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Thursday, December 10, 2015

District 9

This is most definitely a guy’s movie. All my friends that went to see it or asked me about it were guys. It is violent, pointless, and forgettable. If that’s what you are looking for then rent this movie from your local Redbox, or put it on your Netflix queue like I did. If you are looking for intelligence and a plot then go somewhere else.

If you think from the opening paragraph that I hated this movie. That’s not true I liked it I just didn’t love it like all my guy friends did. The opening half hour was slow and mundane. It was shot like a documentary. Documentaries are slow and mundane so was the first half hour of this flick.

It did pick up after that though. The last half hour or hour is jaw dropping, edge of your set exciting. I could hardly take my eyes off it at that point and wanted to see more of it at every turning point. In short this movie was an action flick. 

        Once again I am going to have to disagree with my friends on This one Sorry Chris and Mike While I liked this movie I will not rent it again, nor will I join a fan club for it on Facebook heck I don’t even think I’ll recommend it to my co-workers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Grade C+

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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