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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - the good liar
The Good Liar (15)

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen spin some porkies.

Judy and Punch (15)

A new look on the classic puppet act.

Last Christmas (12)

Imagine a joyless yuletide - that's Last Christmas that is.

Doctor Sleep (15)

A tough act to follow but this sequel is a solid prescription.

Midway (12A)

A big-budget war flick that doesn't quite hit the target.

game reviews:

boom reviews - pokemon mystery dungeon
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue team DX [Switch]

Cute Pokemon in one hardcore game.

Sisters Royale [Switch, PS4]

A sisterly shooter for the whole family to enjoy!

Arc of Alchemist [PS4, Switch]

Sand, Sand, everywhere makes a dull game to play.

Coffee Talk [ PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A game that may well be an acquired taste.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A fun space adventure, but lacks the power of the force.

film reviews:

boom reviews the hunt
The Hunt (15)

A terrific thriller worth tracking down.

Bloodshot (12A)

Vin Diesel in a lame superhero flick that's not worth staying up for.

The Invisible Man (15)

Elizabeth Moss stars in the return of the one that can't be seen.

Dogs Don't Wear Pants (18)

This Finnish flick cracks the whip but lacks heart.

Bacurau (18)

Forget about spaghetti with this Brazilian take on the western.

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?