Starting this week, I’ll be doing a Friday movie wrap up of what’s in theaters, both nationally and locally. Mostly, I will be making snarky comments about the movies that I think look terrible and pumping up the ones I’d actually go see myself. Here goes:

Season of the Witch. I don’t know what’s a bigger problem for Hollywood: The fact that Hollywood keeps giving Nicolas Cage keeps making cheesy epic adventure films or that he continues to agree to be in them?



Country Strong. I can’t tell if this movie is about Gwyneth or if it’s about that chick from Gossip Girl or if it’s about the young guy that I don’t recognize. What I do know is that I don’t want to listen to country music, much less watch a film about it.



A Night of Shorts. Park Circle kicks off the year with a shortened version of their biannual Lowcountry Shorts Fest. Each of the films seems to have a dark bent. Afloat, by Ken Cohen, is about a homeless man who receives car keys from a mysterious woman, who then disappears into the ocean. Lincolnville is a Lowcountry-set vampire flick. Enough said. And new to the lineup is Last Confession, about a young Catholic priest’s last day in the priesthood. 

And if you’d rather fulfill some in-front-of-the-camera fantasies, homeboy Darius Rucker is filming a music video tonight at Sullivan’s Island, at the Gazebo next to the Fire and Rescue building (2050 Middle St.). Get there at 5 p.m.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.