Turkish Box office Leaders 2005-20010
A film in which a Turkish hero seeks revenge for attack on Gaza aid ships could further strain ties between Turkey and Israel
He is known as the Turkish James Bond, a seemingly invincible special forces agent who has taken on the country’s enemies time and time again in a series of TV shows and movies. Now Polat Alemdar, star of the Valley of the Wolves franchise, is turning his attention to the Israelis.
Turkish director provides five minarets but too many messages – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
A Turkish action movie about an undercover agent avenging the deaths of pro-Palestinian activists in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, could further strain ties between the two former allies.
The prolific movie megaproducer Dino De Laurentiis died this week at the age of ninety-one. One of the most powerful and influential figures in cinema history, De Laurentiis was responsible for more than 150 films over the course of a seven-decade career, both in his native Italy and in Hollywood. He was particularly revered by cinephiles for producing some of the visionary early films of Federico Fellini, including La strada and Nights of Cabiria.
We?re not going to lie: upon its release, Lars von Trier?s artful shocker Antichrist was a critically polarizing film, and judging by the reviews of its Criterion DVD and Blu-ray release this week, it still elicits both love and hate……….
Turkey, as a country, as a nation, does some things very good and some things not quite as good. Bus transportation is very much on the former end of the spectrum. Intercity buses are cheap, safe, and very comfortable. You can get to the Otogar early and play bus companies off of each other to get the best deal. You get tea/water/soft drink service once you?re on the bus. Many companies or stations have a free service that?ll take you to the middle of whatever town your visiting (but apparently not Istanbul if you get there late?in fact, none of this article could be said for EfeTur). Also on the buses are personal televisions built into the back of each seat. So you get your choice of a few television stations or movie channels on the bus. This is, most certainly, a good thing.