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
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.”