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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Other Guys

This movie marked a rarity for me. I actually watched the closing credits. That is much of a rarity as this movie. It was a cop action/ comedy flick.  Those words are rarely spoken together in the same sentence much less typed on the same page. This movie however combines them both and it does it with good results. 

      Mark Walberg and Will Farrell star in this unique comedy film. They take the places of Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the badass detectives in New York City. They Walberg and Farrell) drive around in red Toyota Prius and bust bad guys. They get in trouble with their captain (Michael Keaton) and stick together like glue. 

       This movie is one to be treasured. The closing chase scene involves vans, motorcycles and a helicopter. The rest of the movie is good too. You will get your adrenaline going as well as your funny bone tickled in the same film and that rarely happens in Hollywood any more. 

      Yes, I admit there are funny scenes in movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Those movies are not meant to be comedies however and this film is. That is why this movie must bee seen to be believed. You wont believe how funny it really is. 

              I urge you to rent this film today and decide for yourself, whether it’s a hit or a miss. I liked it however and I normally am not a Will Farrell fan. It is available in your local Redbox or just add it to your Netflix queue like I did.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Grade B+ 

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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