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Friday, August 23, 2013

Eat Pray Love

This is my 700th movie review. So I had better make it a good one. He only catch to that is I am not sure it was a good movie. I mean it stuck to the book and everything. It also however left a lot of detail out. I cannot tell you too much of that detail in a one-page review but it was noticeable. I can however tell you it was a typical book to movie conversion. The acting was excellent. Julia Roberts lit up the screen as the main character. She is a Pretty Woman through and through and is a good Academy Award winning actress as well. This role was not a difficult one to play however. It could have been played by anyone and been as good. The Script was complicated and did not come across well on the big screen. This is something that of should have been left a book. It is a book story that did not make it well into a movie. It required too much narrating that just got tired and worn out after a while. While the movie was not a bad one it was not a good one either. It was too complicated for the big screen. I would recommend reading this book first and getting the true story of the character. That way you understand what she truly went through. Julia did her best but there is only so much you can do with a substandard plot. Grade C

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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