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Monday, May 13, 2013

Legends of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

The first sign this movie was a dud should have been the 48% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was not. The first sign came to me when I entered the movie theater and there was no one there. The movie started, I was still alone. In fact I was alone for the entire 3D feature length film. Maybe it is because it was early in the day on a Friday. Maybe on the other hand it is because this movie sucked. Either way I guess you can figure out what grade I will give this at the end. Go ahead and read on any way I have heard that my negative reviews are my best ones. To say that this movie was slow would be an understatement. It was boring too. It was one hour and thirty minutes in length but it seemed much much longer. I was waiting for the movie to end and it finally did. I exited the theater as quickly as possible with is quicker then even the action sequences were. This movie did have some good qualities. The 3D while not fantastic was good at times. The fire and rain scenes were excellent (as well as the snow) and the overall feel of the 3D was good. It is just the story line that disappointed. That is the point of a movie is to tell a good story is it not. Oh well this one did not. It failed to entertain me and the movie just plain failed. It was horrible from start to finish. Maybe if you read the books you may get a better idea of the story. I did not get a good feel from this movie. Grade F

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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