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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Da Vinci Code

Tom Hanks may just be the greatest actor of our time. He is however miscast in this movie. The movie moves at the pace of a dead snail. Not to mention,it has the plot line to match. The screenplay was mediocre at best. There were no action scenes to move this snail along and the story just seemed to drag on forever. Ron Howard is usually an amazing director. This movie however was far short of amazing. While I was satisfied through out the whole movie I was never quote pleased. The book I’ve heard was stunning thought and provoking. This movie while it made me think, it did not make me happy. I was entirely unsatisfied by the mediocre flick. My favorite part of this so called adventure was the controversy it raised in The Catholic Church. I was cheering it on and enjoying every second of the shall we say creative truths. This movie may be enjoyed by many but it will annoy a few. I admit I am one of the few. The Da Vinci Code was a lot of fun in parts it just didn’t seem to satisfy me as a whole. 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!

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