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Review: The Long Goodbye (1973)

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Robert Altman's 1973 Neo Noir film The Long Goodbye  is hard to pin down. It's a detective movie that takes place 15 years after the classic film noir cycle had ended, depicting a character out of time, sleepwalking through a world that is not his own. The plot is opaque, and there are details to the story that aren't made known to the audience, even when the final credits have rolled. It's both a commentary on the Golden Age of Hollywood and a criticism of artifice. Is anything real? Elliott Gould (2001's  Ocean's Eleven ) stars as Philip Marlowe, a private detective first created on the page by hardboiled author Raymond Chandler and embodied in film and television by Humphrey Bogart ( The Big Sleep ), Dick Powell ( Murder, My Sweet ), Robert Montgomery ( Lady in the Lake ), Robert Mitchum ( Farewell My Lovely ), James Garner, and Powers Booth (TV's Marlowe and Philip Marlowe: Private Eye , respectively). In the capable hands of Gould, Marlowe goes from con

Beastly New Arrivals from Umbrella Entertainment!

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The newest releases from Umbrella Entertainment have arrived and they are HOT! Grab your flame-proof suit as we talk about forbidden cinema, splatter horror from down under, and the craziest rock music and stunt show mashup ever seen in a single movie! Order from Umbrella.com.au Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Review: Mr. Majestyk (1974)

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Mr. Majestyk is my kind of movie.   Charles Bronson takes center stage in this tale of vigilante justice and revenge set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Colorado landscape. Add in a screenplay written by the great Elmore Leonard, whose outstanding short stories and novels have been adapted into the films 3:10 to Yuma, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, Out of Sight, and even the television series Justified , and you've got a recipe for gritty, 1970s greatness.  Charles Bronson plays the titular character, Vince Majestyk, a rural farmer who raises melons. His one desire is to get his latest crop harvested and brought to market. Turns out, he's got a lot invested in this, and as his backstory unfolds, we realize the melons represent more than just agriculture. Like the anti-hero out of a noir film, Majestyk has been tripped up by life and is trying his best to rise above the bad hand that he was dealt. When he chooses to hire a group of Hispanic migrants, led by Linda Cristal ( The H

Rick and Morty Season 5 Steelbook Unboxing and Review

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Rick and Morty Season 5 arrives on Blu-ray with a choice of standard and STEELBOOK packaging! In this episode, we'll unbox the Steelbook and have a non-spoiler discussion about season 5 and all the extras included in the set! Order the Steelbook here Order the standard version here Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Review: The Brass Bottle (1964)

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Universal's The Brass Bottle  is notable for several things, but most importantly, it's a mid-sixties comedy that features a man accidentally freeing a genie from a bottle only to have a series of delightfully-wacky adventures complicate his life as a result. Oh, and it co-stars Barbara Eden one year before she herself would land the co-lead on television's I Dream of Jeannie .  If those similarities sound impossible to overlook, it's for good reason. Reportedly, The Brass Bottle  was a major influence on Jeannie- creator Sidney Sheldon's 1965 genie-themed TV series. Sheldon seems to have made no secret of the film's influence on his own show, which embodies much of the film's visual aesthetic, right down to a scantily-clad female genie, dressed head to toe in layers of pink chiffon.  I'm getting ahead of myself, so let me go back to the beginning. The Brass Bottle is a breezy-if-forgettable magical romp in which a former-beatnik architect (Tony Randall,

Elvis Back In Nashville Box Set Review

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Elvis is back in the building! ELVIS BACK IN NASHVILLE chronicles the 1971 recording sessions of The King in Music City and presents dozens of his early seventies tracks in never-before-heard stripped down, raw studio versions with all orchestral overdubs and tinkering removed, allowing his powerful voice and incredible band to take center stage for the first time in 50 years.  Order Here Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Is Fandom Broken?

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With so much turmoil in the fan community and seemingly-endless anger over every new movie, TV show, comic, video game, or book, is fandom broken? And if it is, what can we do to get back on track? Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Review: Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)

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The poster AND trailer for Checkered Flag or Crash proudly announces it as "The First Movie About Off-Road Racing!" Hailing from the glory days of the seventies redneck revolution that catapulted CB and trucksploitation movies like Smokey and the Bandit, White Line Fever, High-Ballin', and  The Great Smokey Roadblock onto screens and into the hearts of millions of gasoline-thirsty road dogs, Checkered Flag or Crash  serves up 95 minutes of high speed thrills and a veritable demolition derby of destruction.  Cutting through the layers of exhaust fumes and mud splatter reveals a pretty thin concept, made more interesting by the cast and some of the crew behind the scenes. The premise of the film finds a down-on-his-luck promoter (played by Larry Hagman from I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas ) putting together a massive race in The Philippines--The Manilla 1000: a one-thousand mile off-road competition that will see motorcycles, dune buggies, and off-road vehicles of all shapes

Hard Target 4K UHD Review

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The Van Dammage hits even harder with John Woo in the director's chair! The unrated international cut of HARD TARGET arrives on the 4K UHD format from Kino Lorber with loads of new special features, including the involvement of Woo himself!  Order from Kino Lorber Order from Amazon Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight ! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

BOX OF PIN-UPS: The British Sounds Of 1965

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The Kinks, The Animals, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, The Moody Blues, The Zombies, and The Hollies are just a few of the bands featured in BOX OF PIN-UPS: THE BRITISH SOUNDS OF 1965, a new triple-disc set chronicling a pivotal year in British music history! Order from Cherry Red Records Order from Amazon Order from Deep Discount Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Review: Tokyo Joe (1949)

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Bogey stars in this crime/noir film about a man doing his best to survive when all the world seems determined to grind him into the dirt.  Tokyo Joe  taps into the post-war frustrations that are synonymous with film noir. In the movie, Humphrey Bogart plays Joe Barrett, a former American Air Force colonel who has returned to Tokyo three years after World War II in hopes of running his old nightclub, Tokyo Joe's. There he discovers that his bar is now being watched over by his friend Ito (Teru Shimada, You Only Live Twice ) and that the wife (played by Florence Marly) he thought was dead is not only still alive, but has married someone else in his absence. To complicate things even further, an opportunity to smuggle goods on his freighter plane makes it seem as if crime is the only way to survive. With the odds stacked against him, Joe finds himself pushed further and further toward a life of moral compromise, stuck between unsympathetic authority figures and career criminals.  Them

HUGE TV on DVD and Blu-ray Update!

