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Friday, May 3, 2013


I feel after watching this film that is was a very formulatic 007 movie. Let me explain what I mean by formulatic. I mean it fit the cookie-cutting mold of the previous 12 films. It had all the elements James Bond fans were familiar with. Usually I would scoff and complain at such a notion. In this case however it sort of works. As the old familiar saying goes if it’s not broke don’t fix it. There are some new elements to this film however. There is a new actor portraying the role of M. Bernard Lee was the face of 007’s boss in all the previous films and died before this movie was filmed. (We will l miss him.) There is however a familiar face in the lead or titular role of Octopussy. Maud Adams played Dr. Goodnight in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun and is to this day the only actress to play two different Bond women. Some believe she is the most beautiful of all the Bond Women. I was never really a fan of Roger Moore. He did take the up the lead role in seven films. He never was a draw for me. This film however seems to be his best of his outings. What Moore did well he did a lot of in this excursion and it worked well for him and made the film most entertaining. This film had typical ending too. It not only ended with Bond in bed with the beautiful lead on water. As most Bond fans know a watery setting was commonplace in this series. This is a film worth seeing. It lacks in originality and creativity but it makes up for that loss in suspense and intrigue. There are just enough laughs thrown in to this two hour and eleven minute film to make it watchable and even enjoyable. Grade C+

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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