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Monday, May 13, 2013

Boy in the Stripped Pajamas

Ok I’ll admit , it was a tear jerker. (although not much of one.) I’ll also tell you that is just was heart wrenching, touching and sad. That being said however It was not a good movie. The characters were as original as a twin orange popsicle. The father was the your typical war tyrant/Nazi, hell bent on world destruction and holding no love in his heart for his son. (It seemed.) His mother was of course the overly dramatic female whom weeps and cries when a plant dies. The older sister was lame as well. She trades in her stereotypical lame ass ugly dolls for oversized posters of Nazi solders and the main character is the only one with a heart or mind of his own. Why am I supposed to feel sorry for him? I mean seriously where doers it get me in the end? The smaller lesser sceen charters are trite, shallow and annoying as well. The storyline while creatively original doesn’t live up to it’s potential. The two young 8 year old boys at the forefront of this picture are two dimensional and hollow. You can pretty much figure out the entire one hour and 33 minutes movie from the trailer I mean how thought provoking is that. Grade C-

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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