Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Collecting At Midnight 25: Shag Carpets and Bootlegs (Patreon Exclusive)


New exclusive video for our Patreon supporters! 
In the 25th installment of Collecting At Midnight, Heath recaps some Amazon Prime Day purchases, talks bad packaging and bootlegs, and breaks a bit of news. 
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FPS: FIRST PERSON SHOOTER Video Game Documentary JUST LAUNCHED!


From the folks behind IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS AND IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW comes FPS: FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, a definitive look at the wildly-popular video game genre. Find out how you can get involved and secure your own copy!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

What’s Inside the Latest HorrorPack?!


The latest HorrorPack has arrived! Dare we open it and see what's inside? Enter at your own risk.

Thanks to HorrorPack.com for the June box!


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Monday, June 28, 2021

Batteries Not Included Watch Party REPLAY (In Search of Tomorrow)


Heath was recently invited to be a guest of the IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW fan community watch party for the 1987 film BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED! Check it out for lots of 1980s Amblin discussion and retro appreciation!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Fresh Flavors: The BIGGEST New Release Spotlight in Cereal At Midnight History!


It's our largest New Release Spotlight in Cereal At Midnight history! Saddle up for coverage of almost FOUR DOZEN titles from all over the world!

Time codes:

2:00 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 4K UHD
6:00 The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee
10:38 Strike Commando/Strike Commando 2
13:24 Grizzly/Day of the Animals/Deep Blood
15:42 The Adventures of Merlin Complete Series
20:12 The Young Doctors Collection 1
22:50 Van Der Valk Complete Series
24:40 Love Thy Neighbor Complete Series
26:57 Stan Lee's Lucky Man
29:20 Waylon Jennings 4 Albums 
32:13 Queen of Spades
33:25 The Groove Tube
35:05 Rose Plays Julie
37:16 Dali: In Search of Immortality
39:03 Cool as Ice
41:36 Stranger on the Run
43:21 The Web
44:38 The Road to Salina
45:36 Alias Jesse James
46:39 Thunderbolt
47:51 Larceny
48:46 Unconquered
50:00 Alias Nick Beal
50:48 Shenandoah
53:29 Clay Pigeons 
56:58 The Gilded Lily
57:16 Toy Soldiers/December
57:58 Contraband/Fear
58:31 Alpha Dog
58:55 Miami Vice/The Kingdom
1:00:17 Sonic Boom: The Complete Season 1
1:01:09 Safe House
1:01:41 Finding Forrester
1:03:12 The Adjustment Bureau/The Good Shepherd
1:03:38 Ultraman: Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle
1:07:24 Ultraman Zero Collection
1:09:10 The Critic: The Complete Series
1:11:05 Problem Child/Problem Child 2
1:11:12 Bruce Willis 8-Movie Collection
1:12:09 Jean-Claude Van Damme 8-Movie Collection
1:12:42 Becoming Evil: Serial Killers of the Old West
1:13:29 Pasture

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Summer of Cage Continues!


The Summer of Cage continues! Find out what Nicolas Cage movies we've been watching and what we thought of them in this, our second installment in our summer series! 

Catch the first Summer of Cage video HERE

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Empire of the Apes Collection Blu-ray Review! (Sterling Entertainment)


From the company that brought us Camp Blood and Axe Grinder comes THE EMPIRE OF THE APES COLLECTION six-Blu-ray box set! Cereal At Midnight has your hands-on review! 

To purchase, contact David Sterling at Facebook.com/david.sterling.167

See ALL of Cereal At Midnight's Sterling Entertainment coverage HERE

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Rocketeer 30th Anniversary Commentary (Feat. Josh Jabcuga)


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of THE ROCKETEER, Cereal At Midnight is opening up the Patreon vaults to share our audio commentary for this 1991 classic! Join Heath and writer Josh Jabcuga as we revisit this hidden gem and explore how The Rocketeer has influenced the movies of today, including the very foundation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Strap in for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Unboxing 50 CDs from eBay!


Heath and Bree unbox 50 CDs from the eBay store Chicago Overstock Inc! These CDs were curated specifically for the Cereal At Midnight audience, and we have NO IDEA what's inside the box. Let's find out together!

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Friday, June 18, 2021

1997: Best Music Year EVER?! Feat. Lisa Downs (Life After Movies, The Web Show)


Heath is joined by writer/producer/director LISA DOWNS (Life After Movies, The Web Show, ICON: Music Through the Lens) for a trip back to 1997! Join your two musical maestros as they take a walk down memory lane to a year that pure was audio magic!


