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Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Proposal

                         Let’s start with the basic concept of this movie. The leading female character is being deported to Canada. Really?! Canada?! You cannot come up with something more believable than that? Ok, I was willing to look past that and rent this movie anyway.  I was not willing to look over however the many clichés and worn out gags I saw in this movie. The previews and closing credits are the best parts of this film and that is saying a lot because the previews were nothing to write home about.
            This movie has a lot of potential. It boasts a wonderful supporting cast in Betty White, Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson. The main characters work well too. The impeccable Sandra Bullock comes through with flying colors despite being twice the age of her male lead costar Ryan Reynolds. All are wasted however on this tired predictable plot with granted a few good twists to not make the movie completely gagable.

            This movie is definitely not worth more than the dollar I paid for it in the Redbox. As I said before the closing credits were the best part. The gave me only my second out loud laugh in 108 minutes and provided the most entertaining part of the lifeless film. The movie was slow and boring. I was able to do my chores in my apartment all whist watching this mindless film.

            I would not recommend this movie to anyone I like. Hell, I would not even recommend this movie to some one I don’t like. As I’ve indicated for the past three paragraphs. This movie was not very good. It had potential but failed to succeed in the end.

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