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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Marvels (12)

This Marvel flop deserves to soar in your home, as it's one of the better ones in recent years.

A Kid for Two Farthings (PG)

A delightfully magic tale that's been lovingly restored.

Thanksgiving (15)

Eli Roth's horror makes for a surprisingly gory watch, any time of year.

The Royal Hotel (18)

A strong cast are lost on this lacklustre Australian thriller.

The Blackening (15)

An example of where the tag line is more entertaining than the film itself.

How to Have Sex (15)

A rather predictable coming-of-age tale that disappoints just like the real thing does.

game reviews:

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Tekken 8 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC]

Get ready for a rumble with the return of Jin and his crew in this classic franchise.

Another Code: recollection [Switch]

This classic adventure franchise gets a make-over with both titles for the Switch.

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.

film reviews:

boom reviews sometimes i think about dying
Sometimes I Think About Dying (15)

Daisy Ridley stars in this beautifully crafted, indie, lo-fi rom-com that will break your heart.

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver (PG-13)

If you hated the first part, be prepared to bring that hate on once again.

The Book of Clarence (15)

LaKeith Stanfield stars in this epic biblical comedy drama, as a wannabe messiah.

Jeanne du Barry (15)

This French drama about the mistress of Louis XV sees a return for Johnny Depp.

Swede Caroline (15)

A very English mockumentary about some very larg veg.

Close Your Eyes (12A)

This drawn out Spanish drama has a nice pay off in the end.

music reviews:

boom reviews - for that beautiful feeling the chemical brothers
Wall of Eyes by The Smile

Second album for the Radiohead spin-off group.

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.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - the satsuma complex by bob mortimer
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.