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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

True Grit (2010)

I’ve never been a fan of the old time Westerns. I am assuming you must be one to be a fan of this movie. It was filmed liked a western, it had dialogue like a western it even had western style music. (I can only assume I’ve never seen a western.) As I said before I am not a fan. Alas I was not a fan of this movie.

   Don’t get me wrong it had a lot going for it. It contained some great acting, majestic scenery and even some witty dialogue. The original was reviewed last month and I believe a far better movie. This film was slow at scenes, contained dialogue I did not understand and was just at times to hard to follow. (Keep in mind I saw the original.)

     I am aware this film is up for best picture. So however are nine other films. (Five too many if you ask me.) So I am out of respect not panning this movie completely. It did not appeal to me however. I am the critic here and I get to choose the letter grade.  If you want to see a good flick try another film. This one simply did not make the grade.

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