Admit One 1/7

The first weekend of 2011 kicks off kind of weakly with Nicolas Cage in medieval times and Gwyneth Paltrow as a drunken country singer.

Season of the Witch

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Stephen Moore

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Plot: A pair of crusaders must transport a suspected witch to a monastery in an attempt to rid their homeland of the plague.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 2%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Country Strong

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester

Directed by: Shana Feste

Plot: A troubled former country star goes on a comeback tour with a talented young singer/songwriter, her manager/husband and a beauty queen turned singer.

RT Freshness: 17%

Critic Consensus: “The cast gives it their all, and Paltrow handles her songs with aplomb, but Country Strong’s cliched, disjointed screenplay hits too many bum notes.”

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