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boom interviews tom basden We chat to British comic actor and writerTom Basden, about his career.

boom interviews greener grass We chat to Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, about their film Greener Grass.

boom interviews andy riley We chat to writer Andy Riley, about his C4 show Year of the Rabbit.

boom interviews Lennie James We chat to Lennie James, star of Run and a host of other US and UK TV shows.

boom interviews Kermit and Pepe about their new film, The Muppets We catch up with Kermit and Pepe the King Prawn, two of our favourite Muppets.



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latest film, dvd, blu-ray, game, music & book reviews

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Flash (15)

despite the furore around its leading star, this is the best entry in the DCU in some time.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse (PG)

An awesome sequel that will get your spidey senses tingling for sure.

No Hard Feelings (15)

A wicked comedy starring the always watchable Jennifer Lawrence.

Marlowe (15)

Liam Neeson goes old school playing this classic private dick.

Fast X (12)

Another insane ride with the F & F crew.

Sisu (15)

One of the grittiest, goriest, bloodiest films in years.

game reviews:

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Armored Core VI [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

Not so much a review, more a tale of woe.

Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg Re-make [PS5/4, Switch, PC]

The 1997 original in the JRPG series gets a magical make-over.

Exoprimal [Xbox X/S, PS5/PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Capcom's latest shooter is a jurassic stinker.

Park Beyond [Xbox X/S, PS5, PC]

Get your sim on running a theme park - and build roller coasters why you're at it.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom [Switch]

Link returns to Hyrule in one truly epic adventure.

film reviews:

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Stop Making Sense (PG)

Considered one of the grestest ever filmed gigs is back on the big screen.

A Cat Called Dom (15)

A curious documentary about an animator and his mother's cancer.

Rally Road Racers (U)

A colourful, cute animation that's squarely aimed at the young.

Dead Man's Shoes (18)

This dark, broody Shane Meadows film gets a re-release .

Past Lives (12A)

An achingly beautiful South Korean drama about the missed opportunites for love.

music reviews:

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Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

Not Your Muse by Celeste

A stunning debut by the already award-winning British singer.

The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed

Actor Riz Ahmed spits some mean bars for his debut album.

Why Me? Why Not by Liam Gallagher

Liam's Q and A session comes up with all the right answers.

Suspiria by Thom Yorke

Yorke goes to Hollywood with horrific results.

book reviews:

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind the scenes of some high profile TV interviews.

Before and Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Part autobiography, part self-help book, it's a curious mix that doesn't quite work.

Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson

Suede's front man beautifully recalls his life leading up to Britpop-dom.

Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett

How to complain with style and panache.