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Friday, March 1, 2013

Appolo 13

I’ve been thinking lately, that all things unfold according as they ought to. You know what I mean; things happen for a reason. There is a reason I put of watching and reviewing this movie today. This (movie) is the real life story of Apollo 13. The Apollo series in a group of both manned and unmanned missions NASA created to reach the moon. The screenplay of this movie so perfectly reflects the summer I’ve been having. I have looked seemingly everywhere for a summer job with out being finding one that suits me. Since the economy of this nation as well of my own is struggling to say the least. We both could use some extra mullah. Well here it is weak nine of a twelve week long summer hiatus in from first full year at Eastern University and I still have not landed any job whatsoever. It makes me think of the crew of this movie. The crew I speak of are four cunning astronauts were seemingly in over their heads and came out smelling like roses when the circumstances of this true life story hit them in the ass and forced to live up to their potential. This is their story. The head Astronaut on this mission was Jim Lovell. (Tom Hanks) Mr. Lovell was supposed to be the head astronaut on Apollo 11. As one may or may not remember from history class Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to reach the moon. Buzz Adrian and Neil Armstrong are the astronauts who were in side. They as a result are practically household names in America. Well guess what Jim Lovell and his crew should be too. They avoided what considered at the time to be the worst space travel disaster in US history. These brave men were forced be t the top of their games when forced into an overwhelmingly potential disaster. To add to this already steep dilemma one member of his 3 -man team was replaced at the last second. Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) was poorly diagnosed by NASA to have measles. So NASA forced his had and put Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) in his chair as pilot of the mission. Doing so only added to the difficulty of the upcoming mission. If they had not landed their pod safely the future of NASA as well as space travel may have been scratched. Our future success after all is said to be amongst the stars. Well perhaps the success of this amazing film is amongst its stars. It features a long line of “Cinematic Astronauts.” Like Gary Sinise and Bill Paxton. Who along with Ed Harris are key players in this wonderful big screen phenomenon? What is a cinematic Astronaut you ask? It is the term I just created (a few seconds ago) for men who have risen above the atmosphere of Hollywood. Much like the brave employees of NASA. These men soar above the rest and rocket off the ground with each performance they play. Included in this cast are the already mentioned Tom Hanks. Who along with men like Bill Paxton Ed Harris and Gary Sinuses. Make this film an outstanding movie. The director may have something to do with it also. Has anybody hear heard of Ron Howard? He no longer lives in the black and white town of Mayberry and even adds a bit of color to this intelligently written big screen feature. Last but not least let me name my spotlight performer of this film. It is none other than Kathleen Quinlan who plays the role of Marilyn Lovell the loving wife of the head astronaut and aforementioned central character in this movie. Her performance in this movie may be the stand performance of this blockbuster film. Mrs. Lovell manages to keep her cool and stay calm in this time of potential panic. She is the key figure in this film (suitable for the whole clan) much like a wife is a key figure in any good family. 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