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Saturday, November 28, 2015

No Reservations

          No Reservations is a cute light hearted romantic comedy about a neurotic chef who falls in love with the other chef that moves into her kitchen. Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a hard working at times temperamental chef who gets custody of her niece after her sister dies. When   on mandatory leave her temporary replacement Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) is an instant rival and of course future lover who she thinks is trying to take over her kitchen.

The always charming Abigail Breslin  plays her young niece named only Zoe. (No last name given) to perfection. The now 12 year old actress has already an impressive resume. She currently stars in Nim's Island with Oscar winner Jodie Foster. I’ve seen her in 3 movies and am infatuated with her acting abilities. She is always wonderful and plays her adolescent charm with overwhelming perfection.

This movie is slo Ñw moving at times but moves along well for the most part. The chemistry between Nick and Kate never really  sizzles and for the most part leaves you hungry. You feel orphaned by the boring plot lines and inadequate script and should make No Reservations to see this movie. While the acting of Jones and Eckaert is not flawed it isn’t  good either.

No Reservations is like a fine cooked meal like in this movie. The food may look delectable but the inadequate  portions leave you hungry for more. While I could find no gaping holes in this movie I just wasn’t satisfied. I felt as is I could of spent my 104 minutes better doing things that make me feel better like chores. while watching his movie I felt as if I was working to hard to enjoy it, and never really found it fulfilling. This movie is best if forgotten. While I admit it was no burden to watch it wasn’t enjoyable either.

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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.

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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