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dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Reminiscence (12)

Remember when Hugh Jackman was Wolverine? Ahhh happy days...

People Just Doe Nothing: Big in Japan (12)

Kurupt FM keeping it real in the land of the rising sun.

The Upside (12)

A remake of a great French flick, now starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (12)

A Marvel flick that kicks ass with an unfamilar origins tale.

Don't Breathe 2 (18)

This sequel is a horror version of Home Alone, and just as silly.

game reviews:

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Far Cry 6 [XboxSeries X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

Time to get your Far Cry on again in this lush and lavish open world experience.

Metroid Dread [Switch]

Samus returns to familar 2D grounds in this challenging platformer.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania [Switch]

Go bananas, go go bananas, for the return of everyones' favourite monkeys on a roll.

Hot Wheels Unleashed [PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Toying around with Hot Wheels doesn't quite make our wheels spin.

WarioWare: Get it Together! [Switch]

Get your minigame freak on with the king of bitesized fun, Wario.

film reviews:

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A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

It really will begin to feel a lot like Christmas with this delightful family film.

Lapwing (18)

A hard going drama that makes it difficult to enjoy.

Petite Maman (12)

A simple yet beautifully crafted film that is nothing short of magical.

Bruised (15)

Halle Berry stars and directs in this MMA drama with plenty of punch.

King Richard (12A)

Anyone for tennis? Will Smith is, in this lacklistre bio.

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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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.

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?