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Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Producers

I had to read the synopsis SEVERAL times before remembering what the plot was. I fell asleep in my lounge chair watching it, and I had trouble following the plot. So you might say three strikes and you are out right? WRONG! This film was hysterical! Mel Brooks has delivered again making audiences and critics (like me) laugh out loud and applaud. (even at home on Cable) Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are the titular characters and they have great costars in the wings. Including Uma Thurman and Will Farrell along with the always-busy Michael Mc Kean. These five actors make a fine cast and the movie is one worth viewing several times. I have not reviewed a movie for a long time. This is a great one to get back in the saddle with. I loved it despite its aforementioned flaws. I would recommend it to ANYONE! 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