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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friends with Benefits

I know what you are thinking. They already made this movie just a few months ago. It was called No Strings Attached. Well guess what, I did not exactly love that film. I gave it a barley passing grade of C-. It had many good names attached to it and a few promising elements, that sadly enough was it. It was bereft of charm and chemistry. This film however was funny. I even laughed at the sex scenes. I admit the characters were unoriginal and full of clich├ęs. I admit the first to admit the ending was predictable and the storyline was unoriginal. There was however a spark of merit to this love story. You know the couple will kiss and fall in love in the end. You may even for be able to for see how it will happen. This crusty old movie critic however found it to be intriguing. I am usually the first one to write off romantic comedies as aggravating and annoying. Yet with this one surprisingly I did not. Perhaps it is because I paid full price to see it in a theater. Maybe I was just looking to get out of the heat and into some air conditioning. It is summer after all. Yet, during the entire 2 hour span of this film. I was intrigued. Usually I am turned off by explicit sexual content. Yet, many times I am just looking for a little female nudity. There are also times I am looking for something to gripe about. This script contained none of those three disqualities. It was captivating through and through. The supporting cast was excellent and added merit. The screenplay was crisp and creative. All in all it was a like an untouched morsel sweet and satisfying. I was truly shocked when I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. Perhaps you will leave the theater smiling too. While this film is not a must see in the theater. Heck it is not even a summer style blockbuster film. It was my second choice when I found out the theater showing Transformers 3 (in 3D) was out of order. It may be your second choice too. I did not however find it to be second rate. I beg you to make it your first choice and see how it feels. To me it felt like a nice refreshing breeze. 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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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