Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2 a.m.

(opening dates are tentative)

300: Rise of an Empire, R So, although all 300 Spartans died by the end of the first movie, since when has that ever stopped the making of a sequel? The Spartans’ heroic sacrifice has delayed the armies of Persian Emperor Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) just long enough for Athenian general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) to try to unite all Greece against the invaders. With Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham; directed by Noam Murro. March 7

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, PG Super-genius canine Mr. Peabody and his mischievous boy, Sherman, took all kinds of time-travel adventures, via their “Wabac” machine, on the old Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends show. But when Sherman and his friend Penny accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue. Animated; with voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert; directed by Rob Minkoff. March 7

MovieStyle, Pages 33 on 02/28/2014