Gary Thompson: On the high heels of "Bad Teacher" comes a movie that could have been called "Bad Dentist." Its actual name is "Horrible Bosses," and it features Jennifer Aniston in one of the title roles as a dentist who harasses her assistant (Charlie Day), even drugging and disrobing him for a series of provocative blackmail photos in which she herself is half-naked.
Gary Thompson: The release of "Bad Teacher" appears to indicate that Hollywood's reflexes have never been faster. Just a few weeks after the release of the raunchy, girls-gone-wild blockbuster "Bridesmaids" - still packing them in - we get Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth Halsey, a gold-digging, pot-smoking, foulmouthed, sexually voracious middle school educator.
Gary Thompson: At a recent promo screening of "Green Lantern," a few hundred avid comic book fans flawlessy answered the most obscure questions radio DJs could throw at them. Almost none of that passion is on display in the workmanlike "Lantern" movie - a by-the-book Hollywood tentpole that exhibits competent blockbuster craftsmanship, but no special feel for the material at hand.