Film and Book Reviews for 2010
Films released in 2010
Inception directed by Christopher Nolan
An idea can change everything in this thriller about dream infiltrators.
Repo Men directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Pay your debts, or the Repo Men will have their pound of flesh in this gory near-future thriller.
Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton
An older Alice takes a detour down the rabbit hole in this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic story.
Eclipse directed by David Slade
Vampires come to Seattle and the Cullens must work with their natural enemies to counter the threat.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 directed by David Yates
Harry Potter takes time out to go camping whilst Voldemort tortures his plastic surgeon.
Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau
Iron Man faces threats from upstart technologists, the military, and his own health in this sequel.
Clash of the Titans directed by Louis Leterrier
Even Greek gods have family trouble.
How To Train Your Dragon directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
A young Viking befriends the dragon he is meant to slay.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time directed by Mike Newell
Releasing the sands turns back time in this adaptation of the Prince of Persia video game.
Shrek Forever After directed by Mike Mitchell
Shrek decides his perfect family life is too much for him, so he makes a bargain to allow him to go back to being a big, bad ogre.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice directed by Jon Turtletaub
A young man becomes the reluctant apprentice of a master sorcerer as magic and the modern world clash.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief directed by Chris Columbus
The Greek myths meet modern America in this adaptation of a novel by Rick Riordan.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader directed by Michael Apted
In the third film in the Narnia series a sceptical cousin joins the Pevensies on their adventures.
Books published in 2010
Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard
The necromancer is caught up in an airborne murder mystery in this Cluedo-meets-zombies adventure.
Mr Monster by Dan Wells
John Cleaver is on the trail of another killer in his home town. Can he solve the mystery before his dark side gets the better of him? The second John Cleaver book.
Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon
Thomas Usher can see ghosts. But will it help him to explain the mystery of several strange deaths before the next victim dies?
Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
Scarlett becomes a ghost after one of her schemes goes seriously wrong. But does that mean she has to be lonely as well as deceased?
Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard
An Aztec high priest tries to solve a missing person mystery in the first book of the Obsidian and Blood trilogy.
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
In the future your colour vision determines your life chances. But Eddie Russet may have seen too clearly for his own good.
Sleights of Mind by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee
This book explores the things magicians can teach neuroscientists about the way our minds work.
The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs
Brenda and Effie fall out over men in this blackly comic tale of witches, vampires and book groups.
The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver
This collection of horror stories is based on the Underground and other subterranean places.
The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Vampires threaten the future of the human race in this sequel to The Strain.
The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells
Byren is quite happy for his elder twin to inherit the throne, but according to prophecy he will be nowhere near as benevolent to his twin brother.
The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman
Thomas Cale is a boy trained to expect the worst out of life. How will he pay back those who he believes have wronged him?
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
In book one of the Moorehawke trilogy a royal family is in conflict with itself. How can Wynter protect the people she cares about?
The Waiting Room by F. G. Cottam
For TV ghost hunter Julian Creed spectres of the past turn out to be more dangerous than he thought possible.
The World House by Guy Adams
How do you escape from a nightmarish house where the laws that govern our reality don't apply?
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
The dead have risen, and Church witch Chess Putnam is one of the few who can protect the living from them.
Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan
Vikings, witches and werewolves clash with mad gods in this dark re-imagining of the Norse myths.
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Zinzi has a sloth companion and a talent for finding things. But can she find a lost girl, or redemption for her past sins?
Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
A young woman is looking forward to graduation in a rapidly modernising city when she is forced to marry a Cold Mage and her life is completely changed. Book one of the Spiritwalker series.
Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones
A zombie plague threatens to spell the end for humanity. Can anyone stop the shambling advance of the undead?
Amortals by Matt Forbeck
In a world where cheating death is possible, the gap between the haves and the have-nots is wider than ever.
Walking The Tree by Kaaron Warren
In Botanica, life under the great Tree is all they know. What will a young woman learn as she journeys around it?
Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell
This short story collection makes a great gift for the discerning evil lunatic.
Blind Swimmer by Various
Eibonvale Press writers offer their unique takes on the theme of creativity in isolation.
The Uncrowned King by Rowena Cory Daniells
Three young royals try to survive as war and betrayals threaten the kingdom. The second book of The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin.
Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
How can Anita Blake defeat the Mother of All Darkness, an ancient vampire with no body of her own?
The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 21 by Stephen Jones
This anthology showcases a varied selection of modern horror. Featuring stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, Barbara Roden, Ramsey Campbell, Simon Strantza, Rosalie Parker, Robert Shearman, and more.
City of Dreams and Nightmare by Ian Whates
A young man goes on the run in an unusual city in this fantasy adventure.
The Hunter And The Marked by John Beachem
A group of adventurers fight the jungle and each other in a quest to save their city from destruction. The second part of The Lorradda Stone.
Damage Time by Colin Harvey
Are we more than the sum of our memories?
Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson
For a grim reaper, office politics can be lethal. The first novel in the Death Works series.
Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb
Dragons and their companions journey into unknown territory, but will they find anything at their destination? The second book in The Rain Wild Chronicles.
Sylvow by Douglas Thompson
A brother and sister promise to look after the plants and animals. But does Mother Nature care to return the favour?
Spellwright by Blake Charlton
Spelling is a matter of life and death for apprentice wizard Nicodemus Weal.
So Cold The River by Michael Koryta
A filmmaker takes on more than he bargained for when he agrees to document the life story of a dying billionaire.
End Times by Rio Youers
A recovering addict find he is trapped by his past misdeeds.
How Many Friends Does One Person Need? by Robin Dunbar
A look at what evolution can tell us about the science of friendship, culture, morality and various other curiosities.
Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake has trouble on her hands after she refuses a request to raise a zombie.
King Maker by Maurice Broaddus
In an Indianapolis ghetto only an Arthurian-style hero can save the neighbourhood.
Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell
He may be a cheat, a liar, and a thief. But can Lex Trent steal a march on the gods themselves?
Hell's Belles by Paul Magrs
Weird things happen when a film crew come to Whitby to remake a cursed horror movie. The fourth Brenda and Effie mystery.
Glimpses by Lynn Flewelling
This collection of short stories and fan illustrations is based on the Nightrunner series of novels.
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Nathaniel Cade is a vampire in the front line in the secret war on horror.
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
A young nun joins a secret society of angelologists in their struggle to keep a precious artefact out of the hands of wicked Nephilim.
God Of The Underworld And The City Of The Dead by R. H. Stewart
A teenage witch, her friend, and a talking cat face off against an evil priest from ancient Egypt.
The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire by Raven Dane
Morven the Unwise Woman faces off against Royal fools and short-tempered demons in this high fantasy parody.
Entangled by Graham Hancock
Two young women from different times take their fight against evil to the spirit world.
A Glimpse of Hell - The Dark Gospel by Luke Cooper
A detective investigating a murder soon finds himself in the middle of a battle between hell and heaven.