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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)

Weapons Of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil (2016)

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

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

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

Radiance by Grace Draven (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 Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams (2014)

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being by Alice Roberts (2014)

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

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (2013)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams (2013)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman (2013)

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (2013)

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

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (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)

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

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

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

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

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

The Viral Storm by Nathan D. Wolfe (2011)

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

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

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

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

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

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

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

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

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (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)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (2010)

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

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (2010)

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

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

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

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

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

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

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

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

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

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

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

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

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

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

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

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

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

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)

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (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)

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (1995)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (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)

Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1957)

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

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