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Friday, October 31, 2014

Inglorious Bastards

          This is one of the ten movies up for Best Picture. So therefore I’d have to an inglorious bastard to pan this film. I’ve gone against the grain before in fact I gave Iron Man an 'F' and Gi Joe an 'A' but this time I’m sticking to my guns and agreeing with the critics. This movie was good.

            Brad Pitt gets top billing although he’s not really in the leading role. This film had many stars (none of them recognizable) and none of them stole the show. Mike Myers also stars in a smaller but very important role. The rest of the cast shines bright including the two female roles with share my spotlight award for best character or actor in the film.

            This movie while slow in scenes is for the most part evenly paced. It gets a little gruesome in parts but overall is a good flick. While I will not watch it again I did enjoy it immensely.

            The only real complaint I had about this film is the amount of subtitles in it. However, it did take place mostly in Germany. Since one of my pet peeves is the fact that a number of films are unrealistic when they take place in another country but those films are all in English.

This film is as I said up for Best Picture. While it may not be amongst the ten best films I’ve seen this year it was pretty darn entertaining. I will not argue with The Academy except o say that I haven’t seen enough movies in that category this year. So I guess this film may be worthy of an Oscar.

 Grade B+

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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!

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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