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Keanu (Film): Cute cat in clawing comedy.

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Batman V Superman (DVD): It's capes at dawn.

boom reviews Star Wars the force awakens

Star wars VII (DVD): the force is strong in this one.

boom reviews Lego Avengers

Lego Avengers (game): Assembling in a clumsy fashion.

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dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (PG)

Welcome to the

Miles Ahead (15)

Don Cheadle blows his own trumpet with his latest project.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (12)

It's capes at dawn with this pair of crusaders .

Zootropolis (PG)

Disney's latest is missing some animal magic.

London Has Fallen (15)

This lazy sequel is far from being a capital idea.

game reviews:

boom reviews - Lego Avengers
Lego Avengers [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U]

Avengers assemble in a disorderly fashion.

Rise of the Tomb Raider [Xbox One, Xbox 360]

A chilly return for the raider of tombs.

FIFA 16 [PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC]

Can it kick it? We supppose so...

Destiny [Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360]

Bungie finally put their Destiny into our own sweaty hands.

Wii Sports Club [Wii U]

Wii Sports strikes back on the Wii U.

film reviews:

boom reviews Imperium
Imperium (15)

Daniel Radcliffe plays whiter than white for his latest role.

Keanu (15)

Cute cat in clawing comedy.

Truth (15)

Cate Blanchett tells it how it is in Truth.

Bone Tomahawk (18)

Kurt Russell heads out West once again.

Concussion (12A)

Will Smith butts heads with the NFL

music reviews:

boom reviews - A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Oxford's finest don't quite make the splash hoped for.

25 by Adele

Adele loves numbers, especially those with pound signs before them.

Songs of Innocence by U2

So this is it, U2's free album. But is it any good?

Royal Blood by Royal Blood

The album is out at last. Buy it!

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

The pouty West Coast singer returns in an aggressive mood.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Gironimo! by Tim Moore
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?

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

Everything but the Girl's Tracey Thorn gives a fantastic account of her dalliances with popdom.

The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz

Think St. Trinians crossed with The Village.