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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Godfather

I’ll write a movie review you can’t refuse. Ok this movie was good. I’ll admit I didn’t like it the 1st time around but much like wine some things get better with age. Or maybe I’m just getting a little soft in my old age. That is what my sister keeps telling me. This movie had a few great lines like “Leave the gun, take the canoli.” It had a few great scenes like the famous tollbooth scene. It had more than a few great actors like Marlon Brando and James Caan. It is truly a classic in any book, including mine. This movie was only in my top five voting because I am a Godfather now. It was well worth it though it got plenty of votes and ran a good race until E.T. ran away with the prize. This is definitely one to write home about. It will be a now winner in my book and I look forward to seeing the 2nd film. I’ll be the judge though if it is as good as the praise it receives and if the exact opposite is true on the 3rd. Look for both future reviews in my blogspot. 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