Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Invisible Man (1933)


I recently had the great pleasure of picking up Universal's newly-released The Invisible Man Legacy Collection, which contains all six films from the classic horror series. As I've been making my way through the set, it occurs to me that I've been unfair to this particular franchise; I have relegated the character of The Invisible Man to second-string status, not of the same pedigree as the titans of horror, particularly Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, and Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolf Man. In all honesty, I'm still struggling with whether or not The Invisible Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and The Mummy exist on a lower level than their iconic brethren, but I will also admit that I think I've misjudged The Invisible Man, particularly the first film in the series from 1933. It's time for a Cereal At Midnight review!

Family Friendly Scary Movies - My Family's Favorite Halloween Horror


With Halloween just around the corner, we're taking a look at the family-friendly scary movies that aren't just for fun the adults, but for the kids too!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Icons of Horror: Vincent Price


For our second foray into the icons of horror, we're talking about a man whose career has become practically synonymous with horror. Of course, it's Vincent Price, a man with a style all his own and a resume that consists of some of the most classic genre films ever. With a career that spans both legitimate studio classics as well as low budget B-movie fare, Vincent Price (Vinnie P. to us) was a master who is most definitely deserving of "icon" status.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special (100 Page Giant) DC Comics


In this video, we check out the first ever Swamp Thing Halloween Horror 100 Page Giant from DC Comics! This Walmart exclusive comic book is an anthology of reprinted material and a brand new 12-page Swamp Thing story by Brian Azzarello and Greg Capullo. We'll put the issue under the microscope and have some Halloween fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Disney Movie Club Exclusive Blu-ray Haul!


One of the coolest things about the Disney Movie Club is having access to tons of club-exclusive DVDs and Blu-rays that aren't available at retail stores and can ONLY be purchased from the DMC!  In this video, we'll talk about the club and I'll show the exclusive movies from my most recent haul!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Icons of Horror: Slashers


In this video, the first of a series about the icons of horror, we'll be talking about slashers! Characters like Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Chucky are household names and true slasher icons. We'll be taking a look at their films, as well as a few surprises as we talk about the titans of slasher horror.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Terror At Tenkiller and The Last Slumber Party (Scream Theater Vol. 2)

Of all the subgenres of horror, slasher films are one of my absolute favorites. In the past, I've tried to put my finger on why exactly this is, and I think I've decided it's because the slasher film was the flavor du jour of my childhood. Video stores were hungry for content and slashers were easy to produce. You could take a skeleton crew out into the woods or a campground with very little money (slashers usually don't require any fancy special effects) and make a serviceable horror movie in no time flat. That's why slasher films seem to have the worst reputation in all horror; they're cheap, usually require very little imagination, and were a dime a dozen in the 1980s.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Limited Edition Chocolate Twinkies with SCREAM Filling From Hostess


It's time for another October treat taste test as we check out the new LIMITED EDITION Chocolate Cake Twinkies from Hostess! Does life taste better on the dark side? Is it acceptable to hand out snack cakes like candy to trick or treaters during Halloween? Should a grown man ever dress up as Twinkie the Kid? All of these questions--and more--will be answered!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kurt Russell and the Phoenix Lights: A UFO Story

The Phoenix Lights incident is one of the most famous UFO sightings of the modern era, but recently a new detail was discovered: the actor Kurt Russell has a story to tell about the phenomenon, and that's where the mystery gets even more interesting.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Huge Collection Update! Movies, Music, and Books!


It's time for a collection update! After a lull, things have been pouring into the C@M studios! Tons of movies on DVD and Blu-ray, music CDs, and books have recently been added to the Cereal At Midnight collection and it's time to show them off!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Bubba Ho-Tep And the Cosmic Blood-Suckers from IDW Comics (Lansdale, Jabcuga, Galusha)


IDW Comics is currently publishing a super-cool prequel comic to Don Coscarelli's cult film Bubba Ho-Tep (which starred Ash himself, Bruce Campbell, as well as Ossie Davis), and it's pretty far out, mama! Written by Josh Jabcuga, art by Tadd Galusha, and adapted from Joe R. Lansdale's original novel, Bubba Ho-tep faces off against a cosmic threat with the entire world at stake! Tune in to hear what Cereal At Midnight thinks about the title and weigh in with your own thoughts!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

UNSEEN HORROR! (New-To-Me Horror Movies)


As we kick off October and the Halloween season, I show you guys a bunch of horror movies that I've never seen before and will be watching this month. What are you going to be watching this scary movie season? Shout it out in the comments below!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Live Stream Announcement!

Live Stream #2 will be held on Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m. central time. Hope you can make it!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series Blu-ray Unboxing


The wait is over and we can dance our cares away with the arrival of Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray! In this unboxing video, we'll take a look at the specs and crack open the "scrapbook edition" packaging to see what's inside. For Jim Henson and Muppets fans, this is a great day as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of a landmark show on home media!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thrift Store 10: The Thrift Knight Rises


Thrift Store 10 is here and it's a doozy! After a few weeks of nothing, the bargains are back and better than ever! Plus, there's a SONG!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Reese's Puffs Peanut Butter Bats Cereal Review (Halloween)


Limited Release cereals become more popular every single year, and this fall has brought a whole new array of cereal special editions. Up for review in this video is Reese's Puffs Peanut Butter Bats from General Mills! Are these Halloween-themed bats tricks or treats? Check out the video to find out!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dean Martin Variety Show Extravaganza!


