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5 star rated film reviews

Moana (2016) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) directed by Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) directed by Francis Lawrence

Inception (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan

Repo Men (2010) directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick

The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan

Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End (2007) directed by Gore Verbinski

V For Vendetta (2006) directed by James McTeigue

Day Watch (2006) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Batman Begins (2005) directed by Christopher Nolan

Mirrormask (2005) directed by Dave McKean

The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (extended edition) (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) directed by Chris Columbus

A Knight's Tale (2001) directed by Brian Helgeland

Galaxy Quest (1999) directed by Dean Parisot

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) directed by James Cameron

Time Bandits (1981) directed by Terry Gilliam

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) directed by George Lucas

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5 star rated book reviews

Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (2016)

Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (2015)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

Radiance by Grace Draven (2015)

Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic (2015)

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

Saga: Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2014)

Solatium by Becca Mills (2014)

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery (2014)

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being by Alice Roberts (2014)

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams (2014)

The Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

Across The Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera (2013)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman (2013)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (2013)

Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams (2013)

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (2013)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

iZombie: Repossession by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2012)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Return Man by V. M. Zito (2012)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring (2012)

Soulless: The Manga: Volume One by Gail Carriger and Rem (2012)

Railsea by China Mieville (2012)

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman (2012)

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

The New North: The World In 2050 by Laurence C. Smith (2011)

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)

Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (2010)

Sleights of Mind by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee (2010)

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (2010)

The Waiting Room by F. G. Cottam (2010)

Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (2010)

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (2010)

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2010)

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (2010)

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard (2009)

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero by Dan Abnett (2009)

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells (2009)

59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman (2009)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (2007)

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

Toxin: The Cunning Of Bacterial Poisons by Alistair Lax (2005)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2005)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2003)

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (2001)

The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling (2001)

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (2001)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (2001)

Time Future by Maxine McArthur (1999)

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon (1999)

Reave the Just and other tales by Stephen Donaldson (1998)

Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (1997)

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (1996)

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman (1995)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (1995)

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (1995)

Engineman by Eric Brown (1994)

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (1993)

The Complete Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (1991)

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1987)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice (1976)

Eye In The Sky by Philip K. Dick (1957)

Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1957)

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