Check out what's opening in theaters this week.
Director Ridley Scott revisits “Alien” territory with this quasi-prequel in which a team of space explorers encounter a dark, menacing force bent on the destruction of humankind. Noomi Rapace (the original Lisbeth Salander) leads a cast that reunites Charlize Theron with her “Young Adult” co-star, Patrick Wilson.
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED
The third in the inexplicably popular cartoon series finds Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) joining the circus in hopes of finally making it back home to the Central Park Zoo.
Now, here’s a movie about “toys” I can get behind, as Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett revolutionize female masturbation with the invention of the vibrator. Frustrated Victorian ladies rush to be the first to catch the buzz in this improper British lark co-starring Felicity Jones and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Robert Pattinson makes another stab at acting legitimacy (good luck with that) by playing a poor boy whose wits and sexual prowess enable him to amass riches in Paris during the Gay ‘90s. Christina Ricci, fresh off her cancelled “Pan Am” flight, co-stars.
PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING
Jane Fonda returns to the big screen with a comedy that sounds an awful lot like her awful “Georgia Rules,” in which she played a cantankerous granny trying to reconnect with her daughter and granddaughter. Just substitute Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen for Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan and voila! Luckily it’s Bruce Beresford (“Tender Mercies”) in the director’s chair instead of the hopelessly inane Garry Marshall.
NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU
Jean-Paul Rouve plays a Parisian crime novelist out to prove a beautiful woman (Sophie Quinton) who believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe didn’t die by her own hand. Written and directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu.