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Nov 11th, 2002, 04:27 PM
Madonna movie straight to video


MADONNA'S disastrous new film Swept Away will not be released in the UK because it has been such a box office flop in the US.

The film, directed by her husband Guy Ritchie, was savaged by the critics and has taken just $1.07 million since its release last month.
It was due to hit British cinema screens in March, but will now go straight to video

Herald Sun

Dirty Sanchez
Nov 11th, 2002, 04:31 PM
Yeah I heard about that.

I think it's a bit stupid not to have it in the cinema over here just because it flopped in the US.

Guy Ritchie is really popular over here and I have no doubt that it would've done better here than it did in America but I guess now we'll never know!

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:02 PM
is this a deja vu thread? Some one else has this same one. oh well. Madonna is news i suppose.

Helen Lawson
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:04 PM
Do you know how bad it must have been to have flopped in the U.S.? People here watch someone take a shit on screen and it becomes a hit.

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:14 PM
Since she's never really had a runaway movie hit (forego Dick Tracy), I'm not surprised.

Helen Lawson
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:17 PM
She was great in Desperately Seeking Susan because she was essentially playing herself. Dick Tracy did not require much acting and she was part of a larger ensemble piece where she was but one facet of the film. She is one of the best entertainers ever, but she just cannot act. I guess she either won't get a coach, or it does not work. Poor Madonna, she never learns!

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:19 PM
so what? So Madonna has one thing shes not good at? i dont think shes all that scared.

dont cry for her argentina.

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:20 PM
I think, save for Body Of Evidence, there is not 1 Madge movie I don't like. Most are just good stories, not much acting required... But she did act her arse off in Evita, I think. All that emotion and having to express all your thoughts in song.

Helen Lawson
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:23 PM
Actually, she wasn't bad in Evita either now that you mention it. If she doesn't care whether her films are any good or not, then she has nothing to worry about. If she wants to boast more big screen success, she needs to do musicals with light-acting only required.

This thread is making me all nostalgic for a "Who's That Girl" and "Shanghai Surprise" double feature. ;)

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:25 PM
I actually liked body of evidence. i go see movies for what i know they'll be. I know a Madonna movie is NOT gonna be a Meryl Streep out of body experience. It was fun seeing her get slapped around and her boobs falling out all the time....it was her SEX book come to life.

Talk about someone "who never learns" its Jennifer Lopez, the chick is getting married AGAIN??? Is she the new Liz Taylor of the century? just screw the guy J Lo, dont marry them all. good lord

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:25 PM
Swept Away really SUCKED! The acting was horrible. Madonna was not able to deliver. I really don't think she will ever be considered a "serious" leading lady. She should stick to the soft porn music videos!

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:26 PM
Hey, she will always be a Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress! :) 'A League of our own' sounds good about now.

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:27 PM
someone just mentioned who's that girl...that was cute i thought. i really liked that one. call me sick

shanghai surprise though, whew, i love the woman but my goodness. her hair was fab though. the only redeeming quality.

How did you guys see Swept away so quickly? It was out here 1 week, all you guys hated it yet obviously rushed out to see it rather quickly :confused:

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:29 PM
Go to your local Stop n Shop and but the bootleg copy for $8.00.

Helen Lawson
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:32 PM
A League of their Own was actually good also. You know what, Madonna has made some decent flicks, but I think her range is narrow and she needs good support. I got a copy of the DVD in the mail and I watched last week. I watched it because it was either that or clean out the litter box.

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:39 PM
I didnt really like League of their own. Its the one i only saw once and that was enough. i am pretty shallow when it comes to Madonna and only like watching her when her hair is blonde. I will buy swept away when its on DVD, she looks awesome in the photos i've seen.

i bet she'd be good in something like the Sopranos or Sharon Stones part in Casino. Although Sharon rocked in that movie.

i can see Madonna being in a mobster movie, something like that.

Nov 11th, 2002, 06:35 PM
I saw the movie EVITA, and I was dissapointed to no end.

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Nov 11th, 2002, 10:42 PM
Not even my 'Summer Holiday' was that bad. :rolleyes:

Nov 12th, 2002, 01:20 AM
Her best acting performance is in DANGEROUS GAME with Harvey Keitel. This is the only film where she manges to "become' her character. She is often far too aware of her screen image to convincingly portray a character role in a film. I am sure this is due to her music video image that is so carefully cultivated and immediate.......the 3 minutes of a pop song demands a quick, precise image and there is no time to develop a charcter. Madonna is often critised for being stiff or wooden and I would suggest that this stems from her work in front of the camera in music vids and still photographs.....she has this type of acting down to an artform.

Madonna needs to find an ensemble cast comedy filck, along the the lines of LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN where she is not the central character and has other acters to "bounce" off.

If you haven't checked out DANGEROUS GAME I suggest you do. It is not a NICE film to watch but shows Madonna can act if given the correct guidance.

Nov 13th, 2002, 01:34 AM
"...she will always be a Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress. "

Actually, I believe the Golden Globe award was for "Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy".

I wonder how many movie musicals were released that year. Slim pickin's indeed.:rolleyes: :o

Nov 13th, 2002, 04:49 AM
Thats funny cause I thought it was going straight to the incinerator.