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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Nope (15)

Jordan Peele's latest is a curious change in direction.

Mr Malcolm's List (PG)

Yet another thoroughly sweet British period flick.

Top Gun: Maverick (12)

Tom Cruise feels the need for even more speed in this dazzling sequel.

Where the Crawdads Sing (15)

A gripping tale, based on the bestselling book, starring the excellent Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Highlander (15)

Connor MacLeod returns, for the first time in 4K.

game reviews:

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Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Destroy all monsters in this supreme indie title.

Bayonetta 3 [Switch]

The kinky witch returns, but doesn't wow in any way.

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom [PS5, Switch, PC]

An adorable farm sim with an interesting crossover premise.

A Plague Tale: Requiem [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch, PC]

The tale of Amicia and Hugo, but this time, there are even more rats...

LEGO Brawls [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

Will you be bricking it in this 'smashing' brawler?

film reviews:

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Slumberland (PG)

A hugely entertaining family flick which is literally the stuff of dreams.

Spirited (12A)

Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds join forces to bring on the yuletide.

Disenchanted (PG)

This sequel arrives a little too late, with something not too magical.

The Wonder (15)

A fantastic drama starring woman of the hour Florence Pugh.

Confess, Fletch (15)

Fletch is back, this time with Jon Hamm in the title role.

music reviews:

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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.

Suspiria by Thom Yorke

Yorke goes to Hollywood with horrific results.

Wanderer by Cat Power

The queen of folk has her purr back.

book reviews:

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Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behin.d 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.

Gironimo! by Tim Moore

Not quite nul points for otherwise brilliant travel humourist Moore's latest labour of love.