By DAVID WEINER
May 21, 2013
Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Thomas Mann and Zoey Deutch star in this entertaining film based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Set in the spooky south, Ethan (played by Alden) is a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (played by Alice) is the new girl with a dark secret – she comes from a family of witches (they prefer the term "casters"). When she turns 16 her powers will be claimed by either the forces of light or darkness, and with only weeks before her birthday, the two lovers are caught in a tug-of-war between good and evil.