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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - bad boys for life
Bad boys for Life (15)

Smith and Lawrence are back, but maybe 17 years too late.

Bombshell (15)

A great cast isn't enough to give this flick the edge it desperately needs.

JoJo Rabbit (12)

A warm, touching and funny film about having a best friend. Who also happens to be Hitler.

Spies in Disguise (PG)

Will Smith and Tom Holland star in this goofy animated tale.

The Gentlemen (18)

Guy Ritchie's latest is all rabbit and no gravy.

game reviews:

boom reviews - maneater
Maneater [PS4, Xbox One]

This fun in the water game is worth splashing out on.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill [Switch]

It may well be lonely at the top, but it's a hellava ride down.

Fledgling Heroes [Switch]

Take off in this bright and colourful adventure.

Good Job! [ Switch]

A hard day's work has never been so much fun.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus [PS4, PC]

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

film reviews:

boom reviews the lovebirds
The Lovebirds (15)

Kumail Nanjiani stars in yet another tag team comedy with mixed results.

The Atom: A Love Affair

A fascinating look at how we got turned on and off again with nuclear power.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (15)

A US indie drama that fails to deliver.

The Whistlers (15)

A sharp-looking Romanian thriller a little too cool for school.

Trolls World Tour (U)

It's time to rock and troll with this colourful animated flick.

music reviews:

boom reviews - the long goodbye by riz ahmed
The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed

Acotr 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.

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.

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?