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…
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright. Not sure just how many times Snow White has been told on the screen but even if you’ve never seen a single rendition, do we really need another one. Tarsem Singh set out to make something incredibly kiddie and from the trailer it looks like he’s done it. I just hope saccharine drenched visuals/story don’t give kids and adults cavities.
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook good”
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. Stiffler and Sabertooth duking it out on the ice? Could be entertaining, especially to see what Jay Baruchel does with the script. Sure people always consider Slap Shot as the greatest hockey comedy movie, but truthfully it’s not that great. Good to see someone taking a stab at being the new heir to the penalty box, er throne.
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Results uncertain, go with your gut”
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. Promising more battles with those awesome looking mythological creatures and less chelonian exposition and character development, this could be a very redeeming sequel and the closest thing we’ll get to a God of War movie. Fingers crossed.
The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not good”
Also hitting theaters this weekend are the Weinstein Company documentary BULLY (in limited release, wide April 13th), the Clive Owen horror thriller Intruders, and The Island President. Nice variety of things to see if you’ve already seen The Hunger Games but I’ll ask you…What will you be seeing? Or if you’ve seen any of these already, we hope you’ll share your thoughts below.