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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mary Reilly

This is a classic story told from a rather unique point of view. The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is as old as time itself it seems. This movie tells the story from the maid/ love interest’s point of view. What a story it is too. Good versus bad. The torment between the dark side of one’s soul versus his good side. We all confront these demons every day. The only trick is knowing how to deal with it. This movie deals with it quite nicely. While slow at scenes the movie actually moves along quite well. It is 109 minutes of pure adrenaline rush. You are on the edge of your seat for most of the movie and just waiting for what unfolds next. The acting is this movie is excellent. Then again what else do you expect from Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. This movie is truly scary from a unique point of view. It is nail biting tension that keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is no boogey man to slash you up wile having sex, or any killer hiding in the dark. What you do have however is pure excitement. (If you are in to that sort of thing.) I enjoyed this movie from start to finish and may add it again to my list of films to be watched. 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