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boom interviews tom basden We chat to British comic actor and writerTom Basden, about his career.

boom interviews greener grass We chat to Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, about their film Greener Grass.

boom interviews andy riley We chat to writer Andy Riley, about his C4 show Year of the Rabbit.

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

boom interviews Kermit and Pepe about their new film, The Muppets We catch up with Kermit and Pepe the King Prawn, two of our favourite Muppets.



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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Free Guy (12)

A gamer's wet dream starring that cheeky chappy Ryan Reynolds.

Jungle Cruise (12)

The Rock and Co find themselves up a disappointing creek with no paddle.

Freaky (15)

A deliciously silly take on the body swap flick.

Deerskin (15)

Putting the style in stylish black comedy, starring Jean Dujardin.

The War below (12)

A spiffingly well made British war flick.

game reviews:

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania [Switch]

Go bananas, go go bananas, for the return of everyones' favourite monkeys on a roll.

Hot Wheels Unleashed [PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Toying around with Hot Wheels doesn't quite make our wheels spin.

WarioWare: Get it Together! [Switch]

Get your minigame freak on with the king of bitesized fun, Wario.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin [Switch, PC]

Monsters you say? Do you want eggs with that?.

Cris Tales [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/PS4, Switch, PC]

A great looking RPG that's let down by some really bad bosses.

film reviews:

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Dear Evan Hansen (12A)

A touching and tender drama that's a decent musical too no less.

The Boss Baby 2 (PG)

Nice animation, shame about the really terrible story.

Halloween Kills (18)

Halloween? Check. Michael Myers? Check. Same old same old? Check.

The Beta Test (18)

Jim Cummings' latest is as ambitious as it is flawed.

John and the Hole (15)

A wonderfully dark coming-of-age flick the likes of which you've never seen before.

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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Before and Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Part autobiography, part self-help book, it's a curious mix that doesn't quite work.

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?