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Monday, June 3, 2013

Fight Club

In a word AWESOME! From the opening credits I was hooked. The camera work was amazing. The acting was wonderful. The make up was a work of art, and the plot was better then all those things combined. I was reluctant to go see a movie with such a seemingly violent content. I was wrong. Since so many movies in the past have been violent purely for the sake of being violence. This is an exception to the rule. I will admit the violence is definitely gratuitous but it is a must for the plot. So perhaps it was not gratuitous after all. There is only one way you can answer that question and that is to go see this movie and I implore you to deny such a point. This is one of those few movies you need to see at least twice to fully comprehend. While I will admit it did seem to be a very long 2 and a half-hours (2:19 to be exact) at times. In the end it was worth every minute. Edward Norton has added another notch to his already full belt. Here is an actor who unlike many in Hollywood that knows how to pick his roles and has never made a bad movie. From his critically acclaimed debut in Primal Fear, to his academy award Nomination in American History X to his latest role in this movie. Edward Norton had worked with some of the greatest and most popular faces in Tinseltown and they’ve all taken a back seat to his acting abilities. This is one of those movies you will not soon forget. It makes you think. That my readers seems to be a rarity among movies today. What a wonderful way to party as if it is 1999. (It was released in October of that year.) 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