Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Doctor Who: Complete David Tennant Collection Blu-ray Unboxing and Thoughts


David Tennant's entire tenure as the 10th Doctor has come to Blu-ray in one single package, and we've got your release-day unboxing! Hang out while we open the Doctor Who box set on camera, discuss the revival of Doctor Who, the unique spirit and energy of series 2, 3, 4, and the Tennant specials, and what it was like to be an American Doctor Who fan in 2005 and 2006!

Mail Call: Beaucoup Books and KISS Kollectibles!


In this mail video, we unbox a mountain of sweet paperbacks (and one hardcover) from Lura and some killer KISS kollectibles from Leontyne! Thanks so much to both Lura and Leontyne for the thoughtful and wonderful packages!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hustlers Five Minute Review (Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B)


In this Five Minute Review, we discuss the movie Hustlers! Inspired by true events that were reported on by New-York-Magazine-writer Jessica Pressler, this is the story of exotic dancers that discover a way to turn the tables on their wealthy Wall Street clients. Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, and Lili Reinhart, and written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, this is a movie that people may be talking about for a long time.

Review: True Believer (1989)

"Someone got away with murder...until now!"

1989's True Believer has arrived on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment as part of their growing "Retro VHS" title library, which we love for combining high definition transfers with an old school aesthetic. Prior to screening this title for the purposes of this review, I had never seen the movie, which is a legal drama starring James Woods as Eddie Dodd, a down-on-his-luck civil liberties lawyer and Robert Downey Jr. as his young, idealistic protege. Someone has been murdered, and the person who has sat behind bars for the crime claims he didn't do it. When Woods begins to investigate the case, he discovers a cover-up that goes higher than he could have possibly imagined.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Star Wars Bookself Episode II: The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn


In our second trip to the Star Wars Bookshelf, we explore importance of Timothy Zahn's "Thrawn Trilogy" and discuss how Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command changed everything!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces Next Wave of Ultraman!


Mill Creek Entertainment has revealed the details of their next wave of Ultraman releases! Cereal At Midnight has all the details on Ultraseven, Ultraman Orb, and Ultraman Geed, complete with dates, details, and pre-order links!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thrift Store 19 - You Only Thrift Twice!


After a months-long hiatus due to deal drought, the bargains are back with Thrift Store 19!

Check out the previous 18 entries HERE

Friday, September 6, 2019

Midnight Music: Johnny Cash - "Solitary Man"


From the 2000 album American III: Solitary Man, produced by Rick Rubin, the Man in Black covers Neil Diamond with Tom Petty on background vocals. Doesn't get much better than this.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Very Physical Media Birthday!


Come along as a slightly-sick Heath guides the viewers through a tour of some of the wonderful physical media gems that he was gifted for his birthday! Apologies in advance for the clipping audio. We're aware and have tried to minimize it through editing.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Labor Day Live Stream!



Join us for our two (!!!) part Labor Day Live Stream as we overcome technical issues to answer YOUR questions and unbox a MOUNTAIN of physical media sent by the Cereal At Midnight community! This one is filled with music, VHS, horror, DIY cult awesomeness, and comics! Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Paperback Paradise: Hard Case Crime Haul!


Hard Case Crime is a publishing label that spotlights the best in pulp, crime, and noir-style stories! In this video, we talk about the label and show a huge Hard Case haul that we scored at a thrift store!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Is Physical Media Dying?


In this video, we tackle a question that gets asked more than just about any other! Is physical media dying? Weighing the evidence, we think we have the answer. Be sure to check out some of our other physical media videos!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Spotlight On The Midnight Special!


Long live The Midnight Special! From 1973 until 1981, Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special TV show brought live rock, pop, country, and funk performances into the homes of millions. In this video, we celebrate the legacy of the show and discuss the 11-disc DVD set that collects many of the show's finest performances!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

READY OR NOT Five Minute Review - C@M Movie of the Year?!


In this Five Minute Review, we talk about Ready Or Not, a new horror/comedy/thriller starring Samara Weaving from Fox Searchlight Pictures!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Vinyl Hunting At A Record Collecting Show!


Cereal At Midnight goes on location to a summer record collector's show. What dusty treasures hide in the hundreds of record crates and bins? Let's find out!

This video also features a look at Klickteeshop.com, a website that offers really cool underground KISS t-shirts!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review: FM (1978)


If ever a movie was tailor-made for Cereal At Midnight, it's 1978's FM. The film chronicles the inner workings of an FM rock radio station in the late seventies and the struggle to maintain freedom and autonomy in an ever-increasing corporate radio landscape. The personalities and on-air antics are taken from actual radio history, inspired predominantly by the men and women who ran the airwaves of San Francisco's KMPX station in the late sixties, as well as Los Angeles' KMET. These pioneers blazed remarkable trails across pop culture when the FM format was still largely unregulated and free from the commercial aspects that had overtaken AM radio. FM is about integrity, rock and roll music and attitude, and rebellion against any establishment that doesn't value those things. The film is also packed wall-to-wall with vinyl tracks, and maintains a delightful analog spirit. There's life between the grooves.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Kevin Smith Helming New "He-Man" Cartoon for Netflix


By the power of Grayskull, He-Man is coming back to the small screen!

