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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peter Pan

The day I watched this was the 22nd birthday of one of my Acme co-workers . How apropos he truly is the boy who will never grow up. He is also the namesake of the second of two Darling boys. They are Wendy’s younger brothers. They are also the family he (Peter Pan) takes into Neverland. We all remember how to get there 2nd star to the right and straight on till morning . James Kirk even quoted him at his final command post on the enterprise’s last voyage. So did a make shift Superboy in the comics. But he thought he was quoting Kirk. The movie itself was enjoyable but dragged on at times. I said in my last Disney movie review (Oliver and Company) that all Disney animated classics were either princess movies or anthropomorphic in writing style I guess this is an exception. (Do you know of any other exceptions to my aforementioned theory?) It did have an alliterative titular character like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck though. That didn’t make it a classic however. It just made it old. It’s age is the speed limit and I think I’ve had my limit for now on Disney movies. You don’t find that concept “alarming” do you. What I’m trying to say here is this wasn’t one of my all time Disney classics. Not like Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians. Those were both amazing this one was just mild entertaining fun. I know I will get stoned for this or better yet thrown to the crocodiles but I actually liked Hook (1991) the live action “sequel” better. That movie really “hooked” me. This not so. It oddly enough didn’t reel me in. Sorry, tradition lovers. These are after all my assessments. That’s what it says on the top of the page anyway. Feel free to disagree. (It says that too.) I need more comments. I never get any. 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!

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