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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Golden Compass (Again)

The truth is this movie was not that good. I foresee in the Golden Compass that this movie will flop. There will not be a sequel like they theft room for and this film will not make triple digits at the box office. Those would be great predictions if the movie were not already 2 years old. This film was visually stunning and must have been a true pleasure to see on the big screen but on the small screen it lacked plot and intelligence. The acting was fine and the voice cast fantastic. Dakota Blue Richards was wonderful in the leading role. This movie is family safe but may bore the kids. I would not recommend this movie to anybody nor would I see it again. It left room open for a sequel but I don’t see one coming any time soon. The first one was a bomb. Grade F

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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