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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Beautiful Girls

This movie should be called the story of dysfunctional relationships. It is about five guys who have less than storybook relationships with their women and that is just the three of then that are in a relationships in the first place.

When Willie Conway (Timothy Hutton) returns to small upstate New York town he finds his four closest friends having trouble with love.  He is smitten by a 13 year old girl (Natalie Portman) plays piano for and hits on the visiting hottie named simply Andrea (Uma Thurman) and has sex in his old bedroom with his stunning girlfriend named Tracy. (Annabeth Gish)

While I’ll admit the only reason I rented this film was to see Natalie Portman act I must admit it was Rosie O’Donnell who stole the spot light. She was magnificent in her role and deserves the shout and my award of best performance in this film.

The star-studded cast is not the only thing going for this movie. It has excellent writing, a great soundtrack and fantastic acting to boot. Beautiful Girls is simply as good movie. I usually find dramas boring and lacking of a decent pace. This film was the exception. It was interesting through out. I would gladly recommend this movie to anyone and loved it up to the less then perfect ending.

                                                                  Grade B+

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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