Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Stuber Five Minute Review (Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani)


What do you get when a muscle-bound LAPD officer with an anger problem and an eager-to-please Uber driver are thrown directly into danger? You get Stuber, the new action comedy starring former-wrestler Dave Bautista and comedian (and Oscar nominee) Kumail Nanjiani!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Atlanta Comic Con 2019! Comics, Cosplay, Celebrities!


Cereal At Midnight has your weekend pass to Atlanta Comic Con 2019! In this video, we cover the comics, the cosplay, the celebrities, the panels, the fan programs, and we explain why the word "THERMOS" now has a totally new meaning!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mothra (1961) Steelbook Blu-ray Review


Mothra is here!

Directed by Ishiro Honda, the man who brought Godzilla and Rodan to audiences in the fifties, Mothra is a classic film in every sense of the word. Though the title monster (which is hardly a fair term for such a regal creature) would arguably become far more well known from an endless string of films in which it was pitted against (and sometimes alongside) the King of the Monsters himself, this is the movie that presents the world to the keeper and protector of an island that's brimming with life.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Too Many Comic Book Movies? (Featuring Comic Book Savant)


In this Spinner Rack Bros team-up spectacular, Cereal At Midnight and Comic Book Savant reflect on over a decade in the geek community as podcasters, bloggers, and YouTube content creators, and ask a tough question: "are there too many comic book movies?" The answer may surprise you!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Space Lounge: Christmas in July Spectacular!


We're celebrating Christmas in July all month long here at Cereal At Midnight! In the spirit of the season, the Space Lounge is jam-packed with Christmas funk, exotica, lounge, and even glam! Whether you listen on the beach, on an exotic faraway planet, or in your space capsule while you sip on a cocktail, we hope the magic of these tunes transports you out of this galaxy!
Firing retro-rockets in 5...4...3....2...1....

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

JAWS Commentary Feat. Michael McCormack, Composer/Co-Producer of The Shark is Still Working


For this commentary of the 1975 smash hit "Jaws," Heath is joined by Rondo-Award-winner Michael McCormack, the composer and co-producer of the 2012 documentary "The Shark is Still Working!" With this much excitement crammed into one video, one thing's for sure: "You're gonna need a bigger boat!"

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home Five Minute Review (Non Spoiler)


Spider-Man: Far From Home has arrived and so has the conclusion of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! How does this movie live up to expectations as a follow up to Avengers: Endgame? More importantly, how does this movie function as a standalone Spidey film? Check out this non-spoiler Five Minute Review for the answer!

Epic Mail Vlog! You Won't Believe How This Video Ends...


This truly epic mail vlog is packed wall to wall with movies and movie collecting talk! And be sure to stick around until it's over, because you absolutely will not believe how this video ends...

Monday, July 1, 2019

"Yesterday" Five Minute Movie Review (Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle, The Beatles)


In this Five Minute Review, Heath and Bree come together to discuss the film Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) and directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire). How do stars Himesh Patel and Lily James fare in this movie inspired by the magic of the music created by The Beatles?

Friday, June 28, 2019

Magic City Con 2019 Convention Report and Haul!


Cereal At Midnight has your pass to Magic City Con 2019! From the vendors to the artists to the celebrity guests to the cosplay, we're covering it all!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mill Creek '90s Retro VHS Slipcovers-- Plus CONTEST Announcement!


In this video, we take a look at new releases from Mill Creek Entertainment! We start with an in-depth look at the new "I Love the 90s" Retro VHS Slipcover Blu-rays, then discuss a horror double feature, round things out with a look at Mill Creek's new streaming service MovieSpree.com, and finish with a contest announcement where we give one lucky winner a brand new Blu-ray!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Child's Play 2019 Five (Six) Minute Review (Non Spoiler)


In this Five Minute Review, we tackle the controversial remake of Child's Play! Without creator and screenwriter Don Mancini or Brad Dourif in the mix, How does the new Chucky, voiced by Mark Hamill, stack up against the fan favorite original? More importantly, does this movie establish itself well enough as its own thing that we can forget that it shouldn't exist?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Toy Story 4 Carnival Churro Ice Cream: "Great For Birthdays and Better Than Fruit!"


Just as Toy Story 4 arrives in theaters, this limited edition "Carnival Churro Cravings" flavor arrives in grocery stores! Grab a spoon, pull up a bowl, and join us as we taste test this potentially-delicious cross promotion!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Shaft (2019) Five Minute Review! (Non-Spoiler)


In this Five Minute Review, we talk about Tim Story's 2019 film Shaft, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, and Jessie T. Usher! Is this blaxploitation revival a bad mother, or is it time for this series to shut it's mouth? We're talkin' 'bout Shaft!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Movies, Video Games, and Batman for Father's Day!


