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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ice Age

        Ok, I admit I'm a little bass akwards. In March of '06 I saw the seqeal in theaters. So therefore I'm going in to this the original film released actually four years before it's predecessor in 2002 with a preconceived notion. I am already familiar with the main characters. I'm aware of the setting, both time and place and I already know who will and won't survive. Keeping that in mind I enjoyed this flick.

          It was written in the stereotypical animated (almost Disney like) anthropomorphic style. It much like one particular Disney animated classic (The Jungle book) contained one baby boy being protected by some animals and the antagonist was a canine predator. All that being said however it worked. It was well written, had a good steady pace to it and the characters were well drawn out both literally and figuratively.  All in all it was enjoyable and fun.

            At the ripe old age of 34 this bachelor will always enjoy a good kids movie. (Sometimes more the movies aimed at an older audience.) Kids movies contain little to no violence, are often free of profanity, and don't try to hard to impress the viewer. What better movie to start the morning with or even unwind with after a long hard day.

            This movie was one of the more enjoyable ones but not exactly the cream of the crop. I neither fell in love with it nor grew to loathe it either. Weather or not I'll see it again can only be determined by time. It was light hearted and not to deep. That's after all what kids movies are supposed to be. I guess you could call it mediocre.

                                                       Grade C+

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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