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

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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - War for the planet of the apes
War for the Planet of the Apes (15)

Here they come, walking down the street...

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (15)

He said he'd be back!

Spider-Man: Homecoming (12A)

Everyone's favourite friendly, neighbourhood arachnid is back.

Baby Driver (15)

Fifth gear all the way or stalls from the off?

The Mummy (15)

Tom Cruise gets wrapped up in a fun if flawed flick.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Walk, talk and stealthily kill like an Egyptian.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Ready orc not, it's time to slip the ring on again!

Destiny 2 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Destiny is in your hands again with this spacey shooter.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Konami's latest doesn't quite hit the back of the net.

Agents of Mayhem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Let the mayhem commence!

film reviews:

boom reviews Brigsby Bear
Brigsby Bear (15)

We need a hug, you may need one too.

Stronger (15)

Jake Gyllenhaal tackles the biography of a bomb survivor.

Blade of the Immortal (15)

They slice!!! They dice!!! If anyone can cut it, they can!

The Dinner (15)

Steve Coogan goes out for another bite to eat.

Manifesto (15)

The many, many faces of Cate Blanchett.

music reviews:

boom reviews - Villains by Queens of the Stone Age
Villains by Queens of the Stone Age

The majesties of rock return.

How Did We Get So Dark? by Royal Blood

Does their second album deserve the crown?

WALLS by Kings of Leon

The Followill clan return with a solid if predictable album.

A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Oxford's finest don't quite make the splash hoped for.

25 by Adele

Adele loves numbers, especially those with pound signs before them.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
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?

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

Everything but the Girl's Tracey Thorn gives a fantastic account of her dalliances with popdom.