The news was broken over the weekend at this year's Power-Con, a convention celebrating all things He-Man and She-Ra. During a panel in which Kevin Smith interviewed Rob David, the vice president of Mattel TV, Smith announced that the battle between Eternia's forces of good and evil would be returning to animation via a new series on Netflix. The title of the show is Masters of the Universe: Revelations, and Smith has been tapped to head the series as the executive producer and showrunner. According to Smith, the show picks up where the adventures of the classic 1980s series ended, exploring unresolved characters, stories, and events from the classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy-inspired cartoon that dominated the 1980s.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT Five Minute Review - Bruce Springsteen, Pepsi, and Connections!


In this latest Five Minute Review, we discuss Blinded by the Light, the new movie from Gurinder Chadha, the director of Bend It Like Beckham! The movie, which is based on a true story, is a love letter to the music of Bruce Springsteen from perhaps an unlikely source. Heath and Bree discuss the movie, somehow compare The Boss to Pepsi, and make lots of CONNECTIONS. Tramps like us, baby we were born to run!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Cereal At Midnight Spotlight On Westerns Vol. 1


By request, here's the first ever Cereal At Midnight spotlight on Westerns! In this video, we discuss a few of our favorite western movies and talk a bit about why this is such an important and under-rated genre!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New 80s Blu-rays from Mill Creek - Retro VHS Wave 4!


It's new release time from Mill Creek Entertainment! In this video, we recount the new wave of fresh Blu-rays with retro VHS slipcovers and dig into the '80s goodness (okay, one of them is from the seventies) of the amazing original video cassette box art! This video has a nice mix: horror/thriller, comedy/romance, and trucker exploitation! We discuss The New Kids (1985), Roxanne (1987), True Believer (1989), and White Line Fever (1975), as well as Mill Creek's release of Pan Am: The Complete Series.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Kitchen (2019) Five Minute Review

In this Five Minute Review, we visit The Kitchen, a new mob/crime movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elizabeth Moss. The story is based on an original comic book series published under DC's Vertigo label and is both written and directed by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) in her directorial debut.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Midnight Music: "The Weight" by Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper



This absolutely blistering live instrumental performance of The Band's chart-topper "The Weight" was performed by Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper during a three night stand at San Francisco's Fillmore West in September of 1968 . Bloomfield is heralded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, featuring on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisted album as well being a member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Al Kooper famously played Hammond organ on Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as well as tracks by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The track is taken from the duo's 1969 album The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.

He-Man, She-Ra, and Voltron Headed Back to DVD From Universal!


By the Power AND the Honor of Grayskull! After years of being out of print and commanding ever-increasing prices on eBay and other second-hand seller markets, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release box sets collecting the entire series of both He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power on October 1st! All 130 episodes of the original He-Man series will be presented on 16 discs and all 93 episodes of the original She-Ra television series are presented on 12 discs. Both box sets include a ton of extras, and both sets will contain the feature-length documentary Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe as well as the feature film He-Man and She-Ra: Secret of the Sword and the hour-long He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special. 

But that's not all!

Friday, August 9, 2019

AMC A-List - Movie Theater Subscription Service Discussion With Comic Book Savant


Cereal At Midnight and Comic Book Savant join forces once again to discuss movie theater subscription services like MoviePass and AMC's A-List! How does the theater subscription model change how we see movies? Most importantly, are they worth the money? And most importantly, are they the game changer that will save the theatrical experience?

August 9th, 2019: 50th Anniversary of the Manson Family Murder of Sharon Tate


Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family Murders, perhaps the most infamous and shocking true crime event of modern times. In the early morning hours of August 9th, 1969, three intruders broke into 10050 Cielo Drive, the Los Angeles home of Roman Polanski and his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate. Polanski was out of the country working on a film, but the five people who were there that night--Jay Sebring, Voytek Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Steve Parent, and Sharon Tate--were brutally slaughtered in a mass murder filled with violence so shocking and over the top that it still horrifies us today. The following day, two more victims, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, were killed in a similar fashion miles away.

By the time the sun came up on August 10th, Hollywood was in a panic. It wouldn't be much longer until the entire world new the name of Charles Manson and what he had done, as the Manson Family Murders became a part of our collective nightmares.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"The House of Hitchcock Collection" Coming to Blu-ray from Universal


15 classic Hitchcock films from Universal are headed back to Blu-ray in a new special edition deluxe package including lots of cool collectibles and bonuses!

