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October 9, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Guy Ritchie's relationship status wouldn't take Sherlock Holmes to uncover - the filmmaker's girlfriend is rocking an engagement ring. Ritchie, director of Robert Downey Jr.'s popular "Sherlock Holmes" franchise among other hits, has proposed to model and his baby mama Jacqui Ainsley. She accepted, E! News confirmed. Ainsley and Ritchie, who met in April 2010, share 1-year-old son Rafael with another little bundle on the way.  PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom While Ritchie gained traction for reviving British cinema with films like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," he achieved household-name status thanks to a previous marriage to Madonna. Ritchie is dad to her sons Rocco and David Banda.  Though Guy and Madge split in 2008, he's certainly not opposed to marriage as an institution.  "It's definitely not something I regret.
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March 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A bisexual, biracial Yale grad goes to Africa and falls in love with a Kenyan Muslim. That's the premise of "Ade: A Love Story," the novel by Rebecca Walker that Madonna plans to make into a film. Deadline reports that Madonna plans to direct and has lined up Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen; a screenwriter has not yet been attached. "Ade" is Walker's first novel. The daughter of Alice Walker is the author of the acclaimed memoirs "Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence.
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May 15, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, filmmaker Guy Ritchie went to see "Sin City" -- and he's still talking about it. "I was very jealous. That," he said, "was the only movie in about six years that I wished I had something to do with." To Ritchie, "Sin City" showed the true potential of the graphic novel-as-cinema, and it has changed his own approach to his art.
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February 20, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
There's an endemic problem in the world of dark crime comedies: filmmakers getting stuck in a self-reflexive loop, more interested in quoting the genre's movie-quoting movies than in telling a story. Between the inevitable nods to Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, fresh riffs are hard to come by. Dutch director Arne Toonen doesn't invent any in "Black Out," but he does corral the requisite collection of "colorful" characters, from the dumb to the deranged, in the desperate adventures of a reformed hood who gets dragged back into the criminal underbelly on the eve of his wedding.
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January 23, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Guy Ritchie thinks his film is too long. Never mind that "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" was a whopping hit in its native Britain ($19.3 million at the U.K. box office on a tight indie budget of $1.6 million). Never mind that its upcoming British video release will be the biggest one that distributor PolyGram has ever done. Never mind that the film so impressed Sony that the studio committed to the writer-director's next picture, "Diamonds," without reading a script.
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December 8, 2007 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
Writer-director Guy Ritchie is as well known for his cockney-accented crime capers as he is for being Mr. Madonna. But for the last four years, he's been immersed in the esoteric mechanics of the human mind, attempting to shoehorn heady concepts about the ego -- what modern psychiatrists call "the conceptualized self" -- and its often malevolent influence into his latest crime drama, "Revolver."
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September 7, 2008 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Like many English pubs, the Punch Bowl carries quite a history. The Mayfair drinking establishment first started serving ale in the middle of the 18th century, when King George II ruled. Like some pockets of London, though, the two-story tavern turned into a grimy relic of a forgotten era -- the janitor did the pub's cooking and the beer was as uninspiring as the ambience. And then filmmaker Guy Ritchie bought the place. The pub's scary meat pies have since been pushed aside by organic smoked salmon, and authentic, hand-pulled British pints have replaced the modern, soulless lagers.
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December 28, 2009 | By Chris Lee >>>
Any die-hard Sherlockian will tell you: Sure, Sherlock Holmes is quick to uncover clues and unmask subterfuge, even stand up to overwhelming evil. But when push comes to shove, he also can be counted on to bust out with some mucho macho action-hero moves. Those in search of proof need look no further than the opening sequence of director Guy Ritchie's movie reboot "Sherlock Holmes," which opened Friday and has taken in an estimated $65.4 million at the box office. Producers for the $90-million action potboiler even came up with a pet name for the shooting style Ritchie used to capture the venerable Brit sleuth's cerebral yet wince-inducing fisticuffs: "Holmes-o-vision."
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December 8, 2011 | John Horn
The signature action scene in the soon-to-be-released "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," unfolds in a fusillade in a forest, as high-speed cameras zooming at 70 mph capture ammunition ripping through trees and flesh in real time. It's the type of mayhem, initially so intense that the film faced an R rating, that you would find only in a movie directed by Guy Ritchie. Until two years ago, Ritchie was known only to a select cinema buff crowd for his stylish, low-budget British gangster movies -- "Snatch," "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Revolver" and "RockNRolla.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
There's an endemic problem in the world of dark crime comedies: filmmakers getting stuck in a self-reflexive loop, more interested in quoting the genre's movie-quoting movies than in telling a story. Between the inevitable nods to Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, fresh riffs are hard to come by. Dutch director Arne Toonen doesn't invent any in "Black Out," but he does corral the requisite collection of "colorful" characters, from the dumb to the deranged, in the desperate adventures of a reformed hood who gets dragged back into the criminal underbelly on the eve of his wedding.
