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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Wrong Turn (18)

This horror reboot lacks any kind of direction.

The Eight Hundred (15)

This historical drama is visually impressive and epic in every way imaginable.

Stray (18)

An affectionate documentary looking at the life of some homeless dogs in Istanbul.

Let Him Go (15)

Kevin Costner is back for a fairly humdrum drama.

Blithe Spirit (12)

A solid cast have lots of fun with this remake, but they're the only ones that do.

game reviews:

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Oddworld: Soulstorm [PS5/PS4, PC]

Abe is back to save his world again, in his most impressive adventure yet.

Outriders [Xbox Series X/S, PS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia]

A brainless third-person shooter with added RPG depth.

Bravely Default 2 [Switch]

An attractive RPG that also puts up a bit of a challenge.

The Medium [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

A horror-themed puzzler that will have you in two minds about.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity [Switch]

Link returns home and he's in a fighting mood.

film reviews:

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Mortal Kombat (18)

This game-tie in has some impressive combos but its end game is just ridiculous.

Charlatan (15)

A fascinating look at hte lif of the man they called the oracle of urine.

Cowboys (15)

Steve Zahn stars in this sweet and yet not fully developed family drama.

The Mitchells Vs the Machines (U)

A vibrant animation that sadly features one of the less colourful families on the block.

Things Heard and Seen (15)

Don't be deceived by the title, this lame horror should be neither seen or heard.

music reviews:

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Not Your Muse by Celeste

A stunning debut by the already award-winning British singer.

The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed

Actor Riz Ahmed spits some mean bars for his debut album.

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.

book reviews:

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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?