Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

(PG) ★★★★☆

This third installment is one of the fanciest, most carefully assembled cartoons ever put on screen. This film has a creative, off-kilter vibe that sets it apart from its peers. Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and the gang are still stranded and yearning to get back where they belong. They wind up hiding in a traveling circus with Capt. DuBois (Frances McDormand) hot on their trail. This one’s almost too good to leave to the kids.

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By Geoff Carter

RE-SOULED: The Hard Rock Hotel is serious about stealing back some of that evening traffic from the Cosmopolitan’s pool area. This weekend alone they’ve programmed two shows aimed at the crowd that once called the Hard Rock a second home. The first, a June 8 poolside concert by Collective Soul ($43), is one for the ’90s kids—all grown up, but with memories of Woodstock ’94 still resonating.

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