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: