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Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Book of Eli

      In a word, extraordinary. This movie was an unusual find; it was fun for the eyes and had a plot as well. The entire two-hour movie (118 minutes to be exact) was shot in brown and white film, making it as fun to look at as well partake of. I loved it from start to finish.  

 The movie thought a little slow at first builds up plenty of tension and suspense. The screenplay was masterfully written and the acting was fantastic. Denzel Washington does deserve at least an Oscar nomination for this role if not to take home the gold. It is still early in 2010 so I can’t say for sure whether or not it’s the best performance of the year. So far so good however.  

    To sum up this movie is a sure fire hit. It is not to be missed and definitely one to write home about. It will keep you talking the entire way home and you may even recommend tomorrow at the water cooler. Go out and see it today you will thank me for it later. 

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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