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boom reviews Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon (DVD): Mark Wahlberg makes a splash in this thrilling flick.

boom reviews x men: apocalypse

X Men: Apocalypse (DVD): Does X still mark the spot?

boom reviews Star Wars the force awakens

Star wars VII (DVD): the force is strong in this one.

boom reviews Lego Avengers

Lego Avengers (game): Assembling in a clumsy fashion.

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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.

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:

boom reviews - Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell (12)

Scarlett Johansson gets upgraded - again!

Kong: Skull Island (12)

What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster...flick?

Logan (15)

Jackman gets his claws into Wolverine one last time.

T2 Trainspotting (18)

This late arrival on platform 1 is the sequel to 1996's classic.

The LEGO Batman Movie (U)

The brick bat is back in his own film.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 [Switch]

Get your splat on!

Dirt 4 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Time to get dirrrty once again.

Mariokart 8 Deluxe [Switch]

Buckle up and watch out for those shells.

Watch Dogs 2 [Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox]

Not quite the V2.0 we were hoping for.

Battlefield 1 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Pat was right, love is a battlefield.

film reviews:

boom reviews Shin Godzilla
Shin Godzilla (12A)

What's that coming over the hill, another monster?!

Song to Song (15)

This all-star effort hits all the wrong notes.

Gifted (12A)

It's like Child Genius - the film.

Hounds of Love (18)

Nothing to do with Kate Bush. Shame.

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Lasse Hallstrom's latest needs a dog house of its very own.

music reviews:

boom reviews - WALLS by Kings of Leon
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.

Songs of Innocence by U2

So this is it, U2's free album. But is it any good?

Royal Blood by Royal Blood

The album is out at last. Buy it!

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.