When you're drunken, profanity-laced tirades outside a Bucharest nightclub are more entertaining than your movies — we're talking to you, Nic Cage — it could be time to abandon acting and take up full-time drinking.
Posted 01.07.11 by reelz
"As quantity-over-quality prospects go, especially in January, you could do worse."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...a bad wisecracking medieval demonic-possession movie."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A CGI freakout at the finale can't save this mundane medieval thriller about witches, devils and disillusioned knights."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...a relentlessly ineffective, often unintentionally amusing supernatural Crusades saga."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"The entire film seems to be happening on the other side of a dirty window — good news for the dreadful computer-generated effects, if not for our eyes."— Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
Lionsgate has released a deluge of promotional materials for their upcoming thriller Season of the Witch, which follows Nicolas Cage as a 14th Century knight sent to bring a suspected witch to a remote monastery. Over the past month, Lionsgate has released one clip, followed by three more, then followed by another four clips.
The marketing push is understandable, since Season of the Witch was supposed to be released in March until the movie was postponed in February. Eventually Witch was scheduled for January this past Fall.
The latest batch of promotional videos have come in the form of two behind-the-scenes featurettes, with a third being released this week. This featurette includes an interview with Cage as he discusses his director, Dominic Sena, whom Cage also worked with in 2000's Gone in Sixty Seconds. watch the video >> Posted 12.29.10 by Ryan
The long-delayed Season of the Witch is getting a big promotional push to end the year before the movie opens in January. After releasing four new clips earlier this week, two new featurettes have been released, taking viewers behind-the-scenes of the first reunion between actor Nicolas Cage and director Dominic Sena since 2000's Gone in Sixty Seconds.
Instead of stealing cars, this time Cage is bringing an alleged witch to a remote monastery. Ron Perlman co-stars as Cage's right-hand man and fellow knight. watch the videos >> Posted 12.25.10 by Ryan
As more and more preview clips from director Dominic Sena's (Whiteout) long-delayed Season of the Witch are released, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to tell what the tone of the movie is supposed to be. While the costumes, makeup and set decorations are those of a dead-serious gothic horror movie, the dialogue between the main characters, Behman and Felson (Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman) is right out of some slapstick buddy-cop movie of the '80s. Watch these four new clips and decide for yourself whether the one-liners help to alleviate the oppressive medieval atmosphere of the movie or if they are just out-of-place enough to spoil the facade that this is a period horror thriller. watch four new clips >> Posted 12.20.10 by BrentJS
Relativity Media has released three new clips from director Dominic Sena's (Whiteout) supernatural period thriller, Season of the Witch, joining the first trailer and first preview clip, which were also released this week. Set during the 14th Century, Season of the Witch stars Academy Award–winner Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman as Behman and Felson, a pair of knights who return from the Crusades to find that their homeland is being devastated by the plague. Believing the plague to be the work of a witch (Claire Foy), Cardinal D'Ambroise (Chrisopher Lee) tasks the Crusaders with transporting the woman to an abbey where she can be cleansed of her evil powers. watch 3 new clips >> Posted 12.11.10 by BrentJS
We recently got an exclusive look at the first trailer for director Dominic Sena's (Whiteout) long-delayed supernatural thriller, Season of the Witch, and now a creepy new clip has been released that reveals the plot's quest. Academy Award–winner Nicolas Cage stars as Behman, a 14th-century knight who returns from the Crusades to find his homeland wracked with disease and death. In this new clip, Behman and his stalwart companion, Felson (Ron Perlman), are summoned before Cardinal D'Ambroise (Chrisopher Lee) and told that the plague is caused by the foul magic of a witch (Claire Foy) who practices the black arts. The two Crusaders must transport her to a a distant abbey, where monks will attempt to use an ancient tome to destroy the witch's powers and end the plague once and for all. watch the new, creepy clip >> Posted 12.10.10 by BrentJS
Nicholas Cage's new movie Season of the Witch is making a promotional push towards its debut in early January, 2011 and ReelzChannel has scored an exclusive trailer for the movie. Asking "what madness is this," the new TV spot ratchets up the action and alludes to an "epic battle."
Season of the Witch is the story about a knight (Cage) who returns from the crusades and is asked to transport a suspected witch to a monastery. The movie is directed by Dominic Sena and co-stars Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Chrisopher Lee. Watch the exclusive trailer here >> Posted 12.08.10 by reelz
Lionsgate has released a large selection of new still images from its long-delayed supernatural period thriller, Season of the Witch. Directed by Dominic Sena (Whiteout), the movie stars Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage as Behman, a 14th century knight who returns from the Crusades with his comrade-in-arms, Felson (Ron Perlman), to find that their homeland has been devastated by the Black Plague. The church, believing black magic is behind the plague, commands the Crusaders to transport a woman (Claire Foy) accused of witchcraft to a remote abbey, where monks will use the woman in rituals designed to end the pestilence. Joined by four traveling companions, the Crusaders set out on their dangerous journey, but soon realize that the cunning woman is more than she seems and that their mission will pit them against a terrifyingly powerful evil force. Ulrich Thomsen, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Graham, Stephen Campbell Moore, and award-winning acting legend Chrisopher Lee also star. Posted 12.05.10 by BrentJS
Technically speaking, audiences should have already seen Season of the Witch. Initially scheduled for a March 19 release date, Lionsgate decided to indefinitely postpone the horror thriller, which follows Nicolas Cage as a 14-century knight tasked with transporting a suspected witch to a monastery. In October, Lionsgate settled on a January 7 release date, scheduled during a two-month period that is often kind to horror movies, but is considered a burial ground for studios looking to unload their lesser quality movies as an alternative to the Oscar contenders currently playing in theaters. With a new trailer for Season of the Witch arriving online, audiences can decide for themselves whether the movie's delays were a product of being a misunderstood genre movie or because of much more condemning reasons. Watch the trailer >> Posted 11.12.10 by Ryan
The marketing campaign for Lionsgate's Season of the Witch started last November with TV spots that proclaimed, "Halloween is for amateurs; see you next spring." Spring came and with the movie's March 19 release date looming, Lionsgate postponed it, without giving an alternative release date or a reason for the delay. Speculation suggested Lionsgate was trying to avoid a packed March 19 weekend and proximity with the April opening of Kick-Ass, which shared star Nicolas Cage. Eight months later, Season of the Witch finally has its release date. When is the movie coming out? >> Posted 10.08.10 by Ryan