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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Hereditary
Hereditary (15)

A scream - but for all the wrong reasons.

Bad Samaritan (15)

David Tennant takes a walk on the dark side.

Halloween (18)

Happy 40th Michael Myers!

Solo: A Star Wars Story (15)

The galaxy's favourite space pirate goes, well, solo.

A Prayer Before Dawn (15)

Powerful drama that doesn't pull its kicks or punches.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Dakar 18
Dakar 18 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

You're on a road to nowhere...

Fishing Sim World [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Whip that tackle out. No really.

Pr Evolution Soccer 2019 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

This year's not so beautiful game.

Overcooked 2 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Serving up a tasty sequel.

Airheart: Tale of Broken Wings [Xbox One, pS4, PC]

The skies have never looked so pretty!

film reviews:

boom reviews Mandy
Mandy (18)

Nic Cage turns it all the way up to 11.

Operation Finale (15)

Oscar Isaac goes hunting Nazis!

Black '47 (15)

This impressive Irish film shows true (potato) grit.

Lucky (15)

An emotional farewell to Mr Harry Dean Stanton.

The Rider (15)

A remarkarble drama that blurs the lines between fact and fiction.

music reviews:

boom reviews - Wanderer by Cat Power
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?

Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

Watch out, it's the return of the TIMBERRRRR-lake.

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?