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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

This film is dark! This film has violence! This film contains nudity. I mean what the hell do you expect the original name of the book was The Girl Who Hates Men. Despite all that Rooney Mara turns in a majestic performance as Lisbeth Salender the in the lead role. Mara is no stranger to the big screen she has been in The Social Network; Youth in Revolt and even films with a more sexual feel specifiacly Friends with Benefits. This is her first titular role and even in it she has more of a supporting role. The lead role in the film was that of Mikael Blomkivist. (Daniel Craig) Who is the journalist who is investing an unsolved missing woman scandal or investigation that has gone forty long years with out being solved? He has an impossible task in front of him but he is more or less forced to take on the quest. This film is full of intrigue and drama, chop full of passion. If this movie does not raise your temperature to that of a Kelvin scale I don't know what will. The pace of this film is kept up well through out the entire two hour and twenty minute time frame. You will never get bored because the passionate pace of the film never lets up. The storyline is intriguing. The acting is top notch and the direction fantastic. This movie is sure to end up on the top ten lists of many critics (including myself) and is determined to rack up a few Oscar nods. Whether or not the aging and fickle Academy voters will give the highest honors is yet to be determined. This film is raking in money at the box office however and since Hollywood revolves around the Benjamin that is all the clarification it really needs. There is one other attribute this movie achieves. It is the best new I have seen and reviewed all year, either in the theaters or on DVD. Grade A+

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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.

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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