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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

boom reviews - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell do their best to not die up north.

Manifesto (12)

The many, many faces of Cate Blanchett.

The Florida Project (15)


Murder on the Orient Express (12)

All aboard for this latest re-telling of Christie's classic.

Thor: Ragnarok (12)

It's hammer time once more, with the return of the mighty Thor!

game reviews:

boom reviews - Gravel
Gravel [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

To the start line next is the hire car of racing games.

Dragon Quest Builders [Switch]

Build it, and yes, they will come.

Samsara [Xbox One, PC]

Oops up-side your head, say oops upside your head!

Kingdom Come: Deliverance [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A hard day’s knighting for this woeful RPG.

Monster Energy Supercross [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

On yer bike, matey!

film reviews:

boom reviews The Square
The Square (15)

This Palme d’Or winner shapes up nicely.

Wonder Wheel (12A)

We take Wooody Allen's latest for a spin.

Mom and Dad (15)

Nic Cage keeps it in the family in his brutal latest flick.

Monster Family (U)

An animated tale that truly dies a death.

I, Tonya (15)

Ice, ice, baby!!!

music reviews:

boom reviews - Always Ascending by Moby
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?

Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

Watch out, it's the return of the TIMBERRRRR-lake.

Semicircle by The Go! Team

Jump to it and shake those pom poms!

Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

BRMC put the leathers back on and rock up with a tuneful menagerie.

book reviews:

boom book reviews - Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
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?

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

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