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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

How To Live Plastic Free by Luca Bonaccorsi, Richard Harrington, and Clare Fischer (2018)

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)

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell (2016)

The Upside Of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (2015)

Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)

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

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

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

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

Breach Zone by Myke Cole (2014)

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

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

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (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)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

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

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (2012)

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

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

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

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

Control Point by Myke Cole (2012)

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)

Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (2012)

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (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)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

Entanglement by Douglas Thompson (2012)

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

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

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

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)

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

The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)

Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)

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

Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (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)

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

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (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)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (2010)

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

End Times by Rio Youers (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (2010)

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

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

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

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

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (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)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2008)

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)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

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

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

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (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)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (2005)

Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)

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

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)

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

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

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

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

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

The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (2000)

Salt by Adam Roberts (2000)

Witch Child by Celia Rees (2000)

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (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 Rest Of The Robots by Isaac Asimov (1964)

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