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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Die Hard

I know what you are thinking. Is the man on dope? Well actually Ambien; but that’s besides the point. Last week I reviewed Lethal Weapon as the holiday (Christmas) review of the week. This week Die Hard. What’s next Rambo? Well guess what this entire movie take place on my Birthday, Christmas Eve. So there for it is technically a Christmas movie. It once again like last week puts one male bread winner through Hell to save anther beloved member of his family. The last line of the movie is “If this is their idea of Christmas then I ‘d better be here for new year.” Lets get down to the acting. How more villainous and evil can you get then Alan Rickman. How more slimy can you get then William Atherton? Let’s not forget Reginald Veljohnson always plays the type cast roll as the blue collared cop. (See Family Matters) Lets not forget the most important characters of all. The separated or separating husband and wife. Whom are brought back together by a horrific tragedy and the heroic man coming to the damsel’s rescue.(She was not exactly helpless.) Bruce Wills and Bonnie Bedelia play those aforementioned roles to perfection. It did win four technical Oscars: Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and finally Best Sound. Many of these were diminished on the small screen of this computer. The very computer I’m tying to type up the review up on right now. But I do remember this movie in theaters and it deserved every award it was quite a spectacle and a real roller coaster ride of a treat as well. How can I give this movie anything but my highest regard. A) it my review of the week it a forgone conclusion it will probably be an A. and B) the first baddie is killed falling s down steps. I mean how badass is that. Grade A

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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