Cereal At Midnight goes all in on the Dean Martin Variety Show! From 1965 to 1974,  Dean Martin, aka "The King of Cool," hosted a weekly variety show that was many things: wacky, provocative, topical, and always entertaining. In this video, we'll talk about the show itself as well as the challenges of collecting the many DVDs that have been released over the years! We'll also try to embody just a little bit of the fun and irreverent spirit that made Dean Martin's show so wonderful.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Erik Larsen Spider-Man Omnibus Review (w/ David Michelinie)


Let's dive into the Erik Larsen/David Michelinie Spider-Man omnibus! Whether you love '90s comics or hate  them, it's hard not to have an opinion about them, and these issues of Amazing Spider-Man are a prime example of everything that made that era for comics so controversial. Right after the final issue in this omnibus, Larsen would go on to create and publish his own creation, Savage Dragon, for Image Comics, becoming a household name and an entrepreneur! But his rise to comic book artist super-stardom all began here in the pages of Spidey for Marvel Comics! From Venom to Doctor Doom to the Sinister Six, Erik Larsen drew (and later wrote) one of the defining runs for the character. Of course, the art wouldn't mean anything without fantastic script work from David Michelinie, one of the great comic book creators. We'll discuss that and more in this video review of the Amazing Spider-Man omnibus of Erik Larsen!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mego Wave 2 : The Quest Begins! (Target Exclusive Figures)


With Wave 1 of Mego's Target Exclusive launch now widely available in most (but not all) Target stores, we set our sights on Wave 2! Reports are coming in from all over America that Wave 2 is hitting the pegs earlier than scheduled, with the online launch still weeks away. Join Cereal At Midnight in the hunt for the second wave, which promises to bring new franchises into this plastic galaxy, including Bewitched and KISS! The quest begins!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Zombie 3 and Zombie 4: After Death From Severin Films

If you've been following along with the Cereal At Midnight YouTube channel, you're aware of the twisted saga of how I finally came to acquire these movies, as well as the kindness of Severin Films for sending them to me. But how are the movies themselves? Let's dig in!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hammer Time: Hammer Horror Ultimate Collection DVD Box Set!


Stop! It's Hammer Time at Cereal At Midnight! In this loopy, goofy, off-the-rails video, your humble host shows off his latest acquisition, the Hammer Horror Ultimate Collection DVD box set, which includes 21 discs of prime Hammer goodness straight from the UK! We'll talk about Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, pagan queens and invading Romans, gothic shadows and foes from beyond the grave! You guys have asked for more horror videos, so this one's for you!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mystery Box Of Comics From The Comic Book Savant


The Comic Book Savant sent us a package of funny books, and we have no idea what's inside! Tune in to see what the comics are and if your humble host has ever heard of them! There will be impressions done poorly, references to comic book creators who may not be working in the business anymore, and lots of facial expressions your dad makes when he's confused.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thank You, Severin Films


This video is a "thank you" to Severin Films. After seeing the "Scammed" video on this channel, Severin contacted Cereal At Midnight, and this is the result. If horror movies are your thing, this video speaks volumes about the company, their integrity, and their customer service and appreciation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rock Spotlight: IN/VERTIGO!

In/Vertigo is a band you need to know! Though they only formed in 2017, their star is on the rise because their music takes no prisoners and their musicianship is top notch! Check out their video for their lead single "Bad Enemy" and crank up the volume knob! Here's all the links you need to stay in the loop, and don't forget to tell them that Cereal At Midnight sent you!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Sale Haul!


It's HAUL TIME! Specifically, it's a Kino Lorber Studio Classics HAUL from their recent August sale! If you aren't following Kino Lorber or their "Studio Classics" line, you might be missing out on some of the coolest movies ever to hit disc. In this video, we'll show off the movies and you'll learn how you can stay up to date on future sales so that YOU can grab movies for as much as 70 percent off the retail price!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)


This 1962 science fiction film from American International Pictures balances some big ideas with a small budget to challenge our perception of reality.

Thrift Store 9: Birthday Bash!


In the ninth installment of the prestigious Thrift Store series, I celebrate my birthday by visiting three thrift stores in a row. This is the biggest, longest thrift store video yet!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

K99.ROCKS Launch Party At Seasick Records (vinyl and classic album rock radio)


Cereal At Midnight is on location to cover the launch of K99 at  Seasick Records in Birmingham, Alabama! In case you haven't heard, K99 is a new internet radio station (www.K99.Rocks) that plays classic album rock that you won't hear on any of the terrestrial, corporate-owned radio stations. In the late '70s and earlyl '80s, K99 FM was one of the top ten radio stations in the country, according to a Rolling Stone poll, but they went radio silent in 1982. But now K99 is back, and this time they're global! That means you can listen no matter where you are in the world! Check out the video for all the details and be sure to visit K99 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fansofK99/?ref=br_rs
Also a huge shout out to Seasick Records, the premiere record store of Birmingham, Alabama, for allowing Cereal At Midnight's cameras and also for hosting the event. If you're ever in their neck of the woods, give Seasick Records a visit! And when you do, be sure to tell both K99 and Seasick Records that Cereal At Midnight sent you!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Live Stream 001: Q & A!


It's the first ever live stream from Cereal At Midnight! We talk about movies, music, comics, toys, and tons of other stuff with a few unbelievable surprises.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Comic Book Spotlight: "Atari Force"

In this video, we shine a spotlight on the DC Comics series Atari Force, which ran from 1984-1986. Over the course of 20 issues, the comic book told the story of a ragtag group of survivors who found themselves united under a common cause. Aboard their ship, Scanner One, the Atari Force worked to defeat the Dark Destroyer, a shadowy figure bent on destruction. With such famous creative talent as Gerry Conway, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Mike Baron, and Eduardo Barreto, Atari Force was a completely standalone title that featured some of comics' biggest talents. For fans of late seventies and early eighties sci-fi/space opera fare such as Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Battlestar Galactica.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

How I Clean Thrift Store Movies, CDs, and Records (Used Physical Media)


So you've found a bunch of cool stuff at the thrift store, right? Hooray! But finding cool movies, music, and books at local charity shops is only half of the battle. All that stuff is most likely absolutely filthy and could potentially have been donated by someone who had that virus from 28 Days Later! But it's too late! You've handled the goods and now you've exposed your immune system to a mutant strain of some funky disease that has kickstarted the zombie apocalypse! But you can stop that scenario from happening, friends. That's right: by cleaning your thrift store media, you can and will prevent the zombie apocalypse! In this video, we'll go over cleaning books, DVDs, CDs, and even record albums...the old round discs just like grandpa used to play whenever he got that far away look in his eye! This video comes via request from YOU GUYS, so thanks for the video suggestion, and good luck gettin' your thrift on!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Scammed At Walmart With Severin Horror Blu-Rays! (Fake, Bootleg)


Woe to ye, Walmart shopper and movie collector! In this video, you'll hear the cautionary tale of movies sold at the big blue store that aren't everything they appear to be! For fans of horror movies (and horror stories), fans of Severin Films, and Italian director Lucio Fulci.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Channel Chat: Live Stream Announcement And More!


