Curtain movie – Abajo El Telon http://abajoeltelon.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:04:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abajoeltelon.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Curtain movie – Abajo El Telon http://abajoeltelon.com/ 32 32 Finland set to close border to Russians fleeing Putin mobilization as queues grow | World | New https://abajoeltelon.com/finland-set-to-close-border-to-russians-fleeing-putin-mobilization-as-queues-grow-world-new/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/finland-set-to-close-border-to-russians-fleeing-putin-mobilization-as-queues-grow-world-new/ Finland is ready to ban most Russians from entering the country as trafficking “heightened” after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization. Finland’s land border crossings are one of the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a series of Western countries closed physical borders and airspace to Russian aircraft in response to […]]]>

Finland is ready to ban most Russians from entering the country as trafficking “heightened” after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization. Finland’s land border crossings are one of the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a series of Western countries closed physical borders and airspace to Russian aircraft in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday the government was assessing the risks posed by people traveling through Finland and considering ways to drastically reduce Russian transit.

She told reporters: “The will of the government is very clear, we believe that Russian tourism in Finland must be stopped, as well as transit through Finland.”

Referring to Putin’s speech yesterday, in which he also hinted at the possible use of nuclear weapons: “I think the situation needs to be reassessed after yesterday’s news.”

Putin’s announcement raised concerns that some men of fighting age would not be allowed to leave Russia and as a result one-way flights from the country quickly sold out.

Finland has opted to keep its border with Russia open despite the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, although it has reduced the number of consular appointments available for Russian travelers seeking visas.

At the Vaalimaa border crossing, about a three-hour drive from Russia’s second-largest city, St. Petersburg, three lanes of cars each stretched 300 to 400 meters around 1:15 p.m. (1015 GMT), an official said. borders.

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Mr Pitkaniitty said 4,824 Russians arrived in Finland via the eastern border yesterday, up from 3,133 a week earlier.

Although traffic from Russia has been busier than normal, border guards said in a statement that it has not changed “alarmingly” in recent days compared to the pre-pandemic period.

The statement warns of “incorrect and misleading” information that it says is circulating on social media.

At around 5:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT), traffic continued to flow smoothly, according to an eyewitness, with cars stretching in four lanes, each some 150 meters.

A 34-year-old Russian man named Nikita, who declined to give his surname, said he was going on holiday to southern Europe and was unsure if he would return to Russia, explaining: “I I’ll make the decision when I’m there.

Border officials said a large number of arriving Russians were traveling on tourist visas. Tourists must present visas and documents proving their onward itineraries such as air tickets, hotel reservations or an invitation from a friend.

Provided tourists can credibly show return plans, such as return tickets, border guards cannot verify whether they actually plan to return, explained Elias Laine, deputy head of the Vaalimaa border post. .

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, the other EU countries that border Russian territory, began refusing Russian citizens at crossings at midnight on Monday, saying they should not travel so long that their country is at war with Ukraine.

The three Baltic nations will offer no refuge to Russians fleeing mobilization of troops from Moscow, their ministers said yesterday.

In far northern Norway, the number of Russians crossing has not changed, a police official said.

Norway is not a member of the EU.

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UB Humanities Institute’s Annual Festival Reflects on “Life in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” – UBNow: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff https://abajoeltelon.com/ub-humanities-institutes-annual-festival-reflects-on-life-in-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence-ubnow-news-and-views-for-ub-faculty-and-staff/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:12:02 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/ub-humanities-institutes-annual-festival-reflects-on-life-in-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence-ubnow-news-and-views-for-ub-faculty-and-staff/ The UB Humanities Institute (HI) will present the 2022 Humanities Festival from September 23-25, a free event exploring the theme of “Life in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, featuring speakers, panels, music and community conversations in partnership with SUNY Buffalo State, Canisius College, Daemen University, Niagara University and Humanities New York. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is […]]]>

The UB Humanities Institute (HI) will present the 2022 Humanities Festival from September 23-25, a free event exploring the theme of “Life in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, featuring speakers, panels, music and community conversations in partnership with SUNY Buffalo State, Canisius College, Daemen University, Niagara University and Humanities New York.

