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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - It
It (15)

Clowning around has never been so creepy.

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.

Dunkirk (12)

Life's a beach and then you watch Nolan's latest.

Atomic blonde (15)

Charlize Theron blows up on screen.

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 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

You'll have a very nice day after your visit here.

Darkest Hour (PG)

Oldman throws his considerable weight around in this fine drama.

Brad's Status (15)

Ben Stiller doesn't see the funny side in his latest role.

Bingo: King of the Mornings (15)

Eyes down for some clowning around.

Shot Caller (15)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stops playing games for this prison drama.

music reviews:

boom reviews - Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

BRMC put the leathers back on and rock up with a tuneful menagerie.

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.

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.