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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Shaun of The Dead

First of all as I said in my review of Lassie I usually don’t like British comedies. As a rule of thumb I’m not to fond of dark comedies either. Well let me tell you something a movie who’s  (nearly ) final and climatic scene has a horde of zombies attacking a half dozen friends in a English pub would definitely fall under both categories.

Once again though I am a writer and a mostly amateur movie critic at that. (over 200 reviews to date.) So therefore I must attempt (at times in vain) to be fair. This movie in all fairness was good. Good I tell you not great not fantastic not even worthy of the love my sister has for it. I did love the aforementioned pub scene though. The jukebox playing Queen and the characters all panicking was quite ingenious and overwhelmingly hilarious. 

My critique however is of the entire movie though. The film as an entirety wasn’t splendid. It started off slow and mundane. (I actually need to rest an hour in to it). The acting was excellent though the concept was creative and the plot quite intriguing. Oh yea, I loved the characters vocabulary as well. 

Let’s call a spade a spade. The movie was not worthy of an A in my book. I may rent it again I may even strongly recommend it to an interested friend. I will not, can not and shall not however give it an A. Much like Sam I Am in Green Eggs and Ham (on of my childhood favorite books) I am forever stubborn on this issue. Much like Sam however I did take a bite and enjoy this film. I just didn’t fall head over heals in unexasperated love with it. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.

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