“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 10/05/12

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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FRANKENWEENIE

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

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

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TAKEN 2

Bryan Mills is the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.

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

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BUTTER

When her husband is unceremoniously asked to step down after taking first prize for fifteen years as the master Butter Carver at the Iowa State Fair, the limelight-seeking, ultra-competitive Laura Pickler takes on a 12-year-old, African-American butter sculpting prodigy in a butter carving contest of epic proportions.

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

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are  The House I Live In, The Oranges and The Paperboy. What will you be seeing? If you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.