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Movie Review: Melancholia

Melancholia first came across my radar because of the hoopla surrounding Kirsten Dunst appearing nude in the film. I believe that was a ploy to get people interested in this under the radar film, but the plot is what interested me most. The first time I watched Melancholia the beginning slow motion sequence bored me to death, but as the movie went on I was in a trance as parts of the sequence began to make sense. I love this movie. I love the soundtrack. It’s a beautiful work of art. It’s a movie that will make you think and feel. Having said all that not everyone that sees this film will see it that way. Not just because we’re all different, but because this film is not typical or ordinary by Hollywood standards. The second time I watched it I was fully able to appreciate it without prejudice.

Melancholia is the name of a planet that has been hiding behind the sun and is now on a collision course to end life on earth. Melancholia plays a small yet volatile role in this film. Usually in films that deal with the end of the world the focus is on how everyone in the world is panacking or a plan to save the world. In this film the focus is on this family and their literal view of Melancholia as it heads towards earth.

I didn’t like Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård as a couple in this film, but their relationship is only valid during the first half of the movie, so I was thankful when they parted. I was also thankful because their relationship seemed to be forced upon them in the first place.  I also didn’t totally understand why Kirsten Dunst’s character has an American accent and her mother, father, and sister have English accents. But, I know that these things I’ve mentioned are part of the soul of the film and not having everything spelled out is part of what makes you think when watching this film. It’s also irrevelant when you consider the fact that the end of the world is near.

I love a movie with an unhappy ending. I’m definitely gonna buy this one!

Rating: 5 Out Of 5 stars!

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Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This film proves that we cannot rely on animal experiments to save our lives. Apes and humans are alike in many ways, but not where it counts, according to this film.

I loved it! It was shocking, loving, angering, comical, and all around entertaining.

One thing that was cheesy is the fact that the following words were uttered, “Get your hands off of me, you damn dirty ape!”.

I guess each filmmaker that takes on this film feels obligated to pay homage to the original with this line, but really, we could have done without it. We know it’s a remake.

The end of the film not only gives you the idea that their may be a sequel, but it also illustrates how viruses and disease so easily spread throughout the world. If you love sci-fi and hated Tim Burton‘s version you absolutely must see this film!

It’s in a class by itself.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Movie Review: Cowboys & Aliens

This film should have been titled Cowboys vs Aliens! It was OK, but not great. Much of it was predictable and silly, but it’s a pretty good film. There’s a dog that steals the show and receives the most screen time, so I was disappointed that it did not receive proper credit at the end of the film.

The aliens are bad ass and ugly as hell, and they have an obsession with gold. Harrison Ford plays a mean, racist old man very well. He may just have a new niche. Olivia Wildes’ character may get on your nerves appearing overly made up and very dramatic for the era, but once her “secret” is revealed it makes sense. Daniel Craig, well, he wears stolen chaps very well! Anyone know where I can get a pair?

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Friday, April 17th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

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Dangerous and HP talk to young filmmaker Ben Foster, owner of BLG Publishing Brandon Griffin, and Michael Porter the founder of CTC Designs hip hop sports apparel. The Dangerous Item of the Week is book Danger In A Red Dress.

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CTC Designs Jersey

CTC Designs Jersey

Friday, April 17th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS

Dangerous and HP talk to young filmmaker Ben Foster, owner of BLG Publishing Brandon Griffin, and Michael Porter the founder of CTC Designs hip hop sports apparel. The Dangerous Item of the Week is book Danger In A Red Dress.

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CTC Designs Jersey

CTC Designs Jersey

Friday, April 10th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

94 East to Atlantis

Dangerous and HP talk to band 94 East and debut two lost tracks featuring Prince that are featured on their new CD. Author of book “Of Atlantis” Lanaia Lee was scheduled to appear but fell ill. The Dangerous Item of the Week is book Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.

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94 East

94 East

Friday, March 27th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

Free Minority Handwriting Analysis

Dangerous and HP talk to consumer education writer from Suite 101 Marie Dubuque who tells us how to get free stuff in this crazy economy, Frederick Gooding from The Minority Reporter talks to us about race and movies, and our handwriting is analyzed by Treyce d’Gabriel. The Dangerous Item of the Week is Dangerous Curves by Lita Ford.

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Friday, October 17th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

Dangerous Lee broadcasts live from The 5th Annual Flint Film Festival where The Executioner’s Tale IV: Legacy, a film she executive produced and stars in is debuting. The Dangerous Item of the Week is film Clear and Present Danger.

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Friday, May 30th on “Ask Dangerous Lee Live”

Dangerous and HP are scheduled to talk to Sheri Zampelli from donateyourweight.com, alternative rock band Solemn and Grundy, and The World’s Sexiest Film Critic will talk summer films.

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