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Keanu (Film): Cute cat in clawing comedy.

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Batman V Superman (DVD): It's capes at dawn.

boom reviews Star Wars the force awakens

Star wars VII (DVD): the force is strong in this one.

boom reviews Lego Avengers

Lego Avengers (game): Assembling in a clumsy fashion.

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boom interviews Lennie James We chat to Lennie James, star of Run and a host of other US and UK TV shows.

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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Warcraft
Warcraft (12)

Film based on video game that doesn't completely stink shocker!

Captain America: Civil War (12A)

Hero on hero action? Super!

The Jungle Book (PG)

Welcome to the

Miles Ahead (15)

Don Cheadle blows his own trumpet with his latest project.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (12)

It's capes at dawn with this pair of crusaders .

game reviews:

boom reviews - Aragami
Aragami [PS4, PC]

You and your shadow.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360]

PES 17 shoots and scores.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force [3DS]

This may not be the Metroid Prime you were looking for.

LEGO Star Wars: the Force Awakens [Xbox One, Xbox 360]

The force is strong in this one.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC]

Robots in disguise? Sign us up for that.

film reviews:

boom reviews Blood Father
Blood Father (15)

Look who's back, only bleedin' Mel Gibson!

Swiss Army Man (15)

Daniel Radcliffe makes a complete tool of himself.

De Palma (15)

Documentary about one of the finest directors around - told by the man himself.

Imperium (15)

Daniel Radcliffe plays whiter than white for his latest role.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A)

The hunt is over, a great film is here.

music reviews:

boom reviews - A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Oxford's finest don't quite make the splash hoped for.

25 by Adele

Adele loves numbers, especially those with pound signs before them.

Songs of Innocence by U2

So this is it, U2's free album. But is it any good?

Royal Blood by Royal Blood

The album is out at last. Buy it!

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

The pouty West Coast singer returns in an aggressive mood.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Gironimo! by Tim Moore
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?

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

Everything but the Girl's Tracey Thorn gives a fantastic account of her dalliances with popdom.

The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz

Think St. Trinians crossed with The Village.