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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Edge of Darkness

You could call this a suspense builder, a real drama flick, but I wont. I thought it was incredibly boring for the first hour and thirty minutes. Only in the final half hour did stuff really start to happen. This film in short was dull. It was mundane and hard to follow to boot. I really wanted to mail it in early a few times but I stayed with it. I’m not glad that I did because in the end it was lame and predictable. The ending was good but the preceding hour and fifty-nine minutes before that stunk. The acting was good and the Boston accents were believable too. I toltaly believed I was in Boston investigating a murder. The only thing is I realized how boring that could be. The pace was consistent, it was slow from the start and never really got going. The writing was believable and the script was intelligent. The plot while hardly original was good enough to be a book, but as a movie it just failed to flourish. This is not a movie I will recommend to my friends if I want to keep them as my friends. I will get droned out of the critics’ corner if I give this movie a decent grade so I wont. I was not a good film. It was lame, boring and impossible to follow. Sorry Mel even sometimes you make a bomb. Grade C-

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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