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Monday, December 14, 2015

Bedtime Stories

The previews of this movie make it seem like an original idea. A lonely young bachelor uncle tells his niece and nephew bedtime stories that come to life. To tell the truth the story is original and creative. It however contains two main characters that are not. Adam Sandler plays nothing more than just a revamped creation of Billy Madison. (How apropos that it brought to you in part by the Happy Madison Company.) The mother of the aforementioned tots is also a warmed up version of a Friend to us all Monica Geller Bing. 

The film in itself is a hodgepodge of familiar themes and storylines such as Star Wars, other Disney films and stories of the old west, to name just a few. They all come together quite wonderfully in a fairly creative concept that gaps the bridge between imagination and reality. (See Harry Potter) It is a fun whimsical tale that kids will love. Especially since there are two cute ones at the heart of the story and parents will enjoy it as well. I a lonely 35 year old bachelor enjoyed it thoroughly.  It was a gumball like treat. 

The best part of the moving picture is the ever so adorable love interest. A beautiful young teacher named Jill Hastings (Keri Russell) Who reminds me of a cute friend with an astonishing smile whom has the same initials. Oh by the way  she boasts same professional title as well. 

Any movie where you get to salivate over the majestic Keri Russell as well as laugh at a cameo appearance or two by Rob Schneider has got to be worth the price of admission. Don’t worry gentlemen Lucy Lawless and Carmen Electra are in this funfest too. So there is plenty eye candy to  go around.

The smaller characters are frivolous and unimportant. The fact that the obnoxious antagonist and the ignorant tyrant of a boss are cookie cutter characters are not important. They all come together to make a enduring tale that will entertain you for 95 minutes. I recommend this movie to anyone.

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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