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Friday, September 6, 2013


This is my first review delivered from a pay per view movie. I just installed the thing on Monday. It was a creative tale with some old clich├ęs, ideals and characters in it. It starts off seemingly unoriginal. A widowed father looking for true happiness after he lost his life’s true love and dragging his distressed daughter across the country in his search for real fulfillment. To heavy for you. Don’t worry about it. The titular character is a ghost you can’t get any lighter than that. I mean he literally weighs nothing. (at least not in spirit) It is the spirit of this movie that carries it throughhowever. It has a good heart and has a rarely seen bright side for Christina Ricci. Bill Pullman plays the same namsey pansy he always does. He is as always lame, wishy washy, and annoying. I hope it is just a character trait in his films. I feel sorry for his wife. (if he has one) The story is one I grew up with every Saturday moring. Universal finally brought it to the screen in 1995. Ms. Ricci was 15 at the time the boy who inhabited the titular characters ghostly image was 12 and the plotline was a 8 from one to ten. The cameos are fun too. Father Guido Sarducci, does a quick exit, Dan Aykroyd plays a fleeing Ghostbuster and both Rodney Dangerfield and Mel Gibson play a not so mirrorly image in one scene. We even see my favorite Pittsburgh minister on his own TV show. Yes Mr .Rodgers is in this flick too. They all come togther to play in a not so scary movie about ghosts (3 evil one nice) and they seem to be having a ghost of a time doing it. I recommend it to young and old. 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.

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