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a double-edged sword that has ingrained itself into our lives in both subtle and overt ways. How does it help? How does it hurt? Christina Milletti, Associate Professor of English and Acting Director of HI “Over three days, the Buffalo Humanities Festival will attempt to start conversations about the benefits and harms of AI, including the elements of the technology that could inadvertently create risks.”

Artificial intelligence is the most recent and public example of an emerging technology that raises questions about the social, ethical and moral implications of its development. The uncertainty is similar to what surrounded the advent of the broadcast age and the early stages of internet access, according to Lindsay Brandon Hunter, associate professor of theater and acting executive director of HI.

“There’s a long history of moral panic and legitimate social inquiry into how new media shapes social action,” says Hunter. “When we integrate new technologies into a social system, there will always be friction and celebration. Perhaps what emerges from contemporary concerns about AI and algorithmic techniques is the realization that technological change is happening so rapidly that we don’t have time to pull back the curtain to see what’s really going on. , who controls it and why.

Kicking off the festival at 6 p.m. on September 23 at the Torn Space Theater, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, will feature “AfroRithms of the future“, a collective and interactive storytelling performance involving the public and local “players” who, through creative gameplay based on Afrofuturism, seek to find solutions to dismantle systemic racism in favor of a socially just future, especially for those who don’t traditionally benefit from technology.

AfroRithms co-founders Ahmed Best, assistant professor of drama at the University of Southern California (and the actor/voice behind “Star Wars” character Jar Jar Binks), and Lonny J Avi Brooks , from California State University, will conduct the performance. professor of strategic communications at East Bay, alongside the Buffalo “players” Chanon Judson, visiting associate professor of theater and dance and co-artistic director of the famous dance company Urban Bush Women; Donte McFadden, director of UB’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program; Samina Raja, professor of urban planning and regional planning; and Taylor Coleman, UB graduate student in African and American Studies.

All other festival panels and performances will take place at Silo City. The full program is available online.

The festival in Silo City is highlighted by two special conversations with guests. The first, starting at 11 a.m. on September 24, features the return of the band AfroRithms and selects players for a “debrief” session of the Buffalo edition of the game. At 11 a.m. on September 25, the festival features a tour of the University of Texas at Austin’s Good group of systemsa team of humanities and science scholars working to ensure the development of ethical and socially responsible AI.

Samuel Baker, associate professor of English and co-founder of Good Systems Group, and Sharon Strover, professor of journalism and media, and co-director of the university’s Technology and Information Policy Institute, will discuss “human values ​​and AI” with Kenny Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at UB.

This year’s program could be the largest and most diverse conference HI has produced since the start of the annual Humanities Festival, according to Milletti.

Researchers and scholars in philosophy, media studies, computer science, engineering, music, criminal justice, mobile computing, materials design, literature, theater and communication disorders will participate in a “convergent” conversation this year.

“We need all the critical investigative tools the humanities have to offer, in conversation with science, to interrogate the profound impact of AI on our lives – from simple product and movie suggestions to divisive social media silos, transportation safety and, perhaps even travel to Mars,” says Milletti.

The 2022 festival hopes to model this converging conversation by deeply integrating varied disciplines into each panel to create new ways to address existing challenges.

