Friday, October 24, 2014

Eagle-Eyed Film Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The phoenix rises...

By Ben Mk (

How do you begin to describe Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)? Part fantastic fable, part redemption tale, this dark comedy from acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) is unlike anything in the director's previous repertoire. It's also being hailed as the second coming of its star, Michael Keaton. The actor — best known for his turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman twenty-five years ago — has been on a bit of a comeback streak lately, and Birdman may just be the crowning achievement of his career.

The Backbeat of a Film Review: Whiplash

Bang the drum (not so) slowly...

By Ben Mk (

Drive. Perseverance. Commitment. This is the stuff that turns dreams into reality. And Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) has got it in spades. Motivated by a single purpose — to be one of jazz music's greats — he pushes himself to his physical and mental limits, sacrificing relationships and even his own well-being, all for the sake of perfecting his craft. But how far is too far? Under the intense tutelage of wily-eyed music professor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) — maestro and masochist extraordinaire — Andrew will discover the answer.

A Film Review with a Vengeance: John Wick

Wick-ed fun...

By Ben Mk (

To say Keanu Reeves kicks ass in his latest film is a serious understatement. Hitting cinema screens over a decade after Reeves closed the curtain on his most iconic action role — playing Neo in The Matrix trilogy — John Wick sees the actor back in black and once again venturing deep into action-hero territory. Er, better make that action anti-hero territory. This time, he's suiting up to play a reformed bad guy who wages all-out war on even badder guys — all in the name of a stolen '69 Ford Mustang and a murdered beagle named Daisy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

MCC Hot Deal! Can you say Yamaha!

We are working hard here at the Man Cave Cinema not only giving you compelling articles and reviews, but when we see a deal we let our readership know!

Friday, October 17, 2014

An Uninvited Film Review: The Guest

Creepy Crawley...

By Ben Mk (

If You're Next made you nostalgic for '80s slasher flicks, then writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard's deliriously off-the-wall followup, The Guest, will surely make you yearn for the action-thrillers of the '80s and '90s. But unlike the current crop of shoot-em-up throwbacks — most notably, The Expendables series — this sly and subversive homage doesn't deal in bombastic set-pieces and marquee names. Rather, it's a twisted and bloody romp through genre territory — one that finds an unlikely lead in Matthew Crawley himself, Dan Stevens.

Hell Hath No Film Review: Fury

Death or glory...

By Ben Mk (

The brutality of war — and the acts of heroism it inspires — is something that has been explored in cinema time and time again, going back to the early days of Hollywood. Some directors, like Steven Spielberg, have addressed the subject with sincerity and heartfelt emotion, whereas others, like Quentin Tarantino, have elected to put their own darkly humorous spin on history. Then there are films like writer/director David Ayer’s Fury, which take a raw and unflinching look at the inhumanity of wartime conflict, not just out on the battlefield, but inside the minds of those fighting on the front lines.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Amazon Fire TV Deal Alert.

For those of us frugal cord cutting shoppers, Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire TV from $99 to $84.

Enjoy everything that the Fire TV has to offer...