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Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Green Zone

How do you make a movie about war boring and hard to follow? I don’t know but The Green Zone has found a way to do so. This movie was simply lame and uninteresting. The plot was difficult to follow and the action was few and far between. This is an action movie it is supposed to be good. It was not. The acting was fine and the pacing consistent. It is just that the entire movie was slow and boring. I found myself several times trying to stay awake. I watched the entire one hour and fifty-five minutes and still have no idea what happened. I would not recommend this movie to anyone nor will I rent it again. One time is enough for this doldrums of a film. Matt Damon usually knows action. I guess he was sleeping when he chose this script. In short don’t bother with this film it was not worth the dollar I paid for it from the Redbox. Grade F

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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