Watch the fantastic re-teaming of Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as they play two creepy pawn shop owners in the Emmy Awards promo called Barely Legal Pawn.
The short also stars Emmy Award winning actress and nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus who tries to pawn one of her many Emmys with the duo, with plenty of in-jokes and Breaking Bad references throughout.
For some time now there’s been a fair amount of hand wringing over the much anticipated reboot of the Godzilla franchise and for good reason, if you’ve ever watched Roland Emmerich’s failure pile of a movie back in 1998.
Last night the first official trailer dropped and the Internet went crazy, especially over what looks like a pivotal scene from the movie involving a Halo Jump. Directed by Gareth Edwards who gave us the criminally underrated sci-fi flick Monsters in 2010 the film also stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, (Kick-Ass). It’s due for release in May 2014.
At first glance we thought this might be the long awaited trailer for the movie about the history surrounding one of Britain’s much loved catalogue merchants but then we realised we had read the title wrong.
Based on the true story of the Canadian Caper, the film is set during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis where both the American and Canadian governments, (along with those ever-helpful chaps the CIA), worked together to hatch an elaborate plan to rescue six stranded US diplomats who had been held hostage in their own embassy in Tehran, by convincing Iranian authorities that they were a camera crew sent to the country to scout for locations for a huge Hollywood sci-fi movie called Argo.
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck it also features Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Alan Arkin and Clea Duvall and it’s main screenplay was adapted from a Wired magazine article published in 2007 unimaginatively entitled: How The CIA Used A Fake Sci-Fi Flick To Rescue Americans From Tehran.
The original mock poster for the sci-fi movie which never existed.
Who is Nicolas Winding Refn? Well anyone familiar with the Pusher Trilogy, three films about the criminal underworld in Denmark, which in our humble opinion is actually better than the Godfather trilogy, (oh yes we did, deal with it), knows that Refn is a film director of enormous talent.
One of his strengths is knowing when to ratchet up the tension in a realistic and grounded fashion which makes the movie and performances all the more convincing. The clip above for his latest venture Drive starring Ryan Gosling about a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver, demonstrates just that.
If your still not sold on this movie know that Bryan Cranston, he of Malcolm In The Middle and Breaking Bad fame also stars.