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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

In a previous review I may have said that Airplane is the funniest movie ever made. If that is true than this is the silliest one. It starts of with a black and white film that has nothing to do with this movie. Then it breaks into the opening credits with subtitles. Yes subtitles. It ends with the cast being arrested and is followed by a lack of closing credits. All of this is clearly the brainchild of the goofy Monty Python group. They are known for their hijinks and this movie proves it to be so. I loved this movie the first time I saw it and could not wait to rent it from The Warner Library at Eastern. There are two other Monty Python films there and I will review them in the future. So stay tuned for The Meaning of Life and The Life of Brian. For now however you’ll have to stick with this review. There are very few movies that can make me laugh out loud every time I see them. This is one of them. I waited with baited breath to see this movie again. I wanted to review it for the first time and give it a forgone grade. You know what that grade will be if you know me. If not you probably have figured it out from this review. First, lets get to the plot. Jill tells me I don’t do that enough. So here it goes. There are a group of knights sent out to find the Holy Grail. This mission is given to them by God Himself and it is a foregone conclusion that they cannot fail. Do they succeed? If I told you that I’d be a horrible critic now would not I. You will have to rent this film for yourself to find out. You will not be disappointed if you rent this movie. It is hysterical from start to finish and has some great acting in-between. The music is good as is the setting. It is only 89 minutes long so it does not drag on to long but instead is the perfect length. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out today on Netflix. Tell me whether or not you enjoy this film. 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