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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Empire Strikes Back

                         I think it is a foregone conclusion what grade I am going to give this movie at the end of the review. It is after my favorite movie of all time. At least it used to be. I watch movies and post reviews almost daily now, so I no longer can chose one favorite. Wait I minute, I think I can. This movie contains my favorite score. It has in my humble opinion the greatest scene in the history of cinema. It is appropriate enough the best version of the greatest score of all time is playing during that same said scene. It also contains the mot perfect two word reply to I love you ever. (Mr. Ford ad-libbed it by the way.) So I guess it is safe to say that it still tops in my book, or at least on my blogspot. (at least for today.)

            This is the second in my list of top ten most romantic movies according to a 35 year old bachelor. It is my series of engagement / wedding gifts to Adam and Tara. I am to poor to buy anything. It is a perfect wedding gift though. The film was 29 years  in May. (That is old for a movie.) It is new. I wrote it today. The score was borrowed. (0r should I say recycled in the 2nd Harry Potter film.) The opening scene takes place on the planet of Hoth. Ice is blue. Being secluded on a planet of ice makes one fairly blue too so I guess it works two ways.  

            There are other things I like about this film. It contains one of the greatest protagonists of all time, voiced by a Muppeteer named Frank Oz. It has what has got to be the most jaw dropping if not often misquoted cliff hangers ever. We all know what I mean. (If not just ask. [that is the beauty of my reviews I want questions. In fact I live for them.]) Last but not last it has a kickin’ villain.  Voiced by the unforgettable James Earl Jones and loosely based on Richard Millhouse Nixon. That is who George Lucas had in mind when he created him after all. He was after all our first Chief of State to be caught with his proverbial hand in the cookie jar.

            The rest of the flick was a lot of fun too. The creatures, the droids, the planets, the asteroids and most of all the love story that developed out of those aforementioned settings and characters with in them. In the end, it was superlative. Much like Adams love for Tara. You guys both rock. I love you both.

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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