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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection 4K Review!


 Indiana Jones swings onto 4K in a new box set from Paramount. In this review, we discuss how this classic franchise fares in the upgrade to 4K UHD, what extras are included, the packaging, and--most importantly--the films themselves! If adventure has a name, it must be INDIANA JONES!

Amazon

Deep Discount

Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Joey Cramer on Flight of the Navigator and Life After the Navigator!



Joey Cramer, the star of the classic 1980s science fiction/fantasy film FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, talks to Cereal At Midnight about working with icons, being a child actor in the 80's, and how his long voyage home is now the subject of a new documentary, LIFE AFTER THE NAVIGATOR!


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Monday, June 14, 2021

A Conversation with C. Courtney Joyner - Part II


In the conclusion of the epic C. Courtney Joyner two-parter, the behind-the-scenes stories continue with tales of John Ford, Clint Eastwood, and more! Ever wonder what George Hamilton smells like? Wonder no more!


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Friday, June 11, 2021

The Summer of Nicolas Cage Begins!


Heath and Bree kick off The Summer of Nicolas Cage! Buckle up, it's going to be a very bumpy ride.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

A Conversation with C. Courtney Joyner - Part I (Screenwriter / Director/ Author / Film Expert)


Heath is joined by film expert C. Courtney Joyner (Class of 1999, Trancers III, Puppet Master III) for a conversation that's packed with decades of Hollywood history, behind the scenes scoops, and--most importantly--a deep passion for genre movie history! 

Note: this is the first half of a two-part conversation. Stay tuned for the conclusion!


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Monday, June 7, 2021

Cancel This! An Open Discussion about Cancel Culture feat. Vanessa Buttino


Heath is joined by Vanessa Buttino for an open discussion about Cancel Culture! How long has Cancel Culture been around? What can we do about it? In this episode, we tackle these questions, and more!


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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Review: Willy's Wonderland (2021)


Willy's Wonderland is a fever dream of a film: strobing lights, bizarre music and imagery, and a premise that's askew from what we're expecting, at least in execution. Sure, this is a movie about a 1980's family entertainment center, complete with animatronic animals that come to life and kill, as no doubt inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise. Yep, it's also starring Nicolas Cage, an actor who has embraced surrealism and baroque performances the likes of which audiences haven't seen since Vincent Price. 

Somehow, in spite of these predictable ingredients, Willy's Wonderland still manages to surprise. Part of the fun the film offers is that IT knows that WE know this story already. Killer robots in a kid's party palace? Yup, been there, done that. So the film serves up the action and thrills in a way that feels both satisfying and as original as it can be, given the tropes it wants to play with. 

The biggest delight for me is, believe it or not, Nicolas Cage. I'm on record as not being a fan of Cage's BIGGER and more self-indulgent performances, and yet, his approach to Willy's Wonderland is one that we've never seen from him before. In what I hope isn't TOO much of a spoiler, the biggest twist here is that Cage doesn't utter a single line in the entire film. Without his unique line delivery and ability to twist dialogue, the actor must rely entirely on facial expressions and body language. It's a really fun and interesting experiment. In the behind-the-scenes features on the Blu-ray, Cage name-checks silent performances by Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton, Charles Bronson in Once Upon A Time in the West, and his own pet iguana as the inspiration for his approach to the role. It's a very Nic Cage kind of thing.

The movie also doesn't get overly bogged down in details or minutiae. We get all the backstory that we need about Willy's Wonderland and the evil within the building, but Cage's character is a complete and total mystery. He doesn't even have a name! Where does he come from? Why is he so good at fighting? What is the stuff he keeps pouring down his throat at regularly-scheduled intervals? These questions are never answered, and I actually love that. Like the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy, where he comes from and where he's going are not important to this story. 

Willy's Wonderland is no masterpiece, but it's a fun way to spend 90 minutes, and manages to be satisfying across multiple genres: horror, comedy, action, and even western. It's the kind of movie that a studio wouldn't dare touch in this day and age, but that feels like it carries the fingerprints of its creators in the best of ways. It's completely absurd, and in a movie landscape filled with existential superheroes who wrestle with the darkness, this goofy little five million dollar film manages to put so much spectacle and eye candy on the screen, it's hard not to like.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Fresh Flavors Super Show! New Imprint, Benny Loves You, Video Games, Music, and More!


Fresh Flavors have arrived and it's time for another SUPER SHOW! In this episode, we're talking brand new Imprint, animation, stuffed animal horror, video game history, and some incredible new music collections!

Links from this video:

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