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'True Detective': Will the real Vince Vaughn step forward?

The McConaissance was already in full swing when Matthew McConaughey agreed to star in the first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson. But HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto are gambling that the hard-boiled anthology can serve as a rejuvenation machine for other treading-water actors aching to break out of a rut. HBO officially confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in season 2—but not as partners, a la Rust and Marty. Farrell is a cop, but Vaughn will play a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

Both actors could use the creative boost of HBO’s edgiest showVaughn in particular. The tall and jocular actor was so overflowing with talent and versatility in his early years in Hollywood that the industry truly didn’t know what to do with him. Before carrying his first major comedy blockbuster, 2004’s Dodgeball, Vaughn had been the dashing bro (Swingers), the Chris Pratt of 1997 (The Lost World), the indie stalwart (Clay Pigeons/Return to Paradise), and Gus Van Sant’s Norman Bates. Dodgeball landed right in the middle of a stretch of frat-pack comedies that included Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Anchorman, and 2005’s Wedding Crashers, which was supposed to make him and Owen Wilson huge stars. READ FULL STORY

I'm Still Not Over... How good Colin Farrell was in 'In Bruges'

I always liked Colin Farrell, but for the first few years of his career, I appreciated him more for his looks than for his acting. It’s not that I ever thought he was a bad actor,  it was simply that I didn’t realize how good he was. But all of that changed when I watched In Bruges in 2008.

In Bruges is a dark comedy that follows two hit men — played by Farrell and Brendan Gleeson — who are sent away to Belgium to hide after Farrell’s character made a mistake. While on the job, Farrell shot and killed a young boy. As a result, his boss — Ralph Fiennes! — orders Gleeson to kill Farrell for his mistake. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Christopher Walken and 'Psychopaths' interpret 'Honey Boo Boo' dialogue -- VIDEO

Is there a Honey Boo Boo-sized void in your heart now that the season has wrapped? Rest assured, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, and Colin Farrell are here to save the day.

During a junket interview for Seven Psychopaths (in theaters this weekend), the trio read verbatim dialogue from TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Naturally, Walken took on the role of mama and read about the family’s melted butter and ketchup concoction. But, as hilarious as his straight-faced read is, you’d better redneckognize that Rockwell and Farrell stole the show.

I dare you to watch Farrell say, “If you fart 12 to 15 times a day, you can lose a lot of weight” in a Southern/Irish accent without cracking a smile.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

What are the best and worst movie remakes of all time? -- VOTE

Complaining about Hollywood’s dearth of fresh ideas and its obsession with remaking, rebooting, and repackaging every half-successful movie from yesteryear is a constant and not-undeserved gripe. But let’s also acknowledge that recycling classics — and less-than-classics — is an age-old plague tradition (See: The Maltese Falcon) and some remakes even become classics in their own right (See… The Maltese Falcon).

Still, there’s no denying that Hollywood has gone into its attic with greater and greater gusto in recent years. The industry is churning out countless sequels, prequels, and sidequels, and even adapting old TV shows (21 Jump Street, Dark Shadows) for the big screen. The latest addition: An updated Total Recall with Colin Farrell, opening on Aug. 3. Time will tell if Farrell’s remake will approach the glorious camp of the original, which featured Arnold Schwarzenegger getting his ass to “Mahrs” to breathe life into a rebellion. But it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the best and worst of Hollywood’s remake machine. READ FULL STORY

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