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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tron (1982)

It is amazing that this movie is almost twenty years old. The special effects were ground breaking for their day and are pretty fantastic now. I never thought for a second during this entire one hour and thirty-six minute movie that I was watching a movie from 1982. I was amazed (with the special effects) from beginning to end. The plot was not bad either. There was action, drama, and even a little romance. The movie kept me entertained from start to finish and I was captivated the entire time. Here is the plot in a nutshell. Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is a computer programmer who feels he was robbed by his boss and his that his ideas for several video games were stolen. He was then let go from the company and spends most of his time playing arcade games at an arcade he owns or trying to hack into his former boss’ computer. One day while breaking into his former job he is sucked into the world of the computer and must fight his way out via the games he created. This is a great film and will entertain you for an afternoon or evening. The cast is excellent and the direction good too. You may forget you are watching a 1982 flick for the story line is timeless and fits well in to today’s cyber age. The games played in the movie are fun and you will want to play them too. The pacing is off at times but it will keep your interest for the entire film. This movie was recently re released on DVD and is a good addition to your library. You may want to watch tit again and again and you should enjoy each time you do. This movie is also available on Netflix today and can be added to your queue. It is a good source of entertainment and fun for the whole family. Grade B+

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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.

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(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