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Red Lights

Red Lights (2012)

Directed by Rodrigo Cortes

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy

 

 

A Psychologist and her assistant study the paranormal but instead of believing in what they see they prove that it is all made up. This all leads them to Robert De Niro’s character Simon Silver, who is a superstar psychic. The investigation brings up some strange occurrences. Is it all real or has he been faking the whole time?

I wasn’t totally sure what this film was about before I saw it. The draw of Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy is what got me to watch this. Cillian was great in the film with his eagerness to prove that De Niro’s character can’t really be doing any of this stuff really comes across. Nothing will stop him from completing his goal. The film itself is pretty clever and although there are some twists and turns throughout the film, some of which are obvious, others will have you thinking.

Recommend

Fans of Cillian Murphy, as i am, should see this film. It might not be worth a trip to the cinema but definitely worth a watch if you get the chance.

TheFriedGold rating – 3/5

Film Fact

Toby Jones plays a professor in the film. He seems to be in everything at the moment

In Time (2011)

In Time (2011)

Directed by Andrew Niccol

Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy

 

 

Minor Spoilers so be warned!!

There is no money in the future; everything is billed on time from your house bills to a cup of coffee. You stop aging at 25 and live the rest of your life on time. If you work you get paid in time. If your clock runs out so does your life. Society is divided between the rich and the poor who live completely different lives. The poor live each hour as it comes whereas the rich don’t concentrate on how much time they have.

Justin Timberlake’s character comes into contact with a very old man who doesn’t want to live anymore and shares some secrets with him about how the time works and that there is enough for everyone. This leads Timberlake on a mission to break the system and expose the truth. He meets up with Amanda Seyfried and the two of them become a partnership/duo to take down the system. The other main character in the film is Cillian Murphy’s Timekeeper who stands out as the best performer in the film. His character is like a bounty hunter constantly chasing down Timberlake and Seyfried trying to correct their wrongs.

Quick mention to Olivia Wilde who, as always, looks amazing in the film.

The film was very enjoyable and good fun. A slight issue of Justin Timberlake’s acting is still debatable but easily made up with by Cillian Murphy’s performance and the hotness of Amanda Seyfried throughout. If you’re a fan of action, sci-fi and Amanda Seyfried’s hotness (i suppose Justin Timberlake for the ladies) then i would recommend seeing this film.

 

Film Fact

Director Andrew Niccol wrote and produced one of my favourite all time films, The Truman Show (1998)