Every year there are a ridiculous amount of movies about the paranormal, but Red Lights look more interesting than most, if only because the cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro, and it’s directed by Buried helmer Rodrigo Cortes. The film is about two investigators of paranormal hoaxes – the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson (Weaver) and her young assistant, Tom Buckley (Murphy) – study metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver (De Niro), a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core. It’s due out in May, but now the rather intense trailer is here.
If you’re going to get kidnapped, it certainly helps if the person looking for you is Superman! The Cold Light Of Day sees Henry Cavill – who’ll be putting on the Man Of Steel’s cape later this year – going off on holiday to Spain with his parents (Bruce Willis & Caroline Goodall). When they’re kidnapped, Cavill sets out to find them and falls headlong into an ever deepening conspiracy. The film aslo stars Sigourney Weaver and is due to hit cinemas this spring. For now, enjoy the trailer.
‘Woody Harrelson is the most corrupt cop ever seen on screen’ is a pretty bold claim for a trailer for open with, especially as Rampart is meant to be based on a true story. In the film it’s late-1990s LA and Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet, Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. The movie has a superb cast and looks like it could be pretty good. It’ll be out early next year, when it’ll be having a bit of an awards run.