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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Other Woman

This is a rare treat and a first for me. I saw a movie on cable before it came out in theaters. I paid a hefty price for it at $9.99 but it was well worth it to see one of my favorite actresses in a movie before it hit theaters. Thanks, Xfinity and Comcast for making it happen. The movie was about one woman’s relationship with her new stepson and how she deals with the loss of a child of her own. There is more to it then that but you will have to see this movie to find out. The lead female spoken of in the first paragraph is Natalie Portman. Lisa Kudrow also stars and is excellent in her role as well. The pacing was well done if not a little slow at times. Then again I never like the pacing of dramas. The acting as I mentioned was excellent. Ms Portman gives the performance of her career and Lisa Kudrow gets the spotlight award of this film for her riveting performance as the ex- wife. This is definitely one I will talk about tomorrow and a film I will not soon forget. I liked it from start to finish and enjoyed in full as well. If you can find it then I whole-heartedly recommend seeing this film. It will draw you in bye the end and drain you emotionally as well. Lets hope the Academy sees this film and nominates it for few Oscars. 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