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Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Lego Movie

As a writer of over 1,000 movie reviews and counting, I have noticed that having more then one director (This film has two.) and too many writers IMDB credits 6 screenplay writers does not make a good film. (See 1967’s Casino Royal) This movie works however. The spoofs in this film are plentiful. Batman is a main charater and many other DC Comic heroes are seen as well. The voice cast includes Will Farrell, Will Arnet, Elizabeth Banks and even Anthony Daniels reprising his role as the voice of C-3P0. Oh by the way the Star Wars films are heavily “borrowed from” in this 100-minute film. Despite the fact that too many cooks (or plot lines) often spoil the broth this film is done well. This movie is fun for the young and young at heart. It is a treat for film buffs like me but can be enjoyed by a novice moviegoer. Thi is a film you can take the whole family to. The kids will love the humor and animation and the rest of the clan will enjoy the many other aspects of the film. What are the other aspects of the film you may ask? Well you have to see this film to find out. I recommend you see it TODAY! Grade A

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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