Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

All the timeline details you need to know about the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul – (Saulstar)

Colin Farrell could be leading up the cast for True Detective 2 – (Empire)

Jeffrey Katsenberg’s legendary memo written in 1991 in which he predicted the future of cinema – (Den Of Geek)

Android have produced an amazing voice recording app – (Life Hacker)

Police hunted down the prostitute accused of watching a Google exec overdose—and found a trail of dead and damaged men in her past – (The Daily Beast)

Stephen Fry has provoked quite the stir after criticising Operation Yewtree – (Holy Moly)

How Many Of These Authors’ First Novels Have You Read? – (Buzzfeed Books)

Meth – It’s a helluva drug! – (Gawker)


Avast! Trailer For Seven Psychopaths.

Stolen dogs, gangsters, bloodshed and Christopher Walken. What’s not to like about the trailer above for the star studded black comedy Seven Psycopaths?

Directed by Irish film maker Martin McDonagh, whose previous credits include the Oscar winning short film Six Shooter and the brilliant In Bruges, it stars Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish and Tom Waits. Mickey Rourke was originally cast in Harrelson’s role but reportedly had a huge bust-up with Donagh and left. The plot of Seven Psychopaths rattles along like so:

Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.” Billy (Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Hans (Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime: a religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychotic gangster whose beloved dog Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie is unpredictable and extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.

Seven Psychopaths will be released in the UK in October.

Avast! Teaser Trailer For Total Recall.

When we first heard the news that Hollywood was re-making the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi cult classic Total Recall we were intrigued to find out which direction they were going to take.

But then they announced the film, unlike the 1990 version, would not take place on Mars and that it wouldn’t bear much resemblance to Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, which the whole plot basis of Total Recall is based upon and that Len Wiseman would be taking directorial charge, which set our alarm bells ringing because we aren’t fans of the Underworld movies and we postively hate Live Free Die Hard.

All that being said here’s a very limited sneak peak at what the rehashed version will look like which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and Ethan Hawke, the plot of which rattles along like so:

Euroamerica (formerly United States) and New Shanghai (formerly China) fight for political power in the far Fascist future. A simple factory worker suffering from violent nightmares (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy whose memory and personality were erased and replaced — though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on and how important his lost memories will be in its outcome. What matters to him the most is that he must team up with a young female freedom fighter (Biel) in order for both of them to change the political system in their own country, Euroamerica, which is currently controlled by Euroamerican President Vilos Cohaagen (Cranston) and his corrupt government.

Should’ve have renamed this movie Total Pish.

About the only similarity between the two movies.



Avast! Trailer For Fright Night.

Here it is your first official look at the much talked about remake for the classic 1985 horror movie Fright Night.

This time around the cast consist of Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette and David Tennent who reprises the role of Peter Vincent originally played by Roddy MacDowell…although we can’t quite imagine Rodders stripped to the waist in a skin tight pair of black leather trousers.

The official film synopsis reads:

Senior Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all going on. He’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.

Just in case you were interested the piece of music which is used in the trailer is a song called Letters Vs Numbers by My Turn For Evil. Here it is below in all it’s Gothic, Lost Boysesque glory, don’t ever say we aren’t good to you.

Begad! Trailer For Horrible Bosses.

This looks like it could be the sleeper hit movie of the year. Why? Well who hasn’t at one time hated the very ground their boss has walked upon?

Starring Jason Bateman, (Juno, Arrested Development), Charlie Day, (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) and Jason Sudeikis, (Hall Pass) as three tortured souls who hate their individual bosses, (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell), with a passion so great it drives them to conspire their deaths and the inevitable hilarity ensues.

If you’re still unsure that Horrible Bosses could be as big a sleeper hit as The Hangover then consider this, Bunk from The Wire has a cameo role as a detective and Jamie Foxx, (Miami Vice, Ray)  who plays a character called Motherf@cka Jones…sold!