December 28th, 2001
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December 1, 2001
December 1st, 2001
November 23rd, 2001
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November 15th, 2001
November 11th, 2001
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November 5th, 2001
November 1st, 2001
October 28th, 2001
October 26th, 2001
October 23rd, 2001
October 20th, 2001
I finally finished Temple of the Winds, and the review is up. I have also added the guide page for the Star Wars e-book Darth Maul Saboteur. Finally, the new major redesign has been implemented in the Fantasy and SF sections, and will be added to the rest of the sections in the near future. Hope you enjoy it!
October 15th, 2001
I have added the guide page for the New Jedi Order e-book Recovery. I also updated the search engine as of today.
October 10th, 2001
October 4th, 2001
I have posted the reviews for the comedy Someone Like You, and the drama Save the Last Dance. I have also added the guide pages for the upcoming Star Wars Jedi Apprentice books, The Call to Vengeance and The Only Witness. I don't have an image for the former, but since I had one for the latter, I decided to put both up.
October 2nd, 2001
The reviews for Prelude to Rebellion and the short story that accompanied it, Vow of Justice, have been posted. I have also created guide pages for the upcoming Star Wars stories The Approaching Storm, and Jango Fett.
October 1st, 2001
I have merged the three non-fiction book pages into one, called Non-Fiction. It is still possible that there are some errant links to those pages that were removed. But the main index page and the banner menus have been appropriately changed. I think the main index is more visually attractive now, though I don't know how much longer I will stick with the banner menus.
September 27th, 2001
I have finally placed up the very late reviews for the movies Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and Rush Hour. I have also finished the Star Wars book Rogue Planet. Enjoy.
September 22nd, 2001
The review for Asimov's Fantastic Voyage is up.
September 19th, 2001
I have taken a week off -not on vacation, not really. I was so stunned and numb from the horrific and devastating attack in New York last week that I couldn't read or write reviews. Like (probably) everybody else, I was stuck to the TV, unable to comprehend this tragedy. My heart goes out to all the people who knew somebody involved, especially loved ones. My reviews of the live performance of Stomp, and the Star Wars books Vector Prime and Chewbacca all reflect this mood. I have also added the review for Star Trek: Insurrection, written more recently. Between the tragedy on Tuesday, and the wonderfully beautiful wedding of a good friend (thanks Carol!), I am still a little behind on reviews, but hopefully will catch up soon. Call it a week of tribute, because that's what it was.
September 10th, 2001
The reviews for the movies Enemy at the Gates and The Wedding Planner have been added to the site.
September 7th, 2001
I have finished the reviews for the V TV series premiere, and for the novel Dune.
September 5th, 2001
I have added the reviews for the movies Chocolat, and Unbreakable. The Star Wars page has been busy, as I have added the guide pages for three books: Jedi Apprentice book 15, The Death of Hope, and two New Jedi Order books that will be coming out in 2002, Dark Journey and Rebel Dream. I also changed the font on the Star Wars and the SF pages, which I think has condensed them nicely. I'm still working on ways to shrink the timeline down even more.
August 29th, 2001
I am up to date now, having posted the reviews for the animated film Atlantis, and the mini-series V: The Final Battle. I also archived the first half of this year into the Site Notes 2001 file, making this notes page much smaller to load.
August 27th, 2001
I have finally added the reviews for the third Uplift Storm book, Heaven's Reach, and the first Discworld novel to feature Granny Weatherwax, Equal Rites.
August 22nd, 2001
I've added the review for American Pie 2. I have also removed the animated gif images from the front page of this site. I think they were making the page unnecessarily slow. Let me know if you want them back, though...
August 20th, 2001
Tonight I added the reviews for the the first V miniseries, and for the animated film Mulan.
August 15th, 2001
I have added the review for the last Star Wars X-Wing novel, Starfighters of Adumar, and the action movie Jurassic Park III.
August 13th, 2001
I have added the reviews for The Empire Strikes Back (my 41st viewing!) and the drama K2. I also added the guide page for the SF book I am currently reading: Heaven's Reach.
August 10th, 2001
I have finished reading and reviewing Isard's Revenge, and have put up the guide pages for the Star Wars comics Emissaries to Malastare and Twilight.
August 8th, 2001
The review for America's Sweethearts is up tonight. I also added the guide page for the Star Wars novel Jedi Quest. Finally, I've added a link to another Star Wars fan site which gives detailed biographies of the Jedi Knights we know of. I think it is a good complement to this site. If only the author could be convinced to give the source book or movie where the information comes from for each Jedi...
August 6th, 2001
I have added the review for The Caves of Steel. Also long overdue is the final review for Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka.
July 31st, 2001
The review for the SF novel Hung Out is up tonight.
July 30th, 2001
I have added the reviews for the movies The Mummy Returns and A Knight's Tale. I also added the guide page for the Jedi Apprentice novel Ties that Bind. (I'm getting really far behind on the Star Wars books. I can't get my hands on Isard's Revenge, one of the last two books I have to read before starting in on the New Jedi Order and the Prequel stories.)
