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Monday, December 14, 2015

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

There is an old saying in Hollywood, "Never out smart the audience." Well guess what Sherlock?  This movie did just that, confuse the audience that is.  I have spent three days, labored 23 hours, and conducted done some research yet I still do not know what happened in this film. 

I belive there was a mystery of some sort; Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) got marriedI pressume.  The naked truth is  Stephen Fry  was nude in one scene. 

What I do know is that this two hour and eight minute film seemed to drag on much longer. It was chop full of aggravating flashbacks, jammed full of nightmarish dream  sequences and as stted before Stphen Fry was buck nakedat one point  The only problem is I am not sure what really went down or if I want to dicover the truth. 

I am sure the villain is  Professor James Moriarty. I know for sure that he was played by Jared Harris. (Happiness) Yet, with all those facts at my disposable however I am still not sure what this movie was about. 

The cast and acting was excellent. The titular character was played by the Iron Man of big scene heroes  Robert Downey Jr. The film also  featured Rachael McAdams, Eddie Marsan and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.) 

If you re going to have a nude scene in a movie I am thinking two of those last three names would of brought more money to the box office than the oldest cast member (and only male)  I just listed. This is Hollywood after all.  This movie ended with a question mark, "Will there be another film in this franchise?" I gave the first one a "D".  This outing was worse far worse. So it is elemamtary Watson, "No!".  

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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