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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Dune: Part Two (15)

This sci-fi sequel is at lease better than the first part.

All of Us Strangers (15)

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal star in this bittersweet drama.

Bob Marley: One Love (12A)

A welcome bio about the world's greatest ever reggae star.

Drive-Away Dolls (15)

A really poor film from none other than Ethan Coen.

Robot Dreams (PG)

A sweet enough animation about a friendship.

Close Your Eyes (12A)

At three hours long, this Spanish drama may well be too long for many.

game reviews:

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 [Xbox X/S, PC]

Senua returns for more mental awareness. But is it a game?

TopSpin 2K25 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

14 years after the last entry in the franchise, anyone for tennis?

Princess Peach: Showtime! [Switch]

It's time for Mario's love interest to shine - on stage!

Tekken 8 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC]

Get ready for a rumble with the return of Jin and his crew in this classic franchise.

Another Code: recollection [Switch]

This classic adventure franchise gets a make-over with both titles for the Switch.

film reviews:

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In a Violent Nature (18)

A superb, subtly superior slasher flick.

Sleep (15)

An excellent South Korean horror worth staying up for.

Hundreds of Beavers (12)

An incredibly original take on a cartoon that sadly outstays its welcome.

Space Cadet (15)

Emma Roberts stars in this moronic comedy that just doesn't take off.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (15)

Eddie Murphy returns west for the fourth flick in the series.

music reviews:

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Wall of Eyes by The Smile

Second album for the Radiohead spin-off group.

For That Beautiful Feeling by The Chemical Brothers

The Bros chemical are back with their tenth studio album.

Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

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.

book reviews:

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind 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.