In this channel update, we have some big things on the horizon! We discuss live streams, subscriber milestones, and a peek behind the scenes for aspiring YouTubers! What's coming up couldn't exist without YOU.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Space Lounge Vol. 4



Howdy, cats and kittens, and welcome once again to The Space Lounge! This is your one stop shop for all the coolest in retro tunes that you simply cannot hear on the radio. Strap in, because the needle is about to drop and this party is about to rock!

Opening A Package From MEGO HQ! Plus, Wave 2 and 3 News!


In this video, we open a package that was sent to us by a group that has partnered with Mego and is one of the key players in the current Target Exclusive line of figures! Plus, we have an update on the current line, as well as when we can expect future waves! If you've been following the current Mego situation, you won't want to miss this video.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thrift Store 8: A Good Day to Thrift Hard


Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! Who cares if kids are back in school and thrift stores aren't quite as full of great stuff as they were a month or two ago? There's still movie, music, and video game bargains to be found, especially if you thrift hard!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Vinyl Hunting At A Record Show! (ARCA 2018)


Let's hop in the Trans Am and cruise the record show for some vinyl! In this video, we attend the South's largest regional recording collecting show (ARCA) in search of LPs and 45 rpm awesomeness! Also in this video, we open a SEALED album from 1969!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Collection Spotlight: 80s Cartoons on DVD and Blu-ray! (1980s)


This is it! By popular demand, here is a collection spotlight on every 1980s cartoon series in the Cereal At Midnight collection. From DVD to Blu-ray, all the classics from robots in disguise to anthropomorphic animals with swords and attitude, it's all in this video! Got a suggestion for a future collection spotlight video? Shout it out in the comments below!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thrift Store 7: The Search For Schlock


In this week's thrift store video, it's slim pickings! In our never ending quest for movies, music, and video games at the thrift stores and charity shops of the world, we end up with the smallest haul in a long time, but still come out with some great stuff!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HUGE Comic Book Collection Update (Omnibus, Epic)


It's time for a massive comic book collection update in the form of omnibuses, epic collections, and trade paperbacks from both Marvel and DC. This is a big one!

Monday, August 13, 2018

"Batman Dance Party" by Monster Truck Ninja


Props to the folks over at MonsterTruckNinja.com for making such an awesome video that captures Batman from every era in a fun (and ultimately gruesome) way. This is an advertising and promotional company that I'll be watching out for in the future. This is how you make a splash!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Primal Scream aka Hellfire (1987)

"An extra-terrestrial energy source....a deadly cover up...the future of mankind hangs in the balance."

Collection Spotlight: The Beatles on DVD & Blu-ray (Movies and MORE)


In this debut collection spotlight, we're digging into The Beatles on DVD and Blu-ray! In addition to their movies, we'll also take a look at other odds and ends that have made their way to disc over the years, including concerts, documentaries, and the occasional lampoon. If you're a Beatles fan (and who isn't?), this video should be right up your Penny Lane! Along the way, you'll be treated to esoteric knowledge, easter eggs, and impressions done poorly!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Death of Superman Animated Movie Review (DC Universe)


With 2018's The Death of Superman film, Warner Brothers animation attempts to right some past wrongs caused by the first attempt at adapting this story with 2007's Superman: Doomsday. So is the second time the charm, or is this movie dead on arrival?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thrift Store 6: The Next Generation (Movie Hunting)

In the sixth installment of the Thrift Store series, we go looking for movies, music, action figures, books, and whatever else we can find. This time Heath is joined by a guest making her on-camera debut!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mego At Target: It's Not Over Yet!


Just days after the disappointing launch of Marty Abrams' Mego figures at Target stores, there is new information that should give toy collectors and fans some hope. Figures are showing up in stores that didn't have them at launch, and the promise of continued supply to those stores means that everyone should have a chance to join in the fun. Check out the video for more details, including footage of the entire Wave 1 assortment!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Music Talk: What I'm Listening To


It's been a while since we had a conversation about music, so this video is all about everything I've been putting in my ear holes! From some classic soul to power pop, to new wave and a new project that's influenced by classic Europop, this video is all about great music.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hardware to Halo - After The War Is Won


Classic Europop with an American accent.

Way Off Target: Target's Disappointing MEGO Launch


On July 29th, 2018, Marty Abrams' legendary toy line MEGO returned to the market for the first time in decades. At least, that was the plan. Partnering with the retail giant Target, MEGO was set to launch exclusive figures in stores and online just days after a panel at San Diego Comic Con International. The hype among fans was huge. The anticipation was even bigger. However, when launch day arrived, most fans couldn't find the figures in their local Target stores. Frustrated and disappointed toy enthusiasts took to social media to vent their frustration. A small selection of figures are available online at Target.com, but is the damage done?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thrift Store 5: Movies, Music and Books (Physical Media Trifecta!)