“Our goal is to cultivate a rigorous and hopeful discussion,” says Hunter. “Our audience will walk away feeling like they’ve been part of a conversation where diverse disciplines have come together not only to exchange exciting ideas, but also to understand what each of us can bring to an incomplete dialogue without converging participation. ”

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Costumes, wands, castles, a bagpiper: Queen Elizabeth’s funeral had it all https://abajoeltelon.com/costumes-wands-castles-a-bagpiper-queen-elizabeths-funeral-had-it-all/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 20:34:47 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/costumes-wands-castles-a-bagpiper-queen-elizabeths-funeral-had-it-all/ September 19, 2022 at 4:23 p.m. EDT Spectators positioned along London’s Horse Guards Parade watch live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on a telephone. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) LONDON — There have been royal blockbusters before, but never a show like this. Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was an elaborate farewell production that had […]]]>
Spectators positioned along London's Horse Guards Parade watch live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on a telephone.
Spectators positioned along London’s Horse Guards Parade watch live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on a telephone. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

LONDON — There have been royal blockbusters before, but never a show like this.

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was an elaborate farewell production that had it all: elaborate costumes, bagpipes and bells, mounted soldiers, cannons and castles.

The streets along the procession routes were packed with crowds, but the far larger audience watched on television around the world.

Many analysts said the funeral could turn out to be the most-watched TV event in history, with much of the world’s 7.7 billion people catching at least some of it.

Those who have been planning this for decades clearly had this audience in mind.

An estimated 650 million people watched the first moon landing in 1969, a record at the time. It is believed that more than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, but improvements in mobile phones and the internet have made it much easier to watch a big event today.

Giant screens have been installed in outdoor plazas in cities across the country. More than 100 cinemas and churches showed big screen shows of BBC coverage. The Royal Shakespeare Company screened the funeral at its theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, central England.

Since covid, many churches have been set up for Zoom’s funerals. Many people sat on benches at Holy Trinity in London’s Sloane Square on Monday, watching with the smell of incense filling the morning air.

Pubs and restaurants that don’t usually have televisions have one for funerals. At Motcombs, a Mediterranean restaurant not far from Buckingham Palace, people drank coffee or champagne while watching.

“We thought some people might not be able to handle the crowds and need a place to watch,” said Ken Anderson, who said his son was the owner.

When the police were no longer allowing anyone into London’s Hyde Park, several thousand people stood in a deserted street near Harrods department store, listening to hymns blaring from the loudspeaker.

“I will never see people like that again,” said Jillian Martin, an educator from Northern Ireland.

British officials are betting that the huge effort to give the Queen a head start, the cost of which is still unknown, will yield much more in tourist revenue.

Japanese broadcaster NHK broadcast the funeral live, with simultaneous interpretation, and the funeral was the third most trending term on Japanese Twitter.

In Hong Kong, hundreds of people watched the funeral on their phones and tablets, laid flowers and waved the Union Jack flag outside the British consulate. Hong Kong was a British colony for a century and a half until the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

In Sydney, Graham Cousens, 56, had been out with friends but said he had set up his television at his home to record the funeral.

“It’s such an important moment,” he said. “It’s not that I feel that much personally, but I can see what it means for the English people.”

Even Google made its logo black in the UK on Monday in honor of the Queen.

Not everyone in central London was happy with the massive security presence, locked tube stations and blocked streets.

“I can think of better things to spend all this money on. Of course it’s great for tourism and flower vendors, but I’m not sure the Queen would be into this extravaganza,’ said Lily Haverford, 42, a teacher.

“It’s pretty as a picture, but, in the end, what does it really mean?” she says.

Many interviewees around the world said it was a show worth putting on.

To prepare the backdrop, London’s landmarks were cleaned. New rolls of grass were laid near Wellington Arch, where the coffin was transferred to a hearse for the 25-mile journey to the Queen’s final resting place in Windsor.

Even this hearse was made for TV, with huge windows and internal lighting designed to give people the best possible view of Her Majesty’s coffin – but more importantly, to make it ‘pop’ on TV.

“It must be beautiful for TV,” said a busy gardener picking “dead bits” from flowerbeds near Buckingham Palace ahead of the funeral.

The music was loud, with military bands, pipers and drummers accompanying the Queen’s coffin.

