New this week
Madagascar 3 | Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to New York. This time the journey will take them to a traveling circus in Europe. PG. Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer.
Prometheus | A clue to mankind’s origins leads a team of explorers to deep space, where they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. R. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.
Crooked Arrows | The film centers on coach Joe Logan, who reluctantly leads a Native American high school team on their unlikely journey to the state lacrosse championship game against their prep school rivals. Along the way, Joe and the team rediscover their connection to the spiritual tradition of the ancient sport of lacrosse. PG-13. Starring: Brandon Routh, Chelsea Ricketts and Tyler Hill.
Snow White and the Huntsman | In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman is ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed, but he winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. PG-13. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.
For Greater Glory | In late 1920s Mexico, retired Gen. Gorostieta and his wife watch their country degenerate into violent civil war when the government enacts a series of anti-clerical laws. Gorostieta is at first hesitant to join the rebels, until he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen. Though the odds are against him, the general nevertheless transforms a ragtag band of rebels into a formidable fighting force. R. Starring: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Some British retirees decide to outsource their retirement to exotic and less expensive India. Lured by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and imagining a life of leisure in lush surroundings, they arrive and find that the Marigold is actually a shell of its former self. Though their new home is not quite what they had imagined, the retirees find that life and love can begin again when they let go of their pasts. PG-13. Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.
Chernobyl Diaries | A group of six young tourists looking to go off the beaten path hire an “extreme tour” guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone. R. Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko and Olivia Taylor Dudley.
Men in Black III | Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. PG-13. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.
The Dictator | The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. R. Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.
Battleship | The action will pit a small fleet of naval ships against an alien force intent on enriching Earth’s valuable assets to ensure their survival. PG-13. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård and Rihanna.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting | The challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside-down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his father, who’s expecting twins with his young trophy wife; a photographer’s husband isn’t sure about his wife’s adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners. PG-13. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks.
Marvel’s The Avengers | When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. PG-13. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.
Think Like a Man | Four interconnected and diverse men’s love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy an advice book and start taking the advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. PG-13. Starring: Steve Harvey, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart.