'The Season of the Witch' trailer: Nicolas Cage still rocking dirty hair

It looks like Nicolas Cage is still following his stylist’s advice and washing his hair every other day (see also: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for his upcoming medieval flick Season of the Witch. (And now I have Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” stuck in my head. You’re welcome.) Peter Goddard and Dominic Sena’s belabored project — an early trailer hit the web about a year ago — will get a Jan. 7 release date, which could either mean it’s a must-see for the new year, or something that might aggravate your lingering hangover even more. Cage plays a soldier who returns home to the Black Plague and is thus enlisted to transport a witch (Claire Foy) accused of spreading the sickness to a group of monks who allegedly will rid her of her evil, with help from his trusty partner (Ron Perlman). Come for the blank Cage stares, stay for the creepy masks (which fall somewhere between V for Vendetta and Eyes Wide Shut).

Let’s hear it, PopWatchers: Is there a correlation between Cage’s hair length and/or cleanliness and the quality of his movies? Should he stick to period pieces, or is it time to return to something more modern?

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  • Jessica

    Oh, no. That was not just a web trailer a year ago. I saw it in the theaters when I went to see Brothers. Yes, the trailer for Season of the Witch was at the beginning of Brothers. WORST MARKETING MOVE EVER!!!

  • dee123

    Usually with Cage the worse the hair the worse the movie, but anything with Ron Perlman is always fun.

    • Sookie

      I’m waiting for a sequel to Moonstruck, with menopausal Cher juggling teenagers she had with Nick.

      • Zoot

        I’m waiting for him to make a brothers flick with Scott Patterson.

  • Dave

    Wasn’t Season of the Witch the title of the third Halloween movie? You know, the one that had nothing to do with Michael Myers?

    • BG

      It was actually called “Halloween III: Season of the witch.”

      And it was horrible. The best part was the snake coming out of the mask.

  • jinx

    Halloween III was pretty bad. To this day I am confused about what the hell it was about. Awesome acting though.

    I love Nic Cage. He is so good at bad acting that you’d almost think he could care less. His awesome hair to awesomely bad movies has not been touched. I wonder what his head looks like under all that hot mess.

  • rockatansky

    Wow, all I needed to read was “January.” It’s changed a little bit over the past few years, but usually, if a movie comes out in January (like “The Green Hornet”), the studio doesn’t have much faith in it (emphasis on “usually”).

  • jodipo

    Nick Cage is no a good actor no matter what his hair looks like. He plays the exact same character in every movie. Its boring.

  • Rosanna

    I’m a BIG Nic Cage fan so I like all his movies. This one with Ron Perlman looks like it will be pretty good. I like the period pieces. At least they have a story, not like some of the dumb 3D and vampire movies today. Most of the movies today are geared towards kids, teens and tweens.

  • me

    Anthing with Nic Cage will suck, regardless what kind of hair is glued, sprayed, or covered in a wig of the finest virgin’s hair on his head.

    He can not act, plain and simple. Oh yeah, the Oscar shouldn’t count cause he played himself a DRUNK!!!

  • Christine

    This looks SO bad. Poor Nic Cage.

  • BJohnson

    See he’s smart. Cage will work with actors that would draw audiences cause I would just go so I can see Ron Perlman.

  • Kyle

    The only performance of Nic Cage I have ever liked was in Kick-Ass. Plus since this was suspose to come out in March it must not be that good.

    • Sookie

      He was great in Guarding Tess and in The Family Man.

      • Krystal

        and Moonstruck that was great too

  • Carlos

    I like Nicolas Cage and I disagree with those saying, he’s not a good actor. Some of his movies have been flops, but he’s a good actor.

  • Darrin

    I wondered what happened to this movie, since I saw the trailer so long ago. Sounds like a real winner, with the long delay and that release date.

  • Brian

    Cage can be good, but he’s always had a “do several mostly awful paycheck flicks, then 1 good flick” type of work ethic. He seems to have fun (the way others like Christopher Walken and Sam Jackson do) but they’ve at least stepped down to mostly supporting roles. Time to follow their lead.

    • Rumplestiltskin

      BS! He was great in a lot of films including National Treasure, Moonstruck, Family Man, Etc. As long as they offer him lead roles, he should take them if the role appeals to him.

      • Brian

        Kinda proving my point when the flicks you named are decades apart. I didn’t say he should stop taking lead roles (Walken and Jackson haven’t) but that he should stop taking so many of them.

        And really, great in National Treasure? I can see why people enjoy those flicks but they aren’t exactly an actor’s showcase.

      • Zoot

        Why would they need to be an actor’s showcase? Take a look at John Wayne’s filmography. In some cases the film was just a cast change, but the same story [El Dorado/Rio Bravo]. If the film works and the moviegoer is satisfied what’s the problem? Not everything needs to be great art.

  • Jim

    I’m thrilled to see Nick Cage in a remake of Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. I just hope they can maintain the nuance and artistic merit of the original….

    • Rhys


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