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Thursday, May 16, 2013

National Lampoon’s Bag Boy

I went in to the grocery store I work at looking for some minimal entertainment from the one dollar a day Redbox I frequently rent movies from. I got just that, minimal entertainment worth only one dollar. The characters were all two dimensional at best. Marty Engtorm (Dennis Farina) is a two bit grocery store manager who has an exceptionally gifted, speedy, bagger who could win bagging contests. His opponent is a cocky, arrogant, reigning champion who is obnoxious and conceded at best. His love interest is the pretty young cashier with an at times volatile temper. The character development is laughable at best. The script is inanely unoriginal and seems to be stolen from other movies that were successful when actually realized into theaters. This sad disappointment of a story line is pathetic and weak and completely devoid of creativity. The acting while not insulting to the audience is not appealing to them either. No one figure in this film is unique, they are all carbon copies of other characters in movies most people actually heard of. Despite all it’s numerous flaws this movie is not an insult to the viewer. If I had paid more than one dollar I’d be mad. I guess the saying is true. You get what you pay for. while have paid one dollar for some real gems of movies before. This movie was not on of them. I guess I should have known better since this movie was obviously a straight to video release. Oh well I can only learn from my experience. Alas, however sometimes you find a find a diamond in the ruff. This movie was more like a Cubic Zirconia. It is better than glass but not as valuable as A diamond. 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.

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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