Stuff weekender 28/3/15

The films to watch, apps to download and things to do this weekend

Yep, it's that time of the week again: the time when you get to settle down and relax while we do all the hard work of planning your weekend for you.

And we've got plenty planned.

Our 5-minute hack this week will come in handy for all of you keen to protect your identity when making a fool of yourself and there's a plethora of good things to watch on internet TV. Just a bunch of stuff we think you will find irresistible...

Anyway, on with the show.

APP TO DOWNLOAD: REPLAY

Designed for Instagrammers but suitable for anyone with pics and videos sloshing about on their iOS device, Replay is about creating videos… fast. You make a selection, pick a theme and - BAM! - a masterpiece.

You can make a few tweaks: style, pace, font, filters and cuts. For the most part, though, this is all about letting an app take the strain, turning a pile of photos into a promo, or baby videos into something guaranteed to make everyone blub.

Stuff says ✩ 

Download Replay on iOS (free)

ALBUM TO HEAR: THE CRIBS / FOR ALL MY SISTERS

More than a decade after their debut album, it’d be easy to assume The Cribs might have settled into thirtysomething by-the-numbers-ness. Easy but wrong. For All My Sisters is packed with so many punchy, punky riffs and urgent choruses that it could be the work of a band just starting out. No complacency here.

Stuff says ★★★★✩

Buy For All My Sisters on iTunes (₹150)

BLU-RAY TO BUY: PADDINGTON

Everyone's favourite travelling Peruvian bear journeys to your home cinema after a hugely successful trip around the world's movie theatres. The big-screen adaptation of the famous children's books is a brilliantly enjoyable family-friendly story brimming with cuteness and charm - as you'd expect of a story about a small, furry, talking bear.

But don't dismiss it as just a kids flick. Cute it may be, but Paddington's script is as sharp as any so far this year and its laughs are plentiful. 

Buy Paddington on Blu-ray here

5-MINUTE HACK: PRINT A NEW FACE

Whether you’ve been invited to a dog-themed fancy dress party or just fancy looking like a Stormtrooper for the day, these home-made masks are here to help.

1. Go to wintercroft.com and head to the ‘shop’ section. Here you’ll find masks for every occasion, be it a beagle birthday bash or hare-themed heist.

2. Chosen your mask? You’ll get a link to download the PDF, which can be printed on A4 paper or, if your printer allows, card that’s ideally about the thickness of a cereal box.

3. Cut out the design, score along the lines and fix the edges together with invisible tape. Use acrylic car spray paint to decorate your mask, and attach a piece of elastic to keep it in place.

GAME TO PLAY: BLOODBORNE

Not only is it terribly hard and more obscure than a bad Russian translation of a James Joyce novel, it also takes place in one of the least inviting settings you can imagine. It’s set in a grim old world, is Bloodborne.

However, if you can embrace the gloom and hold on tight through its many hard-as-nails sections, you’re rewarded with one of the most involving and rewarding games of the current generation.

Still need convincing? You can read our full Bloodborne review here.

Buy Bloodborne

BOOK TO READ: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Climbing out of a window and escaping from a nursing home on his 100th birthday, Allan begins a crazy journey across Sweden, just because he feels like it. Yeh, random. In true Forest Gump style, Allan unwittingly gets involved in most of the major events of the 20th century: from shouting at Stalin across a dinner table to accidently saving the life of General Franco.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking… that sounds bonkers. It is, but that’s also what makes it such a fabulous read. It's been out for a good while now, but if you've not already read it, why not give it a try...

Buy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared