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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Last Song

         At first this seems like a hodgepodge mix of better, been there, done that before movies. The main character is rebellious young teenager who is watching her divorced parents fight and fume and has put on a rough outer shell. She is not popular; she is failing at school and trying to rebel. There is nothing new about this scenario. It is as old as time and more or less the opening plot of this movie.

The movie has a twist though; there is a love story involved and an ending I can’t revel that gives this movie depth and charisma. The ending is where the movie gets its title from and where the movie gets it character as well. What is that ending, you ask? I could tell you but then what kind of movie critic would I be? 

        The acting is excellent and the pacing perfect. I took very few notes and was captivated for one hour and forty-seven minutes. The storyline was good too. Despite the aforementioned downfalls this movie was quite entertaining and actually creative in parts. The setting is a beach city in the summer who could imagine a better scenario than that. 

      This is Miley Cyrus’ first movie as herself. She has shed the Hannah Montana wig and donned a pair of flip-flops for the beach. She has also shown us a darker side and a more in depth acting ability. Don’t worry she can still sing though and does manage to do so into your heart. 

     This movie is based on A Nicholas Sparks' novel; he also helped co- write the screenplay. The woman director named Julie Anne Robinson adds a nice touch of humanity to this film and makes the female lead all that more believable. It is a good team of writers and director and it is needed to bring this film to life.

          This movie is fun and inviting. It is never a bore to watch and keeps you interested the entire time. I enjoyed it from start to finish and may even watch it again in the future. So go out and rent this movie today from the Redbox or add it to your Netflix queue.

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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