“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 7/6/12

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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KATY PERRY: PART OF ME

A 3D motion picture event movie, “Katy Perry: Part of Me” is a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of Katy.  While Katy Perry has a big following, the movie might be for fans only.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not good

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SAVAGES

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry–raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

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

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CRAZY EYES

With too much money and time on his hands, Zach looks like he’s living the dream. There’s a steady stream of beautiful women and the party never ends. He meets a girl he calls “Crazy Eyes,” and she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met before. She’s the one woman Zach can’t have, so naturally he wants her. While Zach’s hard-partying lifestyle threatens to go off the rails, family concerns begin to play a major role in Zach’s life.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says: “Outlook not good

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Also hitting theaters this weekend are a slew of indies including The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, Rob Reiner’s latest The Magic of Belle Isle and The Pact (read our DIFF review here) 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.