The players were perfectly costumed. The Grenadier Guards wore bright red tunics and their famous bearskin hats, others were draped in ceremonial swan feathers. Beefeaters in their distinctive ruffled collars. King Charles III and Prince William, now the first to ascend the throne, in immaculate military uniforms laden with medals.

Photos: Interior of the factory that manufactures royal uniforms

In Bermuda, Kim Day, an expat involved in community theater who watched the funeral at a theater that showed it live, said Britain put on a “perfect show”.

Live events are nerve-wracking, said Jon Reynaga, a British film and television producer.

But he said the involvement of the military, the years of government planning and the royal family behind it all, is unique.

“They talked today for hours about orbs, sceptres, symbolism – and people love it,” he said.

Along the London motorcade route, lined with huge British flags, for a day it seemed like everyone was an extra on a movie set.

Mourners in the streets closed their arms and lowered their heads in a moment of silence. Some wore royal-themed costumes.

Lots of flowers thrown, so much rain that the driver of the royal hearse had to sweep them away with the windshield wipers.

“We take great pride in getting it right,” said Jess Fox, 24, from York, England, who left her home at 4.45am to drive to London. “British people feel very happy and proud to play the role.”

The funeral was the perfect production for the Queen’s seven-decade reign, which opened with the first ever televised coronation and ended with the most-watched royal event ever.

Many Britons bought televisions for the 1953 coronation, then dressed in ties and dresses to watch.

A BBC planning document, held in the National Archives, showed the network understood even then that it was broadcasting for the planet, not just Brits.

“The full technical resources of the BBC will be deployed to cover the coronation for the world from dawn until after midnight on June 2,” he said.

There have been other hit shows in the royal catalogue, mostly featuring Princess Diana in the lead or supporting role. The glamorous princess with the electric smile essentially brought the royal family into a new, brightly lit world – the way color television has pushed aside black and white.

First Diana’s 1981 ‘wedding of the century’ to then Prince Charles, then her funeral 16 years later, then the weddings of her famous sons William and the elegant Catherine, then Harry and Meghan – rightly, finally, a real actress as a royal co-star.

Speaking to a Washington Post reporter in 1994 at a dinner party in Washington, Diana was asked how it felt to walk down the aisle with the eyes of the world on her in her fairytale dress.

“Oh my God,” she said. “My dress was so wrinkled; all I could think was, ‘I need an iron.’ ”

And of course, the Royal Family was also the subject of a bona fide TV sensation, “The Crown”, which blurred the lines between fact, fiction and fandom.

Here are the episodes of ‘The Crown’ to watch to learn more about the Queen

Monday was all about Elizabeth and staging the last show of her historic reign. British television channels broadcast the events all day without commercial breaks.

The BBC has come under fire from critics who believe the state-funded network has overdone the coverage.

“It was sad when she first died,” Brendan Hoffman, 50, said as he sat in a bar in Sydney. “But that,” he said, pointing to a large television showing the Queen’s hearse en route to Windsor Castle, was “mourning porn.”

The funeral was planned with the kind of precision that would delight a Broadway stage manager. The official timetable was for the Queen’s coffin to be moved to Westminster Abbey at 10.44am. Not 10.40am, not 10.45am.

William Shawcross, a royal biographer, said planners would have calculated precisely how long the gun carriage would take to make the journey, rehearsing and measuring every step of the approximately 140 Royal Navy officers carrying it, down to the second .

Late Monday afternoon in Windsor, after a service at St George’s Chapel, the Lord Chamberlain broke his wooden ceremonial wand and placed it on the Queen’s coffin, symbolizing the end of her reign.

As the sovereign’s bagpiper played a lament, his coffin disappeared from view as it was lowered into the royal vault.

And the curtain fell.

Michael E. Miller in Sydney, Amanda Coletta in Bermuda, Julia Mio Inuma in Tokyo and Karina Tsui in Washington contributed to this report.

