Saturday, October 18, 2008

Maybe Now You Can Get Back to Being Awesome

In another one of those news events that you can file in the "Water is Wet" category, the announcement came out earlier this week that Madonna and Guy Ritchie are getting a divorce.

As a longtime Guy Ritchie fan, all I can say is "Thank God!"

Before "The Material Girl" came into the picture, Guy Ritchie was on the fast track to Awesomeville.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels was a monster. People (read: guys, mostly) absolutely loved it and it was the catalyst to successful careers for both Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones.

And then came Snatch.


Everyone who was worried about the sophomore jinx found out real quickly that there was nothing to worry about in Camp Ritchie.

It's one thing when you get a whole bunch of big timers to be in your movie, but many a movie loaded with stars have tanked at the box office.

Snatch was not one of those movies.

Guy Ritchie was at his peak. He was so incredibly wicked that he could marry a broad like Madonna.

Then it all went south.

Swept Away is quite possibly the worst movie ever made. I honestly can't think of anything else made by an accomplished director that is worse.

I'll put it this way: Waterworld is 300 times better than Swept Away.


There was a glimmer of hope with the extremely delayed release of Revolver to DVD. While it was a fairly odd flick, it was gangsters and guns in true Guy Ritchie fashion and showed that he hadn't completely lost the plot.

His latest, Rocknrolla, which opens next week, looks to be a full-fledged return to Ritchieville and I couldn't be happier.

Dude was set up to be the director that made movies guys everywhere looked forward to seeing and instead, he became Mr. Madonna.

Now that she's moved on to A-Rod and Guy is readying for a monster divorce settlement payday, hopefully he can get back to making bad ass movies and being awesome.

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One of the most painful parts of moving is the first grocery shop.

We did our's today.

$280 and that's without buying any kind of bullshit. Just flat out groceries that we needed in this place.


God damn that's a lot of money!

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As promised yesterday, here is the video walkaround of the new digs.

The Guest Room is always open...


jennifer said...

DAMN YOU!!! lucky shit!
the backyard is breatiful..

Hope you guys are doing well..
Good Luck with everything!

Newt said...

I am definitely envious of your new surroundings.

Kim said...

So Spence, I just watched the video of your new pad! It is so beautiful. Sure beats you old place here on the rock! I am so jealous! Your dog is cute too!