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The Jungle Book (PG)
Welcome to the jungle...book.
Miles Ahead (15)
Don Cheadle blows his own trumpet with his latest project.
It's capes at dawn with this pair of crusaders .
Aragami [PS4, PC]
You and your shadow.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360]
PES 17 shoots and scores.
This may not be the Metroid Prime you were looking for.
LEGO Star Wars: the Force Awakens [Xbox One, Xbox 360]
The force is strong in this one.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC]
Robots in disguise? Sign us up for that.
Blood Father (15)
Look who's back, only bleedin' Mel Gibson!
Swiss Army Man (15)
Daniel Radcliffe makes a complete tool of himself.
De Palma (15)
Documentary about one of the finest directors around - told by the man himself.
Daniel Radcliffe plays whiter than white for his latest role.
The hunt is over, a great film is here.
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
Oxford's finest don't quite make the splash hoped for.
25 by Adele
Adele loves numbers, especially those with pound signs before them.
Songs of Innocence by U2
So this is it, U2's free album. But is it any good?
Royal Blood by Royal Blood
The album is out at last. Buy it!
Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
The pouty West Coast singer returns in an aggressive mood.
Gironimo! by Tim Moore
Not quite nul points for otherwise brilliant travel humourist Moore's latest labour of love.
Who Is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace
Danny Wallace asks a question for his new novel. But will you care for the answer?
Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
This fresh debut is a little bit like Grange Hill on crack with monsters. What's not to love?
Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn
Everything but the Girl's Tracey Thorn gives a fantastic account of her dalliances with popdom.
The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz
Think St. Trinians crossed with The Village.