Breakfast on Planet X: Director’s Series – A tribute to the Coen Brothers Breakfast on Planet X: Director’s Series – A tribute to the Coen Brothers
Welcome to the first episode of our ongoing “Director’s series” special, for which we will pay tribute to a different director we love each... Breakfast on Planet X: Director’s Series – A tribute to the Coen Brothers

Welcome to the first episode of our ongoing “Director’s series” special, for which we will pay tribute to a different director we love each episode in the upcoming weeks!


Today, we will discuss the legendary and controversial Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan that gave us masterpieces like Fargo, Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, etc. etc.

This episode’s roster: The regulars Detective Dee, I-am-Better, Ronnie James Dio and our guest Zissou, writer, aficionado of Independent Movies and of course a big fan of the Coens.

Topics: We will talk about our favourite Coen movies, attempt to define what makes the Coen Brothers’ work so unique, what Michael Bay has to do with all this and much more!

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Detective Dee reviews movies and sometimes TV-series. He likes to indulge in the Asian cinema, exploitation flicks and the horror genre but is no stranger to Blockbuster culture either. He writes whatever he wants, but always aims to entertain.

  • I forgot how much I talk in this…

  • Siren sound!!!!

  • How many masterpieces did these guy do? I lost count

  • Lots of fun. Zissou was a star. And who doesn’t love the coens ? Im glad I didn’t blather about “oh brother” for an hour, but I think it’s a perfect film as well

  • I forgot my Tom Cruise quote. Lol

  • It was still a tough subject. Three parts would not have sufficed.

  • Zissou would be a good guest for Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson episodes. Only Anderson’s from now on. Well, except Paul WS Anderson. Fuck that guy.

  • Will listen to this in a few hours.

  • Hillbilly Therapist

    Will listen to this later after there are 543 comments.

  • I don’t know if I’ve seen a full WS Anderson movie but I’ll join the podcast anyway.

  • No love for Event Horizon?

  • Well, if we ever make an “Event Horizon”-special….

  • It’s not “if” it’s “when” !

  • One good movie just doesn’t balance the “fistful of ‘meh'” he has otherwise done. Okay, “Death Race” is a guilty pleasure

  • When Dee is on vacation, that’s when.

  • Listening while driving. I’d love, love a Barton Fink sequel!

  • Come on Dio. Intolerable Cruelty pretty much shows they’ve made a bad film.

  • Blood Simple the third best first film ever behind Citizen Kane and Knife in the Water.

  • Our beloved ColonHell dressed as Walter for Halloween a few years back and it was goddamn great.

  • Man, I can see the Millius DNA there, yeah.

  • You know what, awesome that Michael Bay is getting great actors paid.

  • Pics or it didn’t happen 😉

  • Even in the wardrobe

  • Hmmmm, sure they are on Bookface if you are friends with him there. If not, well, tough titty.

  • Somebody shoulda dressed as Jesus at the same event thou

  • My brother looks like Donnie. Shit you not.

  • You tell him to shut the fuck up all the time…? 😉

  • If I spoke to him anymore I’m sure that would be the gist of the conversation, yeah, ha.

  • Ah. Family – the bane of existence

  • Maybe in the sequel, he’d be like the washed up writer that John Mahoney played in the first

  • zissou is giving us the silent treatment. dont tell him me like it

  • There’s also that theory that Barton Fink basically ends up in hell. The hotel is hell. Chet is the gatekeeper who comes from underground, and in the end the place is literally in flames. I forgot to mention that one.

  • My theory is that Hollywood is already hell

  • That works too

  • It’s his personal hell. He wants to write the most truthful novel ever and he lands in the most fake place.

  • And in the end, he ends literally up in a fake place = the painting he’s been looking at

  • Fan that’s a great point

  • Ill quote Jack randomm…

    That’s a bold statement

  • Every one deserves a Mulligan


  • Event horizon special! As soon as you lose

    Loser leaves the podcast match !


