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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Life of PI

Let me see how do I describe this movie in a nutshell. Well, first off the main character real name is not Pi. What is it you ask? All I have to say is see the film; it does not translate well on paper. (Or a BlogSpot) The next question a reader might ask is what is his Pi’s religion. That’s a toughie too. He’s from India, where he discovers Christianity and now lives in America in a predominantly Jewish community. Confused yet. You will be even more so if I tell you the majestic tiger you see in the trailer is named Richard Parker. This is a movie you must see to believe. I suggest you see in its non-3D format. I compare a 3D film to a chicken nugget. I only add sauce to the nugget if it needs flavor. This film is a tasty nugget it needs no hot mustard sauce or Bar B Q. That false flavoring simply adds calories and fat. The 3D just adds 3 Dollars to an already inflated ticket price. Like I said before this film needs to be seen to be experienced and that is exactly what it is, an experience. The audience is capsized along with the titular charter and manages to remain afloat despite harsh conditions. It has always been said that a good storyteller can make you live the voyage along with the character. Well director Ang Lee and screenwriter writer David Magee and novelist Yann Martel do exactly that. The theatergoer travels the world in this 127 minutes journey. They thrust for adventure much like Pi did as he entered the Catholic Church for the first time. Well you will “thrust no more” after this Titanic sized film. It has heart, adventure and as I said before a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. See today and discover all the answers. Grade a

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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.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

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