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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Anna (15)

Luc Besson delivers another kick-ass heroine to the screen.

Midsommar - Director's Cut (18)

This horror, set in Sweden, is more sunshine than scares.

Toy Story 4 (PG)

Buzz and Woody are back - but is it for the last time?

Brightburn (15)

A dark super-villain origin flick with no heroics.

Support the Girls (15)

A comedy that has its fair share of boobs.

game reviews:

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GRID [ Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Codemaster's latest is a dream to get behind the wheel of.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age [Switch]

The long-running series makes a big impact with its latest adventure on the Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening [Switch]

Link is back re-visiting an earlier adventure witrh some style.

BurgerTime Party! [Switch]

Is there no party like a BurgerTime Party?!

FIFA 20 [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

A new year, and now you can have a kickabout in a car park...

film reviews:

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Driven (15)

A trip back to the past about the man behind THAT car.

Luce (15)

A drama about an all American student with a hidden agenda.

The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

This heartwarming roadtrip is the feel good of feel good flicks.

The Day Shall Come (15)

Chris Morris returns - finally - with another witty wonder.

Hotel Mumbai (15)

A gripping re-telling of real events.

music reviews:

boom reviews -why me? why not by Liam Gallagher
Why Me? Why Not by Liam Gallagher

Liam's Q and A session comes up with all the right answers.

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.

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?