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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Babe Ruth Story

            The baseball season is over and the Giants have won the World Series. They have never won it before in San Francisco so I am happy for them. I still need a little baseball though so when I was surfing across the channels I found this little number on TCM. It is always hit or miss with these old time movies and this one was a hit. 

     This movie was well acted and an enjoyment to watch. It told the story of George Herman ‘Babe ‘ Ruth and how he started of in a “reform” school by choice and ended up as one of if not the greatest baseball players of all time. 

        It was a good tale and kept me entertained for nearly two hours. This movie was well written and directed well and will appeal to an audience of all ages. (Assuming you are a baseball fan of course) This will be my 676th review on my way to 700 by Thanksgiving. 

        So far I am having fun writing reviews every day and plan to do so for a while now. So keep reading my blogspot and visit it daily to keep up with my pace. 

         As for the movie, it does not get my highest review because I did not love it. It was a good flick though and told a legendary story. I recommend viewing it for yourself and making your own decision. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 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