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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It’s a Funny Kind of Story

         I will admit this movie did have some potential. The cast is great and storyline is fairly creative. The only problem is I never laughed once. I simply did not find this movie to be terribly amusing. Lauren Graham and Jim Gaffigan play his parents and do it with near flawless perfection. Emma Roberts play the ever-adorable love interest and just may well be the best part of the movie. 

          This film looks good on paper, but never really works out in the end. The film is boring at times and lame and lame in others. I personally never found it to be terribly appealing. It had a lot of elements working for it I just did not think it was that funny. Is that not supposed to be the point of a comedy to make you laugh?

         See it for yourself and decide if you like it or not. I personally will not recommend it to anyone or give it my seal of approval.  Rent it today and decide for yourself. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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