It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another trip to the thrift store! And this time, we scored big with a killer combo of movies, music, AND books. It's everything a physical media fan loves! There's lots of genre stuff in this video.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Opening Looney Tunes Blind Box Mystery Mini Figures From Funko (Target Exclusive)


In this video, we roll the dice with some blind box mystery mini figures from Funko! We got our hands on four Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers animated cartoon character mini figs and decided to open them on camera. The results are...well, let's just say they're "interesting!"

Friday, July 27, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ready Player One, Supergirl, and Don't You Forget About Me


In this video, we dig into the movie collection to talk about two new releases and one catalog title! Supergirl was just released on Blu-ray from Warner Archive and contains the fan-favorite "International Cut" on Blu-ray as well as an even longer "Director's Cut" in standard definition on a second disc, which is a DVD. Ready Player One was also just released and is an ode to the pop culture of the late seventies and all of the eighties, but we're struggling with how we feel about it. Finally, we dig into a documentary about the films of John Hughes called "Don't You Forget About Me."

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Let's Talk About WB's "DC Universe" Streaming Service


With San Diego Comic Con 2018 in the history books, we now have tons of new information about Warner Brothers' upcoming streaming "hub" for DC Entertainment: "DC Universe" will be a centralized online service offering access to comics, movies, and television shows both old and new. In this video, we break down the news, look at the facts, talk about the "Titans" trailer, and share our honest opinion of what we know so far.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Channel Chat: What I'm Watching, Summer Slowdown, Monetization, and More


In this channel update video, we discuss what's going on right now! From summer slowdown to live streaming, to monetizing the channel and possibly opening a store for movies, this episode is not just an update on what's going on; it's also about putting the spotlight on YOU and giving you the opportunity to make your voice heard.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Big Lots "Friends and Family" Bargain Blu-rays and DVDs


It's "Friends and Family" time at Big Lots as we go movie bargain hunting! This haul resulted in some great stuff, including a steelbook and some Mill Creek TV seasons. You never know what you might find!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Atlanta Comic Con Convention Report and Haul


Imaginarium's very first Atlanta Comic Con was held at the Georgia World Congress Center from July 13-15 and Cereal At Midnight was there! In this con report, we'll discuss the venue, the guests, and the exhibit hall, as well as what worked and what might need some improvement. We end the video with a brief rundown of the comics and merch that we picked up while at the show.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Original Post Honeycomb Cereal is Back! (Honey Comb)


After much protest and debate, Post has returned the original Honeycomb cereal to store shelves! We put the new (old?) cereal to a taste test and see how it holds up against not only the previous version of the cereal, but against our childhood memories!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thrift Store Movie Hunting!


You are cordially invited to another thrift store movie hunt! The charity shop in this video is one that I'd never been to before and is pretty new to the area. Let's check it out together and see what we find!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pints and Pixels: "Barcade" Spotlight (Restaurant, Bar, & Arcade)


Here's a spotlight on Pints & Pixels, a sweet restaurant/arcade/bar in the Huntsville, Alabama area that's representative of the cool "Barcade" movement sweeping the country. Just a few years ago, arcades were basically all but dead. Now, by mixing arcade games with food and drinks, all those old arcade cabinets and pinball machines are finding new life and becoming a destination once more. Got a barcade or an arcade you want to shout out? Spread the word in the comments below!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Walt Disney World Trip Report!


We went to Walt Disney World! In this video, you'll hear all about our trip, from arrival to departure, and maybe pick up a few cool tips and tricks along the way! This video is about everything Disney World, from the resorts to the Magic Kingdom park to the restaurants to Disney Springs!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Finally! The NES Classic Edition Is Back! (Nintendo Mini)


After disappearing from store shelves for over a year, the NES Classic Edition has returned! The last time the system was available, it was massively under-produced and lots of fans were disappointed. This is the story of how I *finally* found the Nintendo Mini, and how it was STILL a close call!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

REVIEW: 100 Page Giant DC Comics from Walmart!


When it was announced that DC Comics and Walmart had partnered for an upcoming line of monthly 100 page GIANT comics, Cereal At Midnight was on top of the news! Now we have all four #1 issues and are pleased to present you with a video review of the comics, discuss how easy or difficult they are to find, and what you can expect from each issue. With new stories featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, and Harley Quinn, these comics represent an ambitious attempt to capture new readers via the biggest retail store in the world. Check out the video to see the books!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Top 5 Underrated Michael Jackson Songs!


Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, but not every song that he released has gotten as much appreciation as it deserved! This is a Cereal At Midnight Top 5 list of Underrated Michael Jackson songs that we think deserve a second listen...and then a third! Each of these tracks spans the period from "Off The Wall" (1979) to "Bad" (1987) and comes from his most prolific and iconic years. I hope you have as much fun watching this as I had making it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thrift Store 2: Movie Boogaloo! / DVD, Blu-ray and CD Hunting


If you saw our thrift store video from LAST week (found here: https://youtu.be/irBZ7R9o5w4) then you're in for a treat because this video is A SEQUEL! Yes, that's right, there's continuity between the last thrift store shopping video and this one. The story continues!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

GIANT DC Comics / Walmart Partnership (Exclusives!)


This past week brought some really interesting news about a new partnership between DC Comics (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers) and the retail GIANT (pun intended) Walmart. Fans of Batman, Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Teen Titans will soon have a reason to hit up their neighborhood Walmart for exclusive stories from Brian MIchael Bendis, Tom King, Andy Kubert, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti. Check out the video and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments! This is really interesting news for fans of comics and a bold retail move!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Doctor Who: Tom Baker / Fourth Doctor Blu-ray UNBOXING (Complete Season One)


It's Celebration Day inside the TARDIS, because CLASSIC Doctor Who has come to Blu-ray! It's something that many fans thought would never happen, but here we are, unboxing the complete first season of Tom Baker's legendary and unparalleled run as everyone's favorite Timelord, Doctor Who!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thrift Store Shopping For DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs!


