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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Summer School

This is the first of my high school movie reviews. I figured what a better segway into high school than Summer School. We all dread taking summer classes just like we all dread being a Freshman in high school. So I figured this movie was most appropriate. There are some movies that are deep and complicated. There are some films that are intense and mind-boggling. There are even some films that are intelligent and complex. This is not one of those films. It is instead a lighthearted flick that will entertain you for one hour and thirty- seven minutes. It has a great no name cast wit ht he exception of Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley. It has a simple plot that is easy to follow. It contains a classic “bite in the ass” antagonist that is fun to hate. It even has a little bit of romance thrown in to boot. What this film is, is fun. It was not made to be studied or revered. It was made to entertain you and that is exactly what it does. It was funny, enjoyable to watch and a lot of fun to review. This film should be considered a classic, but only if you are in Remedial English. Grade C+

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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.

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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