“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 11/02/12

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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FLIGHT

Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?

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

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WRECK-IT RALPH

Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

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

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THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS

Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.

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

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are  The Bay, The Details and Jack and Diane. What will you be seeing? If you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.

Comments

  1. Wreck It Ralph sounds like a good one. I might see Cloud Atlas again though, that Denzel one is probably more of a rental for me.

    • Andrew Crump says

      I’ve heard really mixed things about Flight, but I can tell you without much reservation that you really should go see Wreck-It Ralph. Hell, see Cloud Atlas again, too, while you’re at it! But see Ralph first. I liked it.

      Another release worth mentioning: Holy Motors, which opened in Boston today. I have a review coming for it, but in the short term it’s a wonderful, thrillingly surreal movie that’s much more tragic and less celebratory than a lot of people think it is.