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The Old Guard (2020) directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood


Freaks: You're One Of Us (2020) directed by Felix Binder


Double World (2020) directed by Teddy Chan


Venom (2018) directed by Ruben Fleischer


The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia (2017) directed by Yuen Woo-Ping


Beauty And The Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon


Warm Bodies (2013) directed by Jonathan Levine


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


Beautiful Creatures (2013) directed by Richard LaGravenese


Elysium (2013) directed by Neill Blomkamp


The Hunger Games (2012) directed by Gary Ross


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


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


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


Eclipse (2010) directed by David Slade


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


Surrogates (2009) directed by Jonathan Mostow


Doghouse (2009) directed by Jake West


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


Planet 51 (2009) directed by Jorge Blanco


Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron


The Secret Of Moonacre (2009) directed by Gabor Csupo


The Road (2009) directed by John Hillcoat


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


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


The Colour of Magic (2008) directed by Vadim Jean


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


Blindness (2008) directed by Fernando Meirelles


Hancock (2008) directed by Peter Berg


Transformers (2007) directed by Michael Bay


Perfect Creature (2007) directed by Glenn Standring


Beowulf (2007) directed by Robert Zemeckis


Stardust (2007) directed by Matthew Vaughn


Bridge To Terabithia (2007) directed by Gabor Csupo


Iron Man (2007) directed by Jon Favreau


Shrek The Third (2007) directed by Chris Miller


The Golden Compass (2007) directed by Chris Weitz


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


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


Hogfather (2006) directed by Vadim Jean


Superman Returns (2006) directed by Bryan Singer


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


Serenity (2005) directed by Joss Whedon


Constantine (2005) directed by Francis Lawrence


Primer (2005) directed by Shane Carruth


Night Watch (2005) directed by Timur Bekmambetov


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


The Island (2005) directed by Michael Bay


The Brothers Grimm (2005) directed by Terry Gilliam


Beowulf and Grendel (2005) directed by Sturla Gunnarsson


Spider-Man 2 (2004) directed by Sam Raimi


The Stepford Wives (2004) directed by Frank Oz


I, Robot (2004) directed by Alex Proyas


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


Hellboy (2004) directed by Guillermo del Toro


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


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


Reign of Fire (2002) directed by Rob Bowman


Minority Report (2002) directed by Steven Spielberg


Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) directed by Stuart Baird


Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer


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


The Others (2001) directed by Alejandro Amenabar


The 6th Day (2000) directed by Roger Spottiswoode


Pitch Black (2000) directed by David Twohy


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


Independence Day (1996) directed by Roland Emmerich


From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) directed by Robert Rodriguez


Waterworld (1995) directed by Kevin Reynolds


The Mask (1994) directed by Charles Russel


Stargate (1994) directed by Roland Emmerich


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

Doors Of Sleep by Tim Pratt (2021)


To End All Wars by David Tallerman (2020)


A Dream So Dark by L. L. McKinney (2019)


A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney (2018)


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)


Prisoner Of The Crown by Jeffe Kennedy (2018)


Sidney's Escape by Nirina Stone (2018)


Defender by G. X. Todd (2017)


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


Petra by Nirina Stone (2017)


Storm In A Teacup by Helen Czerski (2017)


Abducted by Evangeline Anderson (2016)


As Old As Time by Liz Braswell (2016)


Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell (2016)


Eidolon by Grace Draven (2015)


Future Arctic by Edward Struzik (2015)


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


Sleepless by Lou Morgan (2015)


The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by K. J. Charles (2015)


The Upside Of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (2015)


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


Mine To Spell by Janeal Falor (2014)


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


The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell (2014)


Written In The Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (2014)


Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian (2013)


Cobweb Forest by Vera Nazarian (2013)


Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (2013)


Entreat Me by Grace Draven (2013)


Fiend by Peter Stenson (2013)


Fuse by Julianna Baggott (2013)


Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (2013)


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


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


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (2013)


The Farm by Emily McKay (2013)


The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby (2013)


The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (2013)


The New Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (2013)


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


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (2012)


Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (2012)


Blood And Feathers by Lou Morgan (2012)


Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (2012)


Castle Waiting: Volume 1 by Linda Medley (2012)


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


Dark Currents by Ian Whates (2012)


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


Entanglement by Douglas Thompson (2012)


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


Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (2012)


Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (2012)


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


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


Juggernaut by Adam Baker (2012)


Last Days by Adam Nevill (2012)


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


Mechagnosis by Douglas Thompson (2012)


Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (2012)


On A Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (2012)


Rainbird by Rabia Gale (2012)


Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (2012)


Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (2012)


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


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


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


Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds by Paul Finch (2012)


The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (2012)


The Dirty Streets Of Heaven by Tad Williams (2012)


The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (2012)


The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner (2012)


Giant Thief by David Tallerman (2012)


The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (2012)


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


The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (2012)


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (2012)


Tomorrow The Killing by Daniel Polansky (2012)


Transmission by John Meaney (2012)


vN by Madeline Ashby (2012)


Where Are We Going? by Allen Ashley (2012)


666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (2011)


Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2011)


Apoidea by Douglas Thompson (2011)


Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald (2011)


Chasing The Moon by A. Lee Martinez (2011)


Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)


Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese (2011)


Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (2011)


Equations of Life by Simon Morden (2011)


Feather by David Rix (2011)


Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (2011)


Hateful Heart by Sam Stone (2011)


Inflight Science by Brian Clegg (2011)


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


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


Paranormality by Richard Wiseman (2011)


Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (2011)


Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (2011)


Roil by Trent Jamieson (2011)


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


The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey (2011)


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


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


The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky (2011)


The Watchers by Jon Steele (2011)


Amortals by Matt Forbeck (2010)


Blind Swimmer by Various (2010)


Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)


City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates (2010)


Damage Time by Colin Harvey (2010)


Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (2010)


Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010)


End Times by Rio Youers (2010)


Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton (2010)


Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs (2010)


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


King Maker by Maurice Broaddus (2010)


Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell (2010)


So Cold The River by Michael Koryta (2010)


Spellwright by Blake Charlton (2010)


Sylvow by Douglas Thompson (2010)


The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem (2010)


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


The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)


Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell (2010)


Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren (2010)


Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones (2010)


Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009)


Master Of Crows by Grace Draven (2009)


Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (2009)


Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2008)


Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2008)


Of Quills and Kings by Joel Reeves (2008)


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


Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks (2008)


The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu (2008)


The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2008)


The Sweet Scent Of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (2008)


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


Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (2007)


First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (2007)


The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (2007)


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (2007)


After Dolly by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield (2006)


Cracking Grace by Steven Stromp (2006)


GemX by Nicky Singer (2006)


Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (2006)


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


Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (2006)


Junk Science by Dan Agin (2006)


New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (2006)


Sebastian by Anne Bishop (2006)


Storms of Vengeance by John Beachem (2006)


The Culled by Simon Spurrier (2006)


To Love a Sagelord by Paul Massey (2006)


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


Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan (2006)


Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)


Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (2005)


Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop (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)


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (2005)


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)


Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (2004)


Eve by Aurelio O'Brien (2004)


A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (2004)


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


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


Undead And Unwed by Maryjanice Davidson (2004)


Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (2003)


Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto (2003)


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


Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003)


Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (2003)


Sunspot by Garth Jones (2003)


The Face by Dean Koontz (2003)


The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003)


Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (2002)


Kil'n People by David Brin (2002)


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


Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)


The Longest Way Home by Robert Silverberg (2002)


Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (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)


The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan (2001)


The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000)


Queen of the Darkness 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 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)


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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