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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Dark Knight Rises

        This is the third and final film in Christopher Nolan comic book trilogy and it may be darkest of the series. This film generted some buzz and created headlines both before and on its release date, some good many of them bad.  As the old saying goes however “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”  The Dark Knight Rises remains this summer’s biggest blockbuster. At the time this review was written  (it’s sixth week in release) it has grossed a total of $422 million and has a one-week tally of $7.16 million it remains 5th on box office charts. 

           This film was slow in points such as the opening as some key scenes in the middle. The movie worked best when Batman (not Bruce Wayne) was on the screen. The screenplay was well written and the “slow” scenes necessary to tell a complete story. 

        Theatergoers may complain that the story was too violent and rather dark. To them I say it is called the Dark Knight and based on an accordingly violent comic book, get over it. 

       Overall the film was enjoyable and had just the right mix of storyline, dialogue and action. This film makes a fine farewell or perfect swan song for the rejuvenated Batman series. Look for it on DVD in the future. 
                                                                                                                                                                                Grade B (For Batman) 

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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