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Obi-Wan (and some Wookiees) show up in new Star Wars: Rebels trailer

We’re less than two weeks away from the premiere of Disney XD’s Star Wars: Rebels, and now a canon-heavy new trailer has arrived to remind us how it all ties together.

Young-ish Obi-Wan Kenobi pops up to offer some encouragement to the Rebel crew manning the Ghost ship, and we also see a few young Wookiees with the gang — one of whom bears a striking resemblance to the first mate of a certain Millennium Falcon.

The series is set five years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, telling the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings while the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. We also get to see a bit more of the show’s distinct visual style, which the design team based heavily on some of original trilogy concept artist Ralph McQuarrie’s works, which definitely brings a throwback look.

Now let's just hope the show is actually good. Fingers crossed. Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:

The series premieres Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. on Disney Channel.

(Via Star Wars)

Lucy Lawless reveals first details about her new deep-cover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent

The second season of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is adding a genre heavyweight when it returns Tuesday night, but can Coulson and his team actually trust Lucy Lawless's mysterious Agent Isabelle Hartley?

They're shaking up the cast quite a bit with the new season, adding Lawless and almost half a dozen other new recurring players to staff Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) new-look version of S.H.I.E.L.D. But the legendary Lawless (Battlestar Galactica, Xena) is arguably the most buzzworthy addition.

Lawless spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her character, who falls somewhere between mercenary and deep-cover agent, and it sounds like she should be an interesting fit with the team we already know and (mostly) love. Hartley brings her own team, comprised of Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Idaho (Wilmer Calderon), with her — and they’re all extremely dedicated to Coulson.

Here are some choice excerpts from Lawless' comments:

“She’s tough as all get out. She does what she wants, when she wants for her own purposes. It just so happens that whatever Coulson’s purpose is becomes her No. 1 aim in life, so he knows he can trust her above all … They’re a ragtag bunch. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is very slick and they’re not keen for any of that stuff, but they get the job done. S.H.I.E.L.D. might not like us, but they know they need us and they can trust us.”

If you didn’t like Lawless enough already, she also geeked out about getting to co-star in an episode featuring Marvel comic baddie Carl “Crusher” Creel/The Absorbing Man (Brian Patrick Wade), since she’s a big comic fan herself. We’re going to go ahead and say it — make the woman a series regular. Pronto:

“They just have to be smarter than the foe, but the foe is awesome when you’ve got the Absorbing Man to deal with. I remember as a kid just thinking that was such an unbelievable concept and what an unbeatable foe a character like that would be.”

Check out a clip from the season premiere featuring Lawless below, ahead of the season premiere Tuesday night on ABC.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

