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Friday, February 20, 2015

The Musketeer (2001)

The Three Musketeers is possibly one of the most popular stories ever told. As a result Hollywood, which is famous for not being original, has told this story time and time again with varying results. In order to gather an audience into such an over told story line you must have something unique and grabbable to pull an audience in. The only redeemable this film has is the eye candy cast in the form of Nick Moran for the female viewers and Catherine Deneuvue for the male audience. Alas, two stunning lead actors is not enough to win over this hard-nosed critic. If I am going to watch a film for 104 minutes I require some originality, a hint of a creative spark, or even for that matter a half decent plot. I need some stronger motivation to from prevent myself from ripping my clothes off and running naked outside in this frigid cold single degree weather. I have a feeling frostbite and hyperthermia may be less painful than seeing this movie again. In case you have not guessed, I am NOT a fan of this film. It does however give me motivation to get out of the house and throw myself in traffic on I-95 to lessen the pain of the watching the movie I just viewed. Grade F

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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