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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (12)

Tom Cruise is back to make the impossible possible once again.

Gran Turismo (15)

More than a video-to-film title, this follows a remarkably true story of gamer to racer.

Santa Claus: The Movie (U)

Everyone's favourite xmas film. Said no one. Ever.

Haunted Mansion (12)

A disappointing Disney remake that is a ghost of the original.

Cobweb (15)

A lame horror that struggles to spin any kind of decent story.

game reviews:

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WarioWare: Move It! [Switch]

It's time to get jiggy and like to move it move it with Wario!

Silent Hope [Switch, PC]

Get your grind on in this latest dungeon crawler.

Forza Motorsport [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

It's not exactly new horizons for the latest in the Forza Motorsport series.

Red Dead Redemption [PS5/PS4, Xbox 360, Switch, PC]

Nothing more than a re-release for this Rockstar classic, so is it worth it?

EA Sports FC 24 [Xbox X/S, PS5/PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

This used to be FIFA, now its FC 24. And you'd be hard pushed to spot the difference.

film reviews:

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Elf (PG)

It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas with this re-release.

Genie (PG)

Here's a Christmas turkkey for you, surprisingly from the pen of Richard Curtis.

Scarface (18)

Yes you can say hello to his little friend again with this classic's re-release.

There's Something In The Barn (15)

We know what's inside the barn and trust us, you don't want to know.

Love, Actually (15)

Richard Curtis' classic is back on on our screens, celebrating its 20th anniversary, this Christmas.

music reviews:

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For That Beautiful Feeling by The Chemical Brothers

The Bros chemical are back with their tenth studio album.

Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

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.

book reviews:

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind the scenes of some high profile TV interviews.

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.