Steve Carell said that playing the off-putting John du Pont had him putting off Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum on set.
Jon Stewart talks about taking a leave of absence from "The Daily Show" to make "Rosewater," the story of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari.
Jake Gyllenhaal stopped in Philadelphia recently to surprise a preview audience at his new film "Nightcrawler," and talked to Gary Thompson afterward.
The writer of Training Day says he made Fury to describe and honor the brutal reality of sacrifices of American tank crews in WWII.
It's a little scary to be so close to them. On more than one occasion, I was moved to duck, lest I be clobbered by another bold-faced declaration of love, plea for mercy, entreaty to God, or call to revolution.
Glaciers are shrinking so rapidly we might have to change the definition of the word "glacial."
Gary Thompson: In Skyfall, James Bond faces his deadliest adversary ever, and no, it's not Javier Bardem doing a goofball impersonation of albino hacker Julian Assange.
Gary Thompson: The sex and nudity get the headlines, but the movie's most surprising relationship isn't between the man and his sex therapist.
Gary Thompson: Cloud Atlas is a daring daffy attempt by three directors to adapt David Mitchell's complex novel of souls searching through time and space for fulfillment.
Gary Thompson: By now, the issue of substance abuse is familiar enough that we know to look for warning signs.
Gary Thompson: "The Paperboy" gives you an idea what "The Help" might have been like had Lee Daniels directed it.
Gary Thompson: Ben Affleck's entertaining "Argo" belongs to the "not on my watch" school of rescue-drama cinema.
Gary Thompson: The movie has been compared to "Warrior," but its story of a goofball fighting on behalf of children really owes more to "Nacho Libre."
Gary Thompson: The bleakly funny (if that's the word) story tracks two hitmen in a dark and wintry Belgian tourist town, awaiting instruction on their next job.
Gary Thompson: The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes the other side of the bullied high-school outcast story and shows us a teen who discovers the fun of belonging.