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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow is another military movie with some spunk. Vic ‘Deak’ Deakins is a Air force major who has been best friends with Riley Hale a Captain for years. They spar together they fly together they even report to the same General. They truly are the best of friends. The Only thing is one of them is purely psychotic. Deakins has been passed over so many times for promotion he grows resentful and steals to Nuclear Missiles called “Broken Arrows” and threatens the Government for 250 million dollars. Hale must stop him at all costs and even recruits the help of a young park ranger along the way. The student must outsmart his teacher and win the battle or half a million Americans will lose their lives. Broken Arrow is an action packed movie that never lets up. Samantha Mathis in her only major motion picture to date is ever so cute as the aforementioned park ranger who wins over Captain Riley’s heart. She’s cute and charming with a winning smile and at only 37 years of age is much to young to not be known by every man in America. Maybe it’s this movie. Director John Woo and Christian Slatterns career have seemed to fizzle since this movie came out. While both of them have kept busy neither one has really been making any blockbusters since the 1996 release of this film. Perhaps I stand alone in my praise for this movie. I thought it was fun, exciting, and a thrill ride of a experience. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The girl was cute the men were macho and the action intense. It wasn’t an Academy caliber film or nothing but I brought it on DVD and will enjoy it again soon. I saw traces of James Bond and Die Hard in this movie and even found most of it to be refreshing and original. While this movie may not make my top ten list it may make my list of unsung gems. John Woo is a wonderful action director and Slater and Travolta are good too. this movie is fun for any many and may even be drooled over by women as well. 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!

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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