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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Ring

“ Be afraid be very afraid!” This movie will scare the pants off you, assuming you haven’t soiled them yet. If spent my whole life looking for a truly frightening horror picture this picture has ended my quest. The screenplay combined the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock along with the horror of Steven King. This is one flick you don't want to see late at night or alone (like I did).  The Ring is one frightening tale you want to see with as many friends as possible in the middle of the day so you have plenty of pleasant memories to dwell on before going to bed. The acting while not academy award caliber is sufficient to carry the truly frightening script. 
            There are a few downfalls to this movie however. The little kid (Hayden) is nothing more than carbon copy of Haley Joel Osmet in the Sixth sense. The mother is a blonde wanna -be super model turned B-movie actress. The male lead is a typical brain that the previously mentioned blonde goes to in her time of distress. The characters are two –dimensional but the movie is original and frightening. The edge of your set plot is enough to make you over look the ho-hum acting and undeveloped characters. 

            The pacing seems a bit slow and the movie seems a to end several times before it's over. The ending is well worth it though. It has a true horror movie ending. This is a great date movie. Girls will love it because they have an excuse to jump into the arms of their handsome men. Guys will love for the same reason. This is definitely a movie to be seen in a darkened theater.                                                                                                                                                                          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