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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lethal Weapon 4

This movie series simply gets better as it goes along. Normally a film franchise should do no more than 2 0r 3 movies in a series for they simply get tired and mundane as the go on. (see the Terminator series) That being said however Richard Donner should know when to say when and that time is now. After all you can’t mess with perfection and you should always go out on top. (hint Mr. Favre.) This movie starts off with a bang. (Literally) The opening sequence is the textbook example of how sequels should begin. (see also Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith) I loved it from start to finish. You don’t need to build up any character development and you don’t need to give any pointless back round information. Some how, some way, to my sheer amazement mind you, this movie is in acceleration from the start to finish and never shifts into a lower gear. What I still can’t fathom though is how it manages to create plot build up as it does so. There is plenty of intrigue in this movie. It is not simply a shoot-em up action movie. (See last man Standing.) The entire cast of favorites returns for this fourth film in the sequence. Rene Russo, Danny Glover, Mel Gibson and of coarse the never ignorable Joe Pesci are back with a vengeance. Richard Donner returns to the director’s chair and makes Supermen out of all its heros. The writers even manage to introduce a new face in to the crowd. Detective Lee Butters (Chris Rock) is the welcome rookie to the cast of characters we already know and love. We have a new villain as well. Wah Sing Ku (jet LI) is the perfect Goliath that needs both David’s to take him down. He is perfectly played by then newcomer Jet Li. He himself in this move is a Lethal weapon and needs no guns or firearms to become so. He uses only his hands as weapons to give trouble to our beloved hero’s. His martial art skills are exquisite and they are perfect fodder for this smoldering hot firestorm of a film. This is without a doubt one on the best sequels and hottest blockbusters ever made. You will stand in awe of this amazing roller coast ride of a film. Grade A

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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.

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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