Film and Book Reviews for 2003
Films released in 2003
The Matrix Reloaded directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski
The machines fight back. Will Neo be able to stop them and save Zion?
The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (extended edition) directed by Peter Jackson
The epic fantasy is now 42 minutes longer, but is it worth buying for that?
The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson
The third part of Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Daredevil directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Ben Affleck plays the blind hero Daredevil in this adaptation of the Marvel comics.
X-Men 2 directed by Bryan Singer
Nightcrawler, Lady Deathstrike, Wolverine's hair. Who will save the world this time?
Paycheck directed by John Woo
Ben Affleck forgets all about payday in this futuristic John Woo flick.
Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines directed by Jonathan Mostow
Can John Connor save mankind from Judgement Day in the third movie in the Terminator series?
Underworld directed by Len Wiseman
Vampires and werewolves slug it out underneath New York.
Books published in 2003
Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
A young magician summons a djinni to steal a powerful amulet, but the djinni resents being treated as an errand boy and has a few tricks to get even with the upstart magician.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Sookie is upset when her vampire boyfriend grows distant and keeps secrets from her. When he goes missing to another state it could be the last straw for their relationship. The third in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb
In the conclusion to The Tawny Man FitzChivalry must decide what to do about a dragon.
Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling
The second book in the Tamir Triad.
Mister Monday by Garth Nix
The first book in The Keys To The Kingdom introduces Arthur Penhaligon, a sickly schoolboy with a great destiny.
Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
The first book in the Weather Wardens series.
The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
The final volume of the Black Magician trilogy.
The Face by Dean Koontz
A movie star is threatened by a baffling killer in this contemporary horror novel.
Sunspot by Garth Jones
Sinister happenings on a giant space station for the rich.
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett goes all military in this satire on women in the army.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Meggie and Mo Folchart are avid readers, but Mo can literally bring characters to life just by reading aloud. And those characters aren't always happy about it.
Dhampir by Barb and J. C. Hendee
The first book to introduce Magiere, the vampire hunter with a secret.
Crossing the Meadow by Kfir Luzzatto
Kfir Luzzatto takes an intimate look at the world of ghosts.
Broken Angels by Richard Morgan
The second Takeshi Kovacs book finds out hero hoping that a discovery of alien technology will be his ticket out of a war.
Maul by Tricia Sullivan
Men are dying from a plague that leaves women immune in this novel about life in a world where women make the rules.
The House of Gaian by Anne Bishop
The conclusion to the Tir Alainn trilogy.
Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh
The first novel in the Quickening series finds a young general given a strange gift by a woman condemned for witchcraft.
Natural History by Justina Robson
This novel sees mankind engineering its own evolution to space and beyond. But at what cost?
Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon
The first in the Vatta's War series.
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Rowdy pictsies and young Tiffany Aching confront the Queen of the Fairies.
The One and the Golden Circle by Don Allen Beene
Science fiction meets the new age in a book that melds religion, genetics and the alien within.