Gary Thompson: Most rom-coms contain neither rom nor com, and that's be-com the problem. "‘Safety Not Guaranteed" resurrects both elements, and wins us over with inventive characters and storytelling that expose just how formulaic other comedies have become.
Gary Thompson: The well-worn idea of hippies producing conservative children gets the broadest possible treatment in "Peace Love and Misunderstanding" where characters are as deep as their tie-dye.
Gary Thompson: Years from now, children of documentary filmmakers will be diagnosed with a condition called documentia.
Gary Thompson: It’s billed as the first movie about lacrosse, the country’s fastest growing sport and also the continent’s oldest, played by the six nations of the Iroquois confederacy going back a thousand years or more — a heritage reflected in the underdog scenario that drives “Crooked Arrows.”
Gary Thompson: Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in the jungles of the Ivory Coast capturing 700 hours of rare, beautiful footage detailing the complex, dramatic and at times quite moving lives of a chimpanzee clan.
Gary Thompson: Geek icon Joss Whedon designed The Cabin in the Woods for the sort of Comic-Con groupie who never met a "meta" movie he didn't like.
Gary Thompson: The anti-bullying documentary Bully is finally here, widely hailed as a movie that every teen should see.
And with the now-official PG-13 rating, they can.
Gary Thompson: Nobody knew better than the Greeks the perils of tempting fate. So it was with trepidation in "Wrath of the Titans" that I listened to Zeus himself say, "There is a catastrophe coming."
Gary Thompson: When you watch Will Ferrell in "Casa De Mi Padre," the word that springs to mind is: Cojones. Even if you're not his biggest fan, you have to admit the guy's got some huevos grandes.