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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Midnight Run

My mother did many great things for me in my lifetime. One of them was telling me about this movie. She saw in theaters in 1989 and loved it. I saw in theaters later that year and loved it too. It was funny, entertaining and had a great cast. The cast is lead by Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina and Joe Pantoliano play the supporting characters. None of them have small parts but instead supporting roles. They are all excellent and well played. This movie may not keep you guessing but it will keep you laughing. It gives Mr. De Niro a new genre to explore; comedy. I loved this movie in 1989 and like it now. It is still worth the money you will pay for it and even better when you get it for free on Xfinity. The story line holds up and the plot still carries. If you have not seen this movie yet then I suggest you do today. Check it out today and decide for yourself. 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.

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