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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

Day Watch (2006) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

V For Vendetta (2006) directed by James McTeigue

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

Survivors by G. X. Todd (2019)

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2017)

Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles (2017)

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

Weapons Of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil (2016)

Real Food Fake Food by Larry Olmsted (2016)

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

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle (2015)

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

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

Radiance by Grace Draven (2015)

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

The Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being by Alice Roberts (2014)

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams (2014)

Solatium by Becca Mills (2014)

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

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

Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams (2013)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (2013)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian (2013)

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (2013)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman (2013)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

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

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

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

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

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

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Railsea by China Mieville (2012)

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

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

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

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

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

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

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

Cold Fire by Kate Elliott (2011)

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

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

The Viral Storm by Nathan D. Wolfe (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

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

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (2010)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

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

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

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

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (2010)

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

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (2010)

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

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

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

Fire by Kristin Cashore (2009)

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

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

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

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

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

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

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

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

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

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

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (2001)

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (2001)

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon (1999)

Time Future by Maxine McArthur (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)

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (1995)

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