“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 7/13/12

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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ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Join Manny, Diego, Sid, and Scrat this summer as they brave the high seas & battle a ragtag group of pirates determined to stop them from getting home.

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

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THE IMPOSTER

Chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent?

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

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RED LIGHTS

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origin. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge for both orthodox science and professional skeptics.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook good

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are a slew of indies including Trishna, Union Square and Easy Money 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.