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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wall Street

             Wall Street is easily the most popular street on Earth. On a daily basis companies are bought and sold on this street like clockwork. It is a street filled with corruption greed and guilt. The average man would quiver if he knew the day in and day out dealings of such an enterprise. They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I guess the same is true with Wall Street too.

This is the story of one hungry stockbroker named Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) and how he climbed up and was dropped down the corporate ladder. He met a corporate president named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) and the rest of the movie is how friendships can be fast lived and short termed in the world of trading stocks.

Keep in mind this review is being written by a blue-collar two jobs a day young man who still works in retail. So I know nothing abut corporate America or stocks and bonds. Never the less I was compelled to get this flick of pay per view. It seemed like a deal for only $2.99 I wanted to see the sequel in theaters now.

Now after watching this mediocre flick I am not sure of my plans for tonight. The movie was good at the beginning and well done at the end but I am not sure it carried its weight in the middle to well. It had a great cast with the two aforementioned named above and has a good supporting cast too. All those elements were not enough however to save this film from its lower ranks.

The performance put forth by Mr. Sheen was one of a kind and worthy of reviewing. It was Michael Douglas however that took home Oscar gold for his performance in this movie. Either way the cast ruled and won the praise of audiences everywhere. It is not only acting that carries a movie the plot must be there too. I felt it was not and cannot give this movie my highest grade. Instead I give a lower one and hope that I am just a bitter old man who is too had on movies.

Grade C+

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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