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interviews

boom interviews Tom Basden We chat to writer Andy Riley, about his C4 show Year of the Rabbit.

boom interviews Tom Basden We chat to the waterboy himself Tom Basden, star of Plebs.

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 - deadwood
Deadwood (18)

At last, a return to Deadwood for a fitting foul-mouthed finale.

Balloon (12)

A soaring, thrilling German drama, based on true events.

Suspiria (18)

A dismal remake of a clasic horror.

Rocketman (15)

Taron Egerton lights up the screen as Elton John.

Booksmart (15)

A comedy far too cool for school.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Fifa 20
FIFA 20 [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

A new year, and now you can have a kickabout in a car park...

The Surge 2 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

The Surge returns, but we're just not feeling it.

eFootball PES 2020 [PS4, Xbox One]

Is Konami's footie title any closer to taking the top spot?

The Sinking City [ Switch]

This port drifts limply onto the Switch.

Gears 5 [Xbox One]

More gears. More of the same.

film reviews:

boom reviews the day shall come
The Day Shall Come (15)

Chris Morris returns - finally - with another witty wonder.

Hotel Mumbai (15)

A gripping re-telling of real events.

Skin (15)

Jamie Bell is all inked up for his latest role.

Night Hunter (15)

Henry Cavill isn't as 'super' as he could have been in this thriller.

Phoenix (15)

A Norwegian family drama that will of course end in tears.

music reviews:

boom reviews -why me? why not by Liam Gallagher
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.

Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt by Moby

Guess who's back? Just don't tell Eminem.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson
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?