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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Brideshead Revisited

                    Ok, every once in a while I must admit this is definitely the kind of movie you must see today.  So you can get your household chores done while viewing the boring bummer. I was recommended to see this movie by three young ladies at work. They were returning a copy to my store's Redbox. One was friend of mine who is always complimenting my writing skills. While we have learned to agree to disagree on movies in the past I rented this movie anyway temporality forgetting this aforementioned discrepancy.

         The plot of this movie is fairly simple. A young British artist named Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) has a brief romantic relationship with a handsome youth named Sebastian who has money, pristine and good connections. The spoiled debutant often visits his luxurious ranch where he has an unique relation ship with his Sister. That relationship is stretched to it’s extant whn Mr.  Rider discovers he also habors emotions for the vuluptious young vixen. When he spies her at a ball thrown ten years later his memoires come to light and he feels his nights spent ant Brideshead Revisited.

        This 2 hour sand 13 minutes snore fest of a perhaps all to stereo typical British drama is not one to put high on your priority list or add to your Netflix queue. I watched it pieces as I straitened up my overly cluttered one bedroom apartment. I saw just enough of it to follow the plot which was drawn out and horrifically sappy. I felt no loss when the movie but in stead an urgency to venture out into the coldness and icy outdoors if only to return this waste of time and Dough.

         The cinematography I’ll admit was breathtaking and the acting amazing as well. Alas what good does that do if the story they are involved in telling is of no interest to the audience. At least not this 35 year ld lonely bachelor. I instead felt relief that I was not forced to see this dud in theaters when I was locked into one Gummi Bear infested move chair and perhaps it is I who am a stick in the mud curmudgeon but I found this film to be mundane and worthless in this entirety and worth of the circular file a few feet from my desk.

                                                       Grade C-

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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