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

boom interviews Tom Basden 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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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)

Disappointing sequel as Angelina Jolie returns to her evil ways.

Gemini Man (12)

Double Will Smith you say? Must have been written in the stars.

Sons of Denmark (15)

Timely drama focusing on immigration in Europe.

Joker (15)

Joaquin Phoenix deals an ace playing this DC villain.

Under the Shadow (15)

This incredibly scary horror gets a limited edition Blu-ray release.

game reviews:

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A fun space adventure, but lacks the power of the force.

Need for Speed Heat [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A great racer that's night and day over its competition.

Mars Power Industries [Switch]

Life on Mars? There will be with some help from this little puzzler.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020 [Switch]

Two icons. Many events. Millions of sore thumbs. Let the games begin!

GRID [ Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Codemaster's latest is a dream to get behind the wheel of.

film reviews:

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Spycies (PG)

An animated feature that doesn't hit the mark.

Plus One (15)

A wedding flick actually worth the invitation.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)

Tom Hanks stars as Mr Rogers, being as neighbourly as can be.

Richard Jewell (15)

Clint Eastwood returns to direct yet another fine drama.

The Lighthouse (15)

Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson put in blinding performances.

music reviews:

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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.

Wanderer by Cat Power

The queen of folk has her purr back.

Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra

George Ezra returns and doesn't outstay his welcome.

Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt by Moby

Guess who's back? Just don't tell Eminem.

book reviews:

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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.

Gironimo! by Tim Moore

Not quite nul points for otherwise brilliant travel humourist Moore's latest labour of love.

Who Is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace asks a question for his new novel. But will you care for the answer?

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

This fresh debut is a little bit like Grange Hill on crack with monsters. What's not to love?