Category Archives: Legendary

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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BIgger Than The Game

“Holding on to his knee, Holding on to his knee and down.” -Kevin Harlan

To any Chicago Bull’s fan, these words stung like daggers because everyone knew that this meant that Derrick Rose was out. In game one of the first round of the NBA playoffs Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls went up against the eighth seed Philadelphia 76ers. The game went exactly as it should have with the Bulls dominating every quarter and the former MVP, Derrick Rose, playing in spectacular form. But—in the last minutes of the fourth quarter Derrick Rose sprinted to the rim, jumped, landed, and couldn’t stand back up. Derrick had torn the ACL in his left knee, which meant he could be out for as long as a year and he definitely wouldn’t be returning for the playoffs which took away the first seed Chicago Bulls, chance at a title.

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Sunny Liston vs. Cassius Clay

“Look at me. Not a mark on me. I could never be an underdog. I am too great. Hail the champion!” The words spoken by the new heavyweight champion of the world in the press conference that followed the fight, that can only be described as one of the greatest sporting events in history. The fight was between Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali, the undersized up and comer who was challenging Sunny Liston for the boxing heavyweight title. Sunny Liston was considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, and earned the nickname “Big Bear” because he was an enormous opponent, so enormous that he only fought six minutes over thirty five months because other fighters wouldn’t dare step into the ring with the Big Bear. Cassius on the other hand was a loud mouthed undersized fighter who had gotten his lights knocked out multiple times prior.

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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.