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Thursday, December 10, 2015

August Rush

As I sit here writing this review a tear runs down my face. I was so moved by this majestic masterpiece of cinematography I dare not call it a movie. This is the reason I rent movies in the first place to make myself feel better. Was the ending realistic plausible or even believable no. It was a movie. Movies aren't supposed to be believable that’s why they call them fiction. 

This movie is a story about a young musical prodigy. Who is a result of a one night stand between a Cellist (Keri Russell) and a rock musician (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Freddie Highmore plays the title role of an 11 year old orphan who gets lost on the streets of New York and taken in by a Fagin like mentor nicknamed Wizard (Robin Williams). Wizard changes his name to August Rush gives him his first real instrument. The young boy instantaneously  out shines his master and searches on his own to find his long lost parents.

The music in the movie was mesmerizing as was the direction and speed of the film. One hour and forty five minutes flew by like nothing and before I knew it the sun was up. The sun arose on me like it should on future audiences. They should be seeing daylight after viewing this movie. Why this movie didn’t do better in theaters i don’t know. I remember reading about it in theaters back in November and looking forward to seeing it on Thanksgiving weekend. Alas as some things do it fell through the cracks and I somehow forgot about it till it was released on video today. I made sure to be the first person to rent it and the anticipation was well worth the wait.

It may be appropriate that it was released last year on Thanksgiving weekend for you’ll be giving thanks after seeing this movie. I was stunned and moved by this captivating drama. If you don’t rush out and see this movie you’ll be sorely disappointed. I can’t remember the last time i enjoyed a movie this much. This is the perfect movie for any occasion. Young and old alike will enjoy this film, male or female will cherish this movie. Go out and rent it right now. A plus all the way.

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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