October 16, 2014

HeroCrate Launches Hero Themed Monthly Mystery Box Service

Hi everyone! I want to take a moment to let you all know about a great new monthly Hero themed mystery box service from a company called HEROCRATE. The company was founded by U.S. Army veteran Jacob McShea. His story should inspire us all to do something with the time we are given and to bring a smile to people faces. Below is the official press release:

October 15, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ – HeroCrate – a new “mystery package” service themed around beloved heroes, from video games, comic books, television, movies and pop culture— today announces its fourth mystery box, shipping in early November and featuring a classic video game hero, with orders closing October 21, 2014.

After returning from combat duty in Iraq, U.S. Army infantry veteran Jacob McShea struggled to adjust back to civilian life. Trying at first to simply keep busy, always drawn to pop-culture heroes, Jacob and his brother Zachary launched HeroCrate in June 2014 with little fanfare and even less marketing know-how. Despite this, their first two HeroCrates, themed around Marvel Comic’s The Incredible Hulk and DC Comic’s Batman, sold out almost instantly. The third and most recently shipped HeroCrate was themed after Yoda from Star Wars.

“My brother and I came up with the idea and wanted to do something different. We wanted to focus an entire box on one character rather than a general theme for each month,” said Jacob McShea, Founder and CEO of HeroCrate. “We have always been drawn to hero characters and wanted something to highlight our favorites while encouraging our community with the message that we ALL have the potential to be heroes. Using our motto ‘Defend Your Inner Hero,’ we moved forward on the idea and took to social media to build awareness. The results and positive response have been humbling.”

HeroCrate sets itself apart from other mystery package services by offering a subscription-free monthly package themed around a new popular heroic icon, with a hint given out every month prior to shipment. Every HeroCrate is sold for a flat $29.99 with free two-day shipping and includes 4-6 pieces of merchandise. It is also the only crate of its kind that guarantees a T-Shirt with every package. Each month, one lucky HeroCrate buyer will be the receiver of a “golden ticket” that wins them The Super HeroCrate, a crate so epic that its contents are valued over $400!

HeroCrate has teamed up with some of the hottest gaming brands, ThinkGeek and military charity Operation Supply Drop, to include the following items in the current Super HeroCrate:

NVIDIA SHIELD Gaming Portable
Elgato Game Capture HD
Console Wars (Hardcover Edition) - by Blake J. Harris
Build-On Brick Mug (A ThinkGeek Creation)
HeroCrate Mystery Gift
Alterna Originals Trading Card Packs

For more information on HeroCrate, please visit http://www.herocrate.com. You can also follow HeroCrate on Twitter at @HeroCrate or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/herocrate.

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Eleventh Season DVD Review


Emmy® winner Jon Cryer stars alongside the multitalented Ashton Kutcher in the Emmy®-nominated Two and a Half Men as the hit comedy series returns for its 11th season. Another year of bachelorhood brought many new adventures for roommates Walden Schmidt (Kutcher) and Alan Harper (Cryer), living in the Malibu beach house now owned by Walden, an Internet billionaire. After his girlfriend turned down his marriage proposal, Walden was thrown back into the dating world in a serious way. He even got invited to a threesome with Alan and his girlfriend, Lindsey (guest star Courtney Thorne-Smith), and created a false identity to find a girl who wasn’t after his money. The guys may have thought things were going to slow down once Alan’s son, Jake, got transferred by the Army to Japan, but they’re about to be proven wrong when Alan’s niece (Amber Tamblyn), who shares more than a few characteristics with her father, shows up at the beach house. The Complete Eleventh Season includes the following episodes:

I think I banged Lucille Ball
This unblessed biscuit
Clank, clank, drunken kkank
Alan Harper, Pleasing Women Since 2003
Justice in star-spangled hot pants
Some kind of lesbian zombie
Mr. Walden, he die. I clean room.
Numero uno accidente lawyer
On Vodka, on Soda, on Blender, on Mixer!
Tazed in the lady nuts
Baseball. Boobs. Boobs. Baseball.
Bite me, Supreme Court
Three fingers of créme de menthe
Cab fare and a bottle of penicillin
How to get rid of Alan Harper
Welcome home, Jake
West Side Story
Lan mao shi zai wuding shang
Lotta delis in Little Armenia
Dial 1-900-Mix-A-LOT
Oh, WALD-E, good times ahead


Two and a Half Men: The Complete Eleventh Season arrives on DVD in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 - Bright and crisp colors really pop. Fine detail is good and offers easily distinguishable items placed around the sets. Contrast was a solid performer. 8/10


Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. - The tracks are front heavy but thankfully feature crystal clear dialogue. No pops or hissing were heard. 7.5/10


* Gag Reel (SD)

The November Man on Blu-ray and DVD November 25

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release The November Man on Blu-ray and DVD on November 25, 2014. The film Pierce Brosnan. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by a DTS-HD Master 5.1 track. Below are the official details:


Pierce Brosnan stars in this action-packed spy thriller set in the ruthless world of international espionage. Code named The November Man; Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been living in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement to safeguard a beautiful witness targeted for assassination (Olga Kurylenko), he’s drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with his former friend and protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With no one to trust, Peter must survive Mason’s relentless assault, and root out a suspected CIA mole who may pose the greatest threat of all.

The Strain Season One on Blu-ray and DVD December 2

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be release The Strain: The Complete First Season to Blu-ray and DVD on December 2, 2014. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by aDTS-HD Master 5.1 track. Below are the official details:


Experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series – from Executive Producers-Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan – along with behind-the-scenes special features that explore the story’s journey from bestselling novel to hit show.

When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!


* In the Beginning
* A Novel Approach
* Setrakian's Lair