Movies: June 29, 2012
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
PG, 1 hr., 23 mins.
The latest adventure of Alex (Ben Stiller) and his zoo pals has comic timing up the wazoo. The circus story is functional, the antically civilized spirit infectious. B+ —Owen Gleiberman
R, 2 hrs., 3 mins.
Ridley Scott’s jumbo-size, gleaming sort-of prequel to his classic Alien is three parts polished sci-fi horror pic and one part unwieldy origin fable. B+ —Lisa Schwarzbaum
Rock of Ages
PG-13, 1 hr., 53 mins.
An ’80s-nostalgia jukebox musical with fake sets, wigs that look pasted on, and a lot of other stuff that clunks. Yet if the musical numbers had rocked, none of that would matter. They don’t. The one reason to see the movie is Tom Cruise’s funny, louche performance as an Axl Rose-style rock god. C —Owen Gleiberman
Snow White and the Huntsman
PG-13, 2 hrs., 7 mins.
A tastefully overbearing blockbuster fairy tale with a terrifically over-the-top Charlize Theron as the evil queen. C+ —Owen Gleiberman
Your Sister’s Sister
R, 1 hr., 30 mins.
Lynn Shelton’s disarming indie about a guy entangled with his friend and her half sister is blessed with magical cast alchemy among Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt. A- —Lisa Schwarzbaum