At this point the campaign for 'Red Lights' is, well, anemic. We just got character posters with very on-the-nose taglines. Like this one.
"Your brain lies to you?" Really? And, printed over the guy's face? Really? (Told you they were on-the-nose).
Others are just as bad as what Cillian Murphy got stuck with. I won't bother to post them, but Elizabeth Olsen's says: 'Don't trust your eyes'. That just sits there.
Robert De Niro's posters says: 'What do you think you know'? Not sure what that hopes to accomplish.
Sigourney Weaver got the best line: 'The truth is an illusion'. Okay. Yeah, sure. That fits. That's the fancy, conceptual version of 'Don't trust your eyes' and 'Your brain lies to you'. Really, that should be the tag for all the posters. That one works.
The movie's Facebook page isn't exactly on fire, either:
Okay, at least they can count on 50 ticket sales for sure and, possibly, another 20 after that.
These new talk-throughs with Sigourney Weaver, though, encapsulate the tone of this marketing effort fairly well.
You know, this is the kind of movie I like. Footage has looked good, I like these actors, I'll see this (on disc) -- for sure...promise. But, it won't be thanks to this rollout.
- October (1)
- September (28)
- August (38)
- July (43)
- June (39)
- May (79)
- April (108)
- March (71)
- February (67)
- January (94)
- December (48)
- November (81)
- October (89)
- September (77)
- August (131)
- July (135)
- 'ParaNorman' Making-Of Featurette
- Must-Watch Trailer for 'Craigslist Joe'
- New Trailer for 'The Awakening'
- Clip from 'Fernando Meirelles' '360'
- International Trailer/Poster for Pascal Laugier's ...
- 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Red Band Trailer
- 'Frankenweenie' Making-Of Featurettes
- 'The Dark Knight Rises' Site
- 'Looper' Trailer Du Jour Intros the 'Eye Drops'
- Richard Roeper Reviews Sarah Polley's 'Take This W...
- Poster/Trailer for John Hawkes and Helen Hunt's 'T...
- Poster/Trailer for Maggie Simpson's 'The Longest D...
- (New) New Poster for 'Sleepwalk With Me'
- Trailer for David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Pla...
- Trailer for Pascal Laugier's 'The Tall Man'
- New(ish) Poster, New Clips, and an English Languag...
- New 'Total Recall' Trailer Loaded With Reveals
- Poster for Jessica Biel's 'The Tall Man'
- Poster for Jennifer Lynch's 'Chained'
- The Schmoes and IGN Review 'The Amazing Spider-Man...
- 'Here Comes The Boom' Trailer
- Two (2) First (1st) Looks at Tom Cruise as Jack Re...
- Jeremy Renner/Bourne Legacy Covers Empire in Augus...
- Red Band Trailer for 'Hit and Run'
- Seriously Put-Together New Trailer for Bruce Willi...
- I'm a Savage
- 'Savages' Wallpaper
- 'Savages' Interrogation Series III
- Concept Art for Barry Levinson's 'The Bay'
- New From The Set of 'Looper'
- 'Prometheus' VFX Featurette
- Don Pettit's 'Star Trail' Images
- William Friedkin Talks 'Killer Joe'
- Clip from 'Killer Joe'
- Spidey Crew at the Empire State Building
- Red Band Clip from 'The Watch'
- 'Arbitrage' Poster/Trailer
- Second Trailer for 'Frankenweenie'
- 'Sorkinisms' aka The Most Embarrassing Thing You'l...
- Trailer for 'Epic' Delivers
- Ear Candy: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack
- Poster and New Trailer for 'Robot & Frank'
- Poster/Trailer for 'Easy Money'
- New Posters for 'The Campaign': Eagle vs Puppy
- Lindsay Lohan in Richard Phillips' 'First Point'
- Balloon Flight
- 'Paddington Bear' Poster
- International Trailer for 'V/H/S/'
- Jeremy Jahns Reviews 'Brave' and 'Abraham Lincoln:...
- Keanu Reeve's Proof of Concept Bot & Dolly Video f...
- New Featurettes for 'Savages'
- Trailer for 'The Prototype'
- International Trailer for Ben Affleck's 'Argo'
- Peeing in a Can Clip from 'The Watch'
- Red Band Clip from 'Savages'
- Oliver Stone's New Look for 'Savages'
- 5-Minute Vaca in SoCal: Lisergia Clássica
- A Short But To-The-Point Message from 'Savages'
- 'Klown' Poster/Clip/Trailer
- Posters/Trailer for Chen Kaige's 'Sacrifice'
- International Trailer for 'Taken 2' -- or -- Liam ...
