Heartwarming / Midnight Screenings

  • The very premise of the show. It's about best friends just going to the movies and talking about it. Even if the movie in question isn't good, you still get the True Companions vibe.
  • The way Brad says "I'm sorry" in a cutesie voice, especially after he made poor Jake see The Smurfs.
    • Also from "The Smurfs" review, there is a moment when Jake refers to Irving as "Cool Brian"; he then puts his hand on Irving's shoulder and declares that they're brothers from another mother.
  • In the "Spy Kids 4" review, Jake recounts how he showed concern for a little girl who was crying in the theater lobby, and became outraged when the girl's mother claimed she was trying to "psyche her out" by leaving her in the theater by herself. Jake and Brad go on to admonish the parents in the movie for repeatedly putting their children in danger.
  • In the v-log for Ice Age Continental Drift Brad mentions that his mother is a lesbian, which puts his absolutely livid anger at Rock: It's Your Decision in a whole new light.
  • Jillian defending her love of a Jerkass in the review of Real Steel by kissing Brad and proclaiming "I like douches!".
  • Brad chewing out the father of MK in the film Epic.
  • In the review of The Internship, not all of Jake's face is in frame, and Dave says to Jake, "Show them that beautiful face, buddy" and touches Jake's hair.
  • Before reviewing Pacific Rim, Brad mentions that Jake got into a car accident and, after assuring the audience that he's alright, explains that since he needs a car for his job the others have lent theirs. He finishes by saying they'd be selling autographed copies of the Cinema Snob DVDs on Ebay to get Jake a new car.
    • In the next review for Turbo, at the end, Jake acknowledges the kind words and aid sent to him by his fans and thanks them.
  • Jake's adoration of the kid sitting behind him at Turbo, including his realization that the kid, who was yelling at the screen asking why everyone is calling the main character "Theo" instead of "Turbo", was essentially a young version of himself..
  • After spending most of the RIPD review winding Jake up, Jillian joins in when Jake sings his happy song (when she isn't laughing).
    • Also, just the fact that Jake's happy song is the theme song for Ducktales. Its like seeing his inner child come out.
  • Jake's recounting of how Sarah roped him into seeing That's My Boy ends with an oddly sweet moment despite his enraged yelling. "You have pretty eyes!"
  • "I'll Stand By You" from the beginning of the Captain Phillips review.
  • The utter serious discussion and review of 12 Years a Slave done by Brian, who was for the better part of 2013 called "Slaver Brian" because of a joke by Brad, and Irving, who frequently makes politically incorrect and satirical jokes.
  • Jake and Brad, two of the biggest caustic critics out there, gushing about Frozen.
  • Jake in the DBZ: Battle of Gods screening. With all the shit movies he usually has to put up with, its awesome to see him just go fanboy over something.
  • Brad enjoying Lone Survivor after ranting about its trailer every time he sees it.
  • Dave, after almost being broken by A Madea Christmas, and even admitting that it almost made him throw away all his movies, got to see American Hustle, which he liked.
  • Brad's giddiness over Winter's Tale after having to suffer through the Endless Love remake.
  • During Free Birds Jake refuses to rip up Jillian's hand turkey and keeps it even though he's clearly upset.
  • The fact that Brad and Jillian have been able to remain friends and continue doing midnight screenings together even after the separation is heartwarming in its own right.
  • After seeing them at each other's throats for twenty minutes, Jake and Jillian laughing together once the latter breaks character in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 review is quite a relief.
  • After seeing the past three films leave them either enraged or broken, it was nice to see Brad and co actually enjoy Transformers: Age of Extinction, even if it was in a So Bad, It's Good way. Even Irving, who was easily the most critical of the movie, admitted that it had some good points (namely Kelsey Grammer)
  • In the "Planes" review, Jake appears to be in a generally good mood throughout the video; he even admits he laughed a few times during the movie because Sarah was laughing.
    Sarah: I don't remember [the main character's] name! It was Dusty something-something...Dusty St. Claire. So...
    Jake: (quietly) It was not Dusty St. Claire.
    Sarah: (with wide eyes) It was totes Dusty St. Claire!
    Jake: (Laughs)
  • In the Inside Out review, Brad admits that he cried when Bing Bong died.
  • Any review involving Brad and Violet. Given the circumstances behind the scenes, it feels good to see Brad not only genuinely happy but moving on in a new relationship.
  • Dave and Sarah are engaged.
  • Brian and Dave hugging each other in the review of "The Night Before''.
  • Considering the rather nasty split that Phelous and Obscurus Lupa had with Channel Awesome, it's really sweet to see Phelan and Allison work with Brad numerous times since.
  • In the Fifty Shades of Black review, Brad and Sarah talk about how much they loved the trailer for Keanu, how cute the titular cat was, and how much they are looking forward to the movie. And they both ended up loving the movie when they did see it.
  • From the review of The Other Side of the Door. Granted, it became extremely Harsher in Hindsight less than a week later:
    Violet: And you'll only have me.
    Brad: I'm cool with that. *hugs Violet*
  • Brad and Sarah are genuinely touched by the tribute to Paul Walker at the end of Furious 7.
    Brad: I never thought I'd say about a The Fast and the Furious movie, 'There wasn't a dry eye in the house at the end of it.'"
  • Dave & Sarah are married and have a kid.
  • Similar to the above, the fact that Dave essentially denied Brad from sending Sarah to Hillary's America on the grounds of wanting to see his child is arguably both protective and sweet in its own way.
  • In the Kirk Cameron: Revive Us review, Irving mentions that after the movie, they had a conversation with an older couple about the religious leanings of the movie, and the couple was nothing but nice about Brad and Irving's beliefs.
  • This exchange from the Incarnate video:
    Brad: "Final thoughts?"
    Dave: (Exhausted.) "I wanna go home and hold my child."