In this video, Heath goes over his Father's Day gifts, consisting of Blu-rays, DVDs, 4K movies, some video games for the Nintendo Switch and the Playstation 4, and BATMAN!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

10,000 Subscribers Live Stream!


Please join us for our 10,000 subscriber live stream PARTY! Thanks to all of you for hanging out, asking questions, and joining in our fun! We love you guys, and none of this would be possible without you!

Review: Dracula A.D. 1972 and The Satanic Rites of Dracula


Two latter-day Dracula movies from the legendary Hammer Films Productions are now on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Five Minute Review (Non-Spoiler)


Godzilla: King of the Monsters has not only decimated entire cities, but box offices as well! In this Five Minute Review, we talk about the latest Hollywood outing of Big G!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Batman VS Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!


Batman VS the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a brand new animated film that pits the DC icon against Nickelodeon's animated interpretation of the TMNT!

Monday, June 10, 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Non-Spoiler Review!


To me, my X-Men! The latest (and possibly last?) installment in 20th Century Fox's X-Men film series has arrived! In this video, Heath and Bree put the movie to the test to see if this Phoenix soars or if it flames out!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Huge Mail Vlog of Horror! Unboxing Movies, Music, and More From YOU!


The horror! THE HORROR! In this huge mail vlog, we open multiple packages that have been sent to the channel by you guys! Movies, music, books, trading cards (!), and even some edible surprises are all represented in this video!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Finally (Almost) Complete: New Scooby-Doo Movies on Blu-ray!


Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post: the opinions I share are my own.

In this video, we talk about the Blu-ray and DVD release of The New Scooby-Doo movies, which restores 8 missing episodes of the classic Hanna-Barbera show that haven't been seen in years! We've got the rundown on all the episodes, all the guest stars, and all the different editions of this show hitting stores! There's a lot to celebrate, so hop into the Mystery Machine and let's explore!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Paperback Paradise - Filling Holes with Mack Bolan!



In this video, we're filling gaps in our Mack Bolan: The Executioner collection, PLUS checking out a few other cool pulp novels with killer covers! With all this beautiful painted artwork, these colorful characters, and so many stories waiting to be read, this is truly a paperback paradise!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Double Impact Blu-ray Review! (MVD Rewind Collection)


JCVD causes TWICE the Van Damage in 1991's Double Impact, a movie that reunites Jean-Claude with his Lionheart director, Sheldon Lettich! With TWO Van Dammes on the loose, this movie has it all: martial arts, two gun mayhem, explosions, exotic locations, deadly women, and TWICE the action. Now the movie has a fantastic, feature-laden special edition as part of MVD's Rewind Collection label!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Banana Cream Frosted Flakes from Kellogg's!


Banana Cream Frosted Flakes?! Kellogg's goes all in on experimental cereal flavors with their latest wacky offering, and we just had to grab a box to try on camera. Will Heath and Bree find this new flavor aPEELing, or will they have to SPLIT? We have a whole BUNCH of these puns, guys.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Disney's Aladdin 2019 Five Minute Review (Non Spoiler)


In this video, Heath gives a quick, non-spoiler review for the 2019 live action version of Disney's Aladdin!

Spotlight on Warner Archive -- Plus Contest Announcement!


In this video, we spotlight Warner Archive and talk about some of the coolest rare, cult, and genre films that they've brought DVD and Blu-ray! We also announce a contest where YOU can win a free Blu-ray from Warner Archive and Cereal At Midnight! Check out the video for all the details!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NEW Vinyl Records Haul!


In this vinyl video, we talk about new record pick-ups that have come into the Cereal At Midnight studios and where you might be able to score some HALF PRICE VINYL.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

We Did It! 4K UHD Announcement!


In this video, Heath and Bree announce that they have upgraded to the 4K Ultra HD format, explain the pros and cons of the decision, and ask YOU what the future holds for Cereal At Midnight!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Free Comic Book Day 2019 Wrap-Up! (FCBD)


Free Comic Book Day 2019 has come and gone! In this video, we talk about the biggest day of the year for comic book stores, shout out a cool artist, and then discuss the comics themselves!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thrift Store 18: Eighteen and We Like It!


