Game Of Thrones 3 Looks Amazing.

Here it is, a quick look at the up and coming season three of the critically acclaimed fantasy series Game Of Thrones.

It gives the viewer an appreciation of the amount of work and logistics which go into each season of this remarkable series. We also get to have a sneak peak at some of the new cast members and locations.

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

 

Naked man found wandering around a German wood turns out to be a monk who was tripping balls on some berries – (The Local)

Some stunt footage of the Fast And The Furious 6 currently being filmed in Glasgow – (SPR&R)

Robbers toss out all their stolen cash onto the streets of LA during police chase – (NBC Los Angeles)

Hider in the house. Woman fnds ex-boyfriend living in her attic 12 years after they broke up – (Huffington Post)

 

Fantastic piece about the dark history surrounding ‘old timey’ stand-up comics in the 50s and their relationships with Las Vegas and The Mob – (WFMU)

The many different faces and expressions of Britters on American X Factor – (Buzzfeed)

5 videos of super human reflexes that saved lives. Avengers assemble! – (Cracked)

The amazing story of the scientist who nearly died while debunking ‘the hottest day on earth’ – (IO9)

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

 

Buy a Game Of Thrones replica Iron Throne for only $30,000. – LA Times

A beginners guide on how to fire a shotgun and more importantly how to treat it with the respect it deserves. – Art Of Manliness.

Due to a spate of cannibal related crimes in the US the Centers For Disease Control is forced to assure everyone a zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen. – Gamma Squad

The Call Of Duty – Black Ops 2 trailer was screened to nerds on a 140ft televisual wall. – Kotaku

Author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s 20 of his best thoughts on life and death. – Buzzfeed

Rats who were deliberately paralysed in a lab learn to walk again. – BBC News

Scientists are due to determine, this Friday, what the mystery object is which sits on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. – Huffington Post

Did John Travolta have a six year gay relationship with his pilot? – Radar Online

 

 

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.