In the Heart of the Sea
The gripping true story that inspired the classic novel Moby-Dick has moved from the silver screen to your small screen.
Watch director Ron Howard tell the tale of The Essex, a 19th Century American whaling ship destined for a disastrous encounter with a monster sperm whale, and its stricken crew.
The stunning visual effects will have you on the edge of your seat as Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) and first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) cling to life in one of the most extreme stories of survival in history.
In the Heart of the Sea is available for download from Google Play and iTunes (you can also read Nathanial Philbrick’s non-fiction book of the same name on your favourite eReader.)
Simple. Addictive. Competitive. Those are the three words that describe Stack, and it makes it one of the most frustratingly good games out there right now.
The idea is basic – stack slabs on top of each other to build a tower. The slabs slide in automatically and you just have to touch the screen when it’s lined up with the last slab. Get the alignment wrong and the slabs get smaller.
The simple gameplay, and a beautiful modern artistic style, keeps you coming back. And if you tell a friend about it, you’ll waste hours competing over your high scores.
Stack is free to download and play on Android and iOS.
Cleopatra by The Lumineers
Four years after their self-titled debut album, The Lumineers are back and topping the charts both sides of the Atlantic with Cleopatra.
If you’re not familiar with folk-pop trio, they sound a bit like someone told Mumford and Sons to slow down. Wesley Shultz’s gravelly voice works perfectly with the mellow melodies that run throughout Cleopatra to create a relaxing sound that soothes as it washes over you.
This album will make the perfect soundtrack to any time spent relaxing in the sun this summer, and you can download it now from your favourite music store.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
With Disney’s star-studded new version of The Jungle Book hitting cinemas this week, we thought it was time to revisit Rudyard Kipling’s classic.
Follow Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, as he learns to survive on his own in the danger-filled Indian jungle. The story, told in Kipling’s classical Victorian style, is as vivid and gripping as ever, just don’t expect it to be as upbeat as Disney’s tuneful movie.
You can read The Jungle Book before heading to the cinema for free on your favourite eReader.