We're 18 and we like it! This thrift store video is filled with hidden gems, eccentric collectibles, and some truly unexpected movie, music, book, and video game discoveries!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: The Hustle



One would be forgiven for not immediately realizing that The Hustle is a straight-forward remake of 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, albeit with a female-led cast. There's little in the advertising to indicate this fact aside from the tag line on the poster, which reads "They're giving dirty rotten men a run for their money." And yet, not much has changed. Instead of Michael Caine as the posh British con artist, we have Anne Hathaway, sporting a deliberately-dodgy English accent. Instead of Steve Martin as the wacky comic relief, we have Rebel Wilson occupying much the same role. Aside from the gender switch, the plot and character dynamics are virtually identical: two odd-couple career swindlers place a bet to see who can rip off a wealthy business person by a certain deadline. To achieve this, our characters will have to use every trick in the bag.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Review: Cleopatra Jones (1973)


When it comes to Blaxploitation cinema, it's my opinion that there are two distinct types of films within the genre. In one camp are the films born out of the exploitation scene of the late sixties and early seventies, produced independently and often gritty, authentic, and occasionally even shocking. In the other camp are the films that came slightly later, when the major film studios recognized the trend and started to pursue the genre themselves. These big studio Blaxploitation films often feature slick cinematography, established talent from within the studio system on both sides of the camera, and sometimes feature a more sanitized, broader approach to the genre.

1973's Cleopatra Jones falls into the latter category. Produced by Warner Brothers, this PG-rated outing stars Tamara Dobson (just one year removed from her major motion picture debut in the ensemble cop film Fuzz) as the title character, a sassy, street-wise fox (complete with afro) who just so happens to work for the government in the war against drugs. When we first meet Cleopatra, she's laying waste to a poppy field far from the borders of the United States; but her real trouble starts when she discovers that the battle against drugs must not only be fought on foreign soil, but in her very own hometown neighborhood.

MORE Marvel and DC Comics at Ollie's Bargain Outlet!


We venture back to Ollie's Bargain Outlet for another haul of DIRT CHEAP trade paperback comics from Marvel and DC!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Thrift Store 17: The Men Who Stare At Thrift Stores


It's spring fever at Heath's local thrift stores as TONS of movies, CDs, records, and video games have started showing up again after a long, cold winter!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Review: Shazam!


Shazam! is the latest film to adapt classic DC Comics characters (or Fawcett Comics characters, in this case) to the big screen, and it's the most fun I've had at a modern DC film to date. Maybe that's because I'm not overly steeped in the history and lore of Billy Batson, the mystical wizard, or The Rock of Eternity (which is the name of my album). Maybe it's because I've sat the last few DC films out, exhausted after the CGI spectacle of mass destruction fueled by Zack Snyder's desire to make this universe full of muck and grime, inspired more by the likes of Frank Miller and Alan Moore than by Neal Adams and Julius Schwartz.

When Shazam! works, it's because it's having fun with its central premise. Billy Batson, a troubled orphan with a heart of gold, is granted magical powers when he utters the secret word and is transformed into a hero bigger than Superman. The wonder and joy of a kid who suddenly finds he has super powers allows this movie to have a different perspective than we've seen in most of these films so far, and the plot is almost entirely driven by young people. For some, this is a barrier. For others, this is the appeal. I appreciated the different focus, and I thought the filmmakers mostly kept things from becoming too saccharine or syrupy, though the story does occasionally drift into these areas. 

Censorship In Media (Streaming, Movies, Television, Disney Plus)


With streaming platforms like Disney Plus, Netflix, and Hulu becoming the primary way that millions of consumers are experiencing media, the issue of censorship is more relevant than it's been in years. Not only are entire movies falling into obscurity, but classic films are being edited and modified. In this video, Heath and Bree discuss Song of the South, Dumbo, George Lucas and the Star Wars special editions, and tons of stuff in between to explore the nature of film and entertainment censorship and what place--if any--it serves in today's society.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spidey: Freshman Year (Marvel Must Read)


In this video, we're shining a spotlight on Spidey, a 12-issue Marvel comic that has just been released in an affordable trade paperback! Writer Robbie Thompson strips away all the years of continuity to cut right to the core of what we love about Spider-Man: Peter Parker, high school, and some of the most iconic heroes and villains in all of comics. Spidey is SO MUCH FUN!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Avengers: Endgame SPOILER Discussion!

With Avengers: Endgame on track to be the biggest cinematic event of all time, Heath and Bree sit down for a discussion about what worked, what didn't, and the significance of the what Marvel and Disney have achieved through this film. This video is filled with spoilers, so PLEASE don't watch it until you've seen Avengers: Endgame!

