boom: home to witty, insightful reviews, interviews and competitions


boom interviews Tom Basden We chat to the waterboy himself Tom Basden, star of Plebs.

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.


Samsug Galaxy S9

Roberts Blutune T2

Samsung Gear Fit2 activity tracker

View Quest Hepburn DAB radio

Samsung Level In headphones

Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet


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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - bumblebee
Bumblebee (12)

A transforming little bug, difficult not to love.

Holmes & Watson (12)

Ferrell and Reilly struggle to detect any comedy in this lame effort.

Welcome to Marwen (12)

Steve Carell gets all dolled up for Robert Zemeckis' latest.

The Favourite (15)

Olivia Colman gets her Oscar-winning Queen on in this entertaining flick.

Colette (15)

Keira Knightley gets her period glad-rags on once again in this somewhat flat drama.

game reviews:

boom reviews - boxboy! + boxgirl!
Boxboy! + Boxgirl! [Switch]

A cute puzzler for cool squares everywhere.

God's Trigger [Xbox One, PS4, Switch]

You may well lose your religion with this bloody shooter.

Outward [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's RPG time so back your backpack and stock up on your spells!

kirby's Extra Epic Yarn [3DS]

Kirby throws on his best threads for the 3DS

Anthem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

This title reaches for the stars, but where does it land?

film reviews:

boom reviews birds of passage
Birds of Passage (15)

An astonishing Columbian film on the drugs trade.

Wedding Destination (15)

A sparkling script let down by a poor marriage of lead actors.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (15)

Zac Efron flashes a killer smile as the notorious Ted Bundy.

Woman at War (12A)

A green Rambo on an ecological rampage.

Vox Lux (15)

Natalie Portman gets her diva on in this disappointing flick.

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?