Review: I Bury the Living (1958)


I Bury the Living is a cool little black-and-white psychological horror film from 1958. It was written by Louis Garfunkel (A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die) and directed by Albert Band (father of Charles Band), produced by Maxim Productions, and distributed by MGM.

The premise is simple, but very effective: Robert Kraft (played by Richard Boone) is appointed as the director of a cemetery. There's a huge map indicating which grave sites are reserved (marked with a white pin) and those that are filled (marked with a black pin). When a just-married couple cruise by the cemetery to tell Kraft that they'd like to buy two graves close to the groom's father's burial site, Kraft accidentally used black pins instead of white pins to mark their request. Tragedy strikes and the married couple is killed. Did Kraft cause it by using black pins instead of white?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Shout! Factory Has Announced "Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" (80th Anniversary Edition)


Shout Factory has just announced that they will be releasing the entire Universal Pictures library of Abbott and Costello films on November 5th! The package, released under the "Shout Select" label, will include all 28 movies that Abbott and Costello made while contracted with Universal, including their massively-popular comedy/horror films featuring the studio's iconic Monsters like Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy!

Mail Vlog: Ed Wood and Dirty Country!


This mail vlog is filled with tons of fantastic goodies sent to us by YOU GUYS, the Cereal At Midnight community! This one has just about everything: cult horror, wrestling, animation, vinyl, and kitschy sixties awesomeness!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sugar Rush (August 2019 Edition)

Joshua Jabcuga Has Some Cool Recs to Guide You Through the Dog Days of Summer!

Hell Comes To Frogtown

Sure, you’ve seen “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in John Carpenter’s They Live, but are you familiar with this 80s oddity? Frogtown is certainly a product of its time and yet, if you’ve had the pleasure of watching this movie (or if you’ve read the film’s synopsis), you’re likely asking yourself, what time was that exactly? When it comes to the Hot Rod, I don’t have to remind you that just when you thought you knew the answers, he changed the questions. So turn off your brain and enjoy this ultimate throwback to the days of your local Mom & Pop video store deep dive discoveries. Preorder directly from www.VinegarSyndrome.com if you need to have the slipcover edition (a “V-shaped splitcover” limited to 3,000 units). Personally, I’m fairly indifferent about slipcovers; I’m more concerned with what’s in the box than the actual packaging—however, nobody rocks slipcovers like the fine folks over at VS. The VS slipcovers are quite elegant in design, and worth going out of the way for. This edition is getting a 4K scan restoration upgrade, so the film will likely never look better, and includes a director commentary plus video interviews.

Highest recommendation!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Warner Archive Spotlight #2: Jonny Quest, Popeye, and 4 for $44 Haul!


It's time for another look at all the cool releases from Warner Archive! In this second spotlight of the company, we dig into restored animated classics like Jonny Quest and Popeye, and also explore forgotten adventure films, a sixties screwball comedy, and a horror film that brings its legendary actor full circle! Be sure to follow both Cereal At Midnight and Warner Archive on social media so you never miss an announcement or review!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Review: Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s Volume 1 and 2 Blu-ray from Warner Archive


Everyone's favorite spinach-snacking sailor has arrived on Blu-ray courtesy of our friends at Warner Archive, and just in time to celebrate the character's 90th Anniversary!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series Headed to Blu-Ray from Mill Creek Entertainment!


Good morning, Angels! Grab the hair spray, we've got breaking news! Mill Creek Entertainment has just announced that they will be bringing Charlie's Angels: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray on October 29th! The 20-disc set will include all the episodes of the classic series, which ran from 1976-1981 and starred Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts. In addition to all episodes making their Blu-ray debut (in their original 1.33:1 aspect ratio), the set will also include the entire 2011 reboot series! 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics 5th Anniversary SALE HAUL!


In this video, we unbox our haul from Kino Lorber Studio Classic's 5th Anniversary Sale! Check out our cheat sheet to the sale for all our top recommendations HERE:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection: Limited Edition Blu-ray Set Coming in October


Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing a "70th Anniversary" limited edition collection of Peanuts holiday television specials this Fall. In addition to the iconic holiday classics It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, the four-disc Blu-ray set will also feature six more television specials: It's Magic, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's All-Stars, The Mayflower Voyagers, Play It Again, Charlie Brown, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, and It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown. Some of these TV specials appear to be making their Blu-ray debut via this new collection!

Birthplace of Elvis Presley - Tupelo, Mississippi


The life and music of Elvis Presley is forever linked to his birth and early life in Tupelo, Mississippi. In this video, we visit the home where Elvis was born, the church where he first heard the gospel songs that would shape his musical tastes, and a location that holds a special place in Elvis history.

