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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hunger Games

Imagine a future dystopia world like setting that combines Nazi war camps setting with the of games of Roman Colosseums. Now set the fictionalized backdrop in the future and your have the basic plot of this film. Based on a young adult book series that is once again destined to be turned into movie series. The setting of this dystopia world is America in the not so distant future America. There are twelve inhabitable regions or districts where one young man and lady is each given the "honor" of fighting for their future or living in absolute poverty. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is already the skilled hunter/archer when she steps up and "volunteers" to save her little sister Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) from certain death. Now Katniss has the undaunting task of fighting for the love of her life weather it be her baby sister or the district twelve male inductee turned partner whom she quickly realizes may be more than she initially realized. Oh yea, she has a suitor back home as well. This film brings with it a remarkable supporting cast. Including Stanley Tucci as a television host who is seen with a tanning bed bronzed body that is just as fake as the character's implied accent. This ensemble cast also includes actor/ producer Wes Bentley and Josh Hutchison. Director Gary Ross brings perfectly to life the raw grittiness of Suzanne Collins' relentless epic tale. The Spotlight award goes to Latasha Rose for her small but vital role as Portia. Portia went from stylist to best friend to Katniss in key scenes of the remarkable film. 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