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Elysium (2013) directed by Neill Blomkamp

Warm Bodies (2013) directed by Jonathan Levine

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

Beautiful Creatures (2013) directed by Richard LaGravenese

The Hunger Games (2012) directed by Gary Ross

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

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

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

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

Surrogates (2009) directed by Jonathan Mostow

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

Doghouse (2009) directed by Jake West

The Road (2009) directed by John Hillcoat

Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron

Planet 51 (2009) directed by Jorge Blanco

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

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

The Colour of Magic (2008) directed by Vadim Jean

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

Blindness (2008) directed by Fernando Meirelles

Hancock (2008) directed by Peter Berg

Iron Man (2007) directed by Jon Favreau

Transformers (2007) directed by Michael Bay

Perfect Creature (2007) directed by Glenn Standring

Shrek The Third (2007) directed by Chris Miller

Bridge To Terabithia (2007) directed by Gabor Csupo

The Golden Compass (2007) directed by Chris Weitz

Beowulf (2007) directed by Robert Zemeckis

Stardust (2007) directed by Matthew Vaughn

Hogfather (2006) directed by Vadim Jean

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

Superman Returns (2006) directed by Bryan Singer

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

The Island (2005) directed by Michael Bay

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

Primer (2005) directed by Shane Carruth

Constantine (2005) directed by Francis Lawrence

Serenity (2005) directed by Joss Whedon

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

Beowulf and Grendel (2005) directed by Sturla Gunnarsson

The Brothers Grimm (2005) directed by Terry Gilliam

Night Watch (2005) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

I, Robot (2004) directed by Alex Proyas

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

Spider-Man 2 (2004) directed by Sam Raimi

Hellboy (2004) directed by Guillermo del Toro

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

The Stepford Wives (2004) directed by Frank Oz

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

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) directed by Stuart Baird

Reign of Fire (2002) directed by Rob Bowman

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

Men In Black (1997) directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Starship Troopers (1997) directed by Paul Verhoeven

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

Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

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

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

Defender by G. X. Todd (2017)

Abducted by Evangeline Anderson (2016)

Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)

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

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

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

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

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

Breach Zone by Myke Cole (2014)

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)

Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

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

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)

Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

Control Point by Myke Cole (2012)

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

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

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

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

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

Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds by Paul Finch (2012)

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

Blood And Feathers by Lou Morgan (2012)

Last Days by Adam Nevill (2012)

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

Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley (2012)

The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (2012)

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

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

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (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)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

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

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)

The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)

Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)

Chasing The Moon by A. Lee Martinez (2011)

Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (2011)

Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2011)

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

The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey (2011)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)

Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese (2011)

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

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

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

Apoidea by Douglas Thompson (2011)

Hateful Heart by Sam Stone (2011)

Feather by David Rix (2011)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

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

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

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

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell (2010)

End Times by Rio Youers (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (2010)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

Damage Time by Colin Harvey (2010)

Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)

Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

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

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)

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

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)

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

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

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

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

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

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (2005)

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)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

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

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

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

Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

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

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)

Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

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

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)

Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (2000)

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000)

Salt by Adam Roberts (2000)

Witch Child by Celia Rees (2000)

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (1999)

Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop (1999)

The Still by David Feintuch (1998)

Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling (1997)

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (1996)

Otherland : City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams (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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