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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Man With The Golden Gun

Perhaps the last six days of rain have got me dreary. Maybe its is the fact that people are predicting the end of the worlds to come today, or maybe it is just the fact that this is a bad movie. Whatever the reason is you are about to read a very sarcastic and negative review. Let us start off with the opening song shall we. It is perhaps the most annoying song to date. Every time I hear it I simply run to the medicine cabinet and want to put in my earplugs. He lyrics are simply horrid and it (the sheet music) should have been better left in the garbage can. Very few song in the past had anything to do with the actually movie. Why change the formula. I always say if it is not broke don’t fix it. Let’s us next go the action sequences. The speedboat chase was done before. It was even alluded to at one point in this movie. Live and Let Die’s speedboat scene was epic. This one was simply boring. The car chase immediately following this scene was somewhat more exciting. It was all very tired and cliché with police cars crashing and property being destroyed left and right but it worked better then the beginning of the chase. The one girl in this film (Goodnight) was yet another airheaded blonde bimbo. She was locked in the closet for Bond’s first love scene yet she forgave him in the end of the film. Maud Adams played the more popular love interest in this film. She is the only actress in James Bond movie history to play two different leading ladies and she may have been the only light in this dark dreary film. Let us not forget the main villains and titular character’s left hand man and sidekick. He was an annoying little midget of a man with an irritating voice. James Bond did not even kill him in the end. He just locked him in a suitcase and hung him on the morning ropes of Scaramanga’s yacht. If you want a better Bond flick then simply look at the one made just before this. Live and Let Die was a great start for Roger Moore and a far more exciting film with a much more developed plot and believable story line. This film bore me to sleep and it probably will for you as well. Grade F

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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.

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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