Dino-Ray Ramos
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Dino-Ray enjoys good movies just as much as the bad ones. He hates how the term "geek" is overused but still considers himself a comedy, TV and pop culture geek. Before writing for Bustle, he was a staff writer for the Oakland Tribune and has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to Bustle, he contributes to Entertainment Tonight Online, Paste Magazine and TheFinerDandy.com. When he isn't stuffing his face with a burrito, you can find him inhaling anything on Netflix, fighting the good fight as a friendly Asian militant or quoting Mikey's classic "Troy's Bucket" speech from "The Goonies."

Latest Articles

Watch 'Point Break' Stars Talk The 2015 Remake

Fans of the original Point Break are loyal. Very loyal. So when it was announced that there would be a remake of the '90s cult classic about a gang of surfers that led a double life as bank robbers — starring Keanu Reeves and the late, great Patrick …
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Here's What The NFL Thinks About 'Concussion'

There are tons of movies about football, and these are usually underdog stories, ones that lift the spirits and focus on one person going against the odds to fight something bigger than him or herself. The new movie Concussion is all that, but with a…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

The Origin Of 'Point Break' Will Surprise You

When Point Break came out in 1991, it was a cult phenomenon. Johnny Utah and Bodhi not only became famous names that would resonate with audiences for years to come, but the movie made Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze the most awesome on-screen pair o…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

'Concussion' Comes From An Unexpected Source

It's been awhile since Will Smith has sunk his teeth into a film role that garnered a significant amount of awards season buzz. In 2002, he shed his sitcom persona of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and proved that he coukd act with a capital "A" in Ali,…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

'Daddy's Home' Reunites An Unlikely Comedy Duo

When The Other Guys, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, came out in 2010, I don't think I was the only one that thought it was a bizarre pairing. Ferrell is an iconic comedic actor, and when I see him, I can't help but think of the mus…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

There's A Little Bit Of 'Hamilton' In 'Star Wars'

From the triumphant fanfare heard during the signature opening crawl to the Imperial March that put a little more evil into Darth Vader's step, Star Wars composer John Williams created a musical score that is probably one of the most recognizable in …
By Dino-Ray Ramos

R2D2 Is Back For More Fun In 'The Force Awakens'

Everyone is absolutely in love with BB-8, the new rolling droid from The Force Awakens. He (or is it she?) is definitely the breakout star of The Force Awakens and has quickly become a fan favorite. The remote control toy based on the character becam…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

'Force Awakens' Sheds Light On Kylo Ren's Parents

If you haven't seen The Force Awakens, what are you waiting for? By the time you read this post, I will have seen the movie three times. Yes, I am that big a fan — the Force is strong with me. But if you haven't seen it yet, I won't judge you. I'll j…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Does Luke Follow His Dad's Footsteps In 'Force'?

In the weeks leading up to its release, Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams made sure that no one knew the slightest detail about the new movie. The cast was hush-hush about the plot, and in some interviews, it even seemed that they were scared to tal…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

All The Star Wars Easter Eggs In 'Force Awakens'

I have seen The Force Awakens, and the force in me has indeed been awakened — as has my nostalgia. As a fan of the original trilogy and a person who tries to act like the prequels never happened, I walked into The Force Awakens with an open, yet caut…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

The 'Hateful Eight' Soundtrack Is One Of The Best

The music that Quentin Tarantino chooses to use for his films is usually as good as the movies themselves. In addition to sprawling dialogue, inspired costuming, and an unparalleled ability of artistic direction, Tarantino definitely has a knack for …
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Will 'The Force Awakens' Really Do This?!

The world is pulsating with excitement as the release date for The Force Awakens draws closer and closer. There hasn't been this much hype surrounding a movie ever — not even with the original trilogy. There was some great anticipation with The Phant…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

12 'Star Wars' Holiday Gifts For Tech Geeks

The release of The Force Awakens is on Dec. 18, seven days away from Christmas and in the middle of the holiday gift-giving season. Coincidence? I think not. The force is very strong with the marketing geniuses behind Star Wars, because it is the per…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Carrie Fisher Won The 'Star Wars' Press Conference

Out of everyone in the all-star cast of The Force Awakens , Carrie Fisher is the winner when it comes to giving the best interviews and saying the funniest things for the Star Wars press tour. I'm not saying that her fellow cast members aren't doing …
By Dino-Ray Ramos

About 'The Force Awakens' Post Credits Scene...

If the world thought that they were going to get a ton of spoilers and loads of information after The Force Awakens press conference, then they thought wrong. The L.A. press conference continued director J.J. Abrams' wishes to keep the details of the…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

These 'Force Awakens' Theories Are Wild

The release of The Force Awakens is right around the corner and fans are sitting at the edge of their sit with a lightsaber in hand, ready to rush the theater on Dec. 18 to be at one with "the Force" (or Dec. 17 if you were one of the lucky ones to s…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Did You Know These Actors Were In 'Star Wars'?

The Star Wars franchise has made superstars out of the actors that have appeared in all of the movies. In the original trilogy, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford were mostly unknowns and now they are household names and pop culture icons.…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

Say It Ain't So, Luke Skywalker

Ever since the announcement of The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams, the cast, and the crew have been very hush-hush about every single detail about the anticipated movie, keeping nearly everything a mystery. It's worked — and in a social media an…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

'The Big Short' Is Filled With Real Financial Woes

Director Adam McKay is responsible for giving audiences some of the funniest movies in the past 10 years. Without him, we wouldn't be incessantly quoting any of the Anchorman movies, or have witnessed the comedic prowess of Will Ferrell in movies lik…
By Dino-Ray Ramos

A Guide To All 'The Good Dinosaur' Easter Eggs

After leaving us void of any animated sentiment in 2014, Pixar came back with a one-two punch of family-oriented, tear-jerking features in 2015. First, there was Inside Out in the summer — and I'm sure a lot of us are still trying to dry our tears …
By Dino-Ray Ramos