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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Under Siege

The plot of this film is the same as any other Steven Seagal film. Seagal’s character is in the wrong place at the right time. The odds are against him. The baddies all have guns and orders to kill, kill, kill and no one even the government so called intelligence has any clue what they are doing. This is beginning to sound like a metaphor for my life. Amway I relent. This film is sweet because of the cast of villains that are against him. Each is a recognizable face to Hollywood and two of the three are recognizable marquee names. Gary Busy and Tommy Lee Jones are two of the greatest antagonist in movies today. Colm Meaney is the third villain and has come a long way from his days on Two Star Trek Series. Audiences may recognize the blonde, as Elliot’s love interest in E.T. Guys will like her because she is a hot blond who pops out of a cake for a group of lonely horny seamen. The plot is predictable, the action intense and the bad guys are all stupid and eventually picked off. One note of interest though Steven Seagal has a note in his contract that no charater ever dies in his movies so the creativity is stronger and may appeal to all audiences whom don’t like violence. 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!

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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