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2012 Movies I'm Still Waiting For

I'm sitting here salivating because of all the hot summer movies yet to hit this year. The Amazing Spider-Man promises a thrilling reboot, while Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises is a necessary cerebral entry for fans of the superhero genre (which includes yours truly). Expendables 2 is also anticipated, but I might wait for the official fan feedback on that one. And I've already loaded the trailers for Django Unchained and The Bourne Legacy, which is a hot properties in my book. Beyond summer, this year is loaded with goodies. For one, Tom Cruise gives us his turn as Jack Reacher (this may or may not upset longtime fans of Lee Child. We'll just have to wait and see). I've mentioned Skyfall, the next (let's hope "great") James Bond film. Can't wait for The Great Gatbsy with Leo DiCaprio as the man himself too. What a glossy cinematic treat that's shaping up to be also. Let me not even talk about The Hobbit. And then there's RZA's Man With the Iron Fists, which, while it does not have a US release date as yet, it is rumored the film might drop sometime in December. I'm looking forward to that one hard. First image from the film below shows a guy's eye popping out:

There are also questionable films coming. Each year, some audiences get really exited about them; silly remakes or hokey sounding titles that promise ridilous plots (Snakes on a Plane anyone?). But when those films land, they tend to disappoint, big time. Well, some are coming up later this year, but they're not even worth mentioning, so I won't waste your or my time. Well, what are you folks longing to see this year?


James Bond Mania

So I've been watching the James Bond series all over again beginning with Dr. No, and I have to say, I LOVE the series. Brings back so many memories for one thing, but mainly I'm gearing up for Skyfall and gathering inspiration for my own Kill Factor series (which, as it's shaping up so far will probably run as long as the James Bond film saga, which currently stands at 23 entries, yikes). While I love Sean Connery, Roger Moore brought a more subdued and debonair aura to the role, infusing it with a unique touch that was all his own. I'll comment on the other three blokes once I get back up to them, but stepping one man back, I think folks have been entirely hard on George Lazenby. On Her Majesty's Secret Service was superior to some of Connery's entries, to be fair, and I preferred it over Moore's debut film.

All told, I'm like a kid in a cany store with this series though, and I'm glad I'm only 9 films in. 

Let the James Bond mania continue.

P.S. - Gotta love those beautiful Bond girls, and what variety. The spice of life, they say. 


Serpent Head Buzz

I've been getting great feedback from readers who were fortunate to receive advance copies of Kill Factor: Serpent Head, the second book in my ongoing series. The positive response has been overwhelming and I really am pumped about the next few books, the first of which is due later this year. Then you can expect a new book from me each year after that.

Overall, this has been a fun ride, and conceiving the world and players of Kill Factor is a blast, simply put, but the future is bright, and the Kill Factor organization, comprised of Hadrian Black, Trajan Cobalt, and the sole female, Magenta, are set to go on hairy missions in far flung regions well into the future. As many of you already know, I'm a huge spy fan, especially where movies are concerned. Serpent Head, I believe, will showcase that, and hopefully keep fans satisfied till movies like Skyfall (the next James Bond saga) and The Bourne Legacy hit theaters. Then I'll fill the void again with Death Strike in November. But you don't have to thank me :)

It's my job to entertain!

- R. Vallon.