Even though it's probably safe to assume by now that the Mayan Apocalypse was a bust, we've still got a few more hours of socially acceptable nihilism on our hands. If you haven't already had the (figurative) pleasure, there will never be a better time to sink into the slowly unraveling despair that is Melancholia.
Spring is in the air. The weather is warm, almost troublingly so. Flowers are blooming. Babies are everywhere. It's all a little much, isn't it? It's all so very pleasant. Lars von Trier's latest film, Melancholia, is just what you need to snap out of this sunshiney state of mind.
Low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies rule. While mega-blockbusters crank out the same familiar stories, including a parade of sequels and remakes, a low-budget film can take crazy risks and tell an original story. But sometimes, low-budget movies can get just as obsessed with chasing fads and copying each…
Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year.
Some people look to religion or well-thought-out systems of ethics when choosing the rules to live their life by — and some people are more comfortable relating to pop culture. Science fiction and fantasy movies provide plenty of wise mentors, who tell the heroes exactly what they needed to know.
You've probably heard that Melancholia is depressing and nihilistic — after all, it starts with the world being destroyed, and then rewinds, so that the rest of the film takes place on an Earth we know is doomed.
Watch the new trailer for Lars von Trier's beautifully shot apocalypse movie, Melancholia, which takes place at the world's fanciest wedding, on the eve of the apocalypse.
Watch as Kirsten Dunst embraces the reality that the end of the world is nigh — by calling the Earth evil and refusing to grieve for our planet! It's disaster porn, Lars von Trier style!
Watch Kirsten Dunst experience the end of the world, Lars Von Trier style, in Melancholia. Possibly NSFW, due to naked Dunst.
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