Avast! Trailer For Headhunters.

The trailer below is for the Norwegian crime thriller Headhunters and comes from the same production team which worked on the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

Early online reviews indicate a strong buzz for this film which tells the story of an accomplished corporate headhunter, played by the Christopher Walken like Aksel Hennie, who also moonlights as a skillful art thief. His world starts to unravel when  he risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. The film also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who you may recognise as Jamie Lannister from Game Of Thrones.

Game Of Thrones Author Reads Kids Stories.

Author George R.R. Martin, famous for penning the Game Of Thrones books, has taken time out from his busy schedule to write some children’s stories and reads them as only he would know how…(it’s not really him, it’s an actor pretending to be him).

Remember kids if you think this is scary you should brace yourself for winter…which, incidentally, is coming.


Brace Yourself. Another Game Of Thrones Series 2 Teaser.

It will apparently gallop back onto our screens here in the UK on April 2nd on Sky Atlantic and personally we can’t wait.

Judging from the short trailer above, entitled: ‘You Win Or You Die‘, it appears that Joffrey is now in full-on bastard mode. This second series will be based on George R.R. Martin’s second novel in his ‘Song of Ice and Fire‘ odyssey, ‘A Clash of Kings‘.

HMS Friday’s Top TV Series Of 2011.

TV is better than film. There we’ve said it and our word is final.

With all the meaningless crap released in cinemas this year that accolade wouldn’t be hard but the sheer quality of TV series broadcast over the last twelve months was simply staggering. Selecting one from such a robust field of worthy competitors, (Game Of Thrones, The Killing, Justified, American Horror Story, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Community, Archer, The Venture Bros, Luther), wasn’t a simple task and as we’ve already cheated by handing out a joint honour in our favourite movie of the year we decided to bite the bullet and pick out a single winner.

For us the French crime series Braquo, which aired for the first time on British TV on FX, left quite an impression on us. Think 24 blended with The Shield and now throw in copius amounts of ciggarettes, bottles of wine, worn leather jackets and acts of sporadic voilence. It stars  Jean-Hugues Anglade who continually reminds us of Roy Scheider and was created by former French policeman and film director Olivier Marchal, (Tell No One, Department 36), Braquo rattles along like so:

A squad of Paris cops who exist in the blurred boundaries at the very edge of the law, use violence and intimidation to get the job done. The lives of these officers change radically when their squad leader, falsely accused of corruption, commits suicide. Determined to clear his name they start an investigation of their own, only to find that the police department itself stands in their way. 

Now Gaddafi’s Dead Let’s Get The Lannisters.

Our good friends over at The DOFC  have rattled up a topical t-shirt referencing the recent death of Libyan dictator Col Gaddafi and everyone’s equal hatred for The Lannisters, (except for The Imp).

They’ve also produced a similarly themed t-shirt but with more of a political theme. You may agree or disagree, but hey that’s democracy for you!

Click on each of the pics to be shipped to their respective product pages.


Game Of Thrones 16 Bit RPG.

WARNING: If you haven’t watched the first series of HBO’s amazing fantasy saga Game Of Thrones then this funny little short might spoil some major plot points for you.

With that said this video from College Humour isn’t just a stroke of comedy genius, it’s also an inadvertent reminder of the fun we used to have playing 16 bit games back in the day. Everything these days is just so bleak and violent. Anyway we can’t wait for series 2, we hope there’s tons more incest, decapitations and mutilated corpses.

Thanks Slammer for the tip…just the tip!

Game Of Thrones Has A Cast Of British Whatstheirnames.

If you haven’t been watching the amazing and highly addictive fantasy series Game Of Thrones on Sky Atlantic then we highly recommend you rectify this horrendous mistake immediately.

Based on the best selling series of books by George R. R. Martin HBO have produced what we certainly regard as not only the greatest fantasy TV series to date, but possibly one of the best pieces of television in the last 5 years. While most of the cast are British we’ve been surprised to learn exactly which actors have been used to flesh out the roles.

What follows is a completely spoiler free post, as we haven’t even included details about the characters each of the actors plays, or their subsequent relationships to others in the series. We’ve excluded Sean Bean, Lena Headly, Charles Dance and Aiden Gillen for obvious reasons.

Jerome Flynn as Brunn

Oh yes it is. We couldn’t believe the 48 year-old other half of 90s chart toppers Robson and Jerome was in this series either. This could be his best work by far…which wouldn’t be hard.

Ron Donachie as Sir Rodrik Cassel

Ron as Master At Arms in Titanic.

Best remembered in Scotland for his role in the mini series Tutti Frutti, Donachie has also appeared in Titanic , Made Of Honor, (WTF?), Disney’s Live-action version of The Jungle Book and more recently in Jason Statham’s new movie Blitz.

Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon

Probably a no-brainer for most folk. Addy is indeed famous for his breakthrough role in British comedy The Full Monty with Robert Carlyle, he also starred in A Knight’s Tale, the Russell Crowe version of Robin Hood and sadly The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont

Iain Glen as seen in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Iain Glen has been working in film and television for the last 25 years among his credits include Gorillas In The Mist, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Resident Evil: Apocalypse. For us Iain’s character is by far our favourite of the entire series so far.

Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle

Jesus where do you begin with an actor who has appeared as General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only, Cry Freedom, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets and Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade in which his death scene will probably be best remembered.

James Cosmo as Commander Jeor Mormont

His most famous role will probably always be that of Hamish Campbell’s father in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart but Scots born Cosmo has also appeared in Trainspotting, The Chronicles Of Narnia, and most recently in the biker gang TV series Sons Of Anarchy.

Peter Vaughan as Maester Aemon

A favourite actor of director Terry Gilliam who cast Vaughan in both Time Bandits and Brazil. His other credits include Sam Peckinpah’s controversial Straw Dogs, but the role most people will remember him from was in The Remains Of The Day where he played the father of Anthony Hopkins’ character.

Roger Allam as Magister Illyrio Mopatis

With a plethora of credits under his belt including roles in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Queen, V For Vendetta, Allam has also appeared in numerous TV series including Ashes to Ashes but his most famous role to date is that of Peter Mannion in the political satire series The Thick Of It.

Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark

Mawle recently appeared in Philip Ridley’s Gothic horror Heartless and has also popped up in Made In Dagenham, he played The Ripper in the  mini series Red Riding but we best remember him as a security guard whose life crumbles around him thanks to a mortgage he cannot afford to pay in the brutal TV movie Freefall, which we’ve kindly posted the first part below.

Alfie Allan as Theon Greyjoy

Probably best known for being the brother of pop star Lilly Allan Alfie has also appeared in the TV movie Freefall, (see above), Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Atonement. His sister must really love her brother as she famously wrote a song about him.


First 14 Minutes Of Game Of Thrones.


HBO have released the opening full fourteen glorious minutes of their new fantasy series Game Of Thrones, starring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Iain Glen.

The ten episode series is based upon A Song Of Fire And Ice, George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy novels which chart the struggles of a collection of noble families as they violently battle against each other to claim control of the Iron Throne of Westeros. Filmed in Ireland and Scotland Game Of Thrones is already being tipped as a must-watch with positive reviews spreading through the Internet.

Pfffft! Who needs reviews? Less than seven minutes in and there’s snow zombies, consider couch reserved!

Game Of Thrones will be shown on Sky Atlantic on April 18th.