In this video, we take the camera along with us to actually film IN THE THRIFT STORE for the very first time. Check out the video to see how THAT turns out, and stay tuned as we take it all back to the movie dungeon and show off what we found.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Movie Reviews: Incredibles 2 And More!


You requested more movie reviews, you got it! In this video, I give my thoughts on three movies: Pixar's Incredibles 2, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Atomic Blonde! Cereal At Midnight is now the place where you can find "Laid Back Movie Reviews!"

Friday, June 15, 2018

My Autograph Collection and Embarrassing Letters To Celebrities (TTM Autographs)


Did I ever tell you about the time in 1999 when I started collecting autographs through the mail? I didn't? Okay then! There's a method called TTM (through the mail) autograph collecting, and this video is all about how I did it and who responded. On top of everything, I read some embarrassing letters I wrote to movie stars almost 20 years ago!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Wizard (1989) On Blu-ray! Nintendo! The Power Glove! SO BAD.


Over a decade into the format, 1989's The Wizard is finally on Blu-ray from Universal MOD! We got our hands on a copy and we can't wait to talk about how awesome this movie was when it came out nearly 30 years ago and Nintendo ruled the world.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

U.S. Space and Rocket Center: Home of Space Camp! (Huntsville, Alabama, SpaceCamp)



Let's explore the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama! This facility is home to the world-class science installation that served as ground zero for the space exploration research and development during the 1950s and 1960s. Today it's the home of Space Camp, the program that encourages and educates future astronauts and explorers! it's also the primary filming location for the 1986 movie "SpaceCamp," directed by Harry Winer and starring Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) Lea Thomspon (Back to the Future), Tate Donavan (Disney's Hercules), and Joaquin Phoenix, aka Leaf Phoenix (Gladiator).

Our day at the Space and Rocket Center gives a good overview of what you'll find at this awesome museum and facility and can help you plan your own trip!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Django, Prepare a Coffin! aka Preparati la bara! aka Viva Django (1968)

"Django, have you always be alone?" As a matter of fact, the answer is no! This is just one of dozens of movies featuring Italy's most successful western hero (anti-hero?), coming over a year after the 1966 Spaghetti Western classic from director Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero. Lucky for us, Preparati la bara, which was directed by Ferdinando Baldi, feels like an important and worthy installment in a series of sequels that don't always connect to Corbucci's famous original film. With an alternate origin story, stylish cinematography, and one of my favorite scores in all of the genre, this movie is a Spaghetti Western gem!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Big Lots Blu-ray and DVD Haul!


Big Lots is a surplus and overstock store that can be an incredible resource for finding cheap Blu-rays and DVDs! Check out this haul of movies and see what kind of deals are out there!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Blu ray Unboxing! Kino Lorber Studio Classics Sale Haul


In this physical media video, we unbox six Blu-rays from a recent Kino Lorber Studio Classics sale. These are genre movies that hark back to the awesome days of the video store, when cool box art and an interesting name were enough to get you to rent a video!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's Your Universe - Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe, Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars, Disney)


Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, and the founder of the global fashion brand Her Universe, has written a book designed to tell her own story and to empower others. With a voice deeply influenced by the films of Disney and Star Wars, "It's Your Universe" is a fantastic motivator to remind everyone, especially young girls, that they can accomplish anything they set their sights on.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Buying A Mystery Video Game At Target


Ride shotgun as we get out of the movie dungeon and actually take a trip to Target to pick up a video game. What video game is it? You'll have to tune in to see! Thanks to the viewer requests for more shopping videos and more video game content. This video is a step toward more of that! Thanks for all your great suggestions!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Let's Go See Solo - A Star Wars Story! (Non-Spoiler Movie Review)


Hey, let's go see Solo: A Star Wars Story! In this video, we all pile in the car and head to the movie theater together, then I give my honest, non-spoiler thoughts about it!

The Future of Cereal At Midnight! Where Do We Go From Here?


As this channel closes in on 1000 subscribers, I'm looking to YOU to ask where it should go from here! Do we stick with physical media, movie, TV, comics, and pop culture discussion, or does it go beyond that into new, exciting territory? I'm asking YOU for your opinion!

Feel free to weigh in here in the comments or on Twitter
@CerealMidnight

Thanks so much for watching these videos and being a part of the community! You truly are the best! The future is bright, and we'll discover it together!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Disney's Tomorrowland: Flawed Beauty (Disney Movie Review)


2015's big budget would-be blockbuster Tomorrowland wasn't the movie that anyone was expecting, including Disney themselves. But does that mean that there's nothing to take away from the film? In this movie review, I talk about my affection for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowland, its origin as a theme park land, and delve into some of the spin-off material. Things even get a little personal before it's all said and done.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Let's Try Super Mario Cereal! (Nintendo Kelloggs Breakfast Review)


Let's hop on board the Odyssey and chow down on some Super Mario Cereal! With an Amiibo built into the box, this cereal contains cutting edge technology, but how does it taste? Is it delicious, or does it taste like it's left over from the eighties? In this video, we find out together! This taste test is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Space Lounge Vol. 3


Welcome to the Space Lounge: Volume 3! This edition contains the longest, most eclectic mix of music yet! Featuring Dusty Springfield, The Lovin' Spoonful, and King Louie himself, this is a blast backwards in time to the days of coolsville! Pour something smooth, loosen your tie, and get ready to dance in your socks to this curated playlist of incredible music from the fifties, the sixties, and the seventies as we rocket into orbit!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Turmoil InThe Toy Box: The Book That Ruined Childhood


Take a trip back to the 1980s with this look at how some profiteers viewed literally every single children's property, toy, and cartoon as evil! When it comes to my thoughts on Phil Phillips' book Turmoil in the Toybox, "This time, it's personal!" For fans of He-man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, Voltron, Transformers, Barbie, Smurfs, Thundercats, SIlverhawks, Dungeons & Dragons, and unicorns! If you grew up in the 80s or you're just obsessed with one of the greatest decades ever, this video is for you.

