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Friday, October 31, 2014

Little Miss Sunshine

When I woke up to watch this film, it was dark. Now as I’m writing my review the sun has arose. Much like this movie was the dawn of Abigail Breslin’s career. She was Oscar nominated for her darkest role to date. The funny part of it is It was her first major role. Her name Olive was appropriate too. The Olive branch was a tool to reach out to others well she definitely reached out to the hearts of movie goers everywhere as well as a few casting directors and directors in this breathtaking role. Alan Arkin won an award for his performance and the near Tourette Syndrome, like, foul mouthed grandfather that was her inspiration and biggest catalyst for her beauty pageant performance. The best performance of the entire movie however probably went to the character that spoke the least. In fact he remained silent for the first two thirds of the movie. What criticisms though can be brought about a cast that includes such supporting actors including the likes of Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Steve Carrel. They come together and gel into one spectacular crew. The bring experience, youth, vitality, beauty and wonderful comedic performances into one awesome spectacular of a movie. They truly are a morbid bunch. The writers are dark and poetic geniuses. They manage to make you laugh and gasp at the same time. You will be begging for more and ashamed of yourself at the same time. Yet somehow you'll be able to live with yourself. I usually find dark comedies disturbing. Well this movie is an exception. The writing is top notch the acting spectacular and the pace of the movie is not bad ether. The runtime of 101 minutes seems to go back much to quickly. I was wanting more at the rolling of the credits. That my friend with my impatient attitude is a rare commodity. 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