The Week in GIFs

By
Clarisse Loughrey

While it's all good and well to try and re-cap the week's movie news, we realise that it's the end of the week and the daily grind has probably all but frazzled your brain, to the point where you can't concentrate on actual words or things that aren't brightly coloured. This is where the internet sensation for GIFs comes in, because why try and explain things when you can simply capture all your emotions in one constantly looping moving image.

ROMAN COPPOLA & ARCADE FIRE HAD THE BEST PARTY EVER AND EVERYONE WAS INVITED EXCEPT YOU AND ME.

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Following their time as musical guests supporting the all-holy Tina Fey on her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Arcade Fire decided to release a supporting 20-minute concert video directed by none other than one of our favourite mad visionaries, Roman Coppola. If that wasn't good news enough, the video manages to cram in an appearance from every legit cool comedy actor in the world (deep breath): James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, Eric Wareheim, Anziz Ansari, Bill Hader, and Zach Galifinakis. Bono was also there.

I'M STILL HERE MIGHT BE HAPPENING FOR REAL NOW.

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Joaquin Phoenix has gone from being a fake hip-hop artist to a real hip-hop artist. Although I know we were all hoping he'd drop a couple verses on Pusha T's new album when the news was announced the two would collaborate a month or so ago, alas we'll still have to wait to see the actor have a genuine attempt at spitting rhymes (or at least just release his "sobaditmightbegenius" tracks from I'm Still Here). Until then, you can listen to the track 'King Push' online which JP lended a few beats to, along with some help from a certain Mr. Kanye West.

PEOPLE ARE LEARNING TO SPELL ADELE EXARCHOPOULOS RIGHT.

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Yes, the Blue is the Warmest Colour actress is big news at the moment, which means she'll be having to deal with a lot less terrible attempts at spelling/pronouncing her name. From one incomprehensibly named chick to another, we know it takes a Cannes winning movie to stop people referring to you by "pal" instead of your real name. Exarchopoulos will soon star in the directorial debut of actress Sara Forestier, M, which sees her play a woman suffering from a stutter who falls in love with a bomber pilot entranced in the world of underground racing.

CARRIE HAS A REALLY TRENDY SOUNDTRACK FOR SOME REASON UNKNOWN TO ME.

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I'm going to be honest. I don't really see the connecting point between the psychological terror of Stephen King's novel and the musical equivalent of a weekend on a yacht, Vampire Weekend. Anyone want to help me out? Because this week's announcement that the soundtrack for the Carrie remake will feature tracks from the likes of Passion Pit, Cults, and HAIM is confusing for my brain. Is this a horror movie or a Topshop fashion film?

JANIS IAN IS DOING SO WELL FOR HERSELF.

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Lizzy Caplan, aka the secret hero of Mean Girls, has just bagged herself the female lead in Seth Rogen and James Franco's new buddy comedy The Interview. She'll play Agent Lacey, in a storyline which involves Franco and Rogen's talk show host and producer accidentally finding themselves the centre of a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.

AND THIS WEEK IN THE WORLD OF YOUR NIGHTMARES...

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Jennifer Lawrence has a cameo in Dumber and Dumber To. Literally everything about this movie makes me feel deeply uncomfortable. I know Dumber and Dumber was a really special time in all our lives, and apparently J-Lawrence loves it so much she can recite the whole thing on cue, but that was a special time we need to leave behind and move on to things not directed by the Farrelly Brothers. It's not the '90s anymore. We need to let go.

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