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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Armstrong
Armstrong (PG)

A fascinating account of a down to earth guy walking on the moon.

Border (15)

An intriguing tale that crosses the line - from normal to fantasy.

Birds of Passage (15)

This flick is an intrguing look at the origins of the Columbian drug trade.

The Aftermath (15)

A drippy romantic WW2 drama starring the Knightley.

Steel Country (15)

Andrew Scott plays a Sherlock binman in this interesting drama.

game reviews:

boom reviews - etherborn
Etherborn [Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC]

This tough puzzler wants to turn your world upside down.

Sea of Solitude

A worthy attempt at tackling mental health issues.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball [Switch]

We flip out over this pervy pinball game.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

We get under the hood of this car mechanic sim.

Rage 2 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

It's the end of the world - again. And it's same old, same old.

film reviews:

boom reviews kursk the last mission
Kursk - the Last Mission (12A)

A true story of a Russian sub on, well you know, its last mission...

Support the Girls (15)

Welcome to Double Whammies - it's like Cheers but with boobies.

The Captor (15)

The origins tale for Stockholm Syndrome let down by this dull drama.

The Hummingbird Project (15)

A great cast proudly show their feathers off in this absorbing drama.

Gloria Bell (15)

Julianne Moore strikes a chord in this US remake.

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?