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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Boondock Saints

Ok Megan, if this is your favorite movie, then I’m just a wee bit woried about the mother of the children seen above. Should I be worried about whom my cousin has been married to all these years. That being said. I loved this movie. I’ve seen many birthday reviews this month. (including Cory’s) this is my favorite. The plot is fairly simple. Two young Irish gents. Whom attend Catholic church weekly and work daily at a meat packaging facility. Take it on their own to rid their small town of Boston. Of all low life killers, mob informants, drug dealers and riff-raff, and for that matter everybody in between. They are later joined by an Italian “Funny Man” helps form the trio of vigilantes. The only man capable of stopping this killing spree is a hot shot FBI agent ( Willem Dafoe) who is able to determine the exact nature and all occurrences of the crime from any crime scene while listening to classical music and/or opera. The performances in this movie are all so wonderful I’m tempted to see it again right now. But alas I have already put it in it’s little red envelope and retuned it to It’s nearest netflix facility. The soundtrack fantastic as well. The aforementioned opera (s) plays frequently and is more or less the theme music or march to the brilliant FBI agent. The media is as always a big part of this movie and obviously skews the perceptions of the mass public. The closing credits ( which came too soon) scrolled over the different residents of Bean Town giving one of three opinions of the titular characters. They love them, hate them or simple state “No Comment”. Well I have a comment. I loved this dark film. It was entertaining , lots of fun and full of subtle humor. 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!

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