Friday, May 11, 2018

My Mill Creek DVD Collection: Part 2 (Blu-ray, physical media)


In the second and concluding look at my Mill Creek DVD and Blu-ray collection, I show how the distributor has largely outgrown the 50-movie collection business model and has become legitimate pop culture preservationists. We also look at the good and the bad aspects of their releases from the last few years.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Batman Ninja Non-Spoiler Review (DC Animated Universe Movie)


The latest DC Animated Universe movie transports Batman, the Bat-Family, and his Rogue's Gallery to feudal Japan! Written, produced, and directed by a Japanese crew, how does this original anime stack up against some of Batman's classic adventures? Is Ninja Batman as cool as he sounds? Why does Robin look like he cuts his own hair? Check out this non-spoiler review from Cereal At Midnight and see if this Bat flies or ends up crashing through a second-story window.

Friday, May 4, 2018

My Mill Creek DVD Collection: Part 1


In the first of two videos looking at Mill Creek Entertainment, I show you my collection of Mill Creek DVDs and explain where the company came from. We examine their origins as the company that put out those 50 movie packs and classic 80s cartoons like Bravestarr and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

In the next video, we will conclude with a look at the kind of products Mill Creek has been releasing for the last few years and see how different they are from the public domain DVDs that they started with!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Avengers Infinity War Non-Spoiler Movie Review: Thanos is My Spirit Animal


The internet needs another Avengers Infinity War review, right? Here it is! This is the official Cereal At Midnight take on the hottest sequel since Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo! Planets will burn and alien families will perish in the merciless (but polite) opinions expressed herein! For fans of Disney, Marvel, Thanos, Avengers, Thor, Thanos, that Captain America guy, Thanos, Black Widow, Thanos, Scarlet Witch, Thanos, Spider-Man, Thanos, Thanos, Thanos, Thanos, and Thanos. Did I leave anyone out? That's right, Thanos!

This review exists because Thanos wishes it so.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mighty Avengers Stories: Comics that Inspired the Movies (Infinity War, Age of Ultron)


And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's Mightiest Heroes found themselves united against a common threat! On that day, the Avengers were born, to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! These comic adventures show how the comics influence the movies and serve as great reading for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

These stories feature the hottest Marvel characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, and The Vision as they face off against the toughest foes like Thanos and Galactus.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thrift Store Movie Score: Disney and the Duke (John Wayne and Walt Disney DVDs)


In the latest DVD and movie collection update video, we review some thrift store pick-ups that consist of a handful of John Wayne films and a nice chunk of DISNEY DVDs, including an out of print Walt Disney Treasures tin set!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Let's Talk About Doctor Who Part 2: Collecting Who (DVDs, Blu-rays, Books, Toys)


Welcome to Part 2 of Cereal At Midnight's look at all things Doctor Who! In this video, we'll focus on collecting Who: the novels and books, records, and most importantly, the DVDs and Blu-rays! We'll compare the U.S. releases of classic Doctor Who to the British ones and I'll even give some tips for completing your own Doctor Who DVD collection! Of course, we could never touch on all the aspects of collecting in a single video, so that's where YOU come in! Comment and share your favorite Doctor Who collectibles! Do you read the comics? Do you have a favorite novel? Are you into the Funko Pops? Get involved in the conversation, because Cereal At Midnight is all about YOU!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let's Talk About Doctor Who Part 1: The Doctors Old and New (Classic vs Modern)


In the first of two episodes focusing on the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, Doctor Who, we dig into the Doctors themselves to see how they hold up. We also compare the classic series to the more modern 2005 revival of the show to see how they're different. What are the show's strengths? What about weaknesses? Strap in for an honest look at one of the most fun and enduring TV shows ever.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Review! Do We Dig 'Em?


Grab a bowl and pull up a chair as we dig into Kellogg's Honey Smacks and share an honest review of this cereal that's been around since 1953! We'll look at the mascot, the box, and most importantly, the cereal itself!

More cereal reviews:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

DVD & Blu ray Movie Collection Update 4-10-18: Marvel, Anime, Digital Exclusives, Catalog Titles


In this video, we'll take a look at some recent additions to the Cereal at Midnight DVD and Blu-ray collection. We'll talk Marvel, some anime, discuss a Fantastic Four exclusive, the direction of Martin Scorsese's career, and a movie monster that REALLY freaks me out!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dirt Cheap DC Comics Haul (Ollie's Bargain Outlet Collected Edition Pick Up)


DC Comics collected editions are hitting Ollie's Bargain Outlets in America and fans are finding some incredible deals! This video features the stack that I found at my local Ollie's and includes such characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Shazam, and Blue Beetle and books created by Tim Sale, Walter (Walt) Simonson, Len Wein, Jim Starlin, and John Byrne!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Collecting At Midnight Episode 2: Physical Media Discussion Show


Welcome in to the second episode of "Collecting At Midnight!" In this podcast for your eyes, we'll discuss the latest thrift store hauls, some music pick-ups, walk on eggshells while discussing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and I'll reveal a surprising new passion for a show that you'll never see coming. Along the way, we'll touch on classic rock, losing things in your home media library, and get maudlin over Toys R Us. It's fun for the whole family, except for when it's accidentally not! Get comfortable, grab a spoon, and join in the conversation, Midnight Cereal Society!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Robert johnson, the Delta Blues, & the REAL Crossroads


The legend of Robert Johnson is one of the founding myths of both the Delta Blues and Rock and Roll. Even eighty years later, his life and death still remain shrouded in mystery. Did Robert Johnson meet the devil at the crossroads at midnight, exchanging his soul for the ability to play the blues? More importantly, if those crossroads really exist, where are they? There are multiple sites that are thought to be the "real" crossroads; in this video, I'm going to tell you why I think there's only one truly logical choice. Let's go down to the crossroads together and see what we find.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Blu-ray Review: Code 7...Victim 5/Mozambique


