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“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 2/24/12

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…



When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor. Sounds intriguing but Seyfried seemed less than thrilled about it on the Ellen show this week and said that there’s no action in this. Sooo, your’e telling me it’ll be nothing but a tensely acted drama? What’s the point of tracking down a serial killer if he’ll get no comeuppance? Hmmm, either the trailer is misleading or she is.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysSigns point to Bleh



Tyler Perry is a very busy man. He’s put out 9 movies (and 2 TV shows) in the last 4 years and there’s no stopping him now. Leaving Madea out of this one, Perry hangs up his signature wig and dress to focus on some deeper family drama. The extent to which emotional heart-stings will be plucked remains to be seen but waterworks seem imminent; the audience better bring a kleenex.

The CineMagic 8-Ball says“Results uncertain, go with your gut



Paul Rudd’s quirky antics and brilliant improv are a high point in any movie. Even when he charmingly turns his nose up or insults people you just can’t not like the guy…but this just looks like a big bust. There’s bound to be a few gut-busting sequences but overall you’re gonna wonder why you didn’t wander into another movie this weekend.

The CineMagic 8-Ball saysOutlook not so good


Also opening this weekend is Act of Valor which is already getting good buzzWhat will you be seeing? Or if you’ve seen any of these already, we hope you’ll share your thoughts below.