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4 star rated film reviews

Beauty And The Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon

Beautiful Creatures (2013) directed by Richard LaGravenese

Elysium (2013) directed by Neill Blomkamp

Warm Bodies (2013) directed by Jonathan Levine

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) directed by J.J. Abrams

Brave (2012) directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell

The Hunger Games (2012) directed by Gary Ross

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) directed by David Yates

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) directed by Joe Johnston

Alice In Wonderland (2010) directed by Tim Burton

Iron Man 2 (2010) directed by Jon Favreau

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) directed by David Yates

Eclipse (2010) directed by David Slade

The Secret Of Moonacre (2009) directed by Gabor Csupo

Star Trek (2009) directed by J.J. Abrams

The Road (2009) directed by John Hillcoat

Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron

Surrogates (2009) directed by Jonathan Mostow

Doghouse (2009) directed by Jake West

Planet 51 (2009) directed by Jorge Blanco

Hancock (2008) directed by Peter Berg

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) directed by Andrew Adamson

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008) directed by David Fincher

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Blindness (2008) directed by Fernando Meirelles

The Colour of Magic (2008) directed by Vadim Jean

Perfect Creature (2007) directed by Glenn Standring

Transformers (2007) directed by Michael Bay

The Golden Compass (2007) directed by Chris Weitz

Beowulf (2007) directed by Robert Zemeckis

Stardust (2007) directed by Matthew Vaughn

Shrek The Third (2007) directed by Chris Miller

Bridge To Terabithia (2007) directed by Gabor Csupo

Iron Man (2007) directed by Jon Favreau

Superman Returns (2006) directed by Bryan Singer

Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children (2006) directed by Tetsuya Nomura

Hogfather (2006) directed by Vadim Jean

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) directed by Mike Newell

The Brothers Grimm (2005) directed by Terry Gilliam

Constantine (2005) directed by Francis Lawrence

Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of the Sith (2005) directed by George Lucas

Primer (2005) directed by Shane Carruth

The Island (2005) directed by Michael Bay

Night Watch (2005) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Serenity (2005) directed by Joss Whedon

Beowulf and Grendel (2005) directed by Sturla Gunnarsson

I, Robot (2004) directed by Alex Proyas

The Stepford Wives (2004) directed by Frank Oz

Hellboy (2004) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Spider-Man 2 (2004) directed by Sam Raimi

The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

Reign of Fire (2002) directed by Rob Bowman

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) directed by Stuart Baird

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) directed by George Lucas

Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer

Minority Report (2002) directed by Steven Spielberg

The Others (2001) directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Pitch Black (2000) directed by David Twohy

The 6th Day (2000) directed by Roger Spottiswoode

Sleepy Hollow (1999) directed by Tim Burton

Merlin (1998) directed by Steve Barron

Starship Troopers (1997) directed by Paul Verhoeven

Men In Black (1997) directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) directed by Robert Rodriguez

Independence Day (1996) directed by Roland Emmerich

Waterworld (1995) directed by Kevin Reynolds

Stargate (1994) directed by Roland Emmerich

The Mask (1994) directed by Charles Russel

Army Of Darkness: The Medieval Dead (1993) directed by Sam Raimi

Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Labyrinth (1986) directed by Jim Henson

Enemy Mine (1985) directed by Wolfgang Peterson

Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) directed by Stanley Kubrick

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4 star rated book reviews

Inheritors Of The Earth by Chris D. Thomas (2017)

Defender by G. X. Todd (2017)

Abducted by Evangeline Anderson (2016)

Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)

The Upside Of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (2015)

Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (2015)

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (2014)

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris (2014)

Breach Zone by Myke Cole (2014)

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

Saga: Volume Two by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2013)

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)

Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (2013)

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

Scatter, Adapt, And Remember by Annalee Newitz (2013)

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)

Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)

Super Crooks: The Heist by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (2012)

Control Point by Myke Cole (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's Story by Anne Rice and Ashley Marie Witter (2012)

Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez (2012)

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)

The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (2012)

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (2012)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (2012)

Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley (2012)

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

Last Days by Adam Nevill (2012)

Blood And Feathers by Lou Morgan (2012)

The Nine Deaths Of Doctor Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert (2012)

Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds by Paul Finch (2012)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

Fairest: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez (2012)

Entanglement by Douglas Thompson (2012)

Saga: Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2012)

iZombie: Six Feet Under And Rising by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2012)

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (2012)

How To Think Like A Neandertal by Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge (2012)

A Town Called Pandemonium by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (2012)

Magic: An Anthology Of The Esoteric And Arcane by Jonathan Oliver (2012)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)

The Butterfly Man And Other Stories by Paul Kane (2011)

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2011)

The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)

Chasing The Moon by A. Lee Martinez (2011)

Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (2011)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)

The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2011)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

iZombie: Dead To The World by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2011)

The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey (2011)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)

Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese (2011)

The Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer and S. J. Chambers (2011)

Master Of The House Of Darts by Aliette De Bodard (2011)

Apoidea by Douglas Thompson (2011)

Hateful Heart by Sam Stone (2011)

Feather by David Rix (2011)

Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)

Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (2010)

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? by Robin Dunbar (2010)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)

Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)

Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)

Damage Time by Colin Harvey (2010)

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell (2010)

End Times by Rio Youers (2010)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (2010)

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 21 by Stephen Jones (2010)

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (2008)

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

Pretty Little Things To Fill Up The Void by Simon Logan (2008)

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (2007)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

Traitor to the Blood by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

John Constantine, Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross by Mike Carey (2006)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop (2005)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2005)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (2005)

Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague? by Alan P. Zelicoff and Michael Bellomo (2005)

The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (2004)

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

Thief of Lives by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2004)

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

Dhampir by Barb and J. C. Hendee (2003)

Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)

The Science of Harry Potter : How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield (2002)

Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Salt by Adam Roberts (2000)

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (2000)

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000)

Witch Child by Celia Rees (2000)

Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop (1999)

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (1999)

The Still by David Feintuch (1998)

Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling (1997)

Otherland : City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams (1996)

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (1996)

Raising the Stones by Sheri S. Tepper (1990)

Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter (1987)

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (1980)

Morlock Night by K. W. Jeter (1979)

Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1973)

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick (1964)

The Rest Of The Robots by Isaac Asimov (1964)

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard (1962)

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1959)

A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (1959)

The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov (1955)

Destination: Universe! by A. E. van Vogt (1953)

Away And Beyond by A. E. van Vogt (1952)

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