| Jan 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
James Patterson and Chelse Carda were married July 23 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan, N.D. Parents of the couple are Jim and Madeline Patterson of Modesto, Calif., and Mike and Carmen Carda of Aberdeen. The couple lives in Omaha, Neb.
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Though E.L. James has received recent headlines for the phenomenal sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey," stalwart James Patterson remains the highest-earning author, according to Forbes.
The magazine estimates that Patterson made $94 million last year,...
| Oct 18, 2012
Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week.
In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:25 PM
OPENING TONIGHT AT 9
Paranormal Activity 4
Mockumentary filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) know a thing or two about misdirecting an audience, as they proved again with 2011’s ‘‘Paranormal Activity 3.’’...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:49 AM
The best-selling novels by James Patterson are back on the big screen; and they got Tyler Perry to take off the wig.
It’s a buddy cop flick, with a serial killer that has more twitches than any killer you may have ever seen on screen. It probably...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:59 PM
With "Paranormal Activity 4" expected to dominate the box office this weekend, Tyler Perry may be haunted by his decision to star in "Alex Cross."
The fourth installment in the popular horror franchise will easily claim No. 1, debuting with around $50...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 9:04 AM
"Paranormal Activity 4" may have claimed No. 1 at the box office this weekend, but its opening may be frightening Paramount Pictures about the future of its horror franchise.
The fourth entry in the low-budget series -- which began playing at 9 p.m....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented here might seem profound. Anyone else in his or her right mind should recognize it for what it is: a bloated, pseudo-...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The essence of enjoying a scary movie is that we can hit our target heart rate while enjoying large quantities of snacks. Cardio and candy — a win-win.
I was predisposed to find "Paranormal Activity 4" a total waste of time, aside from my...
| May 28, 2012
James Patterson has written so many books, he's lost track of the exact number. Ask him how many novels he's penned for 2012 alone and he shrugs, then guesses: "Twelve or 13?"
Often derided as a "factory" for being so prolific, Patterson has written more...