5 Things Every Man Needs To Know About This Week

​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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GAME: FIFA 17

When: 27 September


Much of the hype around FIFA 17 has been focused on the 'Journey' career mode, where you take control of the professional and personal life of rising star Alex Hunter as he makes his way up the Premier league ladder.


There are also improvements in the form of new, much-trumpeted game engine 'Frostbite', and a few little changes here and there.


Our favourite change? The animations of famous managers on the sideline, who all look like they're suffering from bloaty head in Theme Hospital.

BOOK: BORN TO RUN - BRUCE SPRINSTEEN

When: 27 September


Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is being released alongside his career-spanning compilation album Chapter & Verse (see what he did there? Genius!) just in case you want all of your senses occupied by Springsteen at all times.


According to Brucey himself, "This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll."


If you're any of those people (our money's on loner), you should go pick it up. Boss's orders.

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MOVIE: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

When: Now


Fans of the 'original' 1969 film will know that it was a remake itself, of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 epic 'Seven Samurai', making the 2016 a remake of a remake.


So, utterly pointless. But it looks pretty good. The cast is impressive, the reviews are solid, and it just looks like a bunch of silly, machismo-soaked fun.

TV: LUKE CAGE

When: 28 September


Fresh off the back of Jessica Jones critically acclaimed Netflix series, fellow Marvel hero Luke Cage is getting his turn in the spotlight.


It's the third of four single-hero series (Iron Fist is getting the treatment next) that are set to culminate with 'The Defenders', where they all team up and battle bad guys together, Avengers style.


But for now, Luke Cage: he's a crime-fighting former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. It's very, very relatable stuff.

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ALBUM: 22, A Million - BON IVER

When: 30 September


We've had a listen to this and, while it's an experimental album for Bon Iver, it's still rooted in a bluesy, folky American songbook sensibility that's inherently beautiful and makes you feel something, even if you're not exactly sure what.


Heartbreak? A yearning to return to a shady creek you never paddled in with your non-existent childhood sweetheart? Whatever it is, you'll want to dive right in?