NEW YORK, NY (FOX44) – Charlize Theron stars in two of the latest films to hit theaters, a fairy tale queen and a scientist investigating aliens.
"Alien" Director Ridley Scott returns to his interplanetary sci-fi roots with "Prometheus", the story of a team of space explorers uncovering the origins of life on earth. The film is set in 2093 and makes a fitting 2012 debut as audiences can enjoy the ride in IMAX 3D. Also hoping you'll pick up a pair of 3D glasses and maybe a colorful wig too, the wild bunch of “Madagascar” returns for Part 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. All the famous voices behind Alex, Marty, and gang return plus they have a few new friends thanks to a traveling circus.
In limited release "New Girl" star Jake Johnson brings the quirky time-travel indie "Safety Not Guaranteed" based on the true story of an unusual classified ad. In the film, three magazine employees head out to meet the man with the big plans. In "Lola Versus" Greta Gerwig plays a woman just dumped by her fiancé who tries to pick with the help of her friends.
Women looking for answers in "Peace Love and Misunderstanding", Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Olsen tell the story of a city mom who retreats to her mother's farmhouse for a break. Also making a very limited run but packed with stars Robert Patinson plays a man who rises to power in Paris thanks to his charms with the city's wealthy women in "Bel Ami".
But there are some tough leading ladies controlling the box office as the evil queen, “Snow White and the Huntsman” continues to square off and try to hold on to the number one spot.