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Friday, April 19, 2013

Yes Man

Ok, I am going to do this review a little differently. It is called Yes man so I am gong to write it in a style of yes or no answers. #1 is this movie’s concept creative or original? No, it is Liar Lair but with a slightly different tint to it. #2 Is this movie funny? Yes. I laughed out loud several times and enjoyed myself thoroughly for the entire 104 minutes of the movie. #3 Are the secondary characters annoying and bothersome. Yes: His boss at the bank had weekly costume parties where you come as your favorite character of one said movie. (I.E. Harry Potter and 300.) #4 Is his love interest attractive? (Zooey Deschanel) Hell Yes! She is a adorable, petite, cutie pie with dark hair blue eyes. She has pizzazz, charisma and spunk. She also is a shutter bug who drives a motor scooter. What gut couldn't fall in love with her? I did. #5 Is the movie predictable and foreseeable? Yes, I might add however wonderfully so. I wanted the movie to end the way it did and wasn’t disappointed in the least to pay full price to see it. #6 Is this a typical Jim Carrey comedic role. Yes: He plays the same person he was in Liar Liar, The Ace Venture films and pretty much every comedic movie he’s been cast in. He is a gifted actor who time and time brings in the dollars to the theater. #7 Does Terrance Stamp steal the thunder of all other actors and characters in this film? Yes! His performance is memorable and wonderful. He plays the leader of the “Yes Man” seminar who bestows the power (or burden) of saying yes on a unlikely Carl Allen. (Jim Carrey) #8 Last but not least: is this flick worthy of an A from moi. Alas, no. It was laughable, pleasantly predictable but not quite worthy of my highest score. I therefore award it a B+, for it definitely merits a visit to a multiplex near you. 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