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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.

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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.

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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Alien Covenant
Alien Covenant (15)

In space, surely someone can hear you scream after seeing this?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (12)

Space freaks here we come again.

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Lasse Hallstrom's latest needs a dog house of its very own.

Ghost in the Shell (12)

Scarlett Johansson gets upgraded - again!

Kong: Skull Island (12)

What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster...flick?

game reviews:

boom reviews - Pro Evo Soccer 2018
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 [Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox]

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

Agents of Mayhem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Let the mayhem commence!

Splatoon 2 [Switch]

Get your splat on!

Dirt 4 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Time to get dirrrty once again.

Mariokart 8 Deluxe [Switch]

Buckle up and watch out for those shells.

film reviews:

boom reviews The Limehouse Golem
The Limehouse Golem (15)

Billy Nighy in search of a monster of the night my pretty.

Rough Night (15)

Where's the party at? Definitely not here.

Logan Lucky (12A)

Soderbergh returns but is luck on his side?

Shin Godzilla (12A)

What's that coming over the hill, another monster?!

Song to Song (15)

This all-star effort hits all the wrong notes.

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.