Friday, April 26, 2019

KISS End of the Road Concert REVIEW (Farewell Tour)


It's the end of the road for the hottest band in all the land, KISS! With the legendary rock act now in the middle of their final world tour, fans and members of the KISS Army have one last chance to see the Demon, the Starchild, the Cat, and the Spaceman live and in person. In this video, Heath and Bree talk about their bittersweet experience at their very last KISS concert. It's the end of an era.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thrift Store 16: Thrifty's Angels


The thrift store series celebrates its sweet sixteen! In this video, we cover it all: movies, music (CD AND vinyl), books, and video games!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Paperback Paradise: Hard-Boiled Haul (Mickey Spillane Detective Novels)


The latest Paperback Paradise casts a spotlight on hard-boiled detective and crime fiction of the thirties, forties, and fifties and features work by some of the most accomplished authors in the genre. Plus, those painted covers!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Theater vs Home Theater (Featuring Comic Book Savant)

Heath is joined by James, aka the Comic Book Savant, to discuss the great debate: theater versus home theater! With movie ticket prices going up and home video prices going down, this is more topical than ever! How do you decide whether to support a movie at the theater or wait until it comes to Blu-ray, DVD, digital, or streaming?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Disney Plus Announcement: First Impressions (Disney + Streaming Service)


Disney has announced the details of their upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus! In this video, die-hard Dis-fans Heath and Bree offer their first impressions on everything from the price, the featured films, and the many exclusives!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mill Creek Exploitation Movie Explosion: Andy Sidaris and Blaxploitation!


This video is a Mill Creek Entertainment exploitation EXPLOSION! Four new genre releases have dropped on the same day, with the Andy Sidaris films Malibu Express and Hard Ticket to Hawaii making their Blu-ray debut thanks to brand new 4K restorations courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive! The Take, starring Billy Dee Williams, and Black Gunn, starring Jim Brown, have also made their Blu-ray debut as a Blaxploitation double feature, and the Soul Team Six DVD set collects six soul cinema offerings in one package!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Toy and Movie Hunting At Target!


In this toy and movie hunting video, we venture into the hallowed halls of the hippest retail chain in America, Target! We check out the new Avengers: Endgame action figures, lament the state of Star Wars collecting, and search for anything new from Mego! We also check out what's happening in the DVD and Blu-ray section, discuss retro packaging, and shout out some new releases and repacks! This is the figure and media hunting video that many have been asking for! It's retail therapy with Cereal At Midnight!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DVD and Blu-Ray Packaging: The Good, The Bad, and the Collectible!

DVDs and Blu-Rays have come in a variety of packaging over the years, sometimes intended to grab the consumer's eye, and other times simply to keep costs low. In this video, we take a look at all the different kinds of packaging varieties and gimmicks that DVD and Blu-ray companies have used to house our favorite shiny discs! Thanks to Patreon-supporter Will for the video suggestion!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Review: Gun Crazy

There's a lot to say about the movie Gun Crazy. Entire books have been written about it. Furthermore, it's frequently taught in film classes, and the movie holds a place on multiple cinematic achievement lists. I've known and loved Gun Crazy for years, first "meeting" it via the "Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 1," released by Warner Brothers in 2006. Now the landmark movie has been restored and is available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive, and revisiting it has been an absolute pleasure. I believe this to be the definitive home video version of Gun Crazy.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Wrestlemania 35 Review! (WWE 2019)

Cereal At Midnight has your review of Wrestlemania 35, WWE's biggest event of 2019! Recorded in the hours following the Pay Per View itself, we talk about the good, the bad, and the exhausted.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sister Street Fighter Collection Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)

Hot on the heels of The Street Fighter Collection comes the Sister Street Fighter Collection! Now all four Toei films starring Etsuko Shihomi (aka Sue Shiomi), Sonny Chiba's real-life protege and student, are available in stunning HD from Arrow Video! We'll dig into the films themselves, explore the special features, and celebrate these martial arts movies and their place in movie history.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wrestlemania 35: See It Or Skip It? (WWE 2019)


It's Wrestlemania time! With the grandest stage of them all now just days away, yours truly debates on whether to see it or skip it. We go through the build up and the momentum (or lack of momentum) of certain feuds and storylines, Becky Lynch versus Ronda Rousey, and even talk about the direct assault on Vince McMahon and the WWE corporation from late night host John Oliver!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

MORE Mill Creek Retro VHS Slipcover Editions! (Wave 2)


In this video, we're taking a closer look at the four latest Blu-rays to arrive from Mill Creek Entertainment's "Retro VHS Edition" line, each of which features the original VHS artwork on a removable slipcover. We're big fans of both this line AND of 80s nostalgia here at Cereal At Midnight, so we have LOADS to say about these four new releases, which include the following: Sheena, starring Tanya Roberts, Neighbors, starring Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, Neighbors, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, and The Legend of Billie Jean, starring Helen Slater and Christian Slater!

