The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) is another new, weekly feature we have added in conjunction with our upcoming 3rd Anniversary of Go,See,Talk. 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 handy CineMagic 8-Ball 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 springing for $7 popcorn.
Disclaimer: While The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) may be the warning sign to avoid a chick flick of questionable quality, you may still unavoidably have to see it. Unfortunately a ‘chick flick escape clause’ is out of The 8-Ball’s sphere of influence and you have our sympathy. Best of luck film fans and happy viewings!
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. Looks kind of like Mr. & Mr. & Mrs. Smith replete with the charm and quirk that only Reese can deliver. Here’s hoping this love triangle of “secret agent” proportions turns out as good as it’s looking. Emphasis on hoping…
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Results uncertain, try again”
The sequel to Mark Steven Johnson’s Ghost Rider that no one saw coming looks to hit evil where it really hurts. This time around, while Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form. The Crank duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, inject their patented hybrid style of insanity and adrenaline in hopes of resuscitating and rebooting Marvel’s baddest good guy. Our fingers are crossed fellas.
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not so good”
Studio Ghibli’s last feature film finally makes its way to US theaters. Based on the novel ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty tells the tall, I mean small tale of The Clock Family. They are four-inch-tall people who secretly live in a family’s home, borrowing simple items to make their own home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. Looks like it’s full of all the familiar Ghibli goodness…but then again we still remember Tales From Earthsea.
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Signs point to WIN”
Also opening this weekend are On the Ice, Thin Ice, Bullhead and Undefeated. What will you be seeing? Or if you’ve seen any of these already, we hope you’ll share your thoughts below.