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    Sunday Shorts: ‘Star’, starring Clive Owen

    Today’s film is the 2001 short Star. Part of BMW’s The Hire series of short films, the film is directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote it with Joe Sweet, and stars Madonna and Clive Owen. Owen reprised his role for numerous other shorts in the series, and BMW recently announced they will be making a […] More

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    The hit-and-miss realms of Brit-grit cinema

    This week’s UK release of the critically roasted Blood – a new thriller starring Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham (filmed, incidentally, in my home town) and the significantly more well-received Stone Roses documentary Made of Stone directed by Shane Meadows – who is usually known for his rough and realistic portrayals of working-class misery – […] More

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    ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ still has glaring problems, but also a relatively engaging final act

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Written by Michele and Kieran Mulroney Directed by Guy Ritchie USA, 2011 Guy Ritchie’s previous Sherlock Holmes film was marred, especially, by irritating aesthetic choices and an over-reliance on the banter between its leading men. Rather than charming, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s exchanges were instead annoyingly smug, […] More

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    First Trailer for ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

    The first trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has been released featuring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress Noomu Rapace, in a virtually unrecognizable role. Also notice Robert Downey Jr. in drag, Jude Law’s porn stache, and a ton of action. Here is the plot synopsis: Sherlock Holmes has always […] More

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    Guy Ritchie Offered Xerxes?

    It seems like Warner Bros might be going in a different direction with the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2007 hit 300.  According to Vulture, the studio has made an offer to Guy Ritchie to direct the 300 sequel Xerxes which is based on Frank Miller’s comic book which he is currently developing.  Ritchie is shooting […] More

  • Guy Ritchie signs to direct ‘Lobo’ for Warner Bros.

    After reinventing Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., director Guy Ritchie will next take a stab at his first comic book adaptation. According to the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Ritchie has signed on to direct Lobo based on the DC Comics’ anti-hero intergalactic bounty hunter character. Ritchie takes over for Doug Liman who had been […] More

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    Trailers: Sherlock Holmes

    The new film by director Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr as the title character, in a fresh new take on the popular mystery novels. Jude Law co-stars as Dr. John Watson, Rachel McAdams plays Holmes’ love-interest, “the deceptive” Irene Adler. And Mark Strong plays the film’s villain Lord Blackwood, an industrialist who […] More