All music by Cereal At Midnight

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hardware to Halo Release Their Second Album, Sensory System


Our friends at Hardware To Halo have officially released their second album, Sensory System! The new collection of songs follows on the heels of last summer's After the War is Won and delivers 15 more tracks of what we like to call "Europop with an American accent." Lush synthesizers, haunting guitars, and beats that were made to be appreciated on a dance floor combine to create an ethereal, liquid experience.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mail Vlog: Happy Meals for Damien!


In this mail vlog, we open packages from Johnny and @Kevernio on Twitter! If you're a fan of fast food kid's meal premiums, comic book movies, characters that dance, and classic horror films, you won't want to miss this one! #ReleaseTheSnyderCut

Friday, July 26, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood NON-SPOILER Five Minute Review (Quentin Tarantino)


In this spoiler-free Five Minute Review, Heath and Bree discuss Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Godzilla: The Showa Era Officially Announced for the Criterion Collection!


After weeks of speculation and rumor, that rumbling sound in the distance has finally been revealed: Godzilla is coming! Criterion has officially announced Godzilla: The Showa Era as release number 1000! The set will include the entire Showa Era of Godzilla (1954-1975), which saw the debut of the titan in the aftermath of World War II, and concluded over twenty years later with the delightfully-campy Terror of Mechagodzilla. This is the first time such a comprehensive set has ever been released outside of Japan, and it sure sounds like it's going to be the prestigious release that fans of the series have wanted for decades.

Click below for all the details, plus more Godzilla coverage from Cereal At Midnight!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Scream Factory Release Round Up: Universal Horror, Karloff, Lugosi, Metaluna Madness!


Scream Factory has released quite a few horror classics in the last few weeks, including their Universal Horror Collection Volume 1, which is already on track to be one of the best releases of the entire year! In this video, we dig deep into the Universal and Universal-International titles that have recently hit Blu-ray, exploring their special features and discussing what makes these movies so timeless!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Kino Lorber Studio Classics 5th Anniversary Sale CHEAT SHEET!


The good folks at Kino Lorber Studio Classics have just kicked off a 5th anniversary sale! We're big supporters of the label--which focuses specifically on taking films from the vaults of major studios and giving them stellar Blu-ray releases--and these sales have become the stuff of legend. There are close to a hundred KL Studio Classics titles in our Cereal At Midnight library, so we thought we would give you guys OUR picks for things that we recommend and why. Consider this your Cereal At Midnight cheat sheet for the sale! Click below for our top recommendations--alphabetized for your browsing convenience!

Let's Talk About Quentin Tarantino


Is it possible to love a director's work but also struggle to come to terms with it? By viewer request, Heath and Bree try to make sense of their conflicted feelings about Quentin Tarantino and his films. Comments and discussion are welcome, but please be respectful and kind!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)


We're big fans of Rankin/Bass here at Cereal At Midnight, and we love talking about the company and their legacy every time we get a chance. No single company is more synonymous with holiday magic than Rankin/Bass, who is responsible for a string of TV specials that still get a lot of love decades after they originally aired. The collaboration between Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass yielded Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970), Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976), and our personal favorite, the theatrical film Mad Monster Party (1967)! But nothing can prepare a viewer for the bizarre zaniness of 1979's Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, which feels like a fever dream starring Rankin/Bass' most successful characters.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Scream Factory Reveals Upcoming Titles at SDCC!


Scream Factory is present at San Diego Comic Con and has revealed a list of titles that will be headed to Blu-ray soon. The upcoming release slate includes some Hammer Films titles that will be headed to Blu-ray for the first time ever, as well as a series of upgraded re-releases and a few box sets. The release we're most excited about here at C@M is "Universal Horror Collection Vol.3," which will feature Tower of London (with Vincent Price!), Man Made Monster, The Black Cat (1941), and Horror Island! This gives us hope for a Volume 4 in 2020! Click below to see the full announcement list, courtesy of Scream Factory's Facebook Page:

Lion King (2019) Cereal At Midnight Review


Jon Favreau's 2019 "photo realistic" re-working of Disney's 1994 animated film is both highly anticipated as well as controversial. In this review, Heath and Bree discuss the film, the casting, and how this new version compares to the timeless classic.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Super Massive Mega Comic Book Haul!


The conventions have come and gone, and in this video, we talk about (and show) all the comics that Cereal At Midnight has picked up over the last month or two! This haul video includes comics purchased at In two separate comic cons, plus additional trades and hardcovers that we've bought here and there, as well. As the title indicates, this is a HUGE video! Hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Playstation Classic for 20 bucks?! (PS Mini Console)


Retailers are blowing out Sony's Playstation Classic mini console for an all-time low of 20 bucks! Check out the video for all the details!

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!