What we learned this week, featuring Bastille, Beetlejuice and Begbie

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That’s right. It’s Friday night – and the weekend is about to begin. But before we get too excited, here at WOW247 we like to reflect on the things that have come to pass over the past seven days.

Trainspotting what we learned
[Pictured: The act of reflection]

There have been revelations, reveals and eyebrow-raising utterances galore this week, encompassing a whole range of emotions. Including…

Surprise!

♦ London band Bastille can’t believe that their debut album has hit the top of the charts, with lead singer Dan Smith describing the situation as “ridiculous”

IT Crowd star Chris O’Dowd has acquired an unlikely champion in Clint Eastwood, who is apparently a big fan of Bridesmaids

Meryl Streep wants to be in Anchorman 2 according to Steve Carrell – could her and Ron Burgundy end up sharing some screen-time?

♦ Scottish pin-up James McAvoy is looking forward to seeing his starring role in new movie Trance as much as the next man – as he hasn’t actually watched the film since it wrapped

Excitement!

Trainspotting 2 is on its way! Danny Boyle unleashed the exciting news on Monday, adding that he hoped to bring back the original cast, and have the film out by 2016

♦ Speaking of long-awaited movie sequels, work on Beeteljuice 2  is officially underway as confirmed by writer Seth Grahame-Smith, while Universal revealed that Jurassic Park 4 will land in cinemas next year – confusing pretty much everybody in the process by announcing little-known filmmaker Colin Trevorrow as director

Steven Spielberg has said he’s hoping to have Tintin 2 in cinemas for Christmas 2015, with performance-capture work set to begin by the end of this year

♦ Cool new trailers dropped for Star Trek Into Darkness and Kick-Ass 2 – both of which look incredible – while a certain poor Scottish actor doesn’t know whether he’s Cumming or going as rumours regarding the next X-Men film continue to bounce around the web

Intrigue!

♦ TV comedy Fresh Meat will be the latest British sitcom to get a big-screen outing, with co-creator Sam Bain confirming he’s hard at work on a movie version

♦ Alternative rockers British Sea Power insisted they’re not resting on their laurels with their new album – claiming that they threw out all songs that were “treading water”

Bobby Gillespie revealed that he walked out of Primal Scream for a day back in the ’90s, but his bandmates were so out-of-it they didn’t even know he’d quit

Regret!

♦ Actor Mark Strong says it’s a shame that his blockbuster outings John Carter and Green Lantern were such dismal flops, claiming that they had “merit”

Joy!

Elijah Wood warmed Middle Earth hearts everywhere by describing the set of The Hobbit as being “like a family reunion” – aww…

If you learned something else this week, let us know about it.

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Mark is the content manager for WOW247 in Leeds. When he isn't waxing lyrical about Ben Wheatley and Caravan Palace, he's landing news, assembling guides and penning features.

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