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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give (12)

Nothing but love for this poignant drama.

Hunter Killer (15)

A new low for Gerard Butler in this sub-par drama.

A Star is Born (15)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make beautiful music together.

Night School (15)

Kevin Hart gets a hard schooling in comedy.

Venom (15)

Tom Hardy gets his super-villain on in Marvel's latest.

game reviews:

boom reviews - crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 [Xbox One, PC]

No Crackdown 3, WE bring the Boom, and you're not gonna like it.

Super Mario Bros U Deluxe [Switch]

Mario and Co in a souped up 2D adventure.

Gelly Break [Switch]

Test both your gaming and relationship skills!

JCB Pioneer Mars [Switch, PC]

Is there life on Mars? Sure - you.

Battlefield V [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Love really is a battlefield...sigh...

film reviews:

boom reviews A Private War
A Private War (15)

Rosamund Pike gets gritty for this real life war drama.

Boy Erased (15)

A family steps up to get rid of the gay.

If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

This follow up to Moonlight should've kept its trap shut.

Green Book (12A)

An absorbing buddy flick road trip to the Deep South.

Can You Ever Forgive me? (15)

Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant forge their way to greatness.

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?