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4 star rated film reviews

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

Abducted by Evangeline Anderson (2016)

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

Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)

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

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)

Breach Zone by Myke Cole (2014)

Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)

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

Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)

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

Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)

The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)

The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (2013)

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)

The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)

Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)

Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)

Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)

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

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

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)

Control Point by Myke Cole (2012)

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)

Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)

Transmission by John Meaney (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)

vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (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)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (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)

Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)

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

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

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

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)

Roil by Trent Jamieson (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)

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)

Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)

Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)

666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)

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

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

Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)

The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)

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

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

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell (2010)

Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)

Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)

City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)

Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)

King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)

End Times by Rio Youers (2010)

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes (2010)

Damage Time by Colin Harvey (2010)

Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)

Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)

The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)

Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)

Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)

Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)

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

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)

Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)

The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)

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

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)

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

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)

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

Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)

Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)

Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)

To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)

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

Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)

Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)

After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)

The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2005)

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop (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)

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

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)

Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)

Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)

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)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)

The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)

Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)

Kil'n People by David Brin (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)

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (2001)

On by Adam Roberts (2001)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (2001)

The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop (2001)

Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)

The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)

Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (2000)

Salt by Adam Roberts (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)

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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