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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pride (A Classsic)

JIm Ellis(Terrence Howard) is a proud man who wants to swim and do nothing else. He recruits a young group of black teenagers into swimming for a condemned recreational center. He teaches them pride determination and resilience. He inspires them to be more than just a group o black individuals but instead a team. The movie is self motivating and charismatic. I was almost brought to tears. The story line is a little slow however. There are parts you can easily walk away from I was able to multitask several times in the slow scenes. Most of them are necessary to move the story along but they end up making it seem boring at times and even downright bland. The characters however are intriguing and at times aspirational. The acting is top notch. You will look forward to seeing this movie and may even brag about it to friends. I live a mere 30 minutes from Philadelphia. I want to go down there and check out the recreational center the movie was written about. I’m not going to because it probably dosent exist any more and I may even get killed getting there but I ‘ll think about it for the rest of the day none the less. Philadelphia is after all the city of brotherly love. What more brotherly love could one have for a group of young men who want to be more than just a group od forgotten rejects. I will walk proud to be a man today. I think that there are not enough movies like this being made and will gladly view more like them in the future. This is the reason I watch movies to be uplifted. This film is uplifting and awe inspiring. I liked it for the most part but may not add it to my collection. It is a movie to be enjoyed once and only once. I ‘ve learned never to ruin a good thing. Watching Pride again and again may just ruin a good thing. Grade B (Thanks Z [Good luck in finals])

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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