Pageviews past week

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Walt Disney Studios deserves a new nickname. They are the amazing adolescent, animated anthropomorphic studio. (Alliteration points please) The original pictures managed to comb through history as well as the world and bring already established characters into the limelight. Pixar has knocked down the doors of the 21st century in to ways. First in it’s Groundbreaking CGI animation and secondly (as far as I know) the newer films have all been the brainchildren of just a few men at a not so crowed restaurant). Humans always seem to play second fiddle to Disney title characters. Virtually every animal known to man has been part of a Disney cast. Now with Pixar added to their repertoire so have lamps, toys, monsters, automobiles, and now robots. Disney gets an A for effort in bringing such a myriad of objects to life. This movie falls a little short however. The first half of the movie while interesting and creative may be little slow and boring to many children as well as adults. The story begins while Wall-E is a diligent working robot. So diligent in fact he doesn’t even realize he’s the last robot on the planet. While he’s careful not to run over one very persistent cricket he’s oblivious to the fact that the planet is barren. It’s just one giant trash dump. Not a single breathing organism in sight. No man creature or even plant life. How lonely he must be. What a long life battery he must have installed. When a newer robot comes to Earth, the adventure begins. He is instantly smitten by such a majestic creature and will follow her to the end of the Earth (which already happened) as well as through space and time. This is where the real action takes place. They say half of your life is a journey. Well half of this movie is one too. While I don’t want to give away any of the details the true adventure of this movie starts a little to late. Much like the script did I’ll meet you half way however. This movie is fun it’s just not an amusement park. Grade B-

No comments:

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