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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Moon

            Well this movie is proof positive that a few good wolf fights and a killer soundtrack do not a great movie make. I just finished reading the book this morning. I was hooked. I wanted to see how the movie panned out. I must say I was sorely disappointed.

            When I saw that his movie was two hours and ten minutes I was prepared for some details that the book went into. I once again was sorely disappointed. While the movie did manage to crawl by at times it was bereft of content. The characters seemed even more two-dimensional than in the book. It took me approximately a week to read the book. The movie went by in two hours, yet some how I was still nodding off at times.

            The acting in this movie was better than in the first one. Considering that in the first one the acting was deplorable that is not hard. The plot was not completely impossible to stomach and the pacing was inconsistent. This is not a movie I will be adding to my Netflix Queue. I will read the next book though and probably see the next movie in theaters.

                                                               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