“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 6/29/12

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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MAGIC MIKE

Set in the world of male strippers, Mike takes a young dancer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.  At first glance this movie appears to be for the ladies, but sources say dudes will find this flick funny as well.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook good

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PEOPLE LIKE US

Sam is a young, fast-paced salesman who reluctantly returns home when he learns his father has died unexpectedly. In the course of putting his father’s estate in order and reconnecting with his estranged family, Sam discovers he has an older sister. As their relationship develops, Sam must to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family and take a hard look at his own life choices.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Signs point to WIN

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TED

John Bennett is a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to live as the result of a childhood wish… and has refused to leave his side ever since. While Family Guy has been a huge success, Seth McFarlane may not have the same level of success with Ted.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not good

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are a slew of indies including Beasts of the Southern Wild and I Heart Shakey, all playing in limited release. What will you be seeing? If you’ve seen any of these already, please let us know what you thought below.