HOME & GARDEN
August 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
These David Beckham-H&M ads just never get old. And it will take the Ministry a long time to tire of the soccer star in various states of undress for the sake of fashion. In his latest wordless ad for the Swedish retailer, the soccer star is seen behind the scenes modeling in a locker room, giving smoldering looks to the camera and smiling as his perfect hair is groomed as he models boxer briefs, tanks and ... actual clothes. Like long-sleeved henleys and pants. (Blasphemy!) PHOTOS: David Beckham's style Steamy photos from the campaign appeared on H&M's Instagram account Monday and Beckham's official Facebook page early Tuesday.
HOME & GARDEN
February 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
David Beckham is losing more than his bathrobe in Guy Ritchie's film promoting Beckham's bodywear line for H&M. "David is the perfect leading man," Ritchie said. "For me, this felt like more than a campaign - it was like directing a short film. " "I loved doing it and people will get to see me play a role I've never done before!" the soccer star told the New York Daily News . "it was great to work with Guy, who is an amazing director. " Beckham, 37, who will be leaving Los Angeles to play for the Paris-St.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Guy Ritchie's relationship status wouldn't take Sherlock Holmes to uncover - the filmmaker's girlfriend is rocking an engagement ring. Ritchie, director of Robert Downey Jr.'s popular "Sherlock Holmes" franchise among other hits, has proposed to model and his baby mama Jacqui Ainsley. She accepted, E! News confirmed. Ainsley and Ritchie, who met in April 2010, share 1-year-old son Rafael with another little bundle on the way.  PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom While Ritchie gained traction for reviving British cinema with films like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," he achieved household-name status thanks to a previous marriage to Madonna. Ritchie is dad to her sons Rocco and David Banda.  Though Guy and Madge split in 2008, he's certainly not opposed to marriage as an institution.  "It's definitely not something I regret.
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December 16, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Is "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" the ultimate disguise? Have they simply reimagined the legendary sleuth as a sort of grand mash-up of Eddie Izzard and the Terminator, which not only endows him with substantial brain and brawn but some very interesting wardrobe choices? After the box-office success of 2009's "Sherlock Holmes," you knew the filmmakers would be pressed to find a way to up the ante. Nonstop action, a possible world war and cross-dressing are indeed the answer.
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December 8, 2011 | John Horn
The signature action scene in the soon-to-be-released "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," unfolds in a fusillade in a forest, as high-speed cameras zooming at 70 mph capture ammunition ripping through trees and flesh in real time. It's the type of mayhem, initially so intense that the film faced an R rating, that you would find only in a movie directed by Guy Ritchie. Until two years ago, Ritchie was known only to a select cinema buff crowd for his stylish, low-budget British gangster movies -- "Snatch," "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Revolver" and "RockNRolla.
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November 6, 2011 | By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This much is clear: It's 1891, a year after their first adventure, and the great English detective and Dr. Watson are facing off with Professor Moriarty, a mysterious, peripheral character from their initial blockbuster. Ask the creative forces behind "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" for more details on the new Robert Downey Jr. movie, due in theaters Dec. 16, and you'll find tight lips. But the set here, a 40-minute train trip west from London, was rife with clues last winter.
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November 6, 2011 | By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This much is clear: It's 1891, a year after their first adventure, and the great English detective and Dr. Watson are facing off with Professor Moriarty, a mysterious, peripheral character from their initial blockbuster. Ask the creative forces behind "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" for more details on the new Robert Downey Jr. movie, due in theaters Dec. 16, and you'll find tight lips. But the set here, a 40-minute train trip west from London, was rife with clues last winter.
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December 11, 2007
Guy Ritchie film: An article in Saturday's Calendar section about Guy Ritchie's new film, "Revolver," incorrectly identified psychologist Steven C. Hayes as a psychiatrist.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2010
TV THIS WEEK SUNDAY With the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks coming at the end of this week, several cable channels have new specials lined up to revisit that dark day, starting with a look at the efforts of first-responders in "9/11: After the Towers Fell. " (Discovery, 9 p.m.) If they come, they will build it. Twenty contestants vie for the title of "All American Handyman" — or handywoman — in this new reality competition. Sweetening the pot: A prize package worth 10 grand and a shot at his or her own show.
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December 28, 2009 | By Chris Lee >>>
Any die-hard Sherlockian will tell you: Sure, Sherlock Holmes is quick to uncover clues and unmask subterfuge, even stand up to overwhelming evil. But when push comes to shove, he also can be counted on to bust out with some mucho macho action-hero moves. Those in search of proof need look no further than the opening sequence of director Guy Ritchie's movie reboot "Sherlock Holmes," which opened Friday and has taken in an estimated $65.4 million at the box office. Producers for the $90-million action potboiler even came up with a pet name for the shooting style Ritchie used to capture the venerable Brit sleuth's cerebral yet wince-inducing fisticuffs: "Holmes-o-vision."
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