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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Boy Who Could Fly

This is a movie I have wanted to see again for a long long time. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid and it still holds that childlike magic today. It is original, creative and fun to watch. It has a great cast and a good story line. This is a movie that must be seen to believe. It is about out a family who moves in next door to the titular character. The teenage girl falls in love with and he gives the rest of the family (her brother and mother) something to believe in after their father’s death. The drunken uncle is played to perfection by the late Fred Gwynne. The rest of the cast is good too but it is Jay Underwood who steals the show as Eric Gibb aka the boy who could fly. He remains silent most of the movie but when he does speak he speaks in volumes. This movie speaks volumes too. It speaks as to the hero in all of us. We should all be able to fly if we put our minds to it and you will feel as if you can fly after seeing this wonderful 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