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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eagle Eye

In recent theater released movies over the past summer of ‘08 I’ve been comparing the trailers within my movie reviews. The trailer to this movie was just a shorter version of the movie itself. It wasn’t a teaser trailer or even a full trailer. It instead was just a shorter version of this movie. I felt over inundated with action and chase sequences and even a little bit nervous. When this movie ended and the closing credits rolled I felt relived. I could finally feel my heart stop beating and breathe again. That’s not necessarily a bad thing it just isn’t a good thing either. At my ripe old age of 34 I’m not sure I can handle too much action. This movie certainly had plenty of the aforementioned action. I was confused, traumatized and even a little bit shaken when I exited the theater. To say this movie was a roller coaster of ride is an understatement. It was more like a drive on the racetrack of The Indianapolis 500. I felt as if I were driving around in circles at break neck speeds ready to slam on the breaks at just a mere seconds notice. To say this movie was confusing was the understatement of the century. This movie was the Mount Everest of confusing. While they did mange to weave in a plot between the explosions, mass confusion and destruction I’m not sure I entirely understood the motivation for the characters to do what they were doing. Hell I’m not sure f there was any motivation on there parts other than to move a long the story line. I guess the movie theater today is for the young, and young at heart. I felt as if I aged a few years after watching this flick. It is the 21st century and it seems that every body seems to be in such a hurry. I thought the idea of an early afternoon matinee was to relax. I feel anything but relaxed. This movie was nothing but a collage of earlier better movies such as the Matrix and 2001 A Space Odyssey Even though 2001 came out in 1968 it was still called 2001. Which makes it fitting for this new century it which we live. I give it a C. C for confusion, chaotic and crazy. I guess the alliteration is appropriate since the title of this film and it’s lead female co star’s names are both examples of the above letter grade. 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