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Friday, December 4, 2015

A Bronx Tale

        This is a tale of money and power, crime and corruption, right and wrong and even of black and white. This is a tale that will stay with you for a while to come. This movie is riveting and emotional. Strong and unforgettable and this in one I will recommend to my friends. 
         Robert De Niro plays a bus driver yes a bus driver. He is in a gangster movie and is a good guy a protagonist even who’d thought that was possible?

          Well this movie is amazing from start to finish. The lead role of Calogero ‘C’ Anello deserves the spotlight award for this film. Whether age 9 (Francis Capra) or a growing teen of 17. (Lilo Brantcato) he learns a lot in 8 short years.

          This two hour and two minute drama is one keeper in my book. I’m sorry Uncle Jerry you may not get it back. The costumes are wonderful, the pace consistent and some of the lines unforgettable.

            “His mother called him Zero, because she thought he would never amount to anything.”

          Well this movie amounts to something. It gets an A in my book. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   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