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interviews

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 - green book
Green Book (12)

A hugely entertaining, Oscar-winning road trip.

A Private War (15)

Rosamund Pike goes to war in this compelling true story.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (PG)

This animated sequel is a weakling in the franchise.

Stan & Ollie (PG)

A fascinating account of the world's greatest double act abroad.

The Lego Movie 2 (U)

Everthing isn't quite as awesome in this animated sequel.

game reviews:

boom reviews - world war z
World War Z [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Zombies everywhere. It's the end of the world as we know it.

Boxboy! + Boxgirl! [Switch]

A cute puzzler for cool squares everywhere.

God's Trigger [Xbox One, PS4, Switch]

You may well lose your religion with this bloody shooter.

Outward [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's RPG time so back your backpack and stock up on your spells!

kirby's Extra Epic Yarn [3DS]

Kirby throws on his best threads for the 3DS

film reviews:

boom reviews gloria bell
Gloria Bell (15)

Julianne Moore strikes a chord in this US remake.

Thunder Road (15)

A quirky comedy that takes some fascinating turms along the way.

Booksmart (15)

You've got to fight, for your right, to party.

John McEnroe: in the Realm of Perfection (12A)

This fascinating French doc serves up an ace.

Birds of Passage (15)

An astonishing Columbian film on the drugs trade.

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?