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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Synchronic (15)

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan let themselves down in this poorly conceived sci-fi.

Come Away (15)

A disappointing family flick that must have looked better on paper than on film.

Soul (PG)

Pixar's latest is brave and bold, but doesn't quite hit the right notes.

Wonder Woman 1984 (12)

Sadly this superhero flick feels as dated as the title suggests.

The Craft Legacy (15)

This late sequel is far from magical.

game reviews:

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Outriders [Xbox Series X/S, PS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia]

A brainless third-person shooter with added RPG depth.

Bravely Default 2 [Switch]

An attractive RPG that also puts up a bit of a challenge.

The Medium [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

A horror-themed puzzler that will have you in two minds about.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity [Switch]

Link returns home and he's in a fighting mood.

Dirt 5 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's time to whack on that seatbelt once more for some filthy driving.

film reviews:

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Godzilla Vs. Kong (12A)

Two screen icons are dragged out of retirement for an underwhelming clash.

Chaos Walking (12A)

Want to watch a silly sci-fi film where you hear what men are thinking? That's right, you don't.

The Mauritanian (15)

A superb cast give their all in this gripping true story.

Minari (12A)

A beautiful opus to the chasing of the American dream and where it can take you.

Six Minutes to Midnight (12A)

An enjoyable spy thriller paying homage to classics of old.

music reviews:

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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.

Wanderer by Cat Power

The queen of folk has her purr back.

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?