Cinecast #59: Aeon Re-Flux
Tuesday, 06 December 2005 01:00
Where was  Cinecast's review of North Country? You know, the movie where my  character wore clothes.

Aeon Flux: An exercise in what might have been, director Karyn Kusama's (Girlfight) Aeon Flux establishes an interesting, if mostly familiar, vision of the future that has characters questioning the true nature of their existence. Instead of exploring this theme or establishing fully-realized characters, however, Kusama settles for a pretty straightforward sci-fi action film, complete with a lot of poorly-edited sequences featuring leather-clad revolutionary Charlize Theron kicking ass and blowing things up. But if "Flux" isn't as ambitious as it should have been, it's not quite as bad as it could have been, either. Sam actually employs the word "Shakespearean" at one point, while Adam can be heard spouting pop culture criticism care of Chuck Klosterman.

Also on the show, listeners implore Adam and Sam to spend another 5 hours with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and explain why "Rent" may be the worst date movie ever in Listener Feedback. Plus, another edition of Massacre Theatre and a look ahead to this week's Top 5 Death Scenes.

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Music by the late Chris Whitley courtesy of Messenger Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

Listen  to Cinecast #59

Cinecast #59
:32-17:50 - Review: "Aeon Flux"
Music: Chris Whitley, "New Lost World"
19:30-28:24 - Cinecast Notes (So Bad They're Good, Upcoming Marathons)
28:25-39:19 - Listener Feedback (Pride & Prejudice, Rent)
Music: Chris Whitley, "Hotel Vast Horizon"
40:26-42:48 - Massacre Theatre
42:49-46:36 - Listener Feedback (Date Movies)
46:37-52:44 - Top 5 Death Scenes Preview

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