The good people at Blue Underground have rescued and restored a couple of early sixties genre movies in Code 7...Victim 5 and Mozambique, both produced by British indie filmmaker Harry Alan Towers as part of their "Double Feature" line of B movies. As far as I'm aware, both of these movies mark my first real exposure to Towers and his specific brand of schlock. Both films seem to be chasing the exotic location excitement of the James Bond movies, which were still fresh and new back in 1964, and both movies succeed at providing those elements by filming in South Africa. Unfortunately, there's not enough meat on the bones to really make for a totally satisfying movie experience, either.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Midnight Music: "Groovin" by The Young Rascals


Soon to be re-christened simply "The Rascals," these guys sat at the crossroads of R&B and the new brand of rock music appearing in the mid-sixties. They've never been the household names that they should have been, but they had the talent and the had the songs.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Toys R Us: Say Goodbye, Never Forget (Farewell Tribute)



When Toys R Us declared bankruptcy and announced that they were closing most of their stores, many of us found ourselves saying farewell to a living piece of our childhood. Take one last trip into the store with Cereal At Midnight and let's wander the aisles together. This video was filmed just days before the liquidation sales began, when the shelves were stocked and the "going out of business" signs had not been hung yet. If you grew up a Toys R Us kid, this is probably how you'll want to remember the "biggest toy store there is." Though we have to say goodbye, we'll never forget how it felt to visit Toys R Us when we were young. This video is a tribute--not to a corporation, but to our childhood, when the shelves seemed endless, and our imaginations knew no limits.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Movie Review (Scooby Doo)


In this video, we talk about the new Scooby-Doo/Batman: The Brave and the Bold movie from Warner Brothers. In the grand tradition of Hanna-Barbera animation, this movie combines the best elements of the Scooby Gang with the team-up excitement of Batman: The Brave and the Bold! We'll discuss if the movie lives up to the legacy of both shows, and I'll offer some recommendations of some other animated movies from Warner Brothers that have a similar tone. Make sure your Bat Utility Belt is packed with lots of Scooby snacks!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's Talk About Greta Van Fleet



Greta Van Fleet is a band from Michigan that's bringing back good, ol' fashioned rock and roll! Steeped in musical influences that range from the blues to hard rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC, Greta Van Fleet is a band everyone is talking about. In this video, we'll dig into their latest release "From the Fires," explore their musical influences, and speculate about their future.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hanna Barbera Diamond Collection: Classic Cartoons on DVD For the Last Time?


Hanna-Barbera is a giant in the world of animation, giving us The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Huckleberry Hound. Icons! Pioneers! Magic makers! Join me as we dig into the mystery of the Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection. What is it? Why now? Where can you buy them? We will discuss all of the above, as well as the usual physical media stuff. If you were born between the fifties and the eighties, you likely grew up on a steady diet of Hanna-Barbera goodness, and this video is sure to bring back happy memories!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

We Need to Talk About NEW Honeycomb Cereal (Post, Honey Comb)


Honeycomb cereal from Post has been through a change lately, and I'm not sure it's for the better! With the Cereal Wars in full force, companies are doing anything and everything they can to freshen up their brands and rejuvenate older favorites. The latest victim is Honeycomb, and cereal fans everywhere must raise their spoons and their voices!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Digital Comic Books! Plus, Are Comics In Trouble? (Marvel Unlimited, Comixology)


In this video, we take a look at the "digital vs physical" debate, but this time with a focus on comics. Along the way, you'll get my honest take on digital comic book services like Marvel Unlimited and Comixology as well as my assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. Then we dive headfirst into a look at the state of the comic book industry as a whole. Is it in good shape? Is it in trouble? OMG, ARE COMICS DYING?! What you don't know could harm you! On second thought, you'll be fine. We finish the video with a look at the cost of fandom, gate-keeping (*gasp*), and the changing face of collecting.

As always, this video is a little bit grumpy, a little bit funny (hopefully), but always totally honest.

DON'T BUY the Sega Genesis Flashback HD from At Games

I picked one of these up today at a big box retailer and couldn't wait to get it home. I'd read the reviews and I knew the console had some issues, but I told myself that I had realistic expectations and I knew the strengths and weaknesses of the system, so I'd just appreciate it for what it was and overlook what it wasn't.

Nope.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Gumby: The Movie (1995)


From the "huh?" files comes Gumby: The Movie, aka The Gumby Movie, aka Gumby 1.  Until I saw the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack while out shopping last week, this wasn't even on my radar. Boy, I'm glad I found it.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man Stories: Marvel Comics That Shaped My Fandom


Here's a look at some of my favorite Spider-Man stories over the years. This isn't a "best of" list, and it isn't a list of books that are critically acclaimed. This is a personal list of Spidey stories that I love and that have had a positive impact on my fandom over the years.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Collecting At Midnight Episode 1 - Physical Media Discussion Show


Welcome to the first episode of Collecting At Midnight, a longer, podcast/vidcast format discussion about physical media collecting. This is the place where you can learn more about Cereal At Midnight, your host (me, Heath Holland), and dive deep into topics that other videos on the channel can't. There will be impressions (done poorly), cats interrupting, and maybe even the occasional surprise or two. Collecting At Midnight is geared toward the hobby (obsession) of collecting from a personal and honest perspective.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)


Sometimes great movies are made even when the people responsible for creating them seem to be doing their best to spoil the process. Such is the case with 1947's seminal film noir (a status I'll defend in a bit) The Lady from Shanghai. The behind-the-scenes drama of this wonderful film rival what eventually ended up on screen, with neither the writer/director/star Orson Welles being satisfied, nor its executive producer, Harry Cohn. Even audiences weren't all that interested in it back in 1947. 