- Flip-Flopping Trailer for 'Dredd'
- 8-Bit Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
- Poster/Trailer for 'Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai'...
- Still from 'Brave'
- Trailer for 'Anna Karenina'
- Repugnant Smart International Trailer for 'The Wat...
- Spanish Character Posters for 'Frankenweenie'
- Ender's Game Wraps Principal Photography -- WARNIN...
- Super-Noir Character Posters for 'Frankenweenie'
- Still/New Poster for 'To Rome with Love'
- Snippets from Pixar's 'Brave'
- First Still of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
- Humanistic Batman for a New Era -- or -- The Non-S...
- 2nd Teaser Trailer for 'The Master'
- Red Band Trailer for 'V/H/S'
- Clips from 'Savages'
- New Production Still from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's D...
- "The Pulp Fiction of now" -- John Travolta. Oliver...
- Turn's Mad Men-esque Ad
- Poster for 'Liam Neeson Shoots All The Bad Guys' a...
- Latest Short Film from Philip Bloom -- 'Sofia's Pe...
- 'The Woman in the Fifth'
- Poster/Trailer/Reviews for 'V/H/S'
- Red Band Trailer for 'Magic Mike' -- Not Quite The...
- Trailer for Julie Delpy's '2 Days in New York'
- 'Scopia' Teaser Trailer/Poster/Clips/Interview wit...
- Trailer for 'Sinister'
- Trailer for 'Resident Evil: Retribution'
- Poster for 'Branded'
- Poster/Trailer for Viggo Mortensen's Suspense Thri...
- Meet Oliver Stone's Savages
- Amazon to Stream MGM Movies
- New Character Posters for 'Rise of the Guardians'
- International Trailer for 'Django Unchained'
- Poster/Trailer for 'Blue Ridge'
- Red Band Trailer for Robert De Niro's 'Freelancers...
- Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' - The Art of Frankenw...
- Trailer for 'The Prey' (La Proie)
- Banner for Oliver Stone's 'Savages'
- Latest 'Brave' Eye Candy
- Over on the Set of 'Don Jon's Addiction'
- New Poster/Trailer for 'Farewell, My Queen' (Les A...
- The Vimeo Awards 2012
- New Featurette for Pixar's 'Brave' Tips Its Hand
- Latest Poster from Tom Hodge: 'Frankenstein Create...
- First Poster for 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'
- What is a Flame
- Trailer for '360'
- 'Daybreak' Chapter 2
- Talking Heads Clip from 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
- Poster/Trailer for Clive Owen's 'Shadow Dancer'
- Poster and Drop-Dead Trailer for Denzel Washington...
- First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unch...
- First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unch...
- Witch's Magical Mystery Brew! -- As Seen on TV Tra...
- Featurette for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
- Trailer/Poster for 'Grassroots'
- Clip from 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
- Poster for 'The Campaign': Pretty Much How We All ...
- Trailer/Posters for (Both Versions of) 'Apartment ...
- Clip from 'The Amazing Spider-Man' with Emma Stone...
- First Trailer for 'Wreck-It Ralph'
- Venus Transit Sun
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' On Se...
- Totally Wow Trailers (And An Okay Poster) for the ...
- First Still from 'Wreck-It Ralph' Has Very Sad (Al...
- Poster/Trailer for 'The Babymakers'
- Selling 'Rock of Ages'
- First Photo of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as '...
- First 'Iron Man 3' Set Photo
- MTV's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Footage
- New Featurette for Pixar's 'Brave'
- Trailer for 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
- 'Red Lights' Rollout...A Bit Creaky
- New Poster for '360'
- Jeremy Jahns Reviews 'Snow White and the Huntsman'...
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction': On S...
- New Poster for 'Looper'
- 'Daybreak': The Viral Files
- The Truth is Within
- 'Daybreak' Chapter 1
- New Poster for 'Take This Waltz' Breathes
- May (152)
- April (181)
- March (181)
- February (146)
- January (107)
- December (36)
- November (37)
- October (43)
- September (33)
- August (169)
- July (228)
- June (245)
- May (250)
- April (228)
- March (243)
- February (154)
- January (95)
- December (111)
- November (141)
- October (187)
- September (139)
- August (122)
- July (155)
- June (152)
- May (63)
- April (1)
- February (1)
- January (1)
- December (9)
- November (44)
- October (40)
- September (60)
- August (58)
- July (73)
- June (33)
- May (21)
- April (15)
- March (11)
- February (33)
- January (27)
- December (40)
- November (26)
- October (46)
- September (34)
- August (52)
- July (53)
- June (32)
- May (32)
- April (34)
- March (49)
- February (42)
- January (29)