Saturday, September 20, 2014

One Blu-ray Review to Beam Up: Star Trek: The Compendium

To boldy go where no reboot has gone before...

By Ben Mk (

Rebooting a movie franchise with an all-new cast has become commonplace in Hollywood. But having that cast inherit a set of iconic roles that have not only been heavily ingrained in the public consciousness but have also become synonymous with the names and faces of the original actors — well, that's a dicier proposition. Yet that's exactly the kind of calculated risk J.J. Abrams took when he brought a new crew aboard his version of the Enterprise in 2009's Star Trek and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness, and the results of his gambit are both on display in Star Trek: The Compendium.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

King of the Blu-ray Reviews: Godzilla

Let them fight...

By Ben Mk (

Godzilla's grand North American debut in 1998 should have signaled the start of something special. Instead, lackluster critical reception sent the Big G reeling back to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where he would lay dormant for another sixteen years — that is, until the day when he would be awakened by director Gareth Edwards. After the acclaim received by his breakout feature, Monsters, it was only logical that Edwards take the reins of cinema's biggest monster movie franchise. So... is this the Godzilla film we've been waiting for?.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Blu-ray Review to Destroy All Blu-ray Reviews: Godzilla 2000

Putting the 'Kaiju' in 'Y2K'...

By Ben Mk (

Nobody does Godzilla like Toho. And in 1999 — amid the wake of the critical derision levelled at director Roland Emmerich's interpretation of the legendary Kaiju — that's exactly what the iconic Japanese film studio set out to remind us of. But unlike Godzilla's North American debut, Toho's twenty-third Godzilla film, Godzilla 2000 (or, as it's known in Japan, Godzilla 2000: Millenium), doesn't set out to reinvent the Big G. Rather, its aim is simply to do as Toho has always done: deliver on all of the epic, man-in-a-rubber-suit Kaiju action that we've come to know and love..

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vudu Love!

For the last week I have been playing around with Walmart's video streaming service Vudu.

I have been looking for a premium video streaming service outside of Netflix that I can rent and buy the movies with out visiting a store.

First off, not only do they have the latest and greatest video releases for purchase or rental, they are tied together very neatly and seamlessly with Ultraviolet.

If you don't know what UltraViolet is, here is a little blurb about them from Wikipedia...

The Tools needed to Cut The Cord. The save yourself some cash rant!

The Man Cave Cinema team is PRO cord cutting, and the reason is not because we are cheap or cable is too expensive for us, we just want to make sure that people have another choice to Pay TV.

Back in the day of analogue over the air broadcasts catching TV channels was a snowy unstable mess that made watching TV cumbersome and very annoying. I should know I was the human remote control for may Dad trying to fine tune a VHF channel. Then one day someone smart decided to collect all of these signals, clean them up so they where close to perfect and ram them down a cable that people can attach to their TV and pay them money for that service.

Red, White and Blu-ray Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This time, it's personal...

By Ben Mk (

Fighting megalomaniacal supervillains hellbent on world domination is one thing, but it's something else entirely to have a little skin in the game. It's a staple of comic book writing: at some point, every superhero — whether it's Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine or Superman — has to face their worst fear or confront the demons from their past. That's usually when the stakes really become interesting. And that's exactly where Chris Evans' Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) finds himself in the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cutting the Cord has never been this easy! The Antennas Direct Eclipse!

The Man Cave Cinema is a big supporter of Cord Cutting. With Cable and Sat companies constantly raising prices and charging ridiculous fees, many people are putting up an antenna and getting FREE HDTV.

Antennas Direct newest Eclipse, an indoor antenna that has a twist to it that will blow open the doors to more people allowing them to drop their cable and add this special antenna.