“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 01/11/13

When so many movies are released each week 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 the cost of ridiculous concession stand prices. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases…

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ZERO DARK THIRTY

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.  Zero Dark Thirty has been in limited release since December 2012, slowly trickling down to new markets.  It finally goes into wide release this weekend and you can see our review of Zero Dark Thirty here.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Signs Point to Win”

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GANGSTER SQUAD

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Signs Point to Win”

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A HAUNTED HOUSE

Young couple Malcolm and Kisha have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook Not Good”

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are Fairhaven, Storage 24 and Struck by Lightning. What will you be seeing? If you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.