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5 star rated film reviews

Moana (2016) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) directed by Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) directed by Francis Lawrence

Inception (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan

Repo Men (2010) directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick

The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan

Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End (2007) directed by Gore Verbinski

V For Vendetta (2006) directed by James McTeigue

Day Watch (2006) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Batman Begins (2005) directed by Christopher Nolan

Mirrormask (2005) directed by Dave McKean

The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (extended edition) (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) directed by Chris Columbus

A Knight's Tale (2001) directed by Brian Helgeland

Galaxy Quest (1999) directed by Dean Parisot

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) directed by James Cameron

Time Bandits (1981) directed by Terry Gilliam

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) directed by George Lucas

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5 star rated book reviews

Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (2016)

Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (2015)

Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic (2015)

Radiance by Grace Draven (2015)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

Saga: Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2014)

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery (2014)

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being by Alice Roberts (2014)

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams (2014)

The Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

Solatium by Becca Mills (2014)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (2013)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman (2013)

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (2013)

Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams (2013)

Across The Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera (2013)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

iZombie: Repossession by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2012)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

The Return Man by V. M. Zito (2012)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

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

Railsea by China Mieville (2012)

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman (2012)

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

The New North: The World In 2050 by Laurence C. Smith (2011)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (2011)

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Sleights of Mind by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee (2010)

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (2010)

The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (2010)

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (2010)

The Waiting Room by F. G. Cottam (2010)

Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (2010)

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (2010)

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman (2009)

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard (2009)

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero by Dan Abnett (2009)

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells (2009)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (2007)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2005)

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Toxin: The Cunning Of Bacterial Poisons by Alistair Lax (2005)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2003)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling (2001)

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (2001)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (2001)

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (2001)

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

Time Future by Maxine McArthur (1999)

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon (1999)

Reave the Just and other tales by Stephen Donaldson (1998)

Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (1997)

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (1996)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (1995)

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman (1995)

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (1995)

Engineman by Eric Brown (1994)

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (1993)

The Complete Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (1991)

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1987)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice (1976)

Eye In The Sky by Philip K. Dick (1957)

Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1957)

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