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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rocky III

I’d like to start of this review by saying I hate boxing. I’d also like to point out unlike my cousins Scott and Jill I am not a Rocky fan. I gave the first movie a C and it won Best Picture. I gave the 2nd one an F and that was being generous. So here I am on Rocky III. I am ready to be fair and unbiased. So here it goes my fair and unbiased review. This is the first movie in the series to actually leave a smile on my face. I actually smiled at the end of this movie. The movie was well done and well written too. Rocky had some thing to fight for. He was not fighting for his befallen trainer. He was not fighting for his beautiful wife. He was not even fighting to prove a point. He was fighting for himself. He fought for his own conscious and that may be the greatest fight of all. There are some downsides to this movie however. The first and main one is the acting or lack thereof by Mr. T. He never learned to be more than a two- dimensional character and he played that character in every role he performed. That is how he made his money however so I wont hold that against him or this film. As I said before this movie made me smile, not very many films can say that. I liked it from start to finish and I even enjoyed it in the middle. The training sequences were great. The direction was not bad either. Mr. Stallone took triple billing in this film since he wrote, directed and starred in it too. The man has talent. I don’t care what people say about or against him. Last but not least this film was entertaining. It provided me with a measure of pleasure I don’t get every morning when I watch my films. I have already seen Rocky IV and V but may review them later this month anyway. They are available on free Xfinity till the end of the month and I may indulge myself and watch them both. I will of course review them so keep reading my blog to see what I think. Grade B-

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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