Orson Welles is famous for being a difficult entity with whom to work, and studio executives are famous for counting pennies and wanting things done their way. Those two personality traits aren't very easy bedfellows, and Welles has left behind a reputation as a man who pushed the buttons of the people that employed him. In response to the production of this movie, Harry Cohn went as far as to notoriously comment that he'd never again hire one person to write, direct, and star in a movie because it meant he couldn't fire them. Fortunately for us, Welles also left behind a mountain of great films in addition to his reputation. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

World of Wheels 2018 (Birmingham, AL) Custom Auto Show


Ride shotgun at the 2018 World of Wheels Custom Auto Show, sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts. This is the Birmingham, AL show, which took place the weekend of February 9, 10, and 11. Thanks to O'Reilly Auto Parts for sponsoring the event each year.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Taco Bell Breakfast Fail


A quick video account of my FIRST and also my LAST trip to Taco Bell for breakfast. Run from the border?


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Spoiler Free Movie Review


The 30th DC Universe Animated Movie is here, and it's a big one: Gotham by Gaslight, the classic story from writer Brian Augustyn and artist Mike Mignola, was DC's first Elseworlds comic, placing Batman and Gotham in a Victorian, 19th Century world that's stalked by Jack the Ripper. How does the new adaptation live up to expectations?

Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Tips for Collecting Physical Media


Whether you're a long-time physical media collector or have just come to the hobby, here are five tips to live by when collecting anything! These tips apply to Blu-rays, DVDs, comics, vinyl records, books, CDs, video games, and just about everything else, and by living by these five tips, you're collection will be growing in no time.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

James Bond 007: Live and Let Die (Roger Moore, 1973)



The first of a series of videos looking at Roger Moore's tenure as James Bond! How did the role of Agent 007 change with the retirement of Sean Connery from the iconic British spy and the casting of Roger Moore? What works? What doesn't work? Does the transition from Connery to Moore leave us shaken, stirred, or unmoved altogether?

Friday, January 26, 2018

Space Lounge Vol. 2


Aloha and welcome to the second shindig at the Space Lounge, blasting you back through time to the atomic age and beyond. Kick off your creepers and grab a pineapple drink, because this clambake starts in 3.....2.....1.....

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck By Don Rosa (Carl Barks, Disney, Ducktales)


Dig deep into the history of Disney's Ducktales and the comics that paved the way for the modern television classic. We examine the comic book work of Carl Barks and Don Rosa, then take a deeper look at "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," an Eisner award winning collection of some of the best Disney comics ever. This video also includes our first ever "breaking news" interruption!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) Blu-ray Review


I can't tell you how excited I was to get the package in the mail that I knew contained my Blu-ray copy of Yor, the Hunter from the Future. I'd never seen the movie, but as a fan of low-budget genre entertainment (read: NERD), I was chomping at the bit to spin the disc.

The movie does not disappoint.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Why I'm Mad At Disney (Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, Marvel, Magic Kindom, EPCOT, World)


This is a twenty-minute therapy session in which I explain why I'm currently a little upset at Disney as a company. We cover Disney's purchase of Fox (again), talk about the rising ticket prices of the parks at Disney World while the rides themselves continue to decline, and look to the horizon with the construction of Star Wars Land (Galaxy's Edge) and the injection of Marvel into the parks. We also look at the tenure of Bob Iger as the CEO of Disney and see how he compares to the notorious Michael Eisner. It's less angry than it sounds, and we might actually figure out a thing or two about ourselves and the way we interact with our entertainment!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mill Creek New Releases: Yor: The Hunter from the Future, S.W.A.T., The Durango Kid


In this video, we look at three new releases from Mill Creek Entertainment that just hit shelves this week and examine the progress these new discs represent. We just discussed Mill Creek Entertainment in the last video, but this just couldn't wait!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Star Wars: Captain Phasma from Marvel Comics


The world of Star Wars is absolutely littered with characters that are fascinating and have detailed back-stories, yet get very little screen time. It's the double-edged sword of the iconic film series: they give us an awesome world that feels lived-in and is populated by characters that feel like they've always existed, yet they don't have the time or the means to delve too deeply into the mythology of every nook and cranny.

Such is the case with Captain Phasma, a character that follows in the tradition of Jango Fett, Aurra Sing, Zam Wesell, Count Dooku, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, and all the bounty hunters we met in The Empire Strikes Back, particularly Boba Fett. The movies just don't have the ability to give each one of these interesting characters the attention they deserve. Luckily, that's exactly the kind of thing that the Expanded Universe was created to do.

Friday, January 12, 2018

In Defense of Mill Creek Entertainment


Let's take an in-depth look at the company Mill Creek Entertainment, the guys behind those massive 50-movie sets that seem to be everywhere. We look at the pros and cons of the company's business model, highlight their successes, and point out a few areas that could use a little improvement. This one's for fans of exploitation, horror, sci-fi, drive-in, martial arts, and cult classic DVDs, Blu-rays, and physical media. We also look at their box sets of Miami Vice, Knight Rider, Airwolf, That '70s show, Quantum Leap, and a few of their mega-movie sets including the 200-film Drive-In Cult Classics box set.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Welcome to the Space Lounge (Space Lounge Vol. 1)


Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the Space Lounge, the hippest, swingingest corner of the galaxy where you can cozy up for a drink and check out some of the coolest music that lies far off the beaten path.

If you've poked around this site, you might recognize that I'm obsessed with mid-century kitsch. From the late fifties to the early-to-mid seventies, the weirdest, hottest, strangest popular music ever was pouring out of the culture. Here in the Space Lounge, I'll be spinning lounge, exotica, surf, swing, and even unusual elevator records that are still cooler than the other side of the pillow. Expect the unexpected.

Today I christen the Space Lounge and cut the cosmic ribbon to welcome you into the party. You can check your coat in the tiki closet and order a drink from the monkey in the fez. Prepare for blast off as we ride this rocket all the way back to the atomic age. Lift off after the jump...