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"Mr. Peabody & Sherman," "300: Rise of an Empire" Open Friday

Marie Ishikawa/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The super-intelligent dog Mr. Peabody and his young human pal, Sherman -- originally introduced in the 1960s Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon -- are back for more historical adventures. Mr. Peabody has to rescue Sherman and a girl named Penny after they rip a hole in the universe by using the time-traveling WABAC machine. Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney and Lake Bell lend their voices to the film, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG. [Click here to read a review]

-- 300: Rise of an Empire: In the follow-up to Gerard Butler’s 2007 hit film 300, the Greek general Themistokles goes to battle against Persian forces, which are led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and navy commander Artemesia. Butler does not appear in the movie, which is screening in 3D. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey star. Rated R. [Click here to read a review]

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