TODAY'S - 12 films to vie for Golden Orange statuettes in Antalya
12 films to vie for Golden Orange statuettes in AntalyaFilms by established Turkish directors Derviş Zaim and Onur Ünlü and critically acclaimed newcomers Melisa Önel and Kaan Müjdeci will be among 12 titles vying for accolades in the national feature competition of next month’s Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) International Film Festival in Antalya.Zaim’s environmentalist tale “Balık” (Fish), which just won the best screenplay award at Adana’s Altın Koza (Golden Boll) Film Festival over the weekend, and Ünlü’s “İtirazım Var” (Let’s Sin), an action-comedy that made headlines in April when it was rated 18+ by the Turkish film classification board, were joined by artist-filmmaker Kutluğ Ataman’s “Kuzu” (Lamb), a cinematic depiction of village life in one of Turkey’s poorest communities, which premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. These films, announced in a press release issued Monday, represent the older generation of directors in the competition lineup.“Sivas,” young director Müjdeci’s Venice Film Festival special jury prize-winning debut, will have its Turkish premiere as part of the Antalya competition, which offers five first films in total.Other debuts on the bill include female director Melisa Önel’s “Kumun Tadı” (Seaburners), which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival’s Forum section; Erol Mintaş’s “Annemin Şarkısı/Klama Dayîka Min” (Song of My Mother), which won the top prize at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival; “Çekmeköy Underground,” the first fiction feature by documentary director Ayşim Türkmen Keskin; and “Oflu Hoca’yı Aramak -- O.H.A.,” a comedy-adventure by Osman Levent Soyarslan.“Neden Tarkovski Olamıyorum” (Why Can’t I Be Tarkovsky?), directed by Murat Düzgünoğlu, also freshly out of the national competition at Altın Koza, and “Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku,” the second feature by Çiğdem Vitrinel, who won the best director prize at 2011’s Altın Portakal festival with her debut “Geriye Kalan” (What Remains), are also on the bill.The 12 films in competition were selected from 57 submissions. They will be vying for awards in 14 categories in the competition, which will be judged by a panel led by actor, comedian, stage and screen director and scriptwriter Yılmaz Erdoğan.The festival will mark its 51st edition from Oct. 10-18 in Antalya.
HATİCE KÜBRA - Miró exhibition completes SSM's 'Catalan Trilogy
Miró exhibition completes SSM’s ‘Catalan Trilogy’"Dreams can come true." You must have either uttered or heard this sentence at least once in your life, though you may not truly believe it. But now it is high time that you experience how a dream is coming true in a museum overlooking the Bosporus.The museum is İstanbul's Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), which is currently home to the exhibition “Joan Miró -- Women, Birds and Stars.” Apart from being a major showcase for the Catalan artist's works, the exhibition is like a symphony where you can feel the visual music composed and conducted by Miró himself, making you feel as though in a dream.On display from Sept. 23 to Feb. 1, the show brings together a total of 125 paintings, lithographs, etchings and drawings as well as textile and ceramic works focusing on the artist's later period, paying particular attention to the themes of women, birds and stars, as the title suggests. Inspired by the Mediterranean landscape and culture, Miro used these themes for a period spanning over four decades.But, as the SSM's director, Nazan Ölçer, pointed out at a press preview of the show on Monday, the exhibition also provides an insight into the personal life, inner world and history of Miró, as well as his reactions to the social and political atmosphere of his time. “Taking encouragement from the [Barcelona-based] Joan Miró Foundation, we extended beyond the themes of women, birds and stars [in this exhibition]; we wanted to form a dialogue between the works,” the director said.“Joan Miró -- Women, Birds and Stars” is the third part of the museum's “Catalan Trilogy” exhibition series, which began in 2005 with Pablo Picasso and then continued in 2008 with Salvador Dali.A joint effort of the SSM, the Joan Miró Foundation, the family collection of Successió Miró and the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, the current exhibition is the result of three years of discussion and cooperation.The Joan Miró Foundation's director, Rosa Maria Malet, explained that a meticulous exhibition team that will pay attention to the way the artist's works are treated and protected is one of the most important criteria for the foundation.Malet said Miró defined himself as a painter who tried to work with every technique he could, adding that he was also a great teacher. “He was talking about subject of matter which is very familiar not only to himself but also to the whole humanity,” she said.