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interviews

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:

boom reviews - peeping tom
Peeping Tom (15)

This 1960 cult classic gets a 4K make-over.

The Creator (15)

John David Washington stars in this visually appealing sci-fi flick.

The Exorcist: Believer (15)

This sequel had so much potential, but its story let the scares down.

The Old Oak (15)

Ken Loach's latest social drama focuses on immigrants and a traditional pub.

The Eternal Daughter (12A)

Tilda Swinton stars in a disappointing British indie film that fails to hit the mark.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (12)

One last adventure for Indy, as this raider hangs up his hat in James Mangold's film.

game reviews:

boom reviews - another code recollection
Another Code: recollection [Switch]

This classic adventure franchise gets a make-over with both titles for the Switch.

WarioWare: Move It! [Switch]

It's time to get jiggy and like to move it move it with Wario!

Silent Hope [Switch, PC]

Get your grind on in this latest dungeon crawler.

Forza Motorsport [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

It's not exactly new horizons for the latest in the Forza Motorsport series.

Red Dead Redemption [PS5/PS4, Xbox 360, Switch, PC]

Nothing more than a re-release for this Rockstar classic, so is it worth it?

film reviews:

boom reviews memory
Memory (15)

Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard star in this powerful drama.

American Star (15)

Ian McShane plays a hitman on the Canary Islands, but he's not on his hols.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (12A)

Python return to the big screen with a classic British comedy, just don't tell the Black Knight.

The Promised Land (15)

A superb, stylish histroical epic from Denmark starring Mads Mikklesen.

Les Misérables (15)

Tobe Hooper's classic 2012 musical starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway is back on the big screen.

One from the Heart (12A)

An early Francis Ford Coppola flick gets the 4K, re-release treatment.

music reviews:

boom reviews - for that beautiful feeling the chemical brothers
Wall of Eyes by The Smile

Second album for the Radiohead spin-off group.

For That Beautiful Feeling by The Chemical Brothers

The Bros chemical are back with their tenth studio album.

Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

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.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - the satsuma complex by bob mortimer
The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind the scenes of some high profile TV interviews.

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.