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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chicken Run

I know what you are thinking. I never heard of this film. It is not a summer blockbuster. Well guess what plucky, it is. This movie was released on June 21st, 2000. It made 17 .5 million in its opening weekend. It totaled over 106 million in total US sales. It even scored itself a Golden Globe nomination for Best Musical or Comedy. All of those factors make it a blockbuster in my book. Well that and I just wanted to review a movie in this category I have no seen yet. I’m not even sure if that is possible under this said scenario. So I decided to review this film to be a little different. So just deal with it. This film was surprising entertaining. I am not sure why I was so surprised to be so fulfilled by an animated film. I have noticed that in this century the so-called animated movies have had some of the best story lines. If you don’t believe me see Shrek and Ice Age. While it is true that there was no sequel to this movie like there was Shrek and Ice Age I still believe it (this movie) stands on its own and deserves and second glance. If you have not seen it before than it required a fist chance (If you want to give a second glance that is.) Ok, I’ll get to the review. This movie was funny. It told a good story, it served a purpose it even had a decent storyline. So maybe under those standards it does not qualify for the status of “Summer Blockbuster.” In and all I liked it to the full. The antagonist was cold cruel and evil. The protagonists were warming hearted, engaging, and creatively written and the voice acting was not bad either. So short this film is worth renting. The plot line is simple. Mrs. Tweedy is the typical old lady who henpecks her husband and is the true wearer of pants in their hose hold. She is a struggling old coot who happens to own a farm She bosses around her husband like nobody business and runs all things with an iron fist. One of those things she manages is a farm. The chicken coupe within it is run like a prison and there is little to no room for escape. The chickens on the farm, rebel and thus a screenplay are born. The film it self is only eight four minutes if you are short or time and have a short attention zone like most kids do now a days the this film is perfect for you. It tells an entire story in less than ninety minutes and with so many films going over the two-hour point now a days then this movie is perfect for you. The characters in this film are all creative and engaging. The pacing is perfect and writing is worthy of great affection. If you have not yet seen this film then check it out for yourself. You wont be disappointed. If you saw this film in the past then check out again soon, you may pick up on something you missed. Either way rent it today or tell me what you think right wrong or indifferent by writing on my blogspot. Grade B+

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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.

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(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