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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The first thing I have to say about this movie is, it was fun. The cast is wonderful and the writing crisp and original. it is all based by the way on a short skit in the 1940’s film Fantasia. You remember the skit the one with Mickey Mouse chops broomsticks into pieces. Nicholas Cage was the marquee name in this film and was not even the main star. The main star was of course the titular character named Dave Stutle (Jay Baruchel). It was he who dominated the film and was the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He was in every scene if not almost every scene once he was introduced. He bore the weight of the film on his broad shoulders and carried it off quite well. The magic worked, both on and off the screen. The movie was miraculous. There was plenty of action in this one hour and forty-nine minute film. The bad guys were bad, the good guys good and the girls were pretty. What more could you want in a movie? While I admit I will not see this film again I may share my review with a few friends. The movie is worth watching and viewing at your own pleasure. See it today and decide for yourself. 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