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Friday, August 1, 2014


Jon Favereau has done it all. He has directed such blockbusters like Iron Man, Elf, as well as Cowboys and Aliens. He has portrayed the voice of God in Family Guy. (Ok, he was the Pope who is counting?) In this art house film he is writer, director, and titular charater. Usually that is grounds for disaster but in this film it works. Scarlett Johansson is cast as his ex-wife. (Nice job) Dustin Hoffman plays the restaurant owner and Oliver Platt is a food critic named Ramsey. Robert Downey Jr also stars. The focus on the film is the relationship he has with his son. Ramsey is an eleven-year-old boy who feels ignored by his recently divorced parents and desires nothing more than to relate to his father. This film is a perfect blend of spice and simmer. Favereau’s character discovers there is more to life then money. He learns that you can’t cook an omelet unless you break a few eggs. If you want to know what the Hell’s Kitchen I am talking about go see this film today. Grade A

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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