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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: infinity War (12)

How many sueprheroes does it take to change a super-baddie?

Mary Shelley (12)

Elle Fanning shines as the ultimate monster maker.

Tully (15)

Charlize Theron struggles with parenthood in Jason Reitman's drama.

Ghost Stories (15)

Who ain't afraid of no ghosts?!

Funny Cow (15)

Maxine Peake stands up for a laugh.

game reviews:

boom reviews - PES 19
Pr Evolution Soccer 2019 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

This year's not so beautiful game.

Overcooked 2 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

Serving up a tasty sequel.

Airheart: Tale of Broken Wings [Xbox One, pS4, PC]

The skies have never looked so pretty!

Mario tennis Aces [Switch]

Anyone for Mario tennis!

ONRUSH [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

No cheqeured flag and yet Onrush is still a winner.

film reviews:

boom reviews Lucky
Lucky (15)

An emotional farewell to Mr Harry Dean Stanton.

The Rider (15)

A remarkarble drama that blurs the lines between fact and fiction.

Escobar (15)

Bardem and Cruz in a film no amount of drugs would help get through.

American Animals (15)

Heist flick where real-life characters steal the show.

Bad Samaritan (15)

David Tennant gets some bad advice for his latest role.

music reviews:

boom reviews - Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra
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.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

Is it up, up and further away for this cool Scottish band?

Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

Watch out, it's the return of the TIMBERRRRR-lake.

Semicircle by The Go! Team

Jump to it and shake those pom poms!

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?