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boom reviews Keanu

Keanu (Film): Cute cat in clawing comedy.

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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Take a gander at the Xbox S, Sony ZX, PS4 slim, Samsung Gear 2 and all the other lovelies on our dedicated xmas 2016 gift guide pages.


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 - Finding Dory
Finding Dory (U)

A search for a sequel is finally over.

Star Trek Beyond (12)

Still Star trekkin' across the universe!

X-Men: Apocalypse (12)

Is the end nigh for these mutants?

People Just Do Nothing (15)

Turn up Kurupt FM and tune out!

Imperium (15)

Daniel Radcliffe plays whiter than white for his latest role.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Watch Dogs 2
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.

Aragami [PS4, PC]

You and your shadow.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360]

PES 17 shoots and scores.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force [3DS]

This may not be the Metroid Prime you were looking for.

film reviews:

boom reviews Snowden
Snowden (15)

Joseph Gordon-Leveitt let's it Snow-den in Oliver Stone's latest.

Sully (12A)

Hanks makes a tepid splash in Eastwood's Sully.

Dog Eat Dog (18)

Cage and Dafoe take chunks out of the screen in Paul Schrader's latest.

Train to Busan (15)

All aboard, next stop - zombies!!!

Blood Father (15)

Look who's back, only bleedin' Mel Gibson!

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 - Gironimo! by Tim Moore
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.

The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz

Think St. Trinians crossed with The Village.