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Street Fighter Collection Blu-Ray Review (Shout! Factory)


In this video, we take a look at the new Street Fighter Collection from Shout Factory! These are the movies that made Sonny Chiba a star of the drive-in and a staple of midnight movie marathons! We discuss The Street Fighter, Return of the Street Fighter, and The Street Fighter's Last Revenge, their influence on modern cinema (including filmmaker and fan Quentin Tarantino), and evaluate how these classic martial arts masterpieces look and sound now that they've been restored for Blu-ray!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Paperback Paradise: Freddy, Aliens, and Hells Angels


In this video, we look at some recent paperback acquisitions! It's an eclectic bunch of books, covering the sci-fi horror franchise Aliens, the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and even the Hells Angels. Crash on the couch for a few minutes and take a trip to Paperback Paradise!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mary Poppins Returns Review and Disney Disussion


In this video, Heath and Bree have a candid, honest, and open conversation about the current Disney product, as represented by the 2018 film Mary Poppins Returns. We discuss the current cycle of remakes, reboots, and sequels, and whether they succeed or fail at capturing the spirit of Walt Disney himself. Does Mary Poppins Returns require a spoon full of sugar, or is it practically perfect in every way?

Friday, March 22, 2019

Star Wars Bookshelf Episode I: The Expanded Universe Begins


In this video, we take a look at the origins of the Star Wars Expanded Universe with the ten novels that established the entire first 15 years of Star Wars books! We also look at how the first generation of expanded universe books provided elements and characters that are still being used in today's Disney era of Star Wars!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spider Baby and Pit Stop: Jack Hill Double Feature


Jack Hill is loved by exploitation fans for directing such movies as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Switchblade Sisters. But in the 1960s, Hill made some of the craziest, most poignant films of his entire career. In this video, we take a look at two of those films from his 1960s output: Spider Baby and Pit Stop, both of which are highly-influential among directors like Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie, and both of which has achieved true cult status over the years. Buckle up, because this hot rod is driving straight into the maddest story ever told!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Collecting At Midnight: Episode 3 -- Live!


With almost an entire year between episodes, Collecting At Midnight is back, and now it's better than ever because it's LIVE! Collecting At Midnight is a long-form video series that's designed to be a conversational and laid-back approach to collecting physical media with an emphasis on chatting about what makes all this stuff so cool. It's a podcast for your eyes!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Giallo Box: Argento, Sixties Cinema, and Sharon Tate!


In this video, we're opening a box of horrors from Lee! In addition to some classic Giallo films from one of the great Italian filmmakers, there are some sixties surprises and some out of print rarities! Also, if you're a fan of Sharon Tate, you're gonna love this!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thrift Store 15: Thrifty and Hutch


Thriftin' time is here again! This video contains a nice, eclectic mix of movies, music, and books, including some oddities and a healthy dose of CASH. Also, did we mention that we read Playboy for the articles? Check out the video to see what we're talking about!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: Screams of a Winter Night (1979)


1979's Screams of a Winter Night is now on Blu-ray courtesy of Code Red and offers an opportunity to see not only the original theatrical version that played in drive-in-cinemas and theaters almost forty years ago, but also to see a newly-restored, longer cut of the film that was believed to have been lost. The never-before-seen version of the movie runs nearly two hours (not 124 minutes, as the package proclaims) and adds over a half-hour back to the film's running time. Depending on your tolerance for low-budget seventies horror, this is either a good thing or a bad thing.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Captain Marvel Non-Spoiler Review! (MCU)


Who is Captain Marvel? That's the question driving the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and Cereal At Midnight has opinions about the movie, the character, and what might be coming next!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Community: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review (Mill Creek)


Let's dive deep into the complete series of Community on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment! Dan Harmon's show about the denizens of a community college was streets ahead. In this video, we'll discuss the show itself, the special features, and the Blu-rays!
Cool! Cool cool cool.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

What's In The Box: Sherwood Surprise!


In this video, we open a package from Ron, aka Captain Video! This video contains the following: genuine emotion, oversharing, and something Robin-Hood-related! Big shout out to Ron and his ebay store "Ron's Cool Stuff!"

