January is often the no-man's-land of Hollywood's calendar
, an island of misfit toys that are neither Oscar hopefuls nor surefire commercial hits. There's only one new wide release this week, 'Season of the Witch,' kicking off this season of the hard-to-market.

New and Noteworthy

'Season of the Witch' (PG-13)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Robbie Sheehan
Directed by: Dominic Sena
What's It About? Two medieval knights (Cage and Perlman) must escort to a monastery a girl (Foy) suspected of being the witch who caused the Black Plague, for an exorcism meant to undo the curse. Cage's character suspects she is innocent, but along the way, it becomes clear that dark supernatural forces are at work.
Why Should You See It? There's not a lot of advance buzz about this film, which was initially supposed to be released last March, but we do know that no one does intense like Cage, and no one does grotesque like 'Hellboy' star Perlman.
You Might Like It If You Like: 'The Order,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Seventh Seal'