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The Cereal Show is hosted by Seth, Quinn and Drayton, providing critically chill movie reviews, interviews with creatives, and occasional tech news round-ups! 

So make yourself a bowl of breakfast,
grab a coffee,
start the day with the cereal show. 

The Cereal Show Seth Trojcak & Quinn Norman

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Cereal Show is hosted by Seth, Quinn and Drayton, providing critically chill movie reviews, interviews with creatives, and occasional tech news round-ups! 

So make yourself a bowl of breakfast,
grab a coffee,
start the day with the cereal show. 

    Movie Review - Shrek

    Movie Review - Shrek

    We’ve been looking forward to this movie review for quite some time. In this episode, we discuss Shrek, coincidentally too in the same week as it’s 20th Anniversary. Do you feel old yet? Join us as we share stories of nostalgia, discuss why lawyers were made to watch this movie and something about donkeys and cones. Followed by some amazing community takes; get ready to be grooving.



    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)



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    Timestamps:

    (3:01) - Ratings and Taglines

    (6:05) - Synopsis and Parents Guide

    (8:31) - Initial thoughts after the movie

    (13:40) - The voice actors

    (15:53) - The music and lawyers

    (22:04) - Shrek and Donkey - Character breakdowns

    (27:28) - Donkeys are colourblind - Quinn Fun Fact

    (34:03) - First five minutes of Shrek and the “I want” song

    (36:55) - Can you hold a movie’s success against it?

    (43:13) - Why this movie is not perfect - Seth

    (59:42) - The Lonely Outro & the next movie

    Community Takes:

    (47:19) - Benji

    (48:50) - Cameo (did someone say kazoo?)

    (49:58) - Phillip

    (57:05) - Mark (and The Windstabbers??)



    Next Movie Review: A Spiderman Movie (visit our Instagram to have a say in which one we pick)



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    Windstabbers Instagram: @the_windstabbers

    Share your thoughts and suggestions: thecerealshow1@gmail.com

    Movie Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Movie Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Another Star Wars movie, because who doesn’t like a little controversy. Did Solo become a Cereal Show favourite or fall flat? We discuss fan service, the “all is lost” part of a good story, how the expanded universe snuck in, and if Qi’ra was really a bad guy.

    If you like banjo music, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.



    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)



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    Timestamps:

    (2:31) - Ratings and Taglines

    (7:11) - Synopsis and Parents Guide

    (8:37) - Initial thoughts after the movie

    (12:05) - The good

    (16:06) - L-3, best or worst robot?

    (18:01) - Directors, Lego Marvel and Marvel

    (20:53) - Who is the antagonist?

    (22:41) - Is Qi’ra a bad guy?

    (28:15) - Fan service

    (31:40) - Does Solo have an “all is lost” point?

    (39:21) - Did the release date kill it?

    (44:14) - Supposed to be part of a trilogy

    (49:08) - This is a good movie… but every movie sucks.

    (52:06) - Was it necessary for the Star Wars universe?

    (58:16) - EU’s cameo

    (01:00:17) - Dribby’s biggest fact

    (01:01:41) - Quinn fun fact: Explosions

    Community Takes:

    (01:04:07) - Mark Johnson

    (01:11:11) - Jordan Crumpton



    Next Movie Review: Shrek



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    Share your thoughts and suggestions: thecerealshow1@gmail.com

    Movie Review - The Truman Show

    Movie Review - The Truman Show

    Is this podcast real? Is it just something presented to you in order to make you accept this reality in which you are living? That’s a bit too deep, what I can answer, however, is that we’re discussing the Truman Show in this episode of The Cereal Show! Does it fall flat on its philosophical face, or is there some true substance, comedy, and themes to the movie? 

    Also, applejacks anyone? 

    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)

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    Timestamps: 

    (2:09) - Ratings and Taglines

    (6:04) - Synopsis and Parents Guide

    (9:08) - Quinn murders Seth in front of witnesses

    (9:52) - Initial thoughts after the movie

    (15:53) - Comedy or tragedy?

    (16:36) - Jim Carrey

    (21:20) - Truman syndrome

    (22:35) - The camera work

    (27:18) - Could you be on the Truman Show?

    (29:49) - Christof, how bad is this guy?

    (33:24) - We accept the reality of the world in which we are presented 

    (36:24) - How the movie ends

    (41:26) - Dray’s facts

    Community Takes:

    (44:22) - Eli’Jah

    (47:15) - Jordan (his 'side' of the story)

    Next Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Share your thoughts and suggestions: thecerealshow1@gmail.com

    and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night

    Movie Review - The Iron Giant

    Movie Review - The Iron Giant

    In this episode we take on one of Seth and Quinn’s childhood movies, is it a nostalgia-filled dumpster fire, or does it still hold up as a sensitive beautiful movie with deep themes? Seth receives a death threat in the mail and also seems to hate children, all that goodness and more in this week’s movie review.



    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)

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    Timestamps:


    0:44 - Storytime with Seth

    4:36 - Ratings and Taglines

    9:03 - Synopsis and Parents Guide

    12:46 - Initial thoughts after the movie

    20:09 - Does nostalgia help or hinder a movie?

