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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

This movie brings back memories of old vintage films. Old films mind you I have only heard of and never seen. So is memories the appropriate word or more or less regulations of films I wished I’ve seen the proper thought Well In 2009 another new leaf has been unturned. I will now start intermixing older movies made prior to my birth year of 1973 starting with my next lawyer movie review of the week. I will review To Kill A Mockingbird. It is an old vintage black and white film this movie paid homage to. Let’s get into the review of the day now shall we. This film stars Steve Martin with dyed black hair and Rachel Ward a natural brunette as his leading lady. He is a gumshoe detective who is always on the prowl for a new lead to pursue or case to solve. When Juliet Forrest (Ward) literally drops in on him he’s struck gold twice. He’s instantly enamored by this voluptuous, newly found gal pal and he has a case in his hands (or should I say in his arms) He has discovered the Maltese Falcon. (also in my netflix queue) In that he has money and love all rolled into one. This movie does an excellent job of mixing in old movie stars in classic clips such as Burt Lancaster, Ingrid Bergman and most often Humphrey Bogart. (Bogart has 3 different films mixed into other tossed salad of film noir nostalgia. What this film doesn’t do is make me laugh. It is supposed to be a comedy. Isn’t it the purpose of a comedy to make one laugh. Well this one critic didn’t laugh much. At least not out loud. “I was laughing on the inside” yea right. So while this movie was a shot between the eyes as far as mixing in the old with the new. It failed to penetrate the surface on the comedic level and that was the main purpose of this movie. 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