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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dark Shadows

I usually do not like dark comedies. So it is a good think I did not know that this was one before entering the theater. 

The film was excellent from the start. The main star and marquee name Johnny Depp was once again virtully unrecognizable. He played the part well. This dark tale co-starred, Michelle Phieffer and Helena Bonham Carter, both looked fantastic.  These astonishing leading ladies donned down with heavy make-up for unquily differnt reasons both looked fantastic. This make up fit well into each one's unique character. 

Those unique eccentric characters are typical of director Tim Burton as is Johnny Depp. Does Edward Scissorhands back in 1990. That film won an Oscar for its make up and had the same dark comedic, yet distinctively creative  feel to it. This film should at least get an Oscar for best make up.  
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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