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Thursday, July 17, 2014


I knew from the opening credits that i would like this movie. It was made by the same movie studio and has two of the same actors from my favorite movie. (at last my favorite movie of the 21st century). The characters were simple to figure out. David (Hayden Christensen) was a 15 yr old tortured teen in love with one of his classmates. He lived alone in a bad part of town with his divorced father. He had discovered a power he thought nobody else had when his life depended on it. You knew all this in the first fifteen minutes. Samual L Jackson is the bounty hunter/government agent hellbent on stopping all people with David's power. He is cold vindictive and ruthless and will stop at nothing including torturing and killing his victims to get his way. They are enemies from the start and remain so until the closing credits. Rachel Biilson is the beautiful girl that he is in love with since fifteen and is willing to repeatedly risk his life. While he never tells her all about his powers she is the only person who he is willing to uses his powers to get close to. In other words the typical comic book romance. The acting is top notch and the movie moves from scene to scene without any hesitation. The character are all three dimensional and perfectly cast in their parts. The willing suspension is required once again but it’s not a stretch that each character can do what they do. I liked the fact that I had to use my brains to figure out key plot points and that the writer of this movie did not take me for an idiot and allowed me to use my imagination figure out the movie. Movie for me are an escape they are also a chance for me to figure stuff out and enjoy my deductive reasoning. The end of the movie left you with plenty of question and there was a door left wide open to make at least one sequel. I felt justified in walking a mile in the snow to se this flick and will gladly do so again to see it a second time. Grade B+

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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