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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

               This movie has the facade of a horror movie. When it is in fact part courtroom drama part horror movie. The court room drama part is the superior half and in fact encompasses a majority of the film. It is the opposing lawyers who are more horrific and scary in this movie than the demon possessed creature the titular character Emily Rose (Jenifer Carpenter) becomes. They are in fact the true antagonist and are much more frightening then any movie monster has ever been or will be.

The music in this movie is chilling. The acting is frightening (in a good way) and the overall plot and screenplay is scary as well. The movie as a whole however just simply horrific there fore can not measure high on the Richter scale of horror movies is concerned. Face it this film simply wasn’t earth shattering. 

           Laura Linnet is at the top of her game as usual in this creative piece of story telling. Never before have I seen such two contrasting genres thrown together and thrown together well. They seemed to meld from the start and come together with the greatest of ease. This movie is a top notch drama but a less than perfect frightening film. It won the Golden Trailer Award in the Horror movie trailer. They often call these trailers teaser trailer because they tease you with just a taste of what’s to come. (this was actually a full trailer) but never the less it was just a tease. 

The teaser in fact was more frightening than the full length picture. Well I felt as if it were teased again and just like in high school I didn’t like it. I do not like to be teased nor do I know any body that does. It is something you hopefully grow out of and stop doing to other people. If you don’t grow out of the desire to tease people most people will grow disappointed by you. Just I was disappointed by the horror  aspect of this movie. As far a hour film go this movie gets a C. the dramatic part gets an A however. Since this movie is billed a horror film with the courtroom case hidden beneath the surface I must regress and give this move a C+. It is in fact supposed to be bloodcurdling. ( it was not. )

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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