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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Seven Pounds

In a word this film is remarkable. In a sentence this is the most unforgettable, fantastically, amazing film that was released last year. (2008) I hope the Oscars have their eyes on this one because if not they are blind and heartless as to the superlative beauty of this astonishing film. The movie is a mystery from the start. It opens up with an oddly depressed and seemingly arrogant Will Smith. ( A twist for him.) It ends up with one of the most amazing surprise endings I think I’ve ever seen. I walked into the theater with a little time to kill. I exited in a flow of tears and overwhelming emotion that my one mile walk home in the winter weather seemed like an eternity away from my keyboard and the chance to tell people about this amazing picture. The love interest ( Rosario Dawson) is not quite majestic looking but is easy to fall in love with at the same time. She is however a Wonder Woman. (At least see will be soon.) Hint: comic book lovers. The smaller characters such as a blind vegan meat salesman named Ezra Turner (Woody Harrelson) and the battered Latino housewife (Epidia Carrillo) are to die for to. I don’t want to give too much away but I implore you to see this move right away. To tell of the jaw dropping, tear jerker of an ending would be a crime paramount to murder one and this movie was released by Columbia. This is my favorite movie I’ve seen in theaters for the year 2008. It is an “A” ll the way. P.S. I walked out of the movie house having seen 4 out of five currently running pictures. I plan on seeing The Curios Case of Benjamin Brat either tomorrow or Wednesday so stayed tuned to my blogspot to see if that statement holds up. 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