Staying in at all this week? Here are the picks to keep you entertained at home without breaking the bank. Your essentials for a cheap night in!
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Pick Of 99p Film Rentals
The choice of films on Blinkbox’s 99p Movie Mondays has been pretty poor the last few weeks, and this is the worst yet. Most are straight to DVD or very poorly reviewed (Svengali and Almost Married were panned). The best (and that’s not necessarily an endorsement) of recent releases Glee meets Mean Girls high school themed G.B.F which might be passable. Some good older flicks you can pick from include The Road (bleak but very good) and Once (which I hated but many people love).
You can only rent them at this price on Monday, but you have 30 days to actually watch. Click through to the Blinkbox Movie Mondays page, select the film you want to watch (SD only) and enter the code MONDAYS121 at checkout to rent for that price.
For more on Blinkbox and how to get £6 credit for just £1 when you sign up – basically getting this film and more for free – see our Clever Site guide.
Orange Is The New Black From Friday, Netflix
Though House Of Cards gets most of the publicity, this other original Netflix show is well worth watching. Currently the first is available on Netflix, and the second series starts on Friday.
You can get a free trial of Netflix for 30 days, then it’s £5.99 a month after that. Read our guide to make sure you get the best value when streaming film and tv.
Free Catch Up Choice
Winner of Best Actor Bafta a few weeks back, this four part drama about a shooting in a small British town had rave reviews. All four episodes can be watched on Channel4’s on-demand service 4OD. Some TV’s and games consoles will have an app to play it straight to your connected TV. Otherwise you can use the link below to watch on a computer.
French Open Tennis, ITV4
Top quality tennis to get you in the mood for Queens, Eastbourne and Wimbledon. Come on Murray!
Cheapest Places To Buy New Albums
The cheapest MP3 and CD prices for the biggest new releases this week the second album from Parquet Courts and a Brazil themed mix from Fatboy Slim:
Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animals – MP3 £6.99 Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Paul Weller: More Modern Classics – MP3 £4.99 Google Play / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Fatboy Slim: Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil – MP3 £8.49 Google Play / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Clean Bandit: New Eyes – MP3 £7.49 Google Play / CD £8.99 WOW HD
Read our Ways To Listen To Music For Less guide for tips to get cheap tunes.
Cheapest Places To Buy New DVD & Blu-rays
Cheapest prices for Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club, the hilarious US political comedy Veep and action packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
Dallas Buyers Club £10 DVD Amazon / £12.49 Blu-ray Base.com
Veep season 2 £16 DVD & £19 BLU-RAY, both Amazon
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit £10 DVD & £15 Blu-ray, both Amazon