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Orbit Obit

Melancholia
Let Nature Take Its Collision Course
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R | 136 min

What’s that in the sky?  Is it a bird? A plane?  No, it’s a mysterious blue planet colliding with ours!!!  WHAT!!!?!??!?!?!  Perish the pershing thought!  But would you expect anything less than a date with annihilation with our host being none other than Mr Slap-Happy Go-Lucky himself, Lars von Trier???  No, we wouldn’t, but after whatever the f%^k his Antichrist was (or wasn’t), we’re glad he’s putting us out of our miseries, and the results are sirprizngly not eye slitting out repoopulii!!!  Who knew that R.E.M. could get it so darn right when they said that they felt fine at the end of the world!!  It’s true, well, at least when watching it happen cinematically!

von Trier’s Melancholia starts with a masterfully artsy fartsy prelude bang (the sequence alone is worth the price of admission), and them calmly works its way backwards, 2 days before our time is up.  We meet blushing newlyweds Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård, who are late to their own party, but with their perma-smiles & nuptial bliss in tow, no one is going to mind waiting hours for their arrival.  Once it all gets going, the reception is to die for (think this is how we’d all love ours to look like), but as the evening progresses, things start to unravel as we learn that nothing in this world can make Dunst happy, even on her most special of special days.  Her bleak mum (Charlotte Rampling), inebriated womanzing father (John Hurt), money matters brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland), pushy employer (Stellan Skarsgård, shockingly NOT playing the father of the groom… his real life son Alexander), and even her hopeless wedding planner (Udo Kier!!!) are only making matters worse.  The ones trying to turn her frown upside down, newbie husband A Skarsgård, sister Charlotte Gainsbourg, and nephew Cameron Spurr, don’t have a chance on this planet of succeeding.  So where does Dunst, down in the dumps, go from here?

After a nice hot bath, urinating on a golf course, and a spontaneous encounter with Brady Corbet (the fake Michael Pitt), Dunst has fully come undone.  The wedding ends, and so does the marriage!  THAT WAS QUICK!!!  Once everyone leaves, grumpy Dunst grumps about with sister Charlotte, bro-in-law Kiefer, and nephew Cameron at their palatial castle and grounds (see ‘Castle-Free’ below). This is when all the planetary madness comes into play, and for once, Dunst starts to feel at peace (she even planet-tans in the nude at night!!!!!), while her sister starts to lose her shit, in her own way.  Dunst’s performance garnered all of the Cannes attention and awards, but it’s hactually Gainsbourg who has the more challenging, and rewarding role.  Maybe they should have been co-awarded, as two sides of the same coin, flipping the flip flip out

moral of the story: von Trier can create joy out of uncertainty and destruction, and this time he didn’t need to harm any penises in the process.  that in itself can be seen a success, and this might juss be his mos accessible movie to date.  Heil von Trier!!

Castle-Free: LvT made the heavens and earth collide at Tjolöholm CastleKungsbacka, Sweden


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Melancholia explodes into limited release tomorrow, and is already available on-demand, but this is a theater movie people!!!

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Thighs Wide Music 2010

do we need to even tell you anymore how out of the music loop we are?  we don’t even know where the loop is!!!  we’ve paid more attention to Kanye’s tweets than we did to his new album.  do we care?  not one bit, but we did listen to some new music and some old music and so instead of coming up with a top list, here are some pointless awardses!!!

No Bums In These Albums!!!

Bestest Match of Sight & Sound

TRON: Legacy Soundtrack – Daft Punk

Albarn of The Year

Plastic Beach – Gorillaz

Cover Me Goodd!!!!!

Turn Ons – Hotrats

No Sophomore Slump Here!

Congratulations – MGMT

Travis Who?

Wreckorder – Fran Healy

Give Us Us Free!!

All Day – Girl Talk

Give Us Us Part 2 Now Please!!

It’s Not What I Am Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes – Badly Drawn Boy

So What If We’re A Year Behind, Cause xx Will Always Markz The Spot!!

XX – The xx

So What If We’re 9 or 34 Years Behind, Cause This Schools House Roxxxxxxxx

Innocence & Despair – Langley Schools Music Project

2nd Bestestestest TV Soundtrack Mt EVERest Behind Twin Peaks

Legend – Clannad

Wes Anderson Enlightens Ears, Yet Again (DUH!)

Burl Ives Sings… For Fun – Burl Ives

Mind These Jedi Tricks!!!

And the Band Played On – Max Rebo Band

Box Set, For Life

Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys

Tunses For Toonces

1) ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ (Intro) – Brian Wilson
2) ‘Good Vibrations’ – Langley Schools Music Project
3) ‘Heaven Can Wait’ – Charlotte Gainsborg & Beck
4) ‘Too Many Miracles’ – Badly Drawn Boy*
5) ‘White Flag’ – Gorillaz featuring Bashy & Kano
6) ‘Derezzed’ – Daft Punk
7) ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right’ – Hotrats
8) ‘I Found A Whistle’ – MGMT
9) ‘Crystalised’ (Live The xx cover) – Gorillaz
10) ‘On Melancholy Hill’ (Live) – KT Tunstall
11) ‘Buttercups’ – Fran Healy
12) ‘Ramona’ – Beck
13) ‘Aint No Sunshine’ – Neil Diamond
14) ‘Goober Peas’ – Burl Ives
15) ‘Pettin In The Park’ – Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler

* our pick for song of the yearrrrrr!

ALL THIS CAN BE YOURS!!!!!!!! [d-lode]

Concerts That Were
Peppier Than
Peppermint Patty

Gorillaz @ MSG

Roger Waters: The Wall Live @ Madison Square Garden

Badly Drawn Boy @ LPR

Fran Healy @ City Winery

Rock The Bells @ Govs Isle

MGMT @ Ed Sully Theater

Air @ Terminal 5

Charlotte Gainsbourg @ The Bell House

the past is the passed

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