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Thursday, December 4, 2014

One Missed Call

This movie stars off looking like “from” night. “From” night is the meal my family has on vacation on the last day of the week. It is made up of leftovers from Monday , from Tuesday etcetera. This supposed jaw dropper of a finish ends up being stolen from one of Wes Cravens horror gems. (See Scream and A Nightmare one Elm Street.) The plot line in between is contrived, predictable, unoriginal and pretty much pathetic. The acting is adequate for the storyline. Or should I stay lack of storyline and by the end of the movie that teddy bear/ ring tone is extremely contrived and annoying, not to mention frustrating to boot. If you want the text book definition of frustrating try attempting to surmise why horror flick characters (particular young attractive females) make the decisions they do when attempting to escape death. This movie will add to your agony. While I admit I was crept out a little by the ending. I was even more surprised as to where the ending took place. The leading lady is in a virtual death trap and acts even more horrified when the never seen boogeyman comes looking for her. Who is the virtual carnage killer you’ll have to watch this movie to find out. The somewhat surprise ending and the lack of a knife toting weirdo are the only plusses this blood curtailing script has going for it. No blood curtailing in this case is no a compliment. This movie holds true to my original horror movie theory that they (horror movies) have gotten progressively worse in my lifetime. Grade D+

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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