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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Halloween Kills (18)

Micheal Myers just can't keep away in this sequel to a sequel or something.

Herself (15)

A warm, hearfelt Irish drama about abuse and self builds.

Venom: Let There be Carnage (15)

Tom Hardy returns for this action-packed sequel.

Malignant (18)

James Wan has a really bad day at the office with this awful flick.

Copshop (15)

Gerard Butler stars in this highly original and entertaining thriller.

game reviews:

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Halo Infinite [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

Master Chief finally returns but is it too little too late?

Forza Horizon 5 [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

You like driving games? Get this, you won't be disappointed.

Far Cry 6 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

Time to get your Far Cry on again in this lush and lavish open world experience.

Metroid Dread [Switch]

Samus returns to familar 2D grounds in this challenging platformer.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania [Switch]

Go bananas, go go bananas, for the return of everyones' favourite monkeys on a roll.

film reviews:

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Belfast (12A)

Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in a city divided.

The Tragedy of Macbeth (15)

The Scottish play gets a Hollywood makeover, and all is not well for the Macbeths.

Memoria (12A)

A curious art house film starring Tilda Swinton that's sadly not that memorable.

Boiling Point (15)

Stephen Graham cooks up a storm in this absorbing drama.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A)

How one man painting cats turned them into household pets.

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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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.

Who Is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace asks a question for his new novel. But will you care for the answer?