...and three other things you need to know about this week, including Savile Row tailoring at its finest, gothic art at its creepiest and Dizzee Rascal at his rascaliestMore
Dumb and Dumber To is out on Friday, but you already know we’re pretty excited about that so we thought we’d mention another notable film is out on the same day. Kon-Tiki, which was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, tells the story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 voyage across the Pacific from Peru to the Polynesian islands, which he undertook in order to prove that early inhabitants of the islands might well have made a similar trip.
To hammer home his point, he did it in the same way they might have: on a balsa wood raft. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg’s film stars Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as Heyerdahl – an actor who isn’t known as “the Norwegian Ryan Gosling” for nothing, and features some uncomfortably close encounters with some creatures of the deep. They’re going to need a bigger raft.
Kon-Tiki is out in cinemas on 19 December
East London’s finest grime reaper Dizzee Rascal has recaptured some of the fizzing bite of his early material of late, and when you think about it it’s kind of bonkers it’s taken him this long. In October he released – and then removed – a blood-soaked Halloween video for Couple of Stacks, and today he’s putting out a new EP, Pagans.
The title track is angry, smart and socially engaged, which the artwork and video of which shows he has no intent on going nicey-nice just yet (even though it does also feature him crushing a watermelon with his laser-beam eyes). This comes on the back of news that Dizzee’s legendary Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman may be featured on the A-level English syllabus; Mr Rascal, we’re glad to have you back.
Pagans EP by Dizzee Rascal is out today