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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pain and Gain

This movie was Brutal, with a capital “B”! That my readers in a compliment. This film stars Mark Walberg and Dwayne Johnson as two muscle men that kidnap an ignorant millionaire palyed brilliantly by Tony Shalhoub. This film also stars Ed Harris as a retired gumshoe whom plays small but pivotal role in this film. Dwayne Johnson may be my favorite charater in a long time. He plays a Christian criminal, who is addicted to cocaine and has the power to not only save but “knock the %&*# out of anyone who opposes him.” Or something like that. Mark Walberg (The Fighter) has earned respect in my book with this film. I never really saw him much but simply disrespected him for no good reason. This movie has changed my mind. He is no longer Markie Mark but instead respected as a quality actor. This film was 129 minutes long but never seemed it. Just yesterday I compalined about Iron Man being “way too long” at the 130 minute mark. This movie was 60 seconds shorter at much much better. The Ironic this is there were three “Iron Men” in this film and I liked it better. Grade A+

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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