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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

This is the fifth movie in the highly successful series. It is only the third however to bear the Pink Panther name. While the Pink Panther diamond is not present in this film, the cartoon character is in the opening and closing credits. It is this character the series may be the most known for and this character that spawned a television kids carton series. In this outing the former Chief inspector has been locked up for insanity. His countless attempts to kill his former employee Jacques Clouseau have failed and he is driven mad by such tries. Unfortunately he escapes and builds a doomsday device with the sole purpose to kill Clouseau. The result is hilarity. The bumbling inspector has now been promoted. He is dumber than ever and somehow managing to avoid countless assassination attempts without even trying. The hijinks in this movie are laugh out loud funny and will keep you in stitches long after the closing credits role. The late great Peter Sellers plays Inspector Clouseau to near flawless perfection. While the role of former Chief Inspector Dreyfus is also played perfectly by Herbert Lom. I have no doubt believing he was going totality mad and after watching this movie I can see why. The acting however is not what makes this movie so funny. It is the comedic timing, the amazing writing and the perfection direction by Blake Edwards. All of these factors come together to make this film and the series one to remember. If you don’t like the old movies then just look at the new remake of the Pink Panther series started up in 2006. It already has a 2009 sequel with more on the way if the box office calls for it. This newer series stars Steve Martin and is just as good in some aspects. Old or new, this series is successful. I prefer the old series personally but I have to admit I’ve never seen either of the new movies in their entirety. Check out this comic gem however and decide for yourself. Grade A

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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.

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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