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Sunday, September 11, 2016


         Newsweek calls M Night Shyamalan the next Spielberg I see more Hitchcock in his movies. Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense and now Signs were all dark intriguing movies with truly involved plots and tons of suspense. There is a lot of Hitchcock in his this film as well. The movie in reminiscent of jaws in the fact that you never really see the aliens and shows signs of Close Encounters in it’s slow build up to a jaw dropping ending. He also seems to like Stanley Kubrick. This movie seemed more like A.I. than any other Spielberg movie. 

                    The timing is well paced and builds plenty of excitement. The nail biting suspense is maintained throughout the entire movie. You start off on the edge of your seat and never get a chance to relax again. The pace does require some patience and at times seems tedious but is a necessary evil in such movies. That is the difference between suspense and Horror. This is a movie you dare not see alone bring a friend or two, hell bring your entire office. This is a movie you will be talking about for quite some time.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                            Grade     B+            

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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