And that was the Thursday that was a Thursday.
We will be back tomorrow with all the best in bits of Friday's pop culture.
A couple of film releases to look forward to tomorrow:
Get excited to not see Michael Fassbender's face in Frank opening in UK theatres tomorrow.
The final chapter for Hayo Miyazaki comes in The Wind Rises
Brighton's the Great Escape festival continues on tomorrow with Wild Beasts, East India Youth and Fat White Family.
It may not be waterproof but it's much cooler than a mac. Here is touch the Leather from FWF.
If you are looking for a London boogie check out this free hip hop night at Dalston's Alibi. It's Bounty.
And that is bye for now. See you TOMORROW.
Domhall Gleeson on the intimidation of a Frank Slidebottom mask
The Harry Potter star takes on the indie legacy left behind by the concealing mask. It's a bit like prodering a woman with an over-makeup-ed face.Frank is much less defensive, of course. But just as beguiling.
Questioning Fassbender-Frank's reasoning behind an over-sized Papier Mâché mask being just as over the top (OTT) as an actual face. A comparison could be made to say, Michael Fassbender's face (totally OTT) and any other man's face.
If you're not into covering up with a mask, conceal yourself in a dark corner of a theatre as Frank gets its UK opening tomorrow.
Studio Ghibli gets an 8 bit makeover
I don't fully understand the appeal of a pixelated version of anything but I do understand Ghibli. Since our cover from last week so radically well received. We have a certain prjudice to anything Ghibli
at the moment.
Castle in the Sky
Kiki's Delivery Service
And a personal favourite, Spirited Away
Hayo Miyazaki's final film the Wind Rises has it's UK release tomorrow.
Morrissey prefers Lucozade
This tour request list from the Smiths 1986 tour with the the Queen is Dead. There are some hand written bits from Morrissey himself.
Morrissey's electrolytes? Sport drinks. Lucozade to be exact.
His beverage of choice? Red wine and gin.
He also debuted some new songs as he kicked off his American tour last night. Ignore the recording quality. Here is one of them. The best one. The Bullfighter Dies.
Tommy Lee and the Smashing Pumpkins?
Thats like apples and oranges. The star of a Pamela Anderson sex tape and father to her two sons the Mötley Crüe drummer has been enlisted by the Smashing Pumpkins to play drums on their next album. Which makes no sense at all. Let's discuss why this is an unlikely duo.
While 1979 belongs on every nostalgic 90s mix CD.
Girls, Girls, Girls belongs in the flaming trash can of every
The Smashing Pumpkins personified all that was 90s alternative youth culture and their contribution was immortalised by the Simpsons Homerpalooza episode.
The closest Mötley Crüe ever came to being immortalised in yellow was the background music to this ichy and scratchy tribute video. Which really, is just sad.
Emotional jerking in Planet of the Apes
James Franco doesn't make an appearance in this Dawn of the Apes trailer but goosebumps just might. Tensions come to a head as battle between the humans becomes increasingly possible.
Nic Cage rage range
This is some Taken shit right here. Cage plays an ex-convict whose daughter is abducted by some violent gangsters. And so...he resorts to his badass-ass-kicking ways to save her. He doesn't tear down the eiffel tower but he does lose his shit.
Rage is not the first flick to see Cage lose his cool. And it certainly not the last. So, let us playback the spectrum of red-faced upset that is Nic Cage rage range with a good ol' fashioned gif set.
Lamp smashing anger.
In maintaining themes: Cowboy anger.
From Codeine cowboy to comedy cowboy
It's Seth Marcfarlene's A Million Ways to Die in the West. Cholera, fire, ice, oh and gunshots, gunshots, and also gunshots there are a lot of ways to die as a pioneer in the 19th century frontier.
And as the western genre that can never really be on trend because it's always there, pointing the opposite direction of east let's count down the most knee slapping of westerns.
1. A true original. Nothing like a Gucci-bagged Cleavon Little and my name is Jim but you can call me Jim Gene Wilder.
2.From the days of Will Smith rapping his own soundtracks 1999's Wild Wild West.
3. When Jackie Chan was relevant and the rest of the box office was revealed the comedic genius of Wes Anderson's Owen Wilson in Shanghai Noon.
4. Jody Foster pre-closet ousting and Mel Gibson pre-idiot ousting in Maverick.
5. The tagline was: "being bad never looked so good". Which pretty much explains the flop of Penelope Cruz and Selma Hayek as bank robbing Bandidas.
Kids cartoons are all the rage
Sorry about the whole 9 year old renaissance thing going on today. But it seems to be the way of this Thursday's pop culture news. Now we will talk about the Little Mermaid. In the off chance that you don't follow Disney live action remake news: Sofia Coppola announced last month that she will direct a remake of the late 80s animated feature. It is rumoured to star Emma Watson. And guaranteed to have plenty of un(?)warranted hype around it, including this spoof video. Out before production has even begun. Still it's funny and evocative of the general spirit of an SCoppola flick.
Let's get back to Will Ferrell
What does 2 Chainz have to do with Will Ferrell you may ask. Why everything. Alright not everything. There is a short tribute to the toothy comedian in the Georgian rapper's new video for Trap Back. The abusive cough syrup user and self-proclaimed Codeine Cowboy takes a monochromatic bicycle ride in this lyrical masterpiece.
The single is from his EP length mixtape Freebase. It's about his struggle to surrender to the syrup. And it's amazing. He talks about coming from nothin' and his lyrical vocabulary is more extensive than Drakes. And that's a fact. According to Matt Daniels chart of the biggest in hip hop word wisdom.
Speaking of Saturday mornings
And nutrition disguised as candy. Or candy disguised as nutrition? The colourful Power Rangers will be making an on screen comeback with a new movie to be produced by Lionsgate (the studio responsible for the Hunger Games and Twilight).
Yep they will no longer serve as the culturally irrelevant Halloween costume unsuitable for the beer-bellied of us. They will have their very own live-action flick. Really we just want to see actors bounce around in those winter night worthy onesies, right?
No word who is to star in the leotard shade spectrum just yet.
Stay Classy Bedrock?
Will Ferrell is set to produce a new animated feature of the archaic 1960s cartoon. The last feature was a live action starring John Goodman and Rosie O'Donnell in 1994. If you have not seen it, it's a classic tale of greed versus substance. As Fred is faced with all the perks of a backhanded promotion at work. Will, Ferrell be able to top Goodman in as the Neanderthal father? And when will the Jetsons live action be announced?
But what children of the 90s really remember about the Flintstones were these little guys.
Yes what kids remember most about the 'stones is not the voice of scornful voice of Alan Reed but their ability to turn vitamins into candy.