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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New films to stream online
There’s a growing trend for smaller movies to be released online to rent at the same time as they hit the cinemas. This week you can watch Joe, starring Nicholas Cage. It’s received some really strong reviews, with many critics saying its a return to form for Cage from his out there weirdness of recent flicks. It’s available on most on-demand services, but if you’ve not used Blinkbox before you can save £2.49 off the £5.99 rental (£6.99 in HD). Here’s the Guardian’s review.
LINK: Rent Joe from Blinkbox and save £3.49
Also, in case you missed this Lego Movie deal last week. You can currently buy The Lego Movie to download for £9.99 at Blinkbox.
Do this and you’ll get 500 bonus Clubcard points, worth £5 when shopping in Tesco, and up to £20 if you exchange for vouchers elsewhere.
If you only double them on something you’d normally buy like train fares, you’re getting the movie for free!
You can read all about Blinkbox in our Clever Site review.
Extant Amazon Prime Instant Video
Following other big stars, Halle Berry has turned to TV in this US sci-fi drama. She’s an astronaut who returns to Earth and finds she’s pregnant. Each episode is online on Amazon Prime Instant Video the day after it’s shown on American TV. Currently there are three available and another this week. That does of course mean you can’t binge view!
You can get the first month as a free trial, then it’s £5.99 a month. Amazon Prime Instant Video also has plenty more you can watch as part of this subscription.
LINK: Get a free trial and watch Extant on Amazon Prime Instant Video
If that doesn’t take your fancy, we’ve just published our guide to the best TV shows on each of the online services. Take a look here to see which is the best one to subscribe to.
Free On-Demand Choice
In Search Of The Wrong Eyed Jesus BBC iPlayer
One of my all time favourite documentaries and music films, this film follows musican Jim White through the US south meeting weird and wonderful locals. Includes performances from Cat Power and The Handsome Family (who did the theme for True Detective).
Cheapest Places To Buy New Albums
The big new releases this week include Beck, Tom Petty, Jenny Lewis and Neon Jungle. Here’s where to find the cheapest MP3 and CD prices.
Beck/Various: Song Reader – MP3 £8.49 at Google Play / CD £11.99 at Amazon
Jenny Lewis: The Voyager – MP3 £6.99 at Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £8.99 at WOWHD
Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers Hypnotic Eye – MP3 £6.99 at Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £8.99 at WOWHD
Neon Jungle: Welcome to the Jungle – MP3 £4.99 at Google Play / CD £7.89 at Base.
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 the OTT and epic Noah and the well received US TV series Masters of Sex, which has the second series coming soon to Channel 4.
Noah £9.99 DVD at Zavvi.com and £13 Blu-Ray at Amazon
Masters of Sex £11.99 DVD at Zavvi.