Michael Jai White Joins Mickey Rourke’s ‘The Commando’

Michael Jai White

EXCLUSIVE: The Spawn and Dark Knight actor has landed the lead role of James Baker, the DEA agent who faces off with Mickey Rourke’s villain in Asif Akbar’s The Commando.

Baker has PTSD and returns home after a botched mission. He’s faced with protecting his family from a newly released prison criminal, played by Rourke, and his henchmen who’ve come after a stash of millions inside the agent’s house.Koji Steven Sakai wrote the original screenplay from a story by Al Bravo, Akbar and Sakai as well. Elias Axume of Premiere Entertainment Group will be handling all world-wide sales and serving as producer. The Commando is a co-production with Al Bravo Films, Little Nalu Pictures and Avail Entertainment. Kimberly Hines will serve as EP.

The movie shoots in New Mexico this month.Michael Jai White’s feature credits also include Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Undercover Brother 2, 2 Days in the Valley and Breakfast of Champions. On TV he has starred in CW’s Arrow, TBS’s For Better or Worse, and ABC’s Wonderland. White is repped by Gersh and Wonder Street,

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Midnight Watchers Episode #19 Near Dark

This week the Midnight Watchers watched another Katheryn Bigelow’s classic 1988 vampire movie, Near Dark. It was the first time they all got together in the studio and watched a movie and then did a podcast. They all agreed it was a great story and looked beautiful. And two of the watchers decided that being a vampire and living forever would be a great thing. One watcher didn’t. Can you guess who?

Movie Info:

Cowboy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) meets gorgeous Mae (Jenny Wright) at a bar, and the two have an immediate attraction. But when Mae turns out to be a vampire and bites Caleb on the neck, their relationship gets complicated. Wracked with a craving for human blood, Caleb is forced to leave his family and ride with Mae and her gang of vampires, including the evil Severen. Along the way Caleb must decide between his new love of Mae and the love of his family.

Check out the trailer here:

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Episode #59 Best or Worst Season 1 In Review

This is our year in review end of season 1 show where hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma talk about their best or worst moments from Season 1.

(By the way, Koji says that it’s episode #60 but it’s really episode #59)

You can watch the whole episode here:

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About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Guy Code Episode #34 Life Advice with Paul PK Kim

This week Koji brought on comedian Paul PK Kim for some of his life advice for his son. PK talked about doing something you love, the importance of practice and martial arts, and respecting your parents. They even talked some basketball and BJJ.

Guest

Our guest this week is Paul PK Kim who is a comedian and currently lives in Southern California. You can follow PK on Instagram at [https://www.instagram.com/pkcomedy] or visit his website at [http://pkcomedy.com/]

You Can Watch the Whole Episode here:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting hostApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Tune In RadioiHeart RadioStitcher, and Podcast Addict.

Episode #58 Best or Worst of the Corona with Koji’s son

In this week’s super short episode host Koji Steven Sakai brought on his son and they asked each other about the best or worst of the coronavirus.    

Guest 

Takao is in third grade and lives in Southern California.

You can watch the whole episode here:

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– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know. Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guest and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment

Episode #57 Best or Worst Day with Best-Selling Author Margaret Dilloway

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on best-selling author Margaret Dilloway. In this second episode, we put her on the spot and asked her about the best OR worst day of her life. Hint: It was one of the most powerful stories we’ve ever heard!  

Join our show by calling our voicemail ‪(626) 427-7436 and telling us your best or worst moment.

Guest 

Our guest Margaret Dilloway is an author who currently resides in San Diego. To see what she’s done or to see what she’s working on, please visit her website at [https://margaretdilloway.com/]

You can watch the whole episode here:

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guest and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyTuneiniHeart RadioPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezer, and Listen Notes.

Guy Code Episode #34 Life Advice with Tricia Allen

This week Koji brought on Koji’s old UCSB friend Tricia Allen to give some much-needed life advice. Tricia talked about not signing up for credit cards, not asking for extra credit, taking time off, and more.

This week we’re asking our listeners to tell one friend about the show and tell them why you enjoy listening to the Guy Code Podcast

Guest

Our guest this week is high school teacher Tricia Allen who currently resides in the high desert of California.

You can watch the whole episode here:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Tune In RadioiHeart RadioStitcher, and Podcast Addict.

Best or Worst Podcast Episode #56 Getting to Know Best-Selling Author Margaret Dilloway

This week Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on best-selling author Margaret Dilloway. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Margaret and talked about how she got started in writing, a book about Bluetooths that she can paid to write, and about being hapa.

Please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bestorworstpod)
 
Guest 

Our guest Margaret Dilloway is an author who currently resides in San Diego. To see what she’s done or to see what she’s working on, please visit her website at [https://margaretdilloway.com/]

You Can Watch the Whole Episode here:

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyTuneiniHeart RadioPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezer, and Listen Notes.

The Loyal Betrayal Screening

Super excited to have The Loyal Betrayal, a film I wrote and produced with Tom Huang playing at this years LA Asian Pacific Film Fest.

In the Japanese American Manzanar Internment camp during World War II, two lovers who find solace at an improvised cafeteria night club weave a web of love, betrayal, and murder while trying to find redemption.

CREDITS
Director: Tom Huang
Writer, Producer: Tom Huang, Koji Steven Sakai
Director of Photography: Kyle Crowell
Cast: Paget Kagy, Tim Chiou, Seth Brown, Jina Song

It’ll be playing as part of the “Juke In The Box” shorts program on October 1 at 12 pm. You can get your tickets here: https://festival.vcmedia.org/2020/movies/the-loyal-betrayal/

Midnight Watchers Episode #18 Dracula A.D.

This week the Midnight Watchers watched another Dracula movie, this time watching the 1972 classic Dracula A.D. — the first time Dracula appeared in modern the modern age (well, the 1970s). All three enjoyed this movie and got into a spirited conversation about the history of vampire films and whether they liked zombies or vampires more.  

Thank you so much for watching/listening to this episode but be sure to subscribe to this podcast in your favorite podcast catcher!

Movie Info:

Jess Franco Van Helsing dispatches Dracula to his grave, only for the dark lord to be reborn in 1972. When the swinging trendies of London decide to experiment with a little devil-worshipping, the Count decides to move to his own bloody groove.

You can watch the whole episode here:

Check out the trailer here:

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About Us

It’s almost midnight… are you ready to join the Midnight Watchers to talk about their favorite strange and scary movies? Every week Watchers Quentin Lee, Koji Steven Sakai, and Jennifer Field will discuss a different thriller or horror, from cult classics, to extreme cinema, to contemporary arthouse flicks.

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