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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Funny People

This movie is ironically named because it is about somewhat funny people but the film simply is not funny. It is two hours and thirty-five minutes of boredom instead. I’m thinking watching paint dry while being trapped in a vice grip might be less painful then watching the doldrums of this so-called film. I believe this movie was a so-called drama or even dramedy. (comedy/drama) It played out like a documentary and a boring one at that. I never felt like I was watching a written script or screenplay. Which can be a good thing in a way or in this case cannot. Normally I’d say that if a movie came off as if I were watching an episode of someone’s life that the film was so well written I didn’t see actors or scripts but instead saw reality. Well if this is a reality then keep it to yourself. Real life can be boring that why I go to the movies. The acting was fine and the storyline acceptable. I just don’t know why someone would choose to make this story into a movie. I tried to walk out of this movie several times but a friend on each side surrounded me and it was raining so I didn’t want to be stuck in Edgemont (where I saw this film) without a ride home in the pouring rain. Well guess what my two friends hated it too. We ran into two more friends on the way out attempting to see this movie we advised them not to waste their time or money in this economy because it (the movie) sucked. There were some fans though. A few people in the front of the theater cheered and applauded at the end but what can you say for people that sit that close to the screen. Maybe the proximity to the screen dulled their brains because this flick was a stinker. Grade D

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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