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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just Go With It

           As a writer I have discovered one of the hardest things to do with an article or any piece of writing you create is coming up with an appropriate title. This movie is perfectly titled. It more or less sums up the entire 117-minute film in one felt swoop. It is not realistic, it is not creative and it never really holds any water. It is however a comedy and I must admit I really enjoyed laughing at it.

            That adage only holds up for the first one hour and thirty minutes however. During that time this film was hysterical. I never really cared how realistic it was it was a fictional movie so I went with it. That is supposed to be the point of a fictional film as long as you don’t give it too much thought it is fun, as was the beginning of this movie. I soon discovered that much to my demise that somewhere at the one hundred and thirty minute mark though it got awkward. The novelty wore off and it started to get romantic. I realize this is a romantic comedy I just didn’t want the insanity to end.

            When the film drastically changed gears is when it became lame and predictable. The refreshing, map cap humor of the first ninety minutes turned to staleness and the movie went down hill from there. If only this movie were a little bit shorter. If it ended at the 90-minute mark I would have given it an A. It however lasted until almost two hours long. (117 minutes to be exact) So my grade for this film drops a little. Since movies don’t usually make me laugh out load I’ll give it props.  I will not however give it my highest grade.

                                                                                                                                              Grade B-

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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