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Thursday, April 25, 2013

LA Without A Map

Okay, I have had nearly a day to deal with this movie and I still don’t know what I think of it. It was not too long at 107 minutes but it was slow at times and boring nonetheless. The no name cast was perfect in their roles and they gelled together quite nicely. As for the plot, it was your typical love story with a few twists. Man is smitten with blonde beauty travels far to see and be with her and finds struggles along the way. If you can sum up the movie in one sentence that is not necessarily a good thing. It is not a bad thing mind you. It is just not a good thing either. Sorry Tara but this is not a movie I will recommend to anybody. It was as I said mostly slow and at times predictable. (not in a good way) While I didn’t see myself suffering through it I wasn’t in love with it either. I have seen better films in my day and have reviewed 545 of them. This will not make any top ten lists not will it be put on my Netflix queue again. Sorry my 40th fan. 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.

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