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Donnie Darko, Aeon Flux, The Strokes....

1) I'm sure a number of you have it already but the Directors Cut of Donnie Darko is being given away free tomorrow in The Sunday Times (I'm pretty sure the advert was for The Times - double check first though as it may have been The Telegraph...).

2) Just saw a trailer for Aeon Flux on telly and the voiceover is completely wrong! In the tariler it says she was the governments best assassin and is now working against them because they killed her sister!?! This is not what happens in the film at all. There is never any mention, or even suggestion, that she was once a government agent! The writer for this trailer must have completely ignored the actual film and I'm really surprised no one picked up on it!!!!

3) I saw The Strokes last night and I will have to admit my opinion of them live hasn't changed too much. When I originally saw them I thought 'so-so' and last night they reaffirmed my opinion of them live. I like the records but I reckon I won't bother catching any more of their live shows. Most of the tracks sounded out of sync, some of them sounded out of key and the only songs which they really performed well were the various singles they've had (presumably because those are the ones they keep playing on their live PA's and on MTV/other TV shows). I was very disappointed they weren't better but some of the tracks did really rock. So a kind of 50/50 gig.


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Feb. 18th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
In one of the Aeon TV trailers it says that they killed her family and now she's out for revenge. Which oddly enough has zero to do with Aeon at all. Glad it's actually not implied in the film cause it's bollocks.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
The government does actually kill her sister in the film, only it's not really her sister as such.

It all ties in to the films metaplot. I enjoyed it but I'll have to watch the animation series again at somepoint as I've not seen it for years. It's obviously not going to be the same as the animation, but I did enjoy it. Worth checking out at somepoint.
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
It may be one of those movies I'll download before I go see it in the cinema so I can be sure I'll like it enough to pay money for it. I love the cartoon series, and I hate to see it ruined.

btw..she doesn't have a family. She's a "clone". Or at least that's what the cartoons alluded to in some of the "origins" type episodes.
Feb. 19th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
**btw..she doesn't have a family. She's a "clone". Or at least that's what the cartoons alluded to in some of the "origins" type episodes.**

That's why I said "as such" ;p

I think they handled the 'origins' part pretty well.
Feb. 19th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
1) It was The Times - I bought it partially for the dvd and partially for the hugh amount of newspaper it provides which is vital for surviving the play scheme next week. I rarely buy a sunday paper - reading this one reminds me why - like the glorified garden shead for sale for more than I paid for my house in the home section! Between that and the style section its like looking at a different planet. Its kind of scary really.

2) The Aeon Flux trailer is a major balls up - I saw that trailer and it confirmed my worst suspisions so I decided to spend my little disposable income on the DVD box set instead.
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