Robert De Niro
One of the main reasons I loved BATMAN BEGINS was because of how they based everything in a practical world with ideas, gadgets and principles that make sense. They make it so we understand the dynamics of the given situation and for me, that's just good storytelling. That's the sort of film we have here. It's a bit of a slow burn as we explore what makes mediums tick in general, before getting to De Niro's character Silver. The cool thing about it is the tension buildup. Every fifteen minutes or so 'something' supernatural happens. These things are mostly subtle, but they have you shaking your head and hungry for more. I loved the rivalry between Weaver and De Niro. Their storyline is a clever subplot that adds just the right depth to the situation at hand. It was very well handled and satisfying.
RED LIGHTS isn't the type of film you can say too much about as we can't give away the magic behind the movie, but I will say that I was trying my damndest to figure it out before it ended and still didn't see the ending coming which is cool by today's standards. Some of this 'revelation' feels cheap and simply phoned in to wrap things up (you'll know what aspect I'm referring to when it's revealed), but all in all I liked the ending. My only real beef is the unanswered questions still lingering in my mind as the credits rolled, and there are more than a couple. I also didn't really get/understand the relevance or need for Elizabeth Olsen's character. She was useless and added zero to the story. Other than that it was good times.
Making Of Red Lights: This gives us a brief look into the details and mechanics they used to uncover a hoax in the film. These small but important details are what sold this movie for me. Very smart.
Behind The Scenes: Ummm, you got me on this one. It's not even two minutes long and just showcases the director moving the camera around a series of reporters snapping pics. Lame.
Previews: There are a handful of trailers that play before the feature.