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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Christmas Shoes

             This is an amazing movie about a young boy, his dying mother and her dream of dancing in her special shoes. It seems incredulous that I could sum up such a astonishing movie in just one sentence. Well I am a fan of brevity and I can sum my wide range of emotions obtained from this movie into just one word; love. It is truly about love how apropos that only I need just one word to evaluate or critique it. 

You want a little more detail? I thought so. There are two distinctive families in the majestic masterpiece of a movie. Both are similar in many ways and oh so different in others. Both families have a working father and a stay at home mother. One father is a mechanic of a down and out garage. The other is a lawyer of a large conglomerate of a law firm. Guess with family will be the protagonist and witch is the antagonist. (I hate it when movies put down lawyers.) 

When the little boy (the mechanic's son) discovers his mother is dying of an incurable disease he starts colleting cans at 5 cents a piece in order to buy his allying mother the shoes ($19.95) of her dreams. (Literally) He is even taken in temporally by his wonderful English teacher who helps him collect cans. (unbeknownst to him) 

The message of this movie is one of undying gratitude and love a young boy can have for his parents. (Especuially his mother)  The lengths he will go through to attain his goal and the hurdles he must jump to attain his desired pot of gold. Well a pot of gold this movie is. It is your prize at the end of a rainbow. It is also my second Christmas review of the week to get a high honor of an A+ Grade. (I’ve only given out two A’s this month.) The first review can now be found amongst my others on my daily log. The name of that work of art is The Polar Express. Both movies shows the love of the holiday with out offending any one. (Christian or other wise) Both full length features will remain in my heart for a long time.

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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