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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dr. No

This is the one that started it all. It was the very first James Bond film. In came out in 1962 and starred Sean Connery as the British secret service agent. There have been many more (films) since this date and even another coming to theaters next November. Five other men have played James Bond but none better then Mr. Connery. He was SauvĂ©, sexy, and debonair. He was every thing a woman wanted in a man. He was also what every man wanted to be like. He had a license to kill and used it often. None of that however tells you my opinion of this movie. Only the following paragraphs will do that. This one was good it was very good in fact. It had a plot that was easy to follow. It contained a bad guy that was easy to hate and enough women to shake a stick at. There were three in this one and none more memorable than Honey Rider (Ursula Andress) whom made her debut scene in a stunning Bikini. This is one of the most memorable James Bond movies to date and it is not just because it was the first. It was a good film with a great plot and it stands the test of time 49 years later. I liked it from start to finish and may even watch it again in the future. 007 rocks and this movie proves it to be true. Be on the look out for Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O) as Felix Leiter in this outing and one of the few James bond girls to return in another film. The aforementioned Ms. Andress won a Golden Globe (promising newcomer) for her performance in this film and it was well deserved. If you don’t like this one then they do get better. With 22 James Bond films to choose from even the hardest critics are bound to find one they enjoy. Just give them a chance. I guarantee you like them. Grade B+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm