I bought a remote that controls MC, and it does it well. The only issue I'm running into is movie controls while watching an MKV. I can't fastforward/rewind unless I drag the bar down at the bottom with my mouse. The FF/RW buttons on the remote will only bump forward with every press about 30 - 60 seconds or so, but I can't hold it down to get it to go faster .. so if I wanted to FF 30 mins into a movie, it would take forever unless I just get up and do it manually.
With other movie files I don't seem to have this issue. I'm using MC + MB