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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Man With One Red Shoe

       This movie can be summed up in one sentence. It is a perfect 1980’s Tom Hanks film. It has a well known and easily recognizable 80’s cast along with just enough 80’s popular nostalgia like items such as a Walkman, A pair of flip up shades and frizzy hairstyles to make this film fun. 

It also has the right mixture of originality and familiarity to it that you are engaged for the entire one hour and forty-five minutes of the film. The very title says it all. The Man with One Red Shoe sums up the whole plot. In case you don’t have the amazing memory that I do I’ll tell give you a synopsis.

        Tom Hanks plays Richard Drew a young eccentric violinist who is caught up in a game of trickery when he picked out of a busy airport crowd in the out lying areas of Washington DC and used as a spy decoy. 

The comedy scenes are priceless and so are the mix-ups and mayhem stemming from the aforementioned scenario. This movie adds just the right combination of comedy and sex appeal to please any audience no matter what decade it is seen in.  Lori Singer (Footloose) may be dolled up to look like Hanks’ small screen love interest Donna Dixon but she brings her own charisma to the screen and will have you foaming at the mouth. 

       The 80’s cast I eluded to earlier consists of one time veteran actors like Dabney Coleman and Charles During. It also has slew of other then recognizable faces made famous on both the big and small screen. You will have to see what faces I am alluding too.   This comedy classic guruntee will you take a trip down memory lane. 

Yesterday (Friday, July 2nd 2011) marks the opening of Larry Crown. Larry Crown is the second pairing of the biggest male and female stars in Hollywood today. They are of course Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. 

       The reviews I read were less than enthusiastic and the previews and even movie posters were shall we say not so promising. I therefore will review their first big screen collaboration (Charlie Wilson’s War) along with one of Julia Roberts earlier films (Mystic Pizza) in the next few weeks.  I’m not making any promises other than I will not spend $11 on Larry Crown. 

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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