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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Black Adam (15)

Dwayne Johnson gets his superhero fix on.

Smile (18)

A hugely successful horror flick that sadly lacks bite.

Emily the Criminal (15)

Aubrey Plaza swaps laughs for a life of crime.

Hatching (15)

A hugely original horror that's worth dipping into.

Vengeance (15)

A taut thriller from the B.J. Novak.

game reviews:

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One Piece Odyssey [PS5/PS4, Xbox X/S, PC]

A crazy JRPG featuring the one and only Straw Hat Pirates!

High on Life [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch, PC]

Hey you - yes you - it's time to save the world, so get on it.

Evil West [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

The old West with an entertaining albeit shallow vampire twist.

Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Destroy all monsters in this supreme indie title.

Bayonetta 3 [Switch]

The kinky witch returns, but doesn't wow in any way.

film reviews:

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The Fabelmans (15)

Steven Spielberg shines a light on his own life for his latest.

Dreaming Walls (15)

A documentary looking at the current residents of the Hotel Chelsea, NYC.

Holy Spider (18)

A fantastic thriller, based on true events, of a serial killer in Iran.

Dreaming Walls (15)

A documentary on the infamous Hotel Chelsea in NYC.

The Old Way (15)

Nic Cage in his very first western...and it shoots blanks.

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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Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behin.d the scenes of some high profile TV interviews

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.