John Ramos was born & raised in Southern California and joins RAW with many years of radio experience both in sports radio & talk radio.
John began his radio career in Riverside doing sports updates and covering high school sports in the Inland Empire.
He joined KLAC in 2007 where he did a little bit of everything including producing and running the audio board. He moved to the FOX Sports Radio Network in late 2009 as an editor and now runs the audio board out of the Sherman Oaks studios for Jay Mohr Sports and FOX Sports Primetime.
John loves talking sports and loves the opportunity that RAW is giving him, including his Observation Deck and Movie Review blogs.
He is married to his lovely wife Suzanne and is a proud dad.
Hit-Girl, Battle Guy, Dr. Gravity, Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick-Ass….what do all these names have in common? They all show up in the Universal Pictures sequel Kick-Ass 2 rated R and opening Friday August 16th. Kick-Ass 2 picks up with Dave Lizewski aka Kick-Ass(Aaron Taylor-Johnson) going to high school with Hit-Girl aka Mindy Macready(Chloe Grace Morentz) and kind of out of the business that he started, being the super hero guardian of the city. He sits around with his dad watching so many others doing what he did that he again gets the urge to bring Kick-ass out of retirement. He asks Hit-girl if he can join her to take to the streets, she agrees and they begin training together to start their some call vigilante protection of the city. After a tense moment as Hit Girl and Kick Ass, Mindy is caught by her guardian Detective Marcus(Morris Chestnut) still working as Hit girl and he asks Mindy to stop once and for all. Mindy decides to do what Marcus says and give up Hit-Girl forcing Kick-Ass to find new heroes and he does by finding Dr. Gravity(Donald Faison) who leads him to the Colonel Stars & Stripes(Jim Carrey). Under the tutelage of Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick Ass gets to know other people who are playing heroes and they form Justice Forever a group that kick-Ass has been waiting for. Meanwhile Chris D’Amico aka The MF’er formally Red Mist(Christopher Mintz-Plasse) decides that he has to exact revenge on Kick-Ass for what he did ti his father in the first movie. The MF’er gathers his own group of villains to compete for the city and the death of Kick-Ass.
Kick-Ass 2 rocks, and it rocks for everything you want it to rock for. The story is exactly what you thought it would be if you saw the first one…..REVENGE and Redemption. The relationship between Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl is fantastic and very real, meanwhile the group of heroes that Kick-Ass gets involved in are fighters but have fear as well which I think all of us would have if put into a situation that they are. For all the flak that Jim Carrey received for not wanting to promote this movie for personal reasons, he’s great as the Colonel Stars & Stripes and almost steals the show. Christopher Mintz –Plasse, remember McLovin goes over the top as The MF’er but it’s great, it’s like what all of us would do if we really didn’t have the means to be a super villain because we are just well ordinary. He goes as far as he can go to show us that he really means the vengeance against Kick-Ass. However, the real star is Hit-Girl, dang is she one bad little girl. As she probably stole the show in the first one she again takes us everywhere in the sequel, I couldn’t get enough of her she was great.
Kick-Ass 2 lives up to the hype and delivers one interesting and satisfying sequel, funny and bloody as well as developing the characters in a very real way. Kick-Ass 2 show us that not all sequels that delve back into the old dish can’t come up with some new fun, twists and adventures. Kick-Ass 2 rating of R is well deserved, but it works, works, works , go see Kick-Ass 2 because it fights for you and the rest o us wannabe heroes out there in this sometimes crazy world.
Planes the new Disney movie opening Friday 08-09-13(Rated PG) brings the world of CARS to the skies. Planes tells the story of a crop-dusting plane named Dusty(Dane Cook) who while daydreaming of being great one day continues to do his job of dousing the crops. During his spare time Dusty attempts to qualify for the race around the world but can’t seem to get in. He’s helped by an aging veteran plane named Skipper(Stacy Keach) who trains him for this aerial race that will help solidify him as a great plane. After a plane is disqualified for the around the world race, Dusty is given a chance to take his place and the race is on.
Along the way Dusty is helped by his crew of Chug(Brad Garrett) a fuel truck and Dottie(Teri Hatcher) a forklift who can also fix a plane or two. In the race he makes many friends and even falls in love, but he has to get by the plane that’s fighting to win at any cost, Ripslinger(Roger Craig Smith) Planes shows something that was missing from Cars2 and that’s a little heart. Dusty is a caring plane who would rather help his fellow plane than think of himself and in the end this will definitely come back to be his greatest achievement. Planes is stolen by the character El Chupacabra(Carlos Alazraqui) who brings a fun, comedic approach to the role and helps Dusty learn the way of friendship, boy is he good.
I enjoyed Planes for everything it was meant to be, a fun, caring movie about the quest to be more than you are and how people learn about their being more to life than just winning. The visuals of the planes flying and the sound of them are great and will bring out the kid in even the oldest moviegoer; I mean who doesn’t love planes in flight. Planes grabs your hand and takes you on a wonderful flight with interesting characters and a fun time
Like two peas in a pod Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg don’t disappoint in their new Universal Pictures movie 2 Guns. 2 Guns which opens Friday 08/02/13 and is rated R tells the story of two guys who are very different but are yet the same in what they are after. Denzel plays Bobby Trench a DEA agent who is undercover trying to infiltrate a drug lord and his empire in Mexico while Wahlberg plays Michael Stigman an undercover naval guy who is also after the same thing. The funny thing is neither knows that the other is deep undercover and it isn’t till something goes wrong that they find this out. What happens next is two guys on the run but also trying to find out who set them up and why. I know you’re asking is this just another buddy movie? Well No because the team of Washington and Wahlberg are the difference, they have the same great chemistry that Gibson and Glover had in the Lethal Weapon movies. These two play off each other so great and you can’t wait to have them on the screen.
Some of the other actors like Bill Paxton, who plays a ruthless CIA agent and Edward James Olmos, who plays an evil Drug Kingpin bring some great character depth to those around Washington and Wahlberg. I was pleasantly surprised by James Marsden, who has been playing the love interest of Tina Fey in the comedy 30 Rock for the last couple of seasons, who brought some interest as the naval guy chasing after Wahlberg, loved it. The love interest of Denzel’s character Deb(Paula Patton, who btw is the wife of pop star Robin Thicke) is wonderful too bringing a sexiness to the movie as well as a woman in charge of her scene as part of the DEA hierarchy.
2 Guns plays well for its full 109 minutes and gives you everything you wanted. It’s smart, funny, action oriented and sexy but most of all it’s FUN. Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are a team I’d definitely go back to see again and again in a sequel, they just really play well together. I do have to say that you really have to stay focused because there are some twist and turns so if you do not want to get a little lost pay attention but besides that I really enjoyed 2 Guns and you will too.