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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)

The world's fastest hedgehog is back, in what is a fairly lame duck.

The Outfit (15)

Mark Rylance proves in this period drama why he's still a cut above the rest.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (15)

With fewer beasts and less magic, this third in the series is seriously lacking.

The Lost City (15)

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum look like thy're having fun in this action comedy. Wish we did watching it.

Get Carter (18)

A classic Michael Caine flick gets the 4K restoration treatment.

game reviews:

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Live A Live [Switch]

A classic Famicom titles gets a deserving fresh lick of jrpg paint.

Neon White [Switch, PC]

I feel the need, the need for some delicious speed runs.

As Dusk Falls [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

An interesting cross-over between film and gaming that works well, for the most part.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series [ PS5/4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

A splendid retro outing for the cutesy Klonoa and the gang.

Mario Strikers: battle League [Switch]

It's football Jeff, but not as we know it.

film reviews:

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Eiffel (15)

It was only a matter of time beofre this popular tower got its origin story.

Where Is Anne Frank (PG)

An animated tale about the world's most famous teenage diarist, with a twist.

Carter (18)

This Korean thriller is SO action packed. Can you handle it?

Luck (PG)

Your luck has truly run out if you have to watch this really poor animated flick.

Fadia's Tree (U)

A documentary about a woman pining to return to her homeland.

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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Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behin.d 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.

Gironimo! by Tim Moore

Not quite nul points for otherwise brilliant travel humourist Moore's latest labour of love.