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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Chase

         With Charlie Sheen so talked about in the news today I figured what the hey, I may as well go back and watch one of his older movies. I found it of course on Xfinity and the price was right. It was completely free. The new season of Two and Half Men is coming out soon and as everybody knows he Charlie Sheen) won’t be on it. Sorry Charlie! 
             I remember seeing this film a long time ago. Mr. Sheen at the time was a practically a household name and he was cruising at the pinnacle of his career. He had nowhere to go but the fast lane and as a result he picked such an appropriate movie to be in. The female co-star in this film is Kristy Swanson. She herself was riding the freeway to success when this movie came out. She starred in a hit TV show at the time called Buffy the Vampire Slayer and do the then two marquee names were a sure draw for box office success and almost certain to bring in the males and femles in the films’ twenty something target audience. 

              I mean who cared if this movie had a plot or not. It was called The Chase. It was therefore about fast cars and stared a very hot on screen couple. People don’t want to see heavy plot points that is what summer movies are for after all. The only problem in this movie came out in first weekend in March. There was still snow on the ground in most places. No one wants to trump out in the snow to see such an obviously plotless movie. 

             When it was released it was panned left and right by critics everywhere.  It made less than 9 million dollars total in its box office run. In fact it made barley over 8 million. ($8,009,329.) I can’t imagine it was out for long with those numbers. I do however believe it was robbed. Witch is ironic since the main character of the film is a falsely accused bank robber and it (the film) started of in a convenient store robbery gone wrong. 

             I think the audiences and critics were wrong however. This was a fun movie. Its only problem was it much too early release date of March 4th, 1994. If 20th Century Fox had only released this film a few months later it made have made more money. June or July the premier for box office garbage to real in more money. 

                I loved it the first time I saw it and though it worthy of another viewing today. Hell, I may even write a review about it and post it on my blogspot. Thus said review may bring in a larger audience than the film itself did. I currently have 22, 500 hits on my blogspot. You never know what the may happen in the future. Just like you never know what Charlie Sheen is going to do next. This statement is true both in real life and in this movie. Either way you know he will be in the driving seat and gain lots of publicity no matter what road he chooses to travel. 

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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