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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

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

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)

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle (2015)

Radiance by Grace Draven (2015)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

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

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

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

Solatium by Becca Mills (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)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

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

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

Between Two Thorns 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)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

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

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

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

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

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

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman (2012)

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

Railsea by China Mieville (2012)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

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

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

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

The Viral Storm by Nathan D. Wolfe (2011)

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

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

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

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

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (2010)

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (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 Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

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

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

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

Fire by Kristin Cashore (2009)

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

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

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

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

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

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

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

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

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

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

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

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

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

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

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

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (2001)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (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)

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

Sabriel by Garth Nix (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)

Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1957)

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

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