“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 4/27/12

When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 popcorn. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases…

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SAFE

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei’s trail. Statham doing what he does best – growl and kick ass. He’s like Clint Eastwood with a high kick. Sign. us. up!

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysOutlook good

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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

Charting the ups and downs of an engaged couple’s relationship. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a real-life couple, yeah, file this under F for fat chance…or fiction. Then again it is a rom-com so anything can and does go.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysResults uncertain. Go with your gut

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THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. It’s from Aardman animation. Need we say more??

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysSigns point to WIN

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Also hitting theaters this weekend is John Cusack in The Raven. What will you be seeing? Or if you’ve seen any of these already, we hope you’ll share your thoughts below.