  • You just made it better

  • Wabbit Season!

    Just 500 more comments to go…

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Listening now.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Bill Murray illusion destroyed.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Okay, moving along.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    They sure did commit themselves on The Counselor.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I only need a couple of seconds to see if it’s a Coen bros. movie.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    The humor is so dry that it becomes dangerously brittle.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    It’s a toss up between No Country for Old Men and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    The Big Lebowski dialogue pretty much drills itself in to your head.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    When you realize Jesus is a child molester and you try to make a movie around that………………yeah.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    The Big Lebowski is Shit Happens: The Movie.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Lucky I like movies where shit happens. Would have been a chore to sit through if I didn’t.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    The Hudsucker Proxy I have never seen.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Bruce Campbell should be in everything. And Reggie Bannister. A movie with those two I would watch.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I still hate Barton Fink. Sorry Dee.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Actually, I should apologize to just about everyone since they all love it. Except Booger. I don’t have to apologize to him.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Inside Llewyn Davis. Haven’t seen it yet.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Go ahead, spoil it. I’ll still see it.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    You don’t suck, Better.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    When I was a kid, I always wanted a typewriter. And a double-barreled shotgun. The latter came true but I never had the guts to fire it.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I slept through Miller’s Crossing not because of boredom but I was wide awake the night before. Missed the chance to watch the whole thing. I saw some of it. It was good I guess.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I’ll just give them an A.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Burn After Reading is like Lebowski. Shit Happens but then you kinda don’t care by the end.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Zissou dislikes Bay? This is supposed to be a shock?

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Not really shocked.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I can see why you wouldn’t be impressed with Pain & Gain. I still see it as his magnum opus.

  • Thanks

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    How does Zissou feel about John Turturro showing in Transformers?

  • I recommend it. It’s like an anti-Barton Fink

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Malkovich either is annoying or amazing in that crap movie.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Megan Fox in Coen bros movie? Why not?

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Channing Tatum is average for me. Thought he brought a John McClane vibe to White House Down.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Contempt? They don’t feel contempt for their characters?

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    That’s really stretching it……………………..

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Pessimism. It’s pessimism.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Cynical. Yes.

  • It’s a real feel-good movie, at the end

  • No need to apologize.

  • Two very distinctive wishes.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    The draw for me to their movies is that this felt realistic to me. Whether that is a bad thing or good thing is up to the viewer.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I wanted to tell stories, as pretentious as that sounds, when I was a kid.

  • Yessssss

  • Just keep with the typewriter, mang

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I think I feel if I made an action movie, my beef would be I want to do this as realistically as I possibly can. Cause I’m always a stickler for real life stuff, especially military stuff. Especially Richard Marcinko, who always points out how it works. But then you have No Country for Old Men, which is the closest they’ll make to an action movie unless you count True Grit. I thought I guess I don’t have to try anymore.

  • I thought so too. But when I rewatched the film I noticed they said he “exposed himself” to a kid. So you could easily turn that into some comical misunderstanding. If that would hurt the perception of his character in Lebowski retroactively, is the question.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I got a computer so it more or less works out.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Sorry, I should reword it as a sex offender.

  • good

  • But a lot of their “realism” is manipulative and calculated.

  • Yeah I got you.

  • Not that that is by default bad, you just have to know how to handle it as an artist.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Lebowski is fucking hilarious.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    I relate to Walter UNFORTUNATELY due to how I acted around my friends from my hometown.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Arizona Baby and Arizona Junior sound like legit Coen titles.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Great pods.

  • Thanks a lot! And thanks for listening!

  • Intriguing… did you tell them to shut up?

  • Thank you, Godz

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    A lot of times. I’m weird that way. I try to be more confrontational cause I’m too timid sometimes and then I go way overboard when I’m confronting someone.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Glad I could listen.

  • Godzilla Fanboy

    Your welcome.