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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dick Tracy

This movie is full of colorful characters. A very eclectic cast and plenty of action. It starts of in a warehouse end up in a diner and runs ragged everywhere in-between. The fantastic Oscar winning set which looks like a three dimensional comic strip or the neighborhood set of our beloved Mr. Rogers. It is the perfect back drop for the wonderful adventure ride of a movie. Warren Beatty is perfect in the titular role. So is is the rest of this perfectly cast crew of cops, kids (ok only 1) and stunning woman. Madonna is sizzling as the sultry big screen scarlet and Glenne Headly fills the role of true love and main squeeze to our head honcho. They all stand in the shadows when it comes to the Charlie Korma. Known simply as ‘The Kid’ he makes his almost big screen debut (Men Don’t Leave opens the same day most probably an adjoining theater.) The action was intense and the pacing was constant. There was nothing to jump out at you however other then the previously mentioned attributes. After the running time of 103 minutes roles around and my shift at my night job starts I’ll have pretty much forgotten about this picture. Sure it was creative (stolen from a decades old comic strip.) Yea it looked really pretty with and an array of colors, actors and set pieces. (It won an Oscar for Best Make up as well) Yes Mr. Korsmo was outstanding in the pint sized role. There was nothing however to write home about nothing to tell my coworkers about tonight. Therefore the best grade I can give this film is A B-. 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.

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