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Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Kids are All Right

How do I describe this movie? It is very liberal. It is not a movie to take the kids to see nor is it a good church field trip. It is full of sex and language. It is well written though and excellently acted. It has a great cast and is directed quite beautifully. Alas as I said before it is not a family or church going film. What is the plot you ask. Well go ahead ask. It is about two lesbian mothers raising two kids 15 and 18 and their kids desire to see and meet their biological father. Conveniently enough it is the same man. Two mothers one father. The main cast consists of Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo. You can figure out for yourself what characters they play. The movie was quite entertaining and somewhat predictable at parts. The storyline was fresh and original even if the parts making the whole were not. In other words there were some tired scenarios, worn out clich├ęs and done before scenes. Most of all however, the movie was creative. I would recommend this movie to people with great caution. It is not that the film is not god mind you it is just that everybody may not like it. You must know your audience. All in all however I liked the film. It kept me interested for 106 minutes and I am sure it will you too. Go out and judge it for yourself it is in theaters now. Grade B+

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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