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Friday, December 11, 2015

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

This is a great movie with a wonderful cast and a creative storyline. It is a totally 80’s film with a totally 80’s cast. Including Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold and Jennifer Jason Leigh. What is about you say? Well it is about a bunch of kids who work at Ridgemeont Mall and attend the local high school. So therefore it is about sex, getting laid and how two girls go about doing so. Ok there is more to it than that but that is the bottom line. 

The best thing about this film may be its hit soundtrack. It will keep you singing for days and moving to the beat of your own drummer. The storyline is creative too. This movie gives you a good taste of what it is like to be in high school. I am sure we all remember those days and want to live them again soon. This film will leave you yearning for high school and craving pizza. 

        The characters in this film are all fun and fun loving. We have the surfer dude/ stoner who had a pizza delivered to his high school class, we have the advise giving ticket scalper who is all about sex and not about romance. We even have the movie theater employee who wants love and nothing more. These teens and more make up the cast of characters to this now classic high school film. It is a cute movie and has a lot of potential. It was not ruined by some worthless sequel and remains today as one of the quintessential high school movies. 

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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