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Monday, September 23, 2013

Lee Daniel’s The Butler

Even before I exited the film was over I saw the Oscar potential in this film. The Acting was excellent the make up was fantastic and the story line was worthy of merit and praise. The story is one seen before the aging father has seen way too much violence and hated in his life time and has decided to take the pacifist rout and fight his life long battle with out raising a fist. The son on the other had is impetuous and immature. He has been shall we say the other way and has taken the shorter path more violent path to justice. I know I sound like a philosopher but it is true. The story is a classic but never gets old. What makes this particular story so memorable is it is true. It takes place on our own soil. The Butler spoken of works in the White house and earns his way into the oval office. He begins with the LBJ administration and lives long enough to see Obama inaugurated to the Oval office. (Did I mention he is black and therefore this entire story is unforgettable for the reason.)? As I said before the make up is remarkable. Both Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey (windbag) age well through out the film. She plays his wife by the way and plays it to perfection. Miss Winfrey was nominated for an Oscar for supporting actress way back in 1985 for The Color Purple. This role may finally get her that long awaited Oscar, to add to her trophy self along side those countless Emmys for some unheard of talk show filmed in Chicago. Go see this film today, take your husband, invite your neighbor and pay for your child to see this film too. You will not be disapointed. As for your husband, he is a man you can not expect much depth from our gender. Grade A

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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!

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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