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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (12)

This ludricous spin-off is furiously bonkers.

Playmobil: the Movie (U)

Based on the toys, this animation plays out badly.

The Intruder (15)

A home invasion flick that simply doesn't threaten.

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (PG)

The TV show teaches us a thing or three on the big screen.

The Current War (12)

It's the battle of the brains with this AC/DC tale.

game reviews:

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Mars Power Industries [Switch]

Life on Mars? There will be with some help from this little puzzler.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020 [Switch]

Two icons. Many events. Millions of sore thumbs. Let the games begin!

GRID [ Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Codemaster's latest is a dream to get behind the wheel of.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age [Switch]

The long-running series makes a big impact with its latest adventure on the Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening [Switch]

Link is back re-visiting an earlier adventure witrh some style.

film reviews:

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The Nightingale (18)

This film from down under is a tough watch - in all senses of the word.

Greener Grass (12A)

A dark, satirical US indie comedy that rips suburbia a new one.

Judy & Punch (15)

Who's pulling the strings in this dark comedy?

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (15)

A curious doc about the life of a US magician.

Little Monsters (15)

Zombies in the outback in this Daycare of the Dead.

music reviews:

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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.

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.

book reviews:

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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?