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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Mary poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns (U)

You'll need something stronger than a spoonful of sugar to get through this sequel.

Aquaman (15)

DC's latest makes more of a splish than a splash.

Lizzie (15)

ChloŽ Sevigny sharpens up her act for a thrilling drama.

The Possession of Hannah Grace (15)

An enjoyable horror with a fresh take on getting under your skin .

Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

This Disney flick is a mind-blowing sellout.

game reviews:

boom reviews - God's Trigger
God's Trigger [Xbox One, PS4, Switch]

You may well lose your religion with this bloody shooter.

Outward [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's RPG time so back your backpack and stock up on your spells!

kirby's Extra Epic Yarn [3DS]

Kirby throws on his best threads for the 3DS

Anthem [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

This title reaches for the stars, but where does it land?

Crackdown 3 [Xbox One, PC]

No Crackdown 3, WE bring the Boom, and you're not gonna like it.

film reviews:

boom reviews dragged across concretes
Dragged Across Concrete (18)

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn get tough in this brutal thriller.

A Dark Place (15)

Andrew Scott as the smartest binman on the block.

Puppet Master: the Littlest Reich (18)

Puppets on patrol in this ludicrous horror.

Mid90s (15)

Jonah Hill takes us on some trip for his directorial debut.

The Sisters Brothers (15)

A great cast head out to the wilds of the west.

music reviews:

boom reviews -Suspiria by Thom Yorke
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.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

Is it up, up and further away for this cool Scottish band?

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?