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Monday, November 4, 2013

Scream 4

The Scream franchise has always been clever. First of all they made a unique name for themselves by being a both a horror spoof as well and a genuinely scary movie. Through out the series they use this unique format to tell you what is coming. The fact that it still manages to be scary is all that more awesome. That being said. When you make a fourth movie in a series in a franchise you have to keep it fresh and pulse pounding. This film did that all and more. My heart was racing the entire 111 minutes. The steady cast members of Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette were steady and well rounded. The acting from the newer screamer was good as well. The only complaint I have about the cast is they all like like they should be posing for Glamor. I give credit to the director Wes Craven and the writer Kevin Williamson. While Wes Craven was a veteran to the horror film franchise in 1996 when Scream came out his career had to peak out in the 1980's when the Nightmare on Elm Street series became annnyoing. Williamson on the other hand was an unheard of writer looking for a break. I think he found it here. His fresh creative writing style gave Wes just the boost he needed to rise from the ashes. There is a time for all good things to come to an end. This film whie it was a decet flick should not have been made. The third film was realeased 11 years ago. Th movie going audince has changed drasticly since then. The only thing that got steadily older were the cast members. The box office was repalcd with Fandango in the past decade plus one. Craven, Willianson and the rest should take a hint and go out on top. If they are still on top that is. 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