Sigourney Weaver (<3) is set to star in Rodrigo CortÃ©s' latest film Red Lights, which he describes as being “about how the brain does not give a true picture of reality.” Bloody Disgusting says:
Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive tip today (and confirmed) that Sigourney Weaver has been secured for the role of “Margaret Matheson” in the film that follows a para-psychologist who attempts to debunk a very reputable psychic who has just returned to the limelight after 30 years.
Oooooh! This could be very good: badass Alien-killing Ghostbusting Sigourney as a skeptic who (SHOCK) may actually be correct? That’s just a theory, of course, but judging by the director’s single-sentence synopsis, it sounds like it could be about how “psychics” and their ilk use cold reading, sleight-of-hand, and good ol’ fashioned bullshitting to get one over on the general public.
The info is so new that there isn’t even an IMDB page for the movie yet, so hopefully we’ll find out more soon. In the meanwhile, let’s talk other recent skeptic-friendly cinema: Carrie gave big props to the very skeptical main character of How to Train Your Dragon, and I really enjoyed the recent Sherlock Holmes reboot, where logical reasoning triumphs over paranormal explanations. And I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m told that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is pretty great and nerdy.
What else have you seen recently that satisfied your rational side? Anything coming out soon that has you excited?