    27:05 - Our (not so) fun first fact

    30:59 - The Iron Giant - The Musical

    33:06 - Seth’s two nitpicks

    34:50 - Nitpick #2 - Seth hates children

    35:35 - A lesson on pride

    39:11 - The giant - a man of few words

    43:10 - Dray’s facts

    Community Takes:

    47:14 - James

    51:25 - Bill

    55:08 - Mark





    Next Movie Review: The Truman Show



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    Movie Review - TRON: Legacy

    Movie Review - TRON: Legacy

    We are still alive! And just as importantly, still watching movies!

    We’re back and this time discussing Tron, was it ahead of its time? Or destined to be forgotten? From fangirling over light cycles, falling in love with the soundtrack, and fixing the storyline ourselves, we cover the ins and outs of this movie as well as hear about what you guys think of it from our guests Jalen and Devin.

    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)

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    Timestamps:


    2:14 - Our Ratings and Taglines
    5:55 - Synopsis and Parents Guide
    8:40 - How did you feel right after this movie?
    11:23 - Light cycles and disk battles
    17:12 - The Soundtrack
    20:54 - What songs from the soundtrack are in our playlists?
    24:08 - Daft Punk in their element
    25:50 - What held this movie back?
    31:15 - We fix this movie
    40:24 - Zoomer disclaimer
    41:16 - Back to fixing things - Tron himself
    Community Takes:
    45:27 - Jalen
    50:24 - Devin
    57:36 - Lights, suits, and Quinn’s money
    01:01:36 - Iron Giant vs. Treasure Planet


    Next Movie Review: The Iron Giant

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    Movie Review - Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Movie Review - Fantastic Mr. Fox

    What’s the opposite of Star Wars? Probably something like the movie we discuss in this week’s episode! Changing things up a bit we dive into the world of Wes Anderson. Is it The Cereal Show’s cup of tea or does it get a hard pass? (let’s just hope it gets higher than a 6.8) Also, what’s up with the wolf? You’ll just have to listen to find out.

    (Please check the parent’s guide on IMDB before deciding if this is a movie you would be comfortable watching)

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    Timestamps:


    0:53 - Our Ratings and Taglines
    6:10 - Parents Guide and Synopsis
    9:16 - How did you feel right after this movie?
    16:08 - Quinn says some fighting words about character arcs
    18:14 - Is this movie, a children's movie?
    20:50 - Why did Seth’s rating go up? And his fear of 10
    25:50 - Not a scene was wasted
    28:15 - Quinn’s bad guy hot take & what is the wolf?
    34:15 - Nikon D3
    40:13 - Favourite little things
    43:48 - What character do you most relate to?
    43:56 - Drayton
    45:14 - Quinn
    45:49 - Seth
    46:43 - Fox years
    48:08 - Community Takes
    48:34 - Benji
    50:55 - Cameo
    53:24 - Darius
    55:37 - Jeremy
    57:40 - Jordan
    1:02:07 - The next movie, and one after that


    Next Movie Review: Tron: Legacy (2010)

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    Share your thoughts and suggestions: thecerealshow1@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Akadoo ,

Making an Old Man’s Heart Glad.

Cereal is Dry, The Cereal show however is not! This is what I learned coming into this podcast series. I’m getting on in years, 78 this May in fact. Not knowing what at all I was in for I clicked on this page, popped on my earphones, and began an audio adventure. Hearing what the young people are interested in these days is very entertaining. Not is it only just entertaining, but insightful! Before the cereal show I was clueless on what a Samsung was. Ear Pods? No clue. Stocks? I knew a fair deal in my day but I’ve learned I missed a lot! One of the joys of the cereal show is the film discussions. I’d seen that New Groove character with my grandkids, so I really felt included in the discussion going on. Matter of fact, and you’ll get a kick out of this, I’d pause the pod and give my own two cents about what I thought about the movie. It’s like I was there discussing with the gents! Of course I’m not too in depth like these fellas. Any movie that makes my grandkids laugh is a 10 out of 10 in my book. Maybe one of these days I’ll email in my two cents for a movie like they do towards the end. I need to get my daughter help me log on the hotmail though. All in all I really gotta hand it to the hosts and guests for making this show come alive. Quinn is quite a tender family man, which offers unique perspectives. Seth seems to be a well-traveled artist, but his heavy Wisconsin accent makes his “hot-takes” as the kids say, sound very pleasant! The guests are incredible. There’s this regular guest, or maybe he’s a bit of a staff member, this Drayton fellow. He reminds me of my pal Leonard, we used to go to the bar every Tuesday and Friday until my doctor told me it affects my ulcers. A real smart character he is. Reminds me of my daughters husband in some ways. There was another guest, Elijah! This kid is great! I loved going to the movies as a kid, I remember the switch from paints to technicolor, film to digital, and whatever that 3D junk was. I stopped frequenting the movies around 96. Hearing these young folks so interested in filmmaking really renewed my interest in the stuff! I could go on for a few more hours I estimate, but I gotta do some sorts of Zooming meeting with my daughter at 11 so I’ll end this for now. I’ll tell her about the pod too, don’t you worry! That’s all for me! Love the show! 10 out of 10!

-Donn McCurdy, 78 (this May)

Corn_Bread28 ,

My guys!

It’s cool to know the hosts personally and listening to them flex their creative muscles. Deffo a must listen for your daily shenanigans.

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