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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Thin Man

What an appropriately titled movie to watch on Thanksgiving Day than The Thin Man. The movie was well titled too. A thin man while drinking Martinis out smarts the cops, an entire metropolis, and the press as well when he discovers the true nature of the multiple murders plaguing the city. While I almost gave up on this movie I am glad that I did not it turned into quite and interesting tale. The ending was intriguing and suspenseful it was a necessary ending to an otherwise boring film. The Netflix sleeve says the pacing will keep any modern day viewer interested, well this 21st century amateur critic was turned off by it. He literally almost returned it with out watching the aforementioned ending. I cannot say this movie is something to write home about. I cannot say it kept my interest for the entire one hour and thirty-one minutes. I cannot and will not recommend this movie to anyone else. Sorry Jamie, I just didn’t love it, don’t feel so bad I wasn’t crazy about the first movie of the Rocky series either and that was my cousin’s favorite film(s) to watch over and over again. 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