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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Up in The Air

          This was on of those movies I long debated on renting or not. When somebody rented it for me my decision was made. It was a no brainer. I liked this movie and its format. It is a rather depressing topic I admit but a well done movie nonetheless. It is hard to make a good movie about a depressing topic. So kudos to the writers for making this film one worth watching.

This is one of the few Best Picture nominees I did not see from last years Oscars. It is the only one I believe my sister did see. She recommended it to me a while ago. Sorry Christina, I should have rented it before now. The soundtrack was wonderful and the acting well done. The screenplay was crisp and original and the story well told.

What is this movie about you ask. If I told you I may be ruining something for you. I saw it with no preconceived notions. I enjoyed it all the same. I will not take away from the surprise of enjoying this film as much as I did, so I wont tell you what it is about. Sorry Jill, I will say however it was original and you will enjoy it guaranteed.

This film has a lot going for it and it truly deserved to be nominated for best picture. It got five other nominees as well but came up empty on that special night. Sorry guys, I think you deserved better. You are golden in my book.

Grade A

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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