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I t's time for another massive TV on DVD and Blu-ray update video, courtesy of Via Vision! In this episode: sixties secret agents, gritty detectives, and Perry Mason takes it all off! Order from ViaVision.com.au, JBHiFi.com.au, DeepDiscount.com, Amazon, or wherever you get your discs. Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

No More Room in Your Room: When Collections Get Too Big! (Patreon Exclusive)

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It's a topic on the minds of many, and we're tackling a serious subject in our latest Patreon Exclusive: what happens when a collection outgrows your physical space? We are viewer supported! To unlock this video and over a hundred other exclusive videos, plus live streams, behind the scenes content, and more, visit Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight !

HorrorPack Unboxing - Turkey Day Edition!

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Gather round the table for a feast of fear, the November HorrorPack is finally here! HorrorPack.com Past HorrorPack Unboxings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLms82QIo-B9lRrCqdksXFF0GRX0P-jXNw Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

I Dream of Jeannie Complete Series Blu-ray Review

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One of the most popular and beloved TV shows of all time has finally arrived on Blu-ray! In this episode, we discuss every aspect of I DREAM OF JEANNIE on Blu, including the transfers, compression, and bonus material! Order from Amazon Order from Deep Discount Cereal At Midnight Unboxing Classic TV Showdown: I Dream of Jeannie vs. Bewitched Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight ! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Big Box 4K and Blu-ray BLACK FRIDAY HAUL!

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The deals at big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target arrived early this year! In this episode, Heath runs down the discs he's been picking up during the extended Black Friday sales event! Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Fresh Flavors - Steelbooks and Shout Factory Rarities!

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It's time for Fresh Flavors! In our latest new release extravaganza, we discuss exclusive Steelbooks, Shout Factory rarities, and discs from Arrow Video and Cauldron Films!  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of Snowpiercer: The Complete First Season. The opinions expressed are my own.  Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Unboxing I Dream of Jeannie on Blu-ray and Ultraman Dyna on DVD!

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Your wish is granted! I Dream of Jeannie and Ultraman Dyna have arrived from Mill Creek Entertainment! In this episode, we unbox both releases and discuss what is and what is not included.  Purchase through these links to support Cereal At Midnight:  I Dream of Jeannie Complete Series Blu-ray Ultraman Dyna Complete Series DVD Classic TV Showdown: I Dream of Jeannie vs. Bewitched Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

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Heath has seen Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and he has A LOT to say about it!  Five Minute Movie Reviews Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight ! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Filmmaker Roundtable + Black Friday Preview with Fred Olen Ray, J.R. Bookwalter, and David Sterling!

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Cereal At Midnight welcomes three giants of independent genre filmmaking! FRED OLEN RAY, J.R. BOOKWALTER, and DAVID STERLING sit at the roundtable to discuss their careers and offer a sneak peek at this year's MAKEFLIX BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Heath Interviews Brinke Stevens and Fred Olen Ray about Haunting Fear   Makeflix Black Friday 2020 Scoop J.R. Bookwalter discusses scarcity, limited editions and scalpers Cereal At Midnight Interview with David Sterling Makeflix.com @Makeflix and @TempeVideo on Twitter Tempe Digital Fred Olen Ray on Facebook David Sterling on Facebook Sterling Entertainment on Vimeo Sterling Entertainment on Kunaki Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight ! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterbo

Incredible Hulk Complete Series Blu-ray Review

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The Incredible Hulk comes to Blu-ray! In this episode, we detail and unbox this new COMPLETE SERIES package including all five seasons of the original television series which stars Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.  Order Here Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com

Hey Heath, Whatcha Thinkin'? MULTIVERSE MADNESS! (Patreon Exclusive)

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Exclusively for Patreon, the latest episode of "Hey Heath, Whatcha Thinkin'" is all about Multiverses! From Marvel's Multiverse in the upcoming Spidey movie to DC's Infinite Earths to the Star Trek Mirror Universe, Heath has a lot to say about alternate realities on screen and in comics! We have seen the future, and it is INFINITE! We are viewer supported! To find out how to unlock this episode and over a hundred exclusive extras and benefits, as well as how you can help us keep creating on a daily basis, visit Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight !

Night Gallery Season One Blu-ray Review

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The first season of Rod Serling's NIGHT GALLERY has arrived on Blu-ray and we've got your in-depth review! Uncut, complete, and loaded with extras, this release is a real work of art.  Order here Want EVEN MORE Cereal At Midnight? We've got you covered! Support us on Patreon and gain access to our huge vault of exclusives, which includes over 100 videos that aren't available anywhere else. Find out more at Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight ! CerealAtMidnight.com Facebook/CerealMidnight Twitter: CerealMidnight Instagram: CerealMidnight Letterboxd: CerealAtMidnite Shop: CerealAtMidnight.Threadless.com