Nicolas Cage has been getting great reviews for his role in the remake of Bad Lieutenant, but as it usually happens, he has a few non-Oscar-worthy films already in the pipeline. Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with these films, they're just not something critics will be raving about and they seem a bit off-track after so much praise. But since he hasn't had the best of luck with films lately (Bangkok Dangerous and Knowing) and he's managed to get everyone's attention again, I wonder which film people will be most interested in seeing.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Plot: In modern day Manhattan, the master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Cage) attempts to protect the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), an evil wizard with nefarious plans, but he won't be able to do it without the help of a novice sorcerer (Jay Baruchel from She's Out of My League and Knocked Up) who he must train.
Why Watch: I realize that after reading that premise, you might think it's really lame. But I swear on a stack of DVDs that the graphics in this film are stellar and it's worth at least sneaking into.
Release Date: July 16
Season of the Witch
Plot: 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
Why Watch: Ok so, you know how in a horror movie people are normally trying to get away from the scary person trying to kill them? Well imagine if the only way to beat them was to bring them somewhere far to remove their powers. So basically you, the hero/future victim, have to travel with the scary person. I was basically not even half-way through the trailer before I started screaming, "Please God just kill her already! Nah-uh, I aint fighting no werewolves!"
Release Date: March 19
Since I'm a coward I'd rather watch the non-terrifying, long-haired, badass Cage than the terrifying long-haired, badass Cage. How about you?