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New to download, stream or buy on DVD: Hostiles, The Week Of, 3%

Christian Bale in Hostiles

HOSTILES (Cert 15, 134 mins, Entertainment In Video, Western/Drama/Action/Romance, available from April 30 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, also available from April 30 on DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99)

Captain Joseph J Blocker (Christian Bale) begrudgingly escorts his sworn enemy – Cheyenne tribal chef Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) – from a prison cell at Fort Berringer in New Mexico to the Valley Of The Bears in Montana.

Yellow Hawk is gravely ill and wishes to be at one with his ancestors, surrounded by family including his son Black Hawk (Adam Beach) and daughter-in-law Elk Woman (Q'orianka Kilcher).

Blocker shepherds the Cheyenne prisoners south. En route, his posse befriends Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike), whose husband and children have been slaughtered by Comanches, and accepts a new commission to escort murderer Sergeant Charles Wills (Ben Foster) to the gallows.

Set during the final years of the bloodthirsty war between the United States army and Native Americans, Hostiles is a gritty western which trots when it could gallop.

Resentment and rivalries fester against the backdrop of the Mountain States, which provide a breathtaking canvas for Japanese cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi.

The west wasn't won – it was brutally, forcibly taken.

Bale delivers a blistering performance as a world-weary army captain, whose humanity is revitalised by an unexpected encounter with Pike's grief-numbed widow.

Rating: ****

THE WEEK OF (Cert 15, 116 mins, streaming and available to download from April 27 exclusively on Netflix, Comedy/Drama/Romance)

Two fathers almost come to blows in the days leading up to their children's wedding in a comedy of clashing cultures and aspirations, directed by Robert Smigel and co-written by lead star Adam Sandler.

Sarah (Allison Strong) is poised to marry her sweetheart Tyler (Roland Buck III) but there is still one hurdle to overcome: Bringing together their two families for the big day.

Sarah's proud middle-class father (Sandler), who lives in Long Island with his wife (Rachel Dratch) and the rest of the clan, is determined to pay for the wedding without any assistance from Tyler's wealthy medic father (Chris Rock), who is used to the finer things in life.

Consequently, the nuptials are scheduled to take place at a budget hotel, where various misfortunes threaten to derail the happy day.

As the two clans come together and even sleep under the same roof in the name of love, the fathers realise they must put their differences to one side to ensure their children begin married life in sweet harmony.

3% – SEASON 2 (8 episodes, streaming and available to download from April 27 exclusively on Netflix, Thriller/Drama/Romance)

The gripping eight-part post-apocalyptic Brazilian thriller returns, following familiar and new faces as they compete against one another to secure a brighter future.

In the first series, we met 20-year-old Michele Santana (Bianca Comparato) as she took part in the Process.

This annual selection identifies the most talented young men and women living in poverty and grants three per cent of hopefuls admission to a paradise known as the Offshore if they can pass a series of physical, mental and moral challenges.

During the Process, overseen by Ezequiel (Joao Miguel), one candidate was unmasked as a mole working for a revolutionary group called the Cause.

In the second series, more dark secrets about the Offshore are revealed, calling into question where paradise ends and purgatory begins.

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