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Aquaman and Shazam Sequel Delays Suggest DCEU Won’t Completely Reboot https://abajoeltelon.com/aquaman-and-shazam-sequel-delays-suggest-dceu-wont-completely-reboot/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:10:00 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/aquaman-and-shazam-sequel-delays-suggest-dceu-wont-completely-reboot/ DC Films’ future is up in the air, and a new 10-year plan means WB could reboot the DCEU, but recent delays suggest that might not happen. The future of the DCEU is up in the air, but recent changes to DC’s movie schedule suggest Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep the DCEU’s current canon. […]]]>

DC Films’ future is up in the air, and a new 10-year plan means WB could reboot the DCEU, but recent delays suggest that might not happen.


The future of the DCEU is up in the air, but recent changes to DC’s movie schedule suggest Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep the DCEU’s current canon. The studio has yet to reveal its long-term plan for DC movies, but how they handle movies already in production could say a lot about where they want the DCEU to go.


DCEU has been rudderless since the Justice League debacle, leading to the effective cancellation of the plans Zack Snyder had for the characters, but a new plan was never fully put into place. Warner Bros. Discovery recently announced plans to introduce a “Kevin Feige”-style figurehead and a Marvel Cinematic Universe-style 10-Year Plan, though all further details on what that plan might be have been kept under wraps.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Shazam! Fury of the gods have seen a number of release date changes, most recently being pushed back even further. While the delay is frustrating for anyone anticipating these films, the release date changes could offer a behind-the-scenes look at what Warner Bros. Discovery wants DC Films.


The future canon of the DCEU is uncertain

One of the biggest questions following the 2017 theatrical release of Justice League was which canon the DCEU would follow. While many versions that followed managed to straddle a line that didn’t encompass much of Joss Whedon’s version of Justice League or the rest of Snyder’s DCEU movies, the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League made the matter even more uncertain, especially with Patty Jenkins claiming that other DC directors were sticking to Snyder’s canon instead of changes to Whedon’s theatrical cut.

With an uncertain canon and the future of many Justice League characters in question, particularly with Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, according to reports the flash the movie would be used to reset some of the larger continuity so the franchise could move in a new direction. Thanks to more delays for the flash and Ben Affleck’s Batman Return and rumors swirling around Henry Cavill’s Superman Return, a reboot might not be necessary, but the many issues in getting various plans for this “OG” DCEU cast off the ground raise concerns about whether or not another attempt will survive as well.

Warner Bros. Discovery inherited a lot of DCEU baggage

In addition to concerns over cast and continuity, the DC fanbase is also divided between the different styles of DC movies WB has made over the years. Outside of building the “Snyderverse” up to a Final Crisis-inspired showdown between the Justice League and Darkseid, none of the DCEU movies have built anything particularly inspiring. Given all the drama and baggage of the DCEU at this point, it’s unclear what there is to salvage, and a contrived attempt to fix it all via a multiverse conceit might be more effort than its worth unless that there is a clear path to something bigger for all of these characters.

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This thought is also not foreign to Warner Bros. Discovery, as evidenced by their willingness to completely cancel bat girl although the film is already fully shot. The will to ruthlessly cancel bat girl is a strong contrast to the long delays on Shazam! Fury of the gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Whereas bat girl had a connection to the previous DCEU canon, it featured Michael Keaton as Batman, likely as a product of the multi-versal events of the flash. bat girl was reportedly canceled for financial reasons, but continuity differences are difficult to rule out as a potential factor.

Delayed DC Movies Could Indicate WB’s Canon Preferences

The delay of Shazam! Fury of the gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is particularly interesting, it extends the franchise’s commitment to the current iteration of the DCEU. If Warner Bros. Discovery wanted to wipe the slate clean, meaning recast characters like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, they wouldn’t delay its next appearance until December 2023 and add Ben Affleck’s Batman to the film. Of course, there was a very similar situation with X-Men: Dark Phoenix after Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, but in this situation Disney already had a thriving MCU and needed dark phoenix picks up to end the existing X-Men iteration without introducing more sequels or spinoffs or doing anything else that conflicts with MCU canon.

Although the delays suggest that Warner Bros. Discovery cannot choose to wipe the DCEU slate entirely, it does not indicate whether the plan will soft reboot or continue with any of the other incomplete plans, such as Zack Snyder’s Knightmare future and Darkseid showdown or Walter Hamada’s rumored Crisis on Infinite Earths plan. In all likelihood, it will be a new story that will build on the established characters and movies where necessary without adopting any particular blueprint.

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Of course, there’s always the possibility that DC Films’ new head will come on board and choose to start the DCEU over from the ground up with a new cast and a new slate of movies, but the fact that they’re not just throwing the existing slate in theaters (or even streaming) as soon as possible, or canceling outright, could be a good sign. Shazam! Fury of the gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may not be huge universe-defining stories, but their place in the current (and possibly future) DCEU canon cannot be ignored.

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Moulin Rouge almost had a completely different A-list lead https://abajoeltelon.com/moulin-rouge-almost-had-a-completely-different-a-list-lead/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 02:57:00 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/moulin-rouge-almost-had-a-completely-different-a-list-lead/ To promote the film “Raymond and Ray” by director Rodrigo García, Ethan Hawke spoke with Screen Rant and revealed an interesting fact about “Moulin Rouge” and himself. In the end, he went to incredible lengths to land the role of Christian at the time. “I gave one of the biggest screen tests of my life […]]]>

To promote the film “Raymond and Ray” by director Rodrigo García, Ethan Hawke spoke with Screen Rant and revealed an interesting fact about “Moulin Rouge” and himself. In the end, he went to incredible lengths to land the role of Christian at the time. “I gave one of the biggest screen tests of my life for ‘Moulin Rouge!’ I didn’t get the part. I crashed that audition,” he told the publication. At the end of the day, the powers that be decided Ewan McGregor — the man who stars in “Raymond and Ray” opposite Hawke — would fit better into the role, and the rest is history.

Although he gave his all at the audition, not to land a spot on “Moulin Rouge!” when all was said and done, Hawke accepted the rejection with ease. He adds: “It shows how much I love Ewan’s work. I still went to see the film on opening day and loved it. So, I got over it.” Although he jokes that one of these days his audition tape might be out in the public eye, and when it does, people are going to rethink some things about Hawke missing out on the part. Still, it’s fair to say he enjoyed quite a solid career sinceso it’s not like it hurt him too much in the long run.

It goes without saying that Ethan Hawke would have made a great Christian, but as fate would have it, Ewan McGregor was the man for the job.

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Every Easter egg in Adar https://abajoeltelon.com/every-easter-egg-in-adar/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/every-easter-egg-in-adar/ The third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finally brought audiences to the shores of Númenor and pulled back the curtain on a number of plot developments that had been hinted at in previous episodes. Along with this new installment, however, came a whole new set of Easter Eggs based […]]]>

The third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finally brought audiences to the shores of Númenor and pulled back the curtain on a number of plot developments that had been hinted at in previous episodes. Along with this new installment, however, came a whole new set of Easter Eggs based on other elements of Tolkien’s work, and a number that were reminiscent of the peter jackson trilogy too. Here are all the Easter Eggs you might have missed in Episode 3.


Númenórean art and architecture are full of references

There could probably be an entire article dedicated to the Númenorean Easter Eggs alone: ​​when Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) first reach the island, a series of message beacons are lit, reminiscent of the beacon lighting scene in The king’s return. A set of massive statues welcome newcomers, one of which resembles some sort of sea god. It can really only be one of two figures: either the Valar of the sea, Ulmo, or his support Maia, Osse.

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When the harbor opens, there’s a handful of rapid-fire Easter eggs that hit you within about five seconds: the towering figure overlooking the harbor is Elrond’s father (Robert Aramayo) and Elros, Eӓrendel the sailor. Although it is certainly reminiscent of the Argonath statues of The Fellowship of the Ring, much more is going on: on Eändel’s forehead he wears the Silmaril which, according to legend, he carries every evening into the night sky. Right next to his shoulder is a kind of bird, which refers to the story of his journey to Valinor in the First Age. Elwing, his wife, escaped from the third murder with a Silmaril through the power of Ulmo, as he transformed her into a bird, and she was able to fly to her husband’s ship on the sea. The lonely mountain behind the port is also probably the Meneltarma, the sacred mountain of Númenor.

A few other elements reminiscent of Jackson’s movies also crop up later: In what appears to be the main palace building, the two statues flanking the white tree bear crests that look somewhat familiar. The figure on the right wears a crown which looks very similar to the crown of Gondor in The king’s returnand the figure on the left carries a sword that looks very similar to Narsil, the sword that was reforged for Aragorn as Anduril in the Third Age.

This shot also reveals the White Tree of Númenor: Nimloth, which is a descendant of Telperion (one of the two Trees of Valinor seen in Episode 1). As the context of the episode explains, the people of Númenor have drifted away from their relationship with the Valar and the elves, and the architecture around the tree supports this idea: the ancient elven-looking arches around the tree have clearly been neglected and abandoned, as have other old images around the island. This separation and distrust symbolized by the corroded architecture is largely the result of growing jealousy: despite the fact that the Númenoreans are the longest living humans in Middle-earth, they are gradually consumed by the desire for immortality and fear of death and view the immortality of the Elves and Valar as something denied to them.

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Elendil’s family hints at a deeper story

Elendil (Lloyd Owen) also interacts with a number of artifacts, which point to his family history and that of the island. When first presented, he wears an intricately designed cuirass, incorporating the Númenorean sunburst pattern with a male and female figure on either side. Given the signs elsewhere on the island, this is probably a reference to the couple Maiar, Uinen and Ossë, who are minor sea deities; Uinen is especially favored by the Númenóreans, as it is believed to calm sea storms caused by Ossë. The statue outside Halbrand’s cell later in the episode is also likely Uinen’s, and his might even be the ethereal voice of Isildur (Maxime Baldry) hears over the waves on his boat.

The sword given to Elendil by the Queen Regent is unclear. It may be Narsil, as Narsil was Elendil’s sword, but canonically the sword may have been a family heirloom even before Elendil. It belonged to Elros, but the main sword of the kings of Númenor was actually Aranrúth, so it is unclear exactly how the inheritance of Elros may have fallen into Elendil’s hands.

Isildur is also referenced as having been accosted by the King’s Guards at some point, and while the timeline doesn’t quite match, it may be a reference to another of Tolkien’s stories. Nimloth the tree is finally felled, spelling the fate of Númenor; in The Silmarillion, however, Isildur is said to have slipped into the tree’s enclosure the night before it was cut down and took a fruit from the tree, thereby preserving it for future generations. In this task he was caught by the king’s guards and injured by them in his flight. Although this is probably not the event referred to, it is probably a nod to the other story.

Speaking of trees…

Perhaps the most compelling plot of Episode 3 was that of Rounding (Ismael Cruz Cordoba‘s) imprisonment and attempted escape. But it also provided some clever Easter Eggs along the way. On the one hand, there was a guest star who was herself a walking Easter egg: Jed Brophy.

Jed Brophy has now appeared in every movie adaptation of Middle-earth since 2001. In the original trilogy, he played one of the Ringwraiths, along with a handful of orcs along the way. In The Hobbit movies, he was the dwarf Nori. In Episode 3, he appeared as the orc named Vrath, who terrorized the captive elves as they dug the trench. It is not known exactly why they dig, but some theories claim that they are looking for the evil blade that Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) found and used in the first two episodes. It certainly seems to have some evil intent, and it’s probably a desirable item for orcs to find.

Another interesting connection that came up was in the words Rounding said to the tree. He said “anin apsene”, which is a kind of request for forgiveness. The interesting thing about the line is that the word “apsene” is notably used in Tolkien’s translation of the Our Father in Quenya, in the line corresponding to “pardon us our trespasses”. It captures in a very poignant and subtle way the almost religious reverence the elves have for trees, and the “sin” that Roundir sees as cutting one down.

The use of prophecy and history

There is clearly a mysterious story to the family of Elendil and west of Númenor, but little to go on. Elendil’s family was that of the line of the Lords of Andunia, which lay on the western shores of Númenor, but in the years before the reign of Tar-Palantir, the party of the “Faithful” who remained loyal to the Valar and to elves. were forced to move to Romenne to the east, and thus separated from their home. It’s unclear what’s going on out west, but there’s definitely a “longing for a lost home” aspect at play in the storyline.

A few other tantalizing details appear in the episode, in many cases related to the plot of Númenor. The tapestry in the Isle’s Hall of Lore, for example, seems to represent the shared choice of Elrond and Elros, as one brother joins the elves and another joins the ranks of mortals. Eӓrendel the Mariner is referenced again when Sadoc (Lenny Henry) talks about hearing stories of people who became stars, “but not the other way around.” Even the cliffhanger at the end of the Númenor material is something of an easter egg: Míriel’s (Cynthia Addai-RobinsonHis father, the king, is known as Tar-Palantir. As his name suggests, he has the gift of foresight and prophecy, so Míriel’s comment about the “elf” coming to the island is likely a reference to a prophetic statement made earlier by her father, which bodes well for their kingdom. For now, however, we’ll have to wait and see what this prophecy is supposed to be.

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Enter DREAMGIRLS Opening Night at the Paramount Theater https://abajoeltelon.com/enter-dreamgirls-opening-night-at-the-paramount-theater/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 20:36:43 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/enter-dreamgirls-opening-night-at-the-paramount-theater/ Paramount Theater wants all of Chicago to meet Effie, Lorrell and Deena, three talented young black singers from the turbulent 1960s whose rise to the top will test their friendships. That’s right, we’re talking about Dreamgirls, the Tony-winning musical inspired by The Supremes which spawned an Oscar-winning film. And where better to see a fully-fledged […]]]>

Paramount Theater wants all of Chicago to meet Effie, Lorrell and Deena, three talented young black singers from the turbulent 1960s whose rise to the top will test their friendships. That’s right, we’re talking about Dreamgirls, the Tony-winning musical inspired by The Supremes which spawned an Oscar-winning film. And where better to see a fully-fledged production of this landmark musical than at Aurora’s stunning Paramount Theater, which kicks off its 11th Broadway series with Dreamgirls, August 31-October 16, 2022.

Step into the opening night curtain call and meet the cast and creative team!

Travel with Paramount to the 1960s. The Motown sound is on the rise and the Dreamettes are three young women trying to make their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor, Jr. signs the trio to a record label, he sets off a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the ups and downs of life, love and fame. And remember, all you have to do is dream.

Christopher D. Betts will direct and Dreamgirls marks its hometown debut. Originally from Chicago, Betts is a New York-based director, screenwriter, producer, and professor at NYU, who recently completed his Masters in Directing at the Yale School of Drama.

Previews begin August 31. Opening night is Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Performances run until October 16, 2022: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and

7 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (exception: no matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 31).

Subscriptions to four 2022-23 games, including Dreamgirls and three other amazing musicals – The Sound of Music, Into the Woods and School of Rock – for new subscribers are on sale now, starting at just $56. Single tickets to Dreamgirls cost between $28 and $79 and go on sale Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m.

Paramount Theater is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, visit paramountaurora.comcall (630) 896-6666 or drop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Harrison Ford Presents New ‘