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Monday, April 29, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (First Viewing)

I could describe the plot as; a young man gets out of a mental institution, comes home to an out of work compulsive gamble in the form of his father. This man is chassed around the neighborhood by a darksome widow who forces him to break the restraining order that was given to him before he was and is at the very heart of the reason he was institutionalized in the first palce. I could also describe this film as a wonderful love story with an remarkable cast and a creative storyline. The star-crossed lovers are played by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The father is played by Robert De Niro. Chris Tucker and Julia Stiles round out this fantastic cast. Each role is played perfectly. Ms. Stiles plays the mature, bleaker, charater. This film could described as a sports movie, or a comedy or even romantic film perhaps it is a drama. It is all those things and more. Oh by the way it also being considred for a Best Picture nod. If you are confussed by my synopsis of this film. If my critique leaves your mouth watering. This film is still in local theaters. I saw it at small art house a few miles from my apartment. 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!

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