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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Broken Hearts gallery (12)

An OTT rom-com that thinks it's all that, when it's not.

Relic (15)

Emily Mortimer gets outshined by mold in this dire horror.

The New Mutants (15)

A dismal finale to the X-Men franchise.

Shirley (15)

Elizabeth Moss stars in this cinematic curiosity that doesn't quite work.

Tenet (12)

Christopher Nolan's big film makes it onto the small screen.

game reviews:

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Katamari Damacy Reroll [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Its time to whip out that Katamari and roll with it again!

Watch Dogs Legion [Xbox Series X//S/Xbox One, PS5/PS4, PC]

A bug-ridden game about the world of hacking? Oh, the irony.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe [Switch]

The cute Pikmin return, this time for the Switch, with a co-op mode!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time [PS4, Xbox One]

Crash - Ahhhhhhhhh, saviour of the multi-verse?!

9 Monkeys of Shaolin [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

No time for monkeying around in this hardcore fight 'em up.

film reviews:

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Archive (15)

A truly sumptuous sci-fi that seriously looks and feels the business.

Outside the Wire (15)

Some cool robots can't save this sci-fi thriller from losing the plot.

Blithe Spirit (PG)

A remake of David Lean's classic that struggles getting into the spirit of things.

Stardust (15)

A David Bowie bio without any Bowie music. Go figure.

Pieces of a Woman (15)

A drama about the loss of a baby that underdelivers emotionally.

music reviews:

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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.

Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra

George Ezra returns and doesn't outstay his welcome.

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?