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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fever Pitch

In the world of amazing beauty I could not dream up a more Perfect Catch than Drew Barrymore. If I were I a sketch artist I couldn’t imagine a more amazing face to create than that of Lionel’s daughter . I have pinned for her since ET. My heart burned for her in Firestarter. I was itching to see her again in Poison Ivy. I had Mad Love for her in 1995 and even died a little in 1996 when she was killed of in the opening scene of Scream. Nevertheless I was not in love with this movie. I had no problem accepting the characters motives. The acting performances were top notch. I just didn’t share the same euphoric emotions I did when the actual events this movie depicted panned out. The ubiquitous Yankees dropped a 3- 0 lead for the first time in baseball history. In fact it happened only once before in sports and that was a lame sport like hockey. This is baseball. ‘The boys of summer’. Not only is Baseball my most frequently visited sport it is my dream to visit every stadium in America if I win the lottery. Well shutting the band wagon bastards (other wise known as Yankee fans) is better than winning the lottery. This movie not so much. I realize that after watching this (near) closing scene that any guy would go ballistic to have Drew Barrymore more did what she did in the aforementioned finale. Yet I just didn’t go head over heals for this film. Perhaps it was the two dimensional side characters. Maybe it was the lack of drive I felt for Jimmy Fallon. Last but not least it could have been the mood I was in this morning. Nah that’s not it. We all know that I have Never Been Kissed (at least not by Drew Barrymore) This film though is still something to stand and cheer for. It simply wasn’t a standing ovation. 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