New movie releases: ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Madagascar 3’

“Prometheus”

Director: Ridley Scott.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender.

Rated: R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.

Director Ridley Scott offers a prequel of sorts to his “Alien” films, set in the late 21st century. The crew of the spaceship Prometheus explores a distant corner of the universe while following a star map, a potential clue to the origins of mankind that was discovered among the remnants of several ancient Earth civilizations. Judging by the trailers, things don’t go so great.

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Directed: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock.

Rated: PG for some mild action and rude humor.

The Madagascar crew is still trying get back to the Central Park Zoo in New York. but they make another wrong turn and wind up in Europe, joining a traveling circus to hide from animal control.

“Moonrise Kingdom”

Director: Wes Anderson.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, bill Murray.

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.

Director Wes Anderson (“Rushmore,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”) brings his eclectic style to story of a young boy and girl who fall in love while at summer camp on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s. they decide to run away together, and the town proceeds to go insane searching for them. Co-written by Roman Coppola, the film opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“Bel Ami”

Directors: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman.

Rated: R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language.

A poor ex-soldier named Georges Duroy seduces his way to the upper-echelons of the 1890s Paris, leaving many broken and spiteful hearts in his path.

“Virginia”

Director: Dustin Lance Black.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Harrison Gilbertson.

Rated: R for language and some sexual content.

Charming, but mentally unstable, Virginia is looking to get herself and her son out of their Southern town, especially after her long-term affair with the married, Mormon sheriff is threatened by his run for public office.

“Where Do we Go now?”

Director: Nadine Labaki.

Starring: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim and Nadine Labaki.

Rated: PG-13 for thematic drug material, some sensuality and violent images.

Tired of the sectarian violence in their remote Lebanese village, a group of women devises complex schemes to try and stop the violence between Christians and Muslims, including sabotaging the TV station and hiring Ukrainian strippers to distract the men.

New movie releases: ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Madagascar 3’


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