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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Dentist

                 This movie is as bad a pulling teeth. Oh wait that’s the titular’s characters job. It is a shame he hates it so much. That is the same way I felt about this movie. Granted, I more or less knew that, when I chose it from my free On Demand movies. Granted it stars Corbin Bernsen in the leading role and as the only recognizable face in this deplorable film. What exactly was his claim to fame, one TV show? How proud you must be.

            Lets get to the plot. I’m not sure that there was much of one to begin with. Alas,here we go; A disgruntled dentist goes crazy and starts torturing and killing people after he discovers his wife is cheating on him.

              The writers weren’t terribly creative in creating this character. Much like the character in this movie. Torture may be a more welcome fate than reading this script. (Action: Voluptuous blonde gets ravished by sexy pool hand. ) Where have I seen that before? I don’t know, I  forgot, I always try to blank out the bad memories. This movie is a bad memory. I just wish I could forget it.

            The acting is just pathetic, the writing inept and the the entire concept of knowing who the slayer is from the beginning, doesn’t that kill the point of the whole horror move concept to begin with? The title of the film should not tell you who the villian is. The whole idea of a good horror movie is never knowing until the end who did it, or how. That’s what adds an element of surprise to the film. I only wish that had spent the one hour and thirty two minute length of this film on a more fruitful endeavor. Like writing an acceptance speech for the Sarah Palin victory dinner. Oh Wait.

Grade F

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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