We loved it: The best films, books and DVD, plus your stars
Check out these great new films, unwind at home with a DVD or curl up in comfort with a good book
The Friend by Dorothy Koomson, Paperback £7.99
Cece Solarin is determined to see her family’s move to Brighton as a fresh start, even if she is a little nervous about settling into their new neighbourhood and her children into the local school where not three weeks before, popular mother Yvonne was almost murdered. Things look up when Cece makes friends with a group of three very different mums, only to discover police suspect one of them is Yvonne’s attacker.
Rampage Out 13 April
Back in his wrestling days as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was accustomed to taking on pretty brawny opponents, but none of them was anything like as burly or belligerent as the 30ft gorilla he faces in this monster movie based on the 1980s arcade video game. Dwayne’s gruff primatologist has to save the day when a rogue genetic experiment turns a gentle silverback gorilla into a raging giant.
Strike: Career of Evil, out 16 April (£13.80)
Based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling novel, this two-part drama follows Private Detective Cormoran Stike (Tom Burke) when he finds himself framed for murder. Will he be able to prove his innocence and find the real culprit? Or will he go down for a crime he didn’t commit? The series also stars Holliday Grainger as Strike’s secretary Robin Ellacott.
The Titan Out 13 April
When it comes to colonising space, Sam Worthington has the jump on Elon Musk in this sci-fi thriller co-starring Tom Wilkinson and Orange
is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling. He plays an air force pilot who undergoes a military experiment to enable him to survive on one of Saturn’s moons. Predictably, things don’t work out too well.
The Rebel by Jaime Raven, Paperback £7.99
DI Laura Jefferson is prepared to do anything necessary to take down London’s most notorious crime boss, regardless of the threats both she and her team have received. But when the killings start and someone close to her is hurt, it becomes clear that something has to be done.
Truth or Dare Out 13 April
This supernatural horror thriller opens in cinemas, appropriately enough, on Friday the 13th. On screen, the bad luck is heading the way of a group of college friends who find themselves trapped during a trip to Mexico in a deadlier version of the party game Truth or Dare. Fail to answer truthfully or perform the dare and the outcome is far worse than social embarrassment. You die.
Marcella series 2, out 16 April (£12.99)
If you’ve missed the latest series of ITV’S dark detective drama, now’s your chance to binge watch it all in one go. Anna Friel stars as troubled detective Marcella Backland, who is investigating a series of disturbing child murders. But that’s not all she has to contend with, as she’s also determined to find out the mysterious reason behind her blackouts. Expect plenty of twists and turns.