“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 6/08/12

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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PROMETHEUS

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Ridley Scott, Sci-fi, Alien…well color me $7 lighter in my wallet.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysSigns point to WIN

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MADAGASCAR 3

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style. If it keeps the kids entertained it can’t be all bad can it? At least the graphics look amazing.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysOutlook good

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SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

Darius, a young magazine intern, is recruited to help a staff writer, Jeff, with a story about a bizarre young man who has advertised for a time-traveling partner. She, Jeff, and fellow intern, Arnau, travel to a small town to get information on the paranoid but strangely compelling young man. But Darius feels torn, underhanded and disloyal when she begins to have genuine feelings for her subject, who is clearly smitten by her as well. A quirky, time-travelling comedy. Hmm, you had me at time-travel.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysOutlook good

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Also hitting theaters this weekend is the comedy Dark Horse and the newest, non-Twilight, Robert Pattinson vehicle Bel Ami both playing in limited release. What will you be seeing? Or if you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.

  • I don’t think Prometheus has much competition this weekend. Seems like everyone’s excited for this flick.