The Big Short
A small band of misfits think they’ve predicted a devastating event that the media, government and major financial institutions can’t see. Namely, the collapse of the global economy. The Big Short tells the story of the gang’s plan to make money from this impending disaster, and to hit back at the big banks for their greed, over-confidence and lack of foresight.
The Big Short is based on a true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis. The star-studded cast includes Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
You can download The Big Short from the Google Play Store or iTunes.
The Missing by C.L. Taylor
The Missing is one of those psychological thrillers that has you gripped from the very first page to its shocking final twist. We’ve got to be careful to not give too much of the plot away here, so let’s just give you a brief outline…
Fifteen-year old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night. His mother is understandably distraught, so thank heavens that she can rely on her family for support.
Except she can’t. Because sometimes, those closest to us are the ones with most to hide…
We’re not going to spoil it for you by saying another word. If you want to get to the bottom of The Missing’s mystery, you’ll need to download if from your favourite eBook store.
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
Radiohead are back with a ninth album, and it’s a real treat for their faithful fans – the majority of tracks on here have already featured in live performances, some going back years.
A Moon Shaped Pool isn’t an easy listen, but when was the last time Radiohead were accused of that? Yes, it’s dark and harrowing in places, but also delicate, beautiful and uplifting in other parts. Standout tracks are the singles ‘Burn the Witch’ and ‘Daydreaming’, and fans will be delighted to see ‘True Love Waits’ as the closing track. It’s been a live favourite since the mid-90s, and here, it’s been re-worked as a gentle, piano-driven piece.
You can get A Moon Shaped Pool from the Google Play Store or iTunes.
We love Hockey Stars, but don’t let the name confuse you. It’s not really a hockey game. You’re not going to be taking control of players as they whizz around the ice at break-neck speed. No, forget about that.
With Hockey Stars, your team consists of five large circles that look a bit like curling stones. You take it in turn with your opponent to fire these at the puck, and try and guide it into your opponent’s goal. Each turn is timed, so you don’t have too long to hang about before you make your move.
If you’re looking for a mobile game that’s a satisfying cross between air hockey and curling, with a little bit of eight-ball pool thrown in, then this is your lucky day. Because Hockey Stars is free to download from the Google Play Store or iTunes.