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Monday, December 14, 2015

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

      How can you make a movie about sex and violence boring? Watch this doldrum of a movie and find out. You’d think a one hour and fifty-eight minute movie about a sex crazed CIA assassin would be exciting and exhilarating, right? You’d be wrong. This movie is boring from the start and doesn’t get any better.

            The acting is fine. Drew Barrymore is her usual quirky self and Sam Rockwell plays his typical role. George Clooney is exceptional as the CIA agent with ice in his veins. He also directed this pathetic attempt at entertainment. The screenplay lacks excitement and the rest of the film ain’t all that hot either.

            This is yet another film I would like to forget. If you want to lose some friends and abandon your neighbors then I’d recommend this movie. Otherwise I say just mail it in. (Oh wait I just did.)

Grade F

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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