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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bednobbs and Broomsticks

While I will proudly admit that this well known Disney classic is older than I am. I must also humbly point out that I’ve never seen this particular film before. Therefore much like many films I’ve reviewed in the past I can’t relate my innocent childhood feelings of this film to those of my adult emotions for it either. I can say however that I felt a nine year old boy who hopped in a magic bed and traveled to another place. I think we all will admit as adults that would love to travel to unknown destinations and be at a foreign locales at the blink of and eye and the turn of a bedknob. My boss often askes my what land I am in. (Hi Mark) Come to think of it my friends at church accuse me of the same thing. (Hey Adam) How apropos that on this day before spending time with both afforemntioned groups of people that I should watch this film. Tomorrow is Easter and I will be at church, work, and family as well. So it is good that I get these feelings out of my mind today when I am only spending time with two out of these three groups. I know what your thinking. Man this dude can babble. He hasn't even mentioned the movie yet. (not really) so why doesn’t he get down to it. This kids movie friendly cast stars Angela Lansbury who was in National Velvet and David Tomlinson is more easily recognized as the father from Mary Poppins as well as his roll in The Love Bug. Both Disney favorites. So I felt right at home whilst watching this adventure. Yet I traveled to other worlds. How many times can you sat that about the same 117 minute film. This fine film won an Oscar for Special Effects and was nominated for three others. It is more than worthy. It was fun loving and a joy to inhale. I will tell people fondly of it this Easter Moring. I will even encourage then to rise to the occasion of renting this film this morning. 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!

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(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