By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers –
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith return for the further adventures of the animated talking animals, who join a traveling circus in Europe. You know, for kids.
PEACE LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING (R) Jane Fonda (soon to be seen on HBO’s “The Newsroom”) kicks off her comeback year playing the hippie den mother of a commune where a stressed-out lawyer (Catherine Keener) takes refuge with her kids in tow.
PROMETHEUS (R) Director Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in 1979’s “Alien.” What more do you need to know? Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba are among the space travelers about to suffer bad things. If you want to preserve the film’s mysteries, steer clear of the tell-all trailers flooding the Internet. Also: This is Scott’s first 3-D film. Our expectations? High.