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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald (12)

Wand-wielding wizardry woefully on the wane.

The Grinch (U)

It's Christmas - again - with this unseasonally festive animated tale.

Bohemian Rhapsody (12)

A biopic of Queen front man Freedie Mercury? Excellent!

Halloween (18)

Michael Myers returns for his own brand of trick or treating.

The Hate U Give (12)

Nothing but love for this poignant drama.

game reviews:

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kirby's Extra Epic Yarn [3DS]

Kirby throws on his best threads for the 3DS

Anthem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

This title reaches for the stars, but where does it land?

Crackdown 3 [Xbox One, PC]

No Crackdown 3, WE bring the Boom, and you're not gonna like it.

Super Mario Bros U Deluxe [Switch]

Mario and Co in a souped up 2D adventure.

Gelly Break [Switch]

Test both your gaming and relationship skills!

film reviews:

boom reviews Us
Us (15)

A new face or two of horror.

Under the Silver Lake (15)

A sublime drama starring Andrew Garfield.

The Vanishing (15)

Gerard Butler keeps the lights on in this brooding thriller.

Girl (15)

An intriguing transgender film from Belgium.

Ben is Back (15)

Julia Roberts stars in this run of the mill family drama.

music reviews:

boom reviews -Suspiria by Thom Yorke
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.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

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

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?