“Different aspects of his works can be discovered in this exhibition. Miró continued to be the same though his technique and language changed over time … but he was Miró,” she continued.In addition to a summary of Miró's life on a chronological chart, visitors can see Miró's works divided in the sections “A secret language emerges,” “A world of signs” “Dialogue with printing” and “Works inspired by objects.”The SSM exhibition highlights the period the artist probably enjoyed the most, according to a press release the publicists distributed at the beginning of the preview. The end of Miró's financial concerns, as well as the “uncertainties and anguish of the Civil War and World War II,” along with the fact that the artist finally had a studio, contributed to this attitude. Visitors can see a reconstructed section of Miró's studio and learn the story behind its construction.Ölçer underlined that instead of focusing on the fact that the museum has chosen on Catalan artists, the reason why the artists chosen are from Spain should be explored. “The region [these artists came from] was a platform for freedom,” she noted. Malet also expressed the significance of freedom in Miró's works, adding that he had very clever ideas about what is “honest and not and what is right and not.”The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of parallel events, including a film program dedicated to Spanish films and workshops inviting children to learn about the colorful life of Miró. Joan Punyet Miró, the artist's grandson, will also take part in a talk on Miró on Sept. 24.The CEO of Sabancı Holding, Zafer Kurtul, noted that the exhibition also demonstrates the importance that Sabancı Holding attributes to art, as it is the fourth showcase of a world-famous artist the holding has sponsored, following exhibitions of Picasso, Rembrandt and Monet. Kurtul said the holding does not limit its activities to the economic field, adding that he hopes the Miró show will aid art lovers to understand his works and life.
Arts News in Brief
Arts News in Brief CONCERT Lovato to play 1st gig in Turkey in November Singer Demi Lovato is heading to İstanbul in November for her first-ever appearance in Turkey. The American singer, who won the choice summer song and choice female summer music star awards at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, will be onstage on Nov. 16 at the Ülker Sports Arena as part of her ongoing world tour. Tickets for Lovato’s İstanbul concert, with prices ranging from between TL 132 and TL 495, are available for purchase at biletix.com.EXHIBITION Mixer show brings Lower East Side to İstanbulThe Mixer art space in İstanbul is currently hosting “The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul,” its first exhibition of the new season, which brings together work by nine international artists from New York’s Lower East Side, none of whom have previously exhibited in İstanbul. Curated by Kathleen Madden and running until Nov. 2 at Mixer, the exhibition presents work in different styles, ranging from photo-based practices to painting and collage and from sculpture to video, as well as site-specific works.GALLERY Long Thursdays at SALT art spaces begin Sept. 25The SALT art spaces in İstanbul and Ankara, beginning Sept. 25, will continue hosting Long Thursdays in the new art season. SALT Beyoğlu, SALT Galata and SALT Ulus are open until 10 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. This month’s events include guided tours of the centers’ ongoing exhibitions and discounts at the Robinson Crusoe 389 bookstores at SALT, as well as a free-admission screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Le Mepris” (Contempt) at 7 p.m. at SALT Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema.FILM Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopicAngelina Jolie has been hired to direct “Africa,” a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against the ivory poachers that threaten Africa’s elephants, Reuters reported Friday. The film, Jolie’s fourth directorial effort, is from Skydance Productions, the company behind the recent “Terminator” and “Mission: Impossible” films. The screenplay is from Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for “Forrest Gump.” Jolie will be joined by cinematographer Roger Deakins, who also worked on her “Unbroken.”
EMİNE - 'If I Stay': the melodrama of purgatory
‘If I Stay’: the melodrama of purgatoryLooking at the films Hollywood has been spurting out these days for the young adult crowd, it seems that the hip thing for kids today is the concept of the “lure of death.” First it was the “Twilight” series, about one girl’s twisted fascination with a dead vampire, then came “The Fault In Our Stars,” which portrayed the all-too-wise awareness of existence versus non-existence of cancer-ridden kids and now comes “If I Stay,” about a young comatose girl who is trying to decide if she should remain in the corporeal world or just move on to heaven.Surely being remotely suicidal, morose and depressive have always gone hand in hand with adolescence, but when did it become this romanticized?Clearly aimed at young shy girls who yearn for the most popular kid at school to fall in love with them, “If I Stay” has a tendency to overvalue teen romance a bit more than it should, and the film almost comes to the point of being anti-feminist. Just imagine, you’re a talented musician and you’ve somehow managed to get into the most prestigious music school in the United States -- Julliard -- but you have doubts because your narcissistic boyfriend doesn’t want you to leave for another town, afraid that he can’t manage a long-distance relationship. Talk about male entitlement! Nevertheless, leaving this small note aside, let’s