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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Starsky and Hutch

First off I’ll have to admit that I never saw a single episode of the original show. So I have no expectation to live up to. All I know about it is that it was two guys one blonde one brunette, and they drove around in a sweet red car. The Soundtrack is probably the first thing to grab your attention. They play old 70’s songs that include both Barry Manilow and The Carpenters. They make references to an Elton John song, and a Dirty Harry movie poster is seen in the background at one point. They tell you it takes place during the 70’s but in one scene a character tells the crime-fighting duo that his car is a ’76 not yet released yet to the public. That there fore puts the movie in either late 74 or early 75. The movie is just plain fun. Its entertaining, enjoyable and simply a joy to watch. The movie is defiantly a comedy. It never even begins to take itself seriously and the entire film is definitely done tongue and cheek. This is not a movie that will be up for any academy awards. Starsky and hutch is more of a frat house movie than anything else. It was made to simply entertain you and make you laugh. Don’t go in expecting to walk out a better person. While this movie will not lose anything on the small sreen I recommend it to be seen as soon as possible any way because it just pure clean (well maybe not clean) fun. 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!

Talk to you soon!

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