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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Roomate

              Sara Matthews is going through what many people consider to be one of the toughest times in your life. She is moving out of her parents’ house and going to college. In her case the time is made to be even more difficult when she inherits a psychopath for a roommate. College life is hard it is down right crazy when Rebecca.

            I rented this movie expecting it to be awful. I checked Rotten Tomatoes and other movie review websites and all of them seemed to have panned this movie outright. Maybe I am the exception then because part of me kind of liked it. This movie was not exactly creative or even downright original. It was however scary. Is that not what a horror movie is supposed to be. I will admit the movie was full of tired clichés and worn out characters. It did however keep me interested for one hour and thirty-one minutes. That in my book is what makes a movie entertaining.

The only downside I see to this movie is that it had two shower scenes in it with no gratuitous nudity. Normally I am against such a thing. This is however a movie about college girls. I want to see a little nudity; it is a staple of such movie genres. I feel bereft without it. That being said this movie is worth renting. It kept me on the edge of my recliner the entire time.

 I never cared what others think of movie. I try and give each film (and accompanying review) it own chance. The truth is I liked this movie. I am not saying I would rent it again. I am just saying it was not as bad as the critics made it out to be. See it for yourself and decide. It is available in your local Redbox.

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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