start digging into this saccharine shock of a melodrama.Sixteen-year-old Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz) lives in Portland with her Iggy Pop-loving younger brother and her über-cool parents Kat (Mireille Enos, giving her best to the role and succeeding) and Denny (Joshua Leonard). All Mia wants in life is to be a professional cellist; she is in love with classical music and practices her cello day and night. At first, we are told that her parents were not very fond of her passion, since her father used to be a punk-rock singer who raised Mia in rock bars. But once the couple understands that the girl has extreme talent, they support her endeavors and do all they can so that she has a happy life full of emotional and intellectual nourishment. These parents are just too good to be true: They’re so cool that they tell Mia to get a boyfriend.One day at school, Mia has a meet-cute with Adam (Jamie Blackley), a senior who has a rock band of his own that has started to become popular in Portland’s music scene. Adam is swept away by Mia’s raw talent, genuineness and introversion while Mia falls relentlessly in love with his impulsive, extrovert and suave ways. These kids are both musicians, yet we are constantly reminded how they are so different from each other because of their different music. Mia has difficulty fitting into Adam’s social circle but Adam is immediately liked and taken under the wings of Mia’s parents and their alternative friends. The breaking point comes when Mia’s aspirations for Julliard, located on the other end of the country, transforms Adam into a needy fit and eventually causes him to dump the girl, because he just can’t stand the idea of a “Skype relationship.”Then a horrible car accident takes away the lives of Mia’s parents and leaves her in a comatose state. As Mia’s astral body wanders throughout the hospital, observing her grandparents and family and friends visiting her unconscious body, she starts having flashbacks about her past year and tries to decide whether she should die or live. How can she continue her life without her lovely family or Adam? Luckily, Adam finally comes to the hospital and even composes a song for Mia, confessing that he could never forget her and wants her to “stay” with him in the living. One can assume that amongst the flood of tears there will be the necessary emotional catharsis required by the genre, in which Mia will prioritize true romantic love over all.The problem with this film is its languorous style and overwhelming use of a soppy atmosphere where every character is super cool and nice -- especially Mia’s circle. After a while, one becomes tired of watching so many wise, super-thoughtful and articulate individuals who look like they belong in a guide to ethics book as opposed to a movie. Nevertheless, Moretz’s screen presence is engrossing enough to carry the story on her shoulders and no doubt she will have a huge influence on teenage girls as romance film characters go these days: Shy but talented girl of hidden beauty manages to become the center of attention.
TODAY'S - Marcel Broodthaers exhibit opens at İstanbul's Akbank Art Center
Marcel Broodthaers exhibit opens at İstanbul's Akbank Art Center Belgian artist and poet Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976), a leading figure in 20th-century conceptual art, is the focus of Akbank Art Center’s newest exhibition opening this week, kicking off the new season at the Taksim-based center.“Words, Things, Concepts,” opening on Thursday, was put together in collaboration with Belgium’s Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), a Ghent-based museum that boasts the largest collection of work by Broodthaers.Curated by Hasan Bülent Kahraman, “Words, Things, Concepts” is significant because it is “the first time Broodthaers’ work is being exhibited in this extent,” the Akbank Art Center said in a press release issued late last week.Broodthaers, a writer, poet, filmmaker, journalist and visual artist, put found objects at the heart of his works, in which he also made extensive use of words and text as subjects. As an artist actively involved in Brussels’ intellectual community, Broodthaers had published two poetry books and produced one film by 1960. In 1961, he began to prepare slide projects that he defined as “Système de lecture” or “Photo-film.”Broodthaers mainly focused on the relationship between an object’s image and its meaning in his work. His visual art career began in 1964, when he embedded 50 unsold copies of his book of poems called “Pense-Bête” in plaster. That same year, he exhibited daily objects, texts and drawings, most of which included verbal and visual allusions, in a solo exhibition that included his made books and catalogues.Set to run until Nov. 29, the Akbank Art Center exhibition will be accompanied by conferences on Broodthaers and film screenings.
Рекорд "еврейской пятилетки": в 5774 году Израиль принял 25.000 репатриантов
В канун Рош а-Шана многие израильские ведомства подводят итоги уходящего 5774 года по еврейскому календарю. Министерство абсорбции не стало исключением.
Антиисламские автобусы поедут по улицам США
Группа антиисламских активистов США запустила новую кампанию, цель которой – показать американцам истинное лицо ислама и исламистов, сообщает Freedom Defense.
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