NEW YORK (CBS 2) — People Magazine’s sexiest man alive is now a superhero, Katie McGee reports.

It’s taken some time, but after more than 70 years in print, “Green Lantern” is finally making his big screen debut.

The action flick stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a test pilot with a bit of an attitude, but his life’s about to change after an alien crash lands on Earth.

Jordan is the first human selected to join the elite Green Lantern Corps, the group responsible for peacekeeping throughout the universe.

A harsh reality is on the horizon, and a new enemy, Parallax, threatening earth forces Hal to put his new superhero skills to the test to save the human race.

Also in theaters is “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” Jim Carrey plays the title character, a hard-working business man and divorced dad who’s in for a shock after he’s bequeathed a rather peculiar gift of a half dozen penguins.

While Popper’s not feeling much love for the webbed wonders, his feathered friends might just help him get his family back together.

mr poppers penguins Weekend Movie Wrap: Green Lantern, Mr. Poppers Penguins, The Art Of Getting By

Jim Carrey in scene from the movie "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (credit: AP)

Out in limited release, is “The Art Of Getting By,” with Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore as a couple of teens trying to figure out the ways of the world.

Also in select theaters is the documentary “Page One:  A Year Inside The New York Times.”

And look for the New York Philharmonic’s concert version of “Company” with Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone.

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