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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

Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic To Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle (2018)

Defender by G. X. Todd (2017)

Inheritors Of The Earth by Chris D. Thomas (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)

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

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

Breach Zone by Myke Cole (2014)

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

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)

Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

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

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

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

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

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)

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

Control Point by Myke Cole (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)

Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)

The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)

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

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)

Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (2012)

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (2012)

Last Days by Adam Nevill (2012)

Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley (2012)

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

Blood And Feathers by Lou Morgan (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)

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

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (2012)

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

The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (2012)

Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds by Paul Finch (2012)

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (2012)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)

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

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

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

Entanglement by Douglas Thompson (2012)

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)

Chasing The Moon by A. Lee Martinez (2011)

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)

Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (2011)

Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

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

Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

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

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2011)

The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey (2011)

Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese (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)

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

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

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (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)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (2010)

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

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

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)

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

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)

Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2008)

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

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

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

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)

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

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

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

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)

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

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop (2005)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2005)

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

Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (2005)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

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

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)

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

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)

Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)

Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)

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

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)

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

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)

Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000)

Salt by Adam Roberts (2000)

Queen of the Darkness 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)

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

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (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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