July 23rd, 2001
Tonight I added the reviews for my second viewing of the IMAX film Dolphins, and for the graphic novel version of The Hobbit. I also added the guide page for the book I am currently reading, Hung Out.
July 21st, 2001
I have finally added the reviews for The Mummy, and for the great and very long book The Mageborn Traitor, bringing me currently up to date.
July 19th, 2001
I am back from vacation! Tonight I added the reviews for the horrible O Brother Where Art Thou movie and the wonderful live production of Annie. The guide page for the Star Wars Graphic Novel Jedi Council: Acts of War, is also up. I still have a couple of reviews backlogged, too!
July 8th, 2001
I have written a short review for the Star Wars Annotated Screenplays. I also added the review for Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, and expect the have the review of the third book up soon as well.
July 3rd, 2001
I finally added the (scathing?) review for my second reading of The Courtship of Princess Leia. I have also put up the guide page for the book I am currently reading, The Mageborn Traitor. It is nearly 800 pages, so don't expect the review anytime soon! But look back for movies all the time.
July 2nd, 2001
I have added the reviews for the animated movie Shrek and the IMAX film Gold Fever. I also added my review for Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, since I will be removing the Lando Calrissian Adventures from my bookshelves soon.
June 27th, 2001
The review for Billy Elliot is up. I have also added the guide page for the Star Wars novel Star By Star, and fixed several broken links.
June 24th, 2001
The reviews for the X-Wing novel Solo Command and the graphic novel of Luke and Mara's wedding, Union, are up. The guide pages for the Star Wars graphic novels Underworld and Redemption (which has finally been scheduled for release!) have also been added to the site.
June 21st, 2001
I have added the review for the drama movie The Ice Storm. Some of the other index pages have had the new interactive menus added as well. It appears that they are only slow on Internet Explorer, and only sometimes. When I placed the exact same menus on a different server, they didn't hesitate at all, so it must be the fan.starwars.com server. We'll just have to be patient.
June 19th, 2001
The reviews and extended summaries for Han Solo's Revenge and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy are now up. I have also reviewed the live performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Wow!
June 15th, 2001
Tonight I added the reviews for the movie Pearl Harbor, and for the SF book To Fear the Light. I have stopped putting up the new menus on the guide pages until I figure out why they are loading so slowly. Stay tuned!
June 13th, 2001
I've added the review for The Lion King, my 5th viewing! I am also about to remove the Han Solo Adventures from my bookshelf, so I flipped through it again and wrote an extended summary and mini-review for the first book, Han Solo at Stars' End. The two others will follow shortly. The Star Wars page has also been updated with the latest information on the Jedi Apprentice series, including Deceptions.
June 8th, 2001
I added the guide page for the book I am currently reading, To Fear the Light. Also, starting tonight, I will be putting up the new menus. This will probably take a little while to do, but currently, I've put them on the Science Fiction and Star Wars pages, this page, and the Notes archive.
June 4th, 2001
I have added the review for the Star Wars graphic novel Shadows of the Empire: Evolution, as well as the Disney animated movie Dinosaur.
May 30th, 2001
It feels like it's been a lot longer since I've updated this site! Tonight, I have the book The Martian Race and the thriller movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer for you. I also updated the final review for the Deep Space Nine Companion.
May 25th, 2001
I have added the long-overdue reviews for the SF novel The Bridge, and the IMAX movie Dolphins.
May 16th, 2001
I added the review for Grey Owl tonight, as well as the guide page for the Darth Maul comics.
May 15th, 2001
I have added the review for my second viewing of Charlie's Angels, and the final Junior Jedi Knights novel, Kenobi's Blade.
May 13th, 2001
I have added the reviews for the two Junior Jedi Knights books, Anakin's Quest and Vader's Fortress. I also added images for the Young Reader page concerning the Galaxy of Fear novels.
May 11th, 2001
Tonight I added the reviews for the Star Wars book Jedi Knight, and the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary.
May 9th, 2001
I've added the reviews for my 5th viewing of Jurassic Park, and my 4th viewing of The Phantom Menace!
May 2nd, 2001
I added the reviews for three Star Wars comic stories: Jedi Academy Leviathan, The X-Wing Rogue Squadron Prequel, and the first X-Wing Rogue Squadron comic: The Rebel Opposition.
April 30th, 2001
I added the reviews for the movie Wag the Dog, as well as the Fantasy novel Blood of the Fold.
April 21st, 2001
I have heavily modified the page with my Favourite Links, deleting some that are no longer valid, and adding quite a few. I have also modified the main index page. I now give the first paragraph for each review, which is always my first impression of the book or movie. Also, I broke down the index images into separate pictures, which makes it a little easier to load, and allows people to view the index without images enabled on their browser. Finally, the guide page the Star Wars Outlander is up, as well as the book I'm currently reading, Blood of the Fold. Enjoy.
April 12th, 2001
The review for The Horse Whisperer is now up.
April 10th, 2001
The review for the movie Along Came a Spider is up.
