 4

On today’s episode of Project Melway, Phil and Andy take on the final movie in the Lethal Weapon saga…Lethal Weapon 4. This movie is absolutely terrible. Phil certainly hates this movie…but, frankly, Andy can’t really handle it. So in this podcast, you get to see him go absolutely bonkers. It’s fascinating. Enjoy!

What did you think of Lethal Weapon 4? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at SecondBreakfastPodcast@gmail.com!

Horror School III – [REC]

On today’s Second Breakfast, Andy and Phil discuss the latest horror movie Andy forced Phil to see, the Spanish zombie/infected/something terrible movie, [REC]. Folks, this is a scary, scary movie. It’s amazing. (Pending your feelings on scary movies, of course.) And our podcast about it is wildly entertaining. Enjoy!

Seen [REC]? Could you sleep afterwards? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at secondbreakfastpodcast@gmail.com!

The Week That Was IX

In this installment of Second Breakfast, Phil and Andy tell you about all the movies they saw last week as well as the fun movies coming out this Friday. But ALSO, this week, bot of your intrepid hosts had…interesting experiences. So there’s a little bit of storytelling as well. It’s a hoot. Enjoy!

Seen anything good in the theaters recently? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at secondbreakfastpodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast Viewer Mailbag XXX

Ending the week in style as always, Andy and Phil answer two questions in this week’s Viewer Mailbag! First, the discussion centers on whether a bad acting performance can singlehandedly ruin a movie. Then the guys talk about the extent to which recasting of roles bothers them. And finally, a question which will be answered NEXT week is teased. (Get excited. It’s pretty awesome.)

Got questions for a future Mailbag? Email us at secondbreakfastpodcast@gmail.com!

Second Breakfast – Iron Man 3 (No Spoilers!)

Second Breakfast has seen Iron Man 3, and we want to tell you all about it (without spoilers, naturally). Phil and Andy discuss the cast, Shane Black’s direction and screenplay, the action sequences, and where this movie fits in to Marvel’s overall plan. With all the wit and insight (cough, cough) you’ve come to expect from Second Breakfast!

What did you think of Iron Man 3? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at secondbreakfastpodcast@gmail.com!

Five Minute Monday – The Week That Was VIII

This week starts off a little different than most here at Second Breakfast…Phil and Andy talk about books. And reading. …don’t worry. That passes, and we get back to talking about the movies we watched over the past week, as well as the movies coming out this Friday we’re excited for. And we do that last part (mostly) in only 5 minutes!

What did you watch this past week, and what are you excited for this coming Friday? Let us know in the comments! Got questions for the Mailbag? Email us at secondbreakfastpodcast@gmail.com!