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Friday, December 4, 2015


          The film starts off with the beautiful Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) coming home to her Minneapolis home from far off Japan to a lonely husband named Mitch (Matt Damon). Ms Emoff is the first victim of this juggernaut like disease that drains the victims’ of their life, energy and beauty. 

Here by earmarking this first mistake in this snooze fest of a cinematic feature. I will admit I always love seeing beautiful women in movies. Who could be more stunning than the sultry Gwyneth Paltrow?  How dare you kill her off in the first twenty minutes of this film? I feel robbed of my ten spot, and bereft of beauty when you make a stunner like Gwyneth look pale and putrid.  (I have made respect for the make-up artists though.) 

            Beauty is not the only thing this is not the only thing this 105-minute film is short of. It lacks energy, magic and virtue. In short  it lacks friction. You never get caught up in the foil of the plot, as a matter of fact you just feel foiled. 
   This movie felels like you are reading a medical manual. (Hi Courtney!) At least medical manuals teach you something. There is some benefit in the end. Reading and and gathering knowledge can actully saves lives! 

The only enjoyment  you  get out of this flick was when you exit the theater and headed towards the exit. The closing credits are a releif in this scenerio. It bring light to darkness. Other wise one may be sitting in the dark for hours yet to come. 
                  This film did have some good things with in it however. The cast was top notch and not only did it include the aforementioned names such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon it also featured the likenesses of Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Any of the monikers would been stand out marquee names in any other feature film. In this film however they just seem like a waste of talent. 

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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