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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

This movie was heavily maligned for it’s casting Kevin Costner in the titular role. Well guess what It was released a year after he won TWO OSCARS for his work in Dances with Wolves. The thing of it is though NEITHER of those Oscars was for ACTING. The first was for Best Picture (the film won it) the other was for bet director. (i.e behind the scenes) That being said Mr. Costner is not such a based actor he has a long-standing career with many top-notch films. Don’t forget Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, and The Untouchables to name just a few. Robin Hood is such a difficult charater to portray. You can’t out fox Errol Flynn in his most notable role. Let’s focus on the rest of the cast of this picture. We have Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, the stunning Mary Elizabeth Master Antonio and cast as the head villain is none other than Alan Rickman. Mr. Rickman may possible be the best on screen villain of our age. He was first choice to play the antagonist in the most popular book series of all time when it came to the big screen. The film is pretty good. The soundtrack is excellent, the plot believable and the action well paced. I even enjoyed watching this film with the annoying aggravating interruption of TV commercials. This film is worth seeing. Add it to your Netflix queue, borrow it from a friend, or even watch it on TV like I did. It will not disapoint and you will tell your friends/ co-workers about it at the water cooler. Grade A

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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.

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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