Tag Archives: Jane Seymour

Sandy Wexler

In 1994, fledgling Hollywood agent Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) finally finds a talent worth promoting, singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson)… but his lack of skills is a constant roadblock. A comedy loosely based on Sandler’s own colorful agent, Sandy Wernick, that plays out over several years. That’s one explanation for the massively bloated running time, … Continue reading Sandy Wexler

War and Remembrance: The Last of the Elephants

The epic follow-up to the miniseries The Winds of War (1983) was made on a daunting scale, and unsurprisingly ended up killing the 1980s trend of huge, costly miniseries because of disappointing ratings. Watching War and Remembrance now is an almost curious experience; made on a budget exceeding $100 million, you can virtually see where … Continue reading War and Remembrance: The Last of the Elephants

Jack the Ripper: Finding Hyde

When David Wickes set out to make a miniseries about Jack the Ripper that would premiere on the centennial of the infamous murders in Whitechapel, he announced to the world that he would reveal the true identity of the serial killer. A great P.R. stunt, but ripperologists were not too pleased. First of all, no … Continue reading Jack the Ripper: Finding Hyde

Live and Let Die

GET MOORE! James Bond (Roger Moore) investigates several murders that lead him to New York and dr. Kananga (Yaphet Kotto) who is planning to destroy the U.S. by flooding it with heroin. The eighth Bond flick is Moore’s first; he has a natural charm, but lacks his predecessor’s brutal streak. He gets no help from Jane … Continue reading Live and Let Die

Wedding Crashers

LIFE’S A PARTY. CRASH IT. Divorce mediators John Beckwith and Jeremy Klein (Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn) spend their summer crashing weddings as a means of getting laid; trouble arises when John falls in love with one of his targets. Here’s a comedy that goes on too long, becomes too formulaic and doesn’t know what to do … Continue reading Wedding Crashers