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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) is the average youngest boy in a typical oversized English family. Who when upon his fourteenth birthday discovers that his five older brothers contestant ridicule is nothing compared to the potential fury he unwillingly and unknowingly could release on the Earth if he doesn’t fulfill his destiny. Will must go from young boy to valiant warrior seemingly in the blink of an eye. Will Stanton must complete his journey from boy to man within the time span of a few weeks. He is the last of a great group of warriors destined to save the Earth from evil and darkness. While the idea of a epic battle is nothing new in the 21st century, the plot of this movie is not entirely new either. While it is a refreshing change to the mindless and gratuitous violence in today’s multiplex. I lkie th fact that there is no video game of which this movie is based. not to metion there are no action figures to market from this movie. It is just a old idea in a relatively new time. It is a Epic tale but it is not a movie of epic proportions. The full title of this movie isn’t even on the sleeve I rented it in. This movie is forgettable. I was actually able to do chores while watching this movie at home. The only reason I watched at home is because I don’t remember seeing or hearing of it in the theaters. Now that I've seen it, I’m not surprised. While this movie wasn’t horrible it wasn’t fantastic either. The script never really got off the ground and the acting was only adequate at best. The ending is supposed to be miraculous and jaw dropping. I barley even moved my mouth. I was disappointed by the mediocre action. While I usually embrace difference, creativity and originality with open arms this movie wasn’t exactly hug worthy. Grade C+

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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