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Guy Ritchie Doesn’t Regret His Madonna Film

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Madonna in Swept Away

British director - whose 2002 movie with ex-wife Madonna flopped at the cinema and went straight to DVD in the UK - said he wasn’t upset by the critics. Ritchie believes you have to do some things wrong in order to know what works.

Swept Away was always going to have a limited audience. The idea was that it was going to be a small film… but you can’t do small films with the ex,” the 41-year-old said.

The romantic comedy was a disaster at the box office, just like his 2005 film which starred Jason Stratham. But Guy said he doesn’t take too much criticism on board—in fact, Revolver is still his favorite movie.

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Robert Downey Jr. Praises Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr. says Guy Ritchie is a “really smart bad-a*s.”

The actor praised the director for his confident approach to working on Sherlock Holmes, in which the Iron Man star plays the titular fictional detective and says he always felt comfortable working with the filmmaker.

“We’re in the hands of a really smart bad-a*s. The best word to describe Guy is ‘confident.’ Confident in a way that you can’t pretend to be, because you only see it in the moment when it’s crunch time.”

Meanwhile, Guy says he decided to take on the project because he wanted to create an “intellectual action hero” that was radically different to his previous work. He told Britain’s FHM, “I’d been offered all sorts of other big studio films over the last ten, 12 years and none of them really appealed. Mostly because I thought I couldn’t do much with them. But I fancied this for all sorts of reasons. One is that I wanted to try something that’s completely different from anything I’ve done before. Another is that it’s a big studio movie and although, to a degree, it’s still in my genre, it’s a period piece, and it’s a stylish piece. But most of all I liked the idea of an intellectual superhero. An intellectual action hero, actually.”

New Sherlock Holmes Trailer Unveiled

If you’re pretending to be British and celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, you might as well keep up the charade by checking out the new trailer for Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law.

In what can only seem to be complete bad-ass-ness (smart jokes, narrated three-step guide to knocking someone out, Rachel McAdams, etc.), the film appears to have a good chance at holding its own during this Christmas Day’s battlefield for the box office.

What secret weapon does director Guy Ritchie have in store for the action-packed thriller? He calls it a family movie!

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Guy Ritchie Focused on Films

Guy Ritchie wants to focus on his careerNow that he’s single, Guy Ritchie wants to be a “prolific mother-f***er.”

The Sherlock Holmes director, whose almost eight-year marriage to Madonna ended last year, is planning to focus on his career and make a host of new films while he hasn’t got a special woman in his life.

“I’ve been in this game a long time now—middle class and middle-aged. Although I suspect I’m moving into a very different period now, I sense a shift. I’m a victim of circumstance and age. It’s life, isn’t it? Let’s be frank, I’ve got a lot more time on my hands now, and because of that I’ve become a lot more career-motivated. I intend to be a very prolific mother-f***er over the next three years.”

Despite making a name for himself with London heist film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998 and gangster movie Snatch in 2000, Guy claims he has little recollection of the violent films: “I forget I’ve done them. So if ever they’re on, I’m unaware I had anything to do with them. If I were to watch Snatch or Lock Stock… I couldn’t tell you what scene was coming next. It’s embarrassing to say this, but I’d probably really enjoy watching them.”

Guy Ritchie Attached to Lobo

Guy Ritchie is set to direct a live-action adaptation of Lobo, a DC Comics story.

The filmmaker has signed on for the sci-fi action film, which follows a seven-foot tall intergalactic bounty hunter.

Despite speculation, the Warner Bros. movie will not be based on comic book miniseries Lobo: The Last Czarnian, in which the anti-hero discovered he was not the last of his race left alive as his former history teacher was still living. Instead, it follows the title character as he teams up with a teenage girl to hunt down four fugitive aliens.

The movie is being written by Don Payne and is based on the character created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen in 1983. Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona are to produce the movie, with work scheduled to begin early next year.

No casting information has been announced yet.

First Look: Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes Trailer

Later this winter, will set aside gadgets and body armor to reveal “fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect.”

In , Downey will team up with another Oscar-nominee (Jude Law as Dr. John Watson) to foil a plot that could destroy Britain. Sherlock also stars Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler and Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood.

The Guy Ritchie film - previously scheduled for a November 20 release - will open on Christmas Day.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:
Lakeview Terrace DVD

Robert Downey Jr. Goes Shirtless for Sherlock

Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes

I apparently don’t know anything about at all.

Who knew when we saw those last pics of a costumed Robert Downey Jr. that there was more to his look? But since this is a Guy Ritchie film, I guess I should have expected someone to get a little rough.

Holmes - also starring Jude Law and Rachel McAdams - is scheduled to open on November 20, 2009. (That’s the same day New Moon is slated to debut as well.)


In Theaters this Weekend: October 31, 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

Box Office Breakdown: Chihuahua Refuses to Kneel Down

Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies

Put a couple of Oscar-nominees in a Middle East-based film and what do you get? Answer: Third place.

Despite the star-wattage in Ridley Scott’s new CIA movie, failed to meet expectations this weekend. The Russell Crowe/Leonardo DiCaprio thriller pulled in a surprising $12.9 million for Warner Bros. That turnout is especially low given the film’s reported $100 million budget.

On the flip side, an entry with a relatively small price tag did better than Lies this week. , Sony Screen Gem’s horror contribution, earned $14.2 million and a second place finish. In just three days, the film has already surpassed its $12 million production costs.

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