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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

This movie is the definition of movie magic. The lead character is a 243 years old ands owned a magical toy store. His only friends in the world are a 23 yr. old Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman) who despite being a college graduate still works in his toy store and Eric Applebaum a 9 yr. old collector of many hats. Jason Bateman enters as Henry Watson an account who Mr. Magorium refers to as “mutant”. Henry is a had working executive who doesn’t know (or have time) to have fun and is befriended by Eric who has trouble making fiends as well. The toy store comes to life when it is run by Mr. Magorium and when he announces that he is “leaving” he must hand the sore over to Molly who must discover the magic within her self in order to make the store come alive as it did in it’s predescors era. The musical score is fun and imaginative. The special effects are amazing and the acting is top notch. The script is original yet bland and the pace of the movie is at times slow. You must get past that flaw to discover the message within. Adults and children will be in awe at the spectacle of fun you have in this 90 minute fantasy. you will not go home totally disappointed but you won’t be totally empressed either. I had my doubt through out this movie but all where answered in the end. The movie was cute and amusing and utterly charming as well. I was impressed in the end but not overly motivated to see it again at the same time. The movie made me feel good about my self and was a welcome escape from the harsh cold reality of life. That’s is after all why i go to the movies. 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!

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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