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

KISS Kollection: Music, Videos, Comics, and Book Collection!


WIth KISS hitting the road for a final farewell tour, we're digging out our KISS Kollection! We're talking records, CDs, comics, books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and more!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Marvel and DC Comics at Ollie's Bargain Outlet!


After months of quiet, Ollie's Bargain Outlet has thousands of Marvel and DC Comics trade paperbacks and collected editions at bargain bin prices! Let's see what we can find!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February Contest Winners!


In this video, we announce the winners of the February contest and give away Waterworld on Blu-ray, courtesy of Arrow Video and MVD Entertainment, and the new autographed trade paperback of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers, courtesy of IDW Publishing and writer Joshua Jabcuga!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Arrow Video Blu-ray Mystery Unboxing!


What Arrow Video goodness hides inside this white envelope? Only one thing is for sure: it's gonna be awesome!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

33 Pounds of Pulp: My Biggest Book Haul To Date!


The title of this video is not an exaggeration: I bought 33 pounds of pulp fiction on Ebay! More specifically, I purchased over 120 Mack Bolan: The Executioner novels in one fell swoop. Here's the story!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Colossus of Rhodes: Sergio Leone's Unsung Epic


Years before Italian film icon Sergio Leone made history with his spaghetti western classics like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, he cut his teeth in the "peplum" genre. Peplum films were inspired by the epics of Holywood's Golden Age, but NO ONE made movies like the ones coming out of Italy during the fifties and early sixties. Leone's first film, The Colossus of Rhodes, is an exceptional entry-point for those looking to learn more about this unsung genre and the giants who worked within it, and this video explains why!

Friday, February 22, 2019

CONTEST! Win Waterworld and Bubba Ho-Tep!


Cereal At Midnight's second birthday extravaganza continues with our biggest contest to date! In this video, you'll find out how you can win a copy of Waterworld from Arrow Video AND a copy of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers from IDW Publishing and adapting author Joshua Jabcuga! Check it out, and GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Retro Treasures Unboxed!


What's in the box? Retro treasures, that's what! It's Cereal At Midnight's second birthday, so Heath and Bree are opening a box of goodies straight from the sixties, the seventies, AND the eighties! Seriously, this is one epic unboxing video and we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our friend Eric Grigs, the man behind Eric Grigs Design Studio!

"Q" and A with Star Trek Comics Writer Scott Tipton


Writer Scott Tipton has been blazing new trails with IDW's Star Trek comics for over a decade, penning titles like Klingons: Blood Will Tell and the Mirror Broken series, as well as crossing over the heroes of the Federation with other fan-favorite properties such as Planet of the Apes and Doctor Who. Scott and his co-writer and brother David Tipton have now launched perhaps their most ambitious project yet: in The Q Conflict, four Federation crews--those of The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager--are brought together for the first time to face their most powerful threat yet. Cereal At Midnight had the pleasure to chat with Scott about this new comic, creative inspirations and mentors, and the responsibility of carrying on Gene Rodenberry's dream.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Big Box of Geek-tastic Books...For FREE?!


What would you do if you found a huge box of science fiction and fantasy novels? If you're like Cereal At Midnight, you grab it as fast as you can! In this video, Heath tells the legend of the Big Box of Geektastic Books!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Horror of Dracula from Warner Archive

There's no other studio quite like Hammer. Often imitated, never duplicated, Hammer dominated genre films from the late fifties all the way through the seventies with a unique English style and a stable of regular actors who would become household names to monster kids of multiple generations. They breathed new life (and fresh blood) into monster movies that had become relatively tame, and by putting their own decidedly-adult spin on the classics, they presented old favorites like Frankenstein, The Mummy, and yes, Dracula himself, in a way that not only felt fresh, but more explicitly scary than arguably ever before.

Five Favorite Movie Books! (Obnoxious and Anonymous Crossover)


It's a Cereal At Midnight crossover! In collaboration with Cameron from Obnoxious and Anonymous, we're counting down our top five favorite movie books! These books can be adaptations and novelizations, behind the scenes books, or anything related to movies. Be sure to head over to YouTube.com/ObnoxiousAndAnonymous to check out Cameron's top five!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thrift Store 14: Collection Complete!


