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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Popeye (1980)

      First, of all I’d like to start of with the positive. The sets in this film were excellent. The film was well cast as well. Casting Robin Williams as the titular or lead role was a good choice. Shelley Duvall was great as Olive Oil.

       Now let’s, get down to the nitty gritty. At 1 hour and 54 minutes the film simply dragged. The plot never really got going and I was not exactly glued to my recliner for through out the whole film.

              The villains name should be Brutus NOR Bluto. I assume however there is some lawsuit the changed his name since it did so in the cartoon series. He was a “Brute” after all. Overall however this film worked. It was creative and enjoyable and if was seen in ANYONE else’s eyes but a critic like me, they would probably enjoy it.

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.

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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