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Monday, December 21, 2015

The Hangover

        I often have a different opinion on things (especially movies) Than most of my friends. This is yet another example of such a case. My friends including Hugo, all said this movie was the funniest movie they ever saw. I spent the 96 minutes of this movie waiting to laugh and wanting to be entertained. I’ll have to admit it was entertaining. It just wasn’t funny.  Is that not supposed to be the point of a comedy?

The entire thing seemed more like a mystery to me than a comedy. Fortunately I like mysteries. I love Scooby Doo and this movie was a dog to figure out, or should I say tiger? I’ll have to admit I was entertained. The movie just didn’t tickle my funny bone. One of my former co-workers quoted me as saying I didn’t like R rated comedies. While I was misquoted, I guess he is right because for the most part I didn’t like this movie, At least not as a comedy. 

The acting was fine and the pacing perfect. It just simply failed to make me laugh. So to sum up the movie had all the elements of a decent flick. One tiny exception it was not funny.

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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