In this thrift store video, Heath manages to complete not one, but TWO collections that he's been chasing down! This one seriously has a massive finale. Just like Vanessa Williams, we go and save the best for last. If you got that reference, you're old!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Horror Express Arrow Video Blu ray Review


Horror Express is now out on Blu-ray from Arrow Video and Cereal At Midnight has your review! This cult classic film defies genres and walks among several of them: horror, science fiction, mystery, and action. With a killer (no pun intended) cast including Hammer Films stalwarts Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, not to mention Kojack himself, Telly Savalas, Horror Express is endlessly watchable and--most importantly--a ton of fun.

Friday, February 8, 2019

R.I.P. Ultraviolet: The Future of Ownership in a Digital World


The Spinner Rack Bros tackle the news that Ultraviolet, one of the very first digital media lockers, has shuttered its doors and will soon be no more. We also revisit the pros and cons of physical media versus digital media and discuss ownership rights in a digital world. This discussion is for fans who love the debate between physical and digital media! Turns out, there's more middle ground that you'd expect.

*Special note: we're still working through technology issues, but this episode is a step forward. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mego: What Happened at The Hollywood Show? (The Parrington Tapes)


Joe Parrington has been the Celebrity / Media Outreach and Special Events Coordinator for Mego for the past six months, but has now stepped away from that role and has a few things that he'd like to share with the Mego fan community. In this candid interview, Mr. Parrington shares his account of the events leading up to the Mego Hall of Fame Awards that were to be held at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles California, February 2019.  He also offers a peek inside the culture that exists behind the scenes at the leadership level of the seventies toy giant.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Second Birthday Celebration and Contest / Giveaway!


Cereal At Midnight is celebrating two years! In this video, we talk about turning two, and then give the details on how you can win a Steelbook Blu-ray of the anime Metropolis courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment! Check out the video for all the details on this contest giveaway, and good luck!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Waterworld: Arrow Video In Depth Review


Cereal At Midnight dives deep in this exploration of the 1995 film Waterworld via a new three-disc limited edition Blu-ray box set from Arrow Video! In what has already topped the list as one of the best releases of the year, Arrow leaves no stone unturned, offering viewers not one, not two, but THREE cuts of the film and hours of special features, a book, a poster, and photo cards. It's a stunning release of one of the most ambitious films in movie history, and we have things to say about both!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Matt Helm #1: Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton


As discussed in a recent video, I've decided to start reading and collecting Donald Hamilton's "Matt Helm" book series. Hamilton wrote 27 novels in the series (plus one more that was never published) between 1960 and 1993, all focused on the exploits of an American counter-espionage agent. The novels are written from first-person perspective, and allow us to get inside the head of our hardened hero...or anti-hero, as it may be. They were originally published by Fawcett Publications under the Gold Medal label. In this inaugural entry, we're digging into the very first Matt Helm novel, 1960's Death of a Citizen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Spy-tastic Surprise From Lee!


It's time for another unboxing video! IThis package comes to the channel courtesy of Lee! This one's for fans of spies, British television, and out of print DVDs!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

DIY Cheap and Easy Media Shelves


In this video, we're building cheap and easy media shelves! These shelves are great for those who want to keep costs low and are looking for storage solutions for larger media collections. They maximize function and efficiency. These shelves are ideal for DVDs, Blu-rays, even books. the stronger the wood chosen for the project, the more durable the shelves will be. You could even paint them if you wanted a more polished look.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Baywatch Is Now on Amazon Prime Video!


"I'm always ready, I won't let you out of my sight!"

This is huge news for me. Believe it or not, I'm actually quite a fan of the show Baywatch. Reason number 1: David Hasselhoff, star of one of my all-time favorite shows, Knight Rider. Then there's the setting: every episode featured beautiful lifeguards placed against the backdrop of sun, sand, and the Pacific Ocean. I know Baywatch has been a punchline on Friends and I know that it deserves some of the jokes that have been thrown its way, but at the end of the day, Baywatch is not all that different from the American International Pictures "beach movies" that I love so much. No, it's not high art and it didn't have award winning scripts, but it was fun, and it ultimately had an uplifting message that I think we could use a little bit more of today. Plus, it featured quite a few stars, or actors that soon would be: Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Nicole Eggert, Yasmine Bleeth, Mila Kunis, and some guy named Jason Momoa. The tone of the show is not entirely easy to replicate, as evidenced by my movie review of the 2017 feature film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron.

Thrift Store 13: Symmetry

In the most symmetrical thrift store video to date, we continue our excavation into the pop culture of the past by way of VHS tapes, records, and shiny discs for your ears and eyes! What gems will come to those who seek the forbidden knowledge of the past? All shall be revealed!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Secret Agent Matt Helm: Better Than Bond?!



