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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Shadow (15)

This Chinese epic is visually stunning.

Woman at War (15)

This Icelandic flick takes no prisoners.

Kursk: the Last Mission (12)

Get that sinking feeling with this real-life story set on a sub.

Long Shot (15)

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen pair up against the odds in this credible comedy.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (15)

Zac Efron wears a killer smile to play the notorious Ted Bundy.

game reviews:

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Gears 5 [Xbox One]

More gears. More of the same.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 [Switch, PS4]

Getting the builders in has never been so satisfying.

Vambrace [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

An old skool 2D RPG that may leave you a bit flat.

Etherborn [Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC]

This tough puzzler wants to turn your world upside down.

Sea of Solitude [ PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A worthy attempt at tackling mental health issues.

film reviews:

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Night Hunter (15)

Henry Cavill isn't as 'super' as he could have been in this thriller.

Phoenix (15)

A Norwegian family drama that will of course end in tears.

Rapid Response (12A)

When the need for speed comes at a price.

The Mustang (15)

Horses in prison? Strange but true.

The Souvenir (15)

This British flick is a dour as a drama can get.

music reviews:

boom reviews -Suspiria by Thom Yorke
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.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

Is it up, up and further away for this cool Scottish band?

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson
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?