The CineMagic 8-Ball

“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 7/27/12

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…


Step Up: Revolution

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not good



Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.

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



When Frank makes a wrong move resulting in his brother-in-law falling off a ladder, Frank must take care of his nephew Bo who is also included in the all-male canoe-trip, planned before the accident. Frank’s friend Casper is coming along too. Weighed down with responsibility, Frank and Casper look forward to terminating the water sport to join in the fun at Skanderborg Festival where there are cold beverages and women in store.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook good


Also hitting theaters this weekend are a slew of indies including Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Falling Overnight and Killer Joe 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.

One Comment

  • Andrew Crump

    I caught a double feature of The Watch and Step Up Revolution on Tuesday and, surprise surprise, I wound up enjoying the latter more. Not that it’s a great movie or anything, but anyone can enjoy really cool dancing. The ham-handed ridiculousness of the thing became almost charming after a while, too. I’ve got my review for The Watch up already; my Step Up review should be going up later today.

    Also– Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is awesome. Well worth checking out if it’s in your area.