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boom reviews A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose (DVD): Lasse Hallstrom's latest needs a dog house of its very own.

boom reviews x men: apocalypse

X Men: Apocalypse (DVD): Does X still mark the spot?

boom reviews T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting (DVD): Now on platform 1 is the sequel to 1996's classic.

boom reviews Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 (game): Pat was right, love is a battlefield.


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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.

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 - Baby Driver
Baby Driver (15)

Fifth gear all the way or stalls from the off?

The Mummy (15)

Tom Cruise gets wrapped up in a fun if flawed flick.

Fast and Furious 8 (12)

Vroom vroom, start your engines.

Wonder Woman (12)

Not quite as wonderful as it could have been.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12)

Ahoy there, Jack Sparrow is back!

game reviews:

boom reviews - Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Walk, talk and stealthily kill like an Egyptian.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Ready orc not, it's time to slip the ring on again!

Destiny 2 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Destiny is in your hands again with this spacey shooter.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Konami's latest doesn't quite hit the back of the net.

Agents of Mayhem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Let the mayhem commence!

film reviews:

boom reviews Good Time
Good Time (18)

Robert Pattinson makes the good times definitely roll.

The Man with the Iron Heart (15)

No such thing as a nice Nazi.

Marjorie Prime (12)

Tech helping to transform old age.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (18)

Vince Vaughn is so money baby in his latest role.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (U)

LEGO continue to build on their brick film franchise, this time ninja style.

music reviews:

boom reviews - Villains by Queens of the Stone Age
Villains by Queens of the Stone Age

The majesties of rock return.

How Did We Get So Dark? by Royal Blood

Does their second album deserve the crown?

WALLS by Kings of Leon

The Followill clan return with a solid if predictable album.

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.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
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?

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

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