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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

(500) Days of Summer

From the title of this film you’d think it would be hot. The fan base is young teen-age girls so may believe it would be fun. It stars Zooey Deschanel (Elf) so might discover it was sexy. Guess what boys or men of summer you just struck out. This film is just not much fun at all. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) as Tom Hansen a young man who is in a year plus relationship with the titular character Summer Finn. (Deschanel) who wants nothing more than to screw around and have fun and occasional sex, sounds like a good idea to me. Unfortunately this movie never really takes off. Much like a dragonfly it sort of skims the surface of the pool and never really dives into any excitement nor does it find its wings. The film hops back and forth over a 500-day relationship. That sounds like it might be a little confusing but its not. It is however the most original part of the film and the most intriguing part of this gravel pit of a movie. The sound track is excellent as well as for the overall excitement of the film as fun it is 500 days of boredom. Grade C+

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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.

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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