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Monday, December 14, 2015

Never Say Never Again

      In 1983 there were two count-em two 007 films realized into theaters. In June we saw the regular Cubby Broccoli produced United Artist released film in the form of Octopussy, and ok film in its slot that had little or nothing to do with the Ian Fleming Novel that bore it’s name. 
     Also released that year was Never Say Never Again stolen from the Thunderball manuscript released in December of 1965. This film was the alleged brainchild of Kevin McClory and not told correctly 18 years before. Enough small talk let’s get to the review. 

        Sean Connery retuned for the Warner Brothers released outing where he was an aging out of use 00 agent with was dying to get back into the field. The new M (Edward Fox) had little use for the field agents and it was Bond’s job to change his mind.

       The acting was great for the most part. Kim Basinger did as well as can be expected for the part and Klaus Maria Brandauer was good as the head villain. Max von Shadow should of stayed in the shadows as one of the most disappointing Blofelds since Telly Savalas in the disastrous 1969 film which will go with out being named it was so bad. 

        The spotlight award for this film goes to the director Irvin Kersherner (The Empire Strikes Back) he managed to put Sean in the right place and at the right time though out this 134-minute adventure.

                                                                                                                                                                                       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.

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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