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Book Review: The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas

(WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT)

I just finished reading this particular book and I found it to be one of the best books I have ever read. Personally, I thought that it was going to be super bad (because the book started out really slow and because of the fact that it was written in the mid 1800’s), but it gets really, really good as you read on (kind of like the Lord Of The Rings). Alexandre Dumas uses descriptive language and captivating organizational skills to keep the reader reading. Dumas also wrote The Three Musketeers, but I have yet to read that.

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A Great Way To Improve Your Life Style

“You just ran 4:58!” — Coach Penell

Running, more specifically distance running, has always been the sport that I have done. The first time I was submerged into the fantastic world of running was in my 8th grade year. Track tryouts had come and I tried out for sprints. I was above average and I made the sprinting team, but as events followed I did not hear the sprint coaches call my name when the sprinters and distance runners were being separated. As fate would have it, I was introduced to distance running. Right away it was apparent that I was good at it. I would pull away from fellow runners during workouts. I would run faster in races. My distance running career had started.

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Steps To Being A Cowboy In The Movies And Surviving

What hero is the coolest? They kill, hunt, betray, herd, fight, and kill once again. Cowboys! Cowboys are arguably one of the coolest “action heros”.I believe my first encounter with a cowboy in a movie was Woody, from Toy Story. That seems weak, yes, but Woody does kick some tail and always gets the job done. Woody’s pretty cool. He has the right amount of things in his life: romance, friends, and a friendly competitor.

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Furious 7 Is Gonna Be Awesome!

I remember watching the first movie of this series, The Fast And Furious (Paul Walker looked so young!), and being absolutely blown away. I was only 11 years old. Sitting on my couch at my house, wrapped in a blanket, and with a bowl of buttered popcorn in my hand provided a thrilling and strangely comfortable experience. In the movie, the combination of fast cars, pretty girls, and of course the city of Los Angeles is mind blowing. I remember the first race scene in which Dominic Toretto (played by VIn Diesel) and Brian O’Connell (played by Paul Walker) are racing, and being totally entranced thinking, “Is he gonna win? Is Brian gonna WIN?” A jaw dropping series starter.

That feeling of suspense for me has carried through all the movies for me. (I was a little disappointed at Tokyo Drift because it DRIFTED from the main story line of the movies.) I also remember seeing Fast & Furious 6 and the suspense of the last scene in which the runway seemed long enough to run from Spain to Russia. That was— different… The only aspect I did not like from these movies was the excessive killing.

Like Marcus Brutus says from the play Julius Caesar,

“Let us be sacrificers, not butchers.”

Julius-Caesar-(1953)---James-Mason-3

Furious 7 is the name of the new movie and it is going to be KILLER! I cannot wait until it comes out. I was not sure if they were going to release the movie in the wake of Paul Walkers death, which was tragic. But I guess ‘the show must go on’. Paul Walker had shot most of his dramatic and action scenes anyways. It still makes me wonder if they are going to kill off Brian in the movie though… The movie is said to take place in Tokyo and in Dubai. They also had a change in directors from Justin Lin to James Wan so the style of filming will change.

Picture By Gage Skidmore

My friend told me a peculiar thing yesterday. “Any movie that takes place in Tokyo with a character not originally from Tokyo, sucks. So far, that’s true. Maybe this movie will break the pattern.

Anyways, this movie will be released on April 3, 2015. The total budget has been inflamed due to Walker’s death and Wan being inexperienced to heavy duty, action films. It has exceeded its $200 million dollar budget. But, judging from the success of the other movies, the Gross Income will far exceed that.

I hope you all go to see the movie and have a great time.