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Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Footloose I am a child of the “80’s. I grew up with such movies as The Breakfast Club, Flashdance, and footloose. I remember when there was no such thing as “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” this movie brings me back t those times. Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) moves from the big city life in Chicago Illinois to some small sleepy mid west town in the middle of nowhere. He learns there that dancing is illegal. He romances the reverends daughter and takes it on himself to change the laws oft his town. He becomes the hero of a small senior class and is the catalyst to bring out the fun in their lives. He teaches his best friend Willard (Chris Penn) how to dance and in during so how to have fun and find his inner self. What this movie is about mostly though is sin. H ¿ow sin is different to different people even Christians and how they must stand up against their self vindicating preacher and make a stance of their own. Each character from Rev Shaw Moore to his daughter Ariel (lori Singer is actually three dimensional. They as well as Ren have their own reasons and their own personal anguish to deal with and are therefore at least in their own eyes justified for feeling the way they do. As are we all. This movie is a about rigid morals and idealistic tenancies. it is also a movie about how to have fun. And fun it is. You can’t help dancing to the killer soundtrack and want nothing to more than to punch out the town bully. There are a lot of flaws in this movie. Like how a group of senior who haven't danced in five years all put on a number at the closing scene. You have fun anyway. Lori singer is truly stunning and this movie more or less started the careers of both Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow. 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