April 8th, 2001
The review for the Star Wars X-Wing novel Iron Fist is now up. I have also updated the search engine for this site.
April 4th, 2001
The review for the X-Wing book Wraith Squadron is up. A also finished updating the Star Trek and Young Indiana Jones sections, completing my updates to the new format style. I also fixed the rest of the broken links (except for a couple on the Links page); as a result, all of the links on the Old Notes page have been removed (there were just too many broken ones). I'll take a break on style updates for a little while, but I do have some more things in mind for the main index pages. Coming soon...
March 31st, 2001
I finally finished the review for the Star Wars graphic novel Mandatory Retirement. I also fixed many of the broken links that have cropped up since I began reformatting many of the sections, and I finished updating the Science Fiction and Fantasy movie section to the latest format.
March 29th, 2001
The reviews for the Comedies Miss Congeniality and What Women Want, as well as the IMAX film Great North, are up.
March 26th, 2001
The review for Dragonfly, the book about Mir, is up. The Animated and Comedy movie sections have received the new border format, too.
March 24th, 2001
I added the review for the movie Return to Me.
March 20th, 2001
The reviews for the movies The Kid and Gone in 60 Seconds are up. I've finally updated the Action movie section to the new border format, and made the Star Wars Timeline easier to read (I hope) by compressing the font.
March 14th, 2001
The review for the comedy Meet the Parents is up. The new format has been initiated for all of the book sections, as well as the Live section.
March 7th, 2001
I have put up the guide page for the Star Wars New Jedi Order book 2 of the Agents of Chaos (whew!): Rebirth.
March 4th, 2001
The reviews for books two and three of the Junior Jedi Knights, Lyric's World and Promises, are up.
February 28th, 2001
I added the reviews for two Star Wars books: Dark Forces Rebel Agent, and the Junior Jedi Knights' The Golden Globe. I also saw two movies, and the reviews are up here, too: the terrific Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the pathetic Austin Powers (the first one). I also added the guide pages for two new Star Jedi Apprentice books, one of which will not be available until the fall.
February 25th, 2001
I have added some new enhancements in the Star Wars and Fantasy book sections, but I am having trouble seeing images at all on my site. Is this an isolated problem, or is anybody else having this trouble, too? I have contacted support, but so far no useful answers.
February 21st, 2001
Added the review for the movie Air Force One, and the Book of Lost Tales, Part II.
February 18th, 2001
Added the review for The Negotiator. I have also finally added a ZERO rating to my scheme. I was tired of lumping poor movies in with abysmal ones, so this was really necessary. I will be updating the required pages as I update the sections to the latest format.
February 12th, 2001
Added the review for the movie Eraser.
February 10th, 2001
Added reviews for The Fugitive and Cast Away.
February 7th, 2001
I added my lengthy review for J.R.R. Tolkien's Book of Lost Tales, Part I.
February 4th, 2001
I think I've fixed the problems with the Star Wars titlebars. Only time will tell. I also added the guide pages for the Jedi Apprentice books.
February 3rd, 2001
I finally added the review for three movies: the thriller Hollow Man, the IMAX Migrations, and the drama Story of Us. I also updated the titlebars in The Thriller, IMAX and Mini Series sections. I realize there are some problems with some of the Star Wars titlebars, and I'll try and correct them today, also.
January 26th, 2001
I have changed the titlebar format to all 118 pages in the Star Wars section (boy what a lot of work that was!). I hope all the links are still good. Do you like what I've done? Let me know!
January 25th, 2001
Added the review for Utopia, by Roger MacBride Allen.
January 18th, 2001
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANNE! Today I added my review for Vertical Limit. While in line, I noticed a sign saying "no refunds for the movie 13 Days". I asked the cashier, who told me that too many people were buying tickets, watching the Lord of the Rings trailer, and then leaving, asking for refunds on the way out!
January 15th, 2001
I added the guide page for the latest release by Dark Horse Comics: Chewbacca.
January 11th, 2001
I added the reviews for the movie 28 Days, and for the book The Bacta War.
January 6th, 2001
I added the reviews for the book The Krytos Trap, and for the movie Girl, Interrupted. I also simplified the main gateway so that it doesn't take so long to download. I want that to be a redirection page only, so that people can go to the real index page faster.
January 1st, 2001
Happy New Year! I have
completely overhauled my main index page -hope you like
it. I am trying image maps for the first time. All notes and site
updates for 2000 have been moved to the archive (see below). I love my new
banner, which should appear on every page. The copyright year has also
been changed. I also added a section for Live Shows, since I have enjoyed
so many of them in the last few years. I put a review of the stage
production of The Secret Garden in
there. I will add the other two reviews sometime later. I also added
my review of the Dune mini-series. I
don't know how the News section will work out, but I hope to announce things
like book releases and upcoming movies there. Only time will tell...
In the months to come, I will be adding new navigation buttons to the tops of
all my pages. I have yet to find a satisfactory layout though.
All titles and covers Copyright of the publishers and