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Friday, December 4, 2015

Letters to Juliet

While on holiday in Italy, Sophie discovers a wall of love letters written to Juliet of Romeo and Juliet. When she finds the author of one fitty year old letter she attempts to track down her (the author’s) long lost love. They travel across Italy attempting to rekindle a fifty year old romance. 

That is the concept of this romantic drama. It is original in its format and was provoking enough for me to rent this movie. Alas the movie is not so original. The pieces that make up the whole are tired and predictable. You can pretty much guess what will happen next at every turn. You know how it will end and you look forward tot such an ending. It is not the ending though I am here to criticize but the middle. That middle is old and mundane. 

        This movie is made up of tired clich├ęs and worn out feelings. This film is like driving the same route to work everyday. You know what is around the corner and you prepare for it. Unfortunately this movie never seems to be original. As I said before it is made up of tired parts. Those parts are reliable but not quite brand new. 

        That being said I was engrossed in the first two thirds of this film. I knew what was going to happen and looked forward to it all the same. I spent two thirds of this movie glued to the screen. I enjoyed it all the same. The acting was excellent and the pace nice and even. The backdrops were magnificent and added a touch of class to this film. 

            In short this movie was just ok. It was predicable but pleasant. It was engrossing yet unoriginal and it was entertaining through and through. I am not sorry I rented this movie nor will I rent it again. It was a perfect way to start the day and a good choice to rent for a date.

                                                                                                                                                                                      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