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Prometheus

I’m all over this:

There’s so much speculation and whining out there already analyzing this flick’s suck potential, but I just don’t care. It works for me. Scott’s done some odd things in recent years, but I trust the guy. I dig the cast. I dig the look and feel of what we’ve seen so far. I dig the hints at ties to the Alien¬†franchise.

Bring it on. My ass will be in a theater seat.

Dropping Guy Pearce in character into a future TED talk was a nice touch, too:

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Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

So help me, I’m looking forward to the new A-Team movie.

When Rampage Jackson as B.A. stands up and the “da-da-daaa” plays in the background? I get chills. I loved this show as a kid.

Yes, the tank bit in the trailer makes me wince a little, but come on, the original series had it’s fair amount of cheese. In fact, it had a simple formula it followed through just about every episode:

  1. A disguised Hannibal lands them a job
  2. Break Murdock out of a mental hospital
  3. Make B.A. drink tranquilized milk so he’ll fly with Murdock
  4. Meet clients, size up situation
  5. Build big, crazy vehicle out of trucks/vans/cars and scrap metal
  6. Kick ass (including lots of shooting with nobody getting shot, and lots of explosions and vehicles doing flips)
  7. “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Had to be some of the easiest writing ever. Only writing Scooby-Doo would be easier. Hell, producing the show had to be easy, too, because the same stuntmen showed up over and over as bad guys.

No matter. Opening day, my ass is in a theater seat.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

This Movie is Made of Awesome

Samurai and ninja in the future? HELLS YES.

The Cup of Tears film trailer from Gary Shore on Vimeo.

Now I’m going to be walking around with an erection all day.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

It Is What It Is

Think Snakes on a Plane was clever for delivering exactly what the title promised? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Werewolf in a Women’s Prison (NSFW):

Oh. Hell. Yes.

All it needs is Cullen Bunn’s roller derby team and we’ve got an instant cult classic on our hands.

By the way, yes, it’s a real movie, and it was released in Japan (surprise!). Sure, it’s cheesy, loaded with bad acting, rips off borrows from An American Werewolf in London, it has copious amounts of gore (and I’m guessing at least as much nudity), the werewolf has ridiculous LED eyes, and the stand-in stunt mannequins are as obvious as a kick in the nuts. I’ve watched the trailer a couple times now, and so help me, I can’t stop laughing at the person getting ripped in half as they’re dragged through the prison bars.

At least there’s no CGI.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

"Let's put a smile on that face."

I was a little skeptical of Christopher Nolan’s choice to cast Heath Ledger as the Joker in the next Batman flick. To me, it felt more like studio pressure than real casting.

Then I watched the new Dark Knight trailer, and it removed all doubt. I guess I should have known to trust Nolan better after his handling of Batman Begins and his brilliant flicks Memento and The Prestige. I’m sure few expected the performance Nolan got out of Hugh Jackman in the latter.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.