Is Matt Helm the manliest fictional character ever created? First published between 1960 and 1993, author Donald Hamilton's protagonist is a secret agent who makes other tough guys look weak by comparison! In this video, we dig into the books themselves, the Dean Martin spin-off movies, and even compare Helm to James Bond! There's also the small matter of a yacht captain's hat.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mego Update: Wave 4 and Wider Availability!


It's time for another Mego update! There are big things brewing in the world of 8 inch action figures, and we're going to cover it all. From wave 4 (and beyond), wholesale availability to retailers outside of Target, and even some cool new retro horror figures, there's a lot of developing in the Mego marketplace!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Elvis at a Crossroads: G.I. Blues and Flaming Star


1960 was a pivotal year in the career of Elvis Presley. Fresh out of the army after a two-year stint in the service, the 25-year-old immediately returned to the life he'd left behind, arguably an even bigger star than when he'd left.  That year saw the release of two studio albums, Elvis Is Back! and the gospel LP His Hand in Mine, both of which were hits. But Hollywood was also calling, and Elvis was eager to answer.

Friday, January 18, 2019

January Movie Collection Update (DVD and Blu-ray)


In this collection update, we cover a lot of ground! Anime, classic television, documentaries, Oscar winners, Elvis and Kubrick, and even an out-of-print steal of a deal, there's a lot of DVD and Blu-ray action packed into this video!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

GB20 Teaser Trailer (Ghostbusters)



Just hours ago, Jason Reitman (the son of Ghostbusters-I-and-II director Ivan Reitman and an established filmmaker in his own right) quietly dropped this teaser trailer for a new Ghostbusters movie that he's directing. We don't know much, other than it will take place in the same timeline as the first two classic films and that it's being released summer of 2020. I have been very skeptical of Sony's attempt to resurrect this beloved eighties franchise, but I have to say this teaser trailer gave me goosebumps. The music, the lighting, even the font of the text just feels like Ghostbusters. What do you guys think? #GB20

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

C@M Gets Its Wings At the Southern Museum of Flight


Cereal At Midnight visits the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama for a look at aviation history! The museum serves as the home for 100 aircraft, not to mention all the other cool exhibits and pieces of history on display. Do you feel that? It's the need for speed! Grab your flight suit, because we're going into the danger zone!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

C@M Patreon Announcement!


My friends, Cereal At Midnight is now on Patreon! There are many exciting things on the horizon, and your support will make them a reality! In this video, I explain about the four price tiers and the benefits/perks of each of them. You can view Cereal At Midnight on Patreon using the link below:

Cereal At Midnight Patreon

I appreciate you guys so much, and I can't ever say this enough: Cereal At Midnight would not exist without you.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Deal Alert: Genre Blu-rays At Hamilton Book!

It's time I let you guys in on a little secret of mine. There's an online media retailer called Hamilton Book (HamiltonBook.com) that I've been using for a while now to find incredible deals on some obscure releases. In addition to fantastic deals on books, they have started running some astonishingly-low prices on hard-to-find Blu-rays from the boutique labels such as Kino Lorber and Severin Films, and they even have discs from companies like Code Red and Scorpion Releasing that are reported as being out-of-print.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Opening A "Communal" Mystery Package From Eric M.


It's time for another mail call! This mystery package comes from Eric M., aka Kunider!  Thanks to Eric for this extremely-generous gift.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #5 Non-Spoiler Review

The final issue of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers leaves us wanting more.

Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley



Happy Birthday to the Hillbilly Cat. All these years later, and still the King. Here's his version of "Polk Salad Annie" taken from the live concert film That's The Way It Is." Playful, powerful, in the best shape of his life, this is Elvis at the peak of his powers. This is Elvis the icon and legend.

Churros for Breakfast?!


New from the folks at General Mills, Cinnamon Toast Crunch CHURROS promises all the delightful cinnamon, sugar, and crunch of regular Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but with the added nonstop fun of a churro! In this video, we pour up a bowl and take these cylinders of cinnamon for a test drive!

Friday, January 4, 2019

A Bewitching Box and a Battle Axe!


In this video, we open a package sent to the channel by our pal Eric Griggs! Many thanks to Eric for sending such a cool surprise our way and also to you for watching!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Favorite Blu-rays of 2018 (Collecting Physical Media)


In this video, we're looking back at some of the coolest Blu-rays of 2018! These physical media releases highlight just what a great year 2018 was for movie fans and collectors, and they have us very excited about the year to come!