Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Pin Us on Pinterest Follow Us on Instagram Follow Us on YouTube Follow on BookBub Sign Up for Our Newsletter
FREE James Patterson iPhone & iPad Apps
In Stores Now
Private: The Games
Hardcover
Women's Murder Club: The Trial
BookShots Paperback
Little Black Dress
BookShots Paperback
Learning to Ride
BookShots Paperback
The McCullagh Inn in Maine
BookShots Paperback

Cross Kill
BookShots Paperback
ZOO 2
BookShots Paperback
Jacky Ha-Ha
Hardcover
See the entire checklist of books by A–Z | Series 
Movie Reviews Archives
Pick of the Week

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This is a three hour story and for over two hours it was one of the best movies I've ever seen—a truly magical tale, a cinematic miracle, that reminded me more of the work of John Irving than F. Scott Fitzgerald. Then I felt the story went flat for 40 minutes or more. I wish that a strong editor—film and story—had been around to make the last hour as good as the first 2. Still, I admired this film tremendously.

On DVD: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Buy.com | Target
On Demand: Amazon | iTunes
Posters: Amazon | Movie Poster Shop

The Reader

A strong, very well-acted film that lost some of its power—for me—near the end. (See Benjamin Button's review above).

On DVD: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Buy.com
On Demand: Amazon | iTunes
Posters: Amazon | Movie Poster Shop

The Tale of Despereaux

Sorry to say, but Desperaux disappointed our family. The animation is good, but the story isn't well told and doesn't track terribly well. The kids probably won't mind, but you might. Rent Ratatouille again.

On DVD: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Buy.com
On Demand: Amazon | iTunes
Posters: Amazon | Movie Poster Shop

« Back to Latest Movie Reviews

= James's Favorites