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Live in Chicago? Capone has seats for an advance screening of RED LIGHTS w/ actor Cillian Murphy and director Rodrigo Cortés Q&A!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.

I'm particularly excited about this screening event because we have two really cool guests, one I've worked with before and the other I've never met but I sincerely admire. First off let me tell you a little about the film we'll be previewing. RED LIGHTS (opening in mid-July in select cities) is the story of psychologist Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant (Cillian Murphy) who study paranormal activity, mostly in an effort to debunk report of such events. Their work leads them to investigate a world-renowned blind psychic (Robert De Niro), who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. The film also stars Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and Joely Richardson, and is written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés (the director of the 2010 claustrophobic delight BURIED). It should be fun watching Cortés working outside the box, so to speak.

Cortés came to Chicago along with his star Ryan Reynolds a couple years back, and we had a lively, informative Q&A. Thankfully, Cortés will be returning to the Windy City along with his leading actor Cillian Murphy to repeat the Q&A experience after an advance screening of RED LIGHTS on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to winners). Here's how to win one of 100 seats reserved especially for Ain't It Cool readers…

Send me an email at (please note the new email address) with the subject line "beLIEve!" (exactly like that, including the capitalization). In the body of the email, I need your full Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (winners may bring ONE GUEST, but guests' names are not required), and the answer to the following question (read carefully): "What is your favorite film featuring some type of psychic, and why?" So what I'm looking for is a film title, and a convincing argument that your pick is the best. Keep your responses BRIEF--no more than 75 words (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). People with the most interesting and original answers win. Winners will be notified in the next couple of days.

Although this is not an exclusive Ain't It Cool News event, winners' seats will be held until 15 minutes before showtime (6:45pm), at which time any empty seats in our rows will be given away. So you should arrive early to make sure you get in and get a good seat. If you can't arrive early, don't enter this contest. If there's even the slightest chance you or your guest will have to back out of attending or arrive late if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter.

Good luck, everyone! And thanks to Millennium Entertainment for giving us this very cool screening and bringing these talented guests to Chicago.

-- Steve Prokopy
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  • June 16, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Of course, with a half decent actor in place of Reynolds, the film could have been even better! But for a movie that must remain one of the cheapest to produce in the history of cinema, the director took a very simple idea, a bland actor, the dullest of 'locations' and made something watchable! I like the cast for Red Lights but with DeNiro and Weaver pretty much phoning in their performances these day, I'm not half as excited to see either of them in the same movie as I would have been twenty years ago. Murphy still tries, and always performs well, but I'd like to have seen him star alongside equally enthusiastic and hungry talented actors.

  • June 17, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Capone, your typed email address for the contest is wrong

    by gorebath

    Should be

  • June 17, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Too bad I am not in Chicago any more

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    I would have liked to meet Cillian. I used to live in his home town of Douglas Ireland (near Cork). Hope this movie is good.

  • June 17, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    I see this the other day and..

    by Axl Z

    it is what it is, not up to sixth sense standards as the adverts have been saying but the mrs enjoyed it.. Enjoy the plotholes!