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Thursday, December 17, 2015

War of The Roses

         I just want to start of this review by saying two things. First of all, I am always hardest on comedies. Secondly, I am not usually a fan of black or dark comedies. The plot of this movie is about a divorcing couple that fights over their mansion home. So I am thinking it is a pretty dark topic. 

     The cast however intrigued me. It starred Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas as the couple in question as well as in the title. It also stared Danny De Vito who co-stared narrated and directed it as well. These three names should go great together. So I watched it. While I can’t say I was disappointed I was not terribly impressed either. I never laughed once but it (the film) did make me smile. I guess that is worth something. 

     The pacing was good but not great. The movie had a lot of set up and as a result I found it to be was at times. The acting was perfect. I mean after what do you expect from such great veteran actors of the big screen. The film also had one of my favorite young actors (Sean Astin) in a small role as the Roses’ young son. 

      I must admit there were some creative fighting scenes that took my notice. Over all though the film was not treble impressive. While the ending was a shock it was not a jaw dropping one. In short this film was just about average. I can neither praise nor pan it. I can just review it. 

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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.

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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