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Friday, December 4, 2015

Date Night

This is the first movie since The Blind Side to make me laugh out loud in a public theater. Any movie that can do that deserves props in my book. There are a few downsides to this movie though. First however let’s get to the positive traits. It was funny, not to long at 1 hour and 28 minutes and the perfect movie to end an otherwise long Sunday evening. 

               The aforementioned downsides to this movie however was how completely unrealistic was. I guess then however you must account in for the willing suspension of disbelief and realize that it is after all fictional movie. If were meant to be realistic it would be a documentary. Oh well I guess we cant all be The Hurt Locker. (mad plug) 
The other disadvantages this movie had going for it were the tired movie clich├ęs. Such as bad cop driving, poor bad guy aim and the fact that part of the movie had to take place in a stripper bar. All of those things however kept in with the continuity of the plot and were believable given the circumstances. It may have been offensive to some but it made sense considering the content of the movie. 

In short I like this movie. Joey said to be an average flick. I agree. For average in high school got A ‘C’ for such a trait. This movie deserves a little bit more however since as I said it did make me laugh out loud it a public theater. (I heard the rest of the theater patrons laughing too.) That deserves a better than average grade in my book there fore it gets a B.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   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