“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 02/01/13

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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BULLET TO THE HEAD

A New Orleans hitman and a New York City cop form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook Good”

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WARM BODIES

After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

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

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STAND UP GUYS

Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook Good”

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are The Gatekeepers,  Girls Against Boys and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. What will you be seeing? If you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.