5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week 18/3/16

Including a dystopian apartment thriller and the return of Iggy Pop

Including a dystopian apartment thriller and the return of Iggy Pop

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1 Dystopia reimagined: High-Rise

Based on the 1975 JG Ballard dystopian novel of the same name, High Rise plays out in a stratified apartment block (humble at the bottom, privileged at the top), which erupts into extreme and total violence and disorder.

Directed by trendy filmmaker Ben Wheately (Kill List, Down Terrace) and starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons, this could either be essential cult viewing or butchery of classic literature. We're hoping the former, of course.

High-Rise is out 18 March

2 Iggy and the gang: Post Pop Depression, by Iggy Pop

Co-written with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who also produced and plays the bass on the record, Post Pop Depression marks the return of a true rock'n'roll heavyweight.

Laced with lament and melancholy (Sunday), but also rousing war cries (Vulture), it may be 47 years after he demanded to be your dog, but Iggy's still got the piss and vinegar to carry a rock album.

Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop is out 18 March

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3 The secret sequel: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Announced with typical JJ Abrams viral secrecy, the spiritual follow-up to 'found footage' thriller Cloverfield takes us away from the sprawl of NYC, to a secretive bunker in unspecified rural America.

Awakening from a car crash, a young woman finds herself locked in a bunker owned by a cagey Jon Goodman, who convinces her the outside world has been overcome by toxic gas. But is all as it seem?

10 Cloverfield Lane is out 18 March

4 The book that takes you behind enemy lines: Hunter Killer

T Mark McCurley literally wrote the handbook on Predator drones for the US Forces; his memoir Hunter Killer is a detailed, but unshowy look at years spent in drone warfare, taking readers behind the scenes of the secretive future of long-distance combat.

Hunter Killer is out now

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5 Off to the races: Cheltenham Festival

A great excuse to get outside, drink lots of beer and shout at small men on horses, Cheltenham Festival marks the start of the annual racing calendar.

The biggest race of the festival is the Gold Cup on 18 March. Stick a tenner on Many Clouds to win at 33/1 for us please.

Cheltenham Festival runs from 15-18 March