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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Last King Of Scotland

The Oscar winning performance by Forest Whitaker and the excellent make-up job in certain scenes was not enough to make this mind-numbing film worth watching on a lonely Tuesday afternoon. Don’t get me wrong James Mc Avoy was brilliant in his portrayal of the leading role. Alas, the acting was the only decent thing to redeem this mind numbing film from putting me to sleep on my last free day before an exciting new job, I start tomorrow. The falling sleet and snow matched my feelings as I exited my apartment to escape the feeling of boredom that overcame me as I watched this film for 123 minutes. Perhaps the length of this film is appropriate for, I must remind myself to count to three (or more) before throwing myself in traffic on I-95 to lessen the pain I just induced from watching this film for the past two hours plus. 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!

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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