Trail of the Pink Panther

The role that I’ve always most associated Peter Sellers with is that of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther series. The original series saw nine entries, and to this day I’m still not exactly sure which ones I’ve seen and which ones I haven’t. They all start to blur together after a while. There has…

Cop Hater

Next to the word “grizzled” in the dictionary there is a picture of Robert Loggia. He’s just always been the ultimate image of the gruff graying tough guy for me. So it was a bit of a shock to the system to see him as the young handsome, and definitely not gray-haired, detective in 1958’s…

Innocent Blood

One of the things I love to look for in movies is the hidden jokes.  You know, director signatures or cameos, or perhaps some sort of nod to one the filmmakers’ previous films.  One of the king’s in this department is John Landis.  There are always little goodies to look for in his movies.  I’ve…

Hot Pursuit

I had thought that I had seen Hot Pursuit many times during my teenage years.  As it turns out, I really just had a vivid memory of one scene.  It involves John Cusack’s character thwarting a guy trying to hijack a plane with a bomb in a bag, which is actually just a loaf of…