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Friday, December 6, 2013

Mystic River

I woke up this morning around 7 am. I believe it was 4:15 when I went to bed. I am operating off very little sleep. I chose a movie I haven't yet seen that would do the best job of waking me up at working a two job day. (I have 3 by the way) I choose poorly. This movie was slow from the start and was mind numbingly boring till the very end. For the entire two hours and 13 minutes of this flick I kept waiting for it to get better. It didn’t. It did however win two male acting awards for Sean Penn for best Actor in a leading role. As well as Tim Robbins for best supporting Actor. Their outrageous outraged performances were the only redeeming quality in this sleeping pills of a movie. The Action was to far sparse and the plot line (that I could comprehend) was much too hard to follow. It was about four been town blue collar friends who co-witnessed horrific tragedy into heir youth and never lived to forget the catastrophic event that all brought them together as youths yet forced them apart as the years grew longer. They all still living ironically enough in the Metropolis of Downtown Boston yet somehow distanced over passing times. When a reminder of the deplorable occurrence stirs up not so fond memories they come to the realization that their increasingly busy lives not distance in miles has forced them into a state of ambiguity. The plot is a little to perplexing or this soon to be 35 year old amateur movie citric with admitted insomnia to comprehend in the we dark hours of Friday morning. Perhaps I’ll borrow it again from the free library of Aunt Marge and Uncle Jerry and review it a second time and get a different result. This time it can only muster up a D. D for the aforementioned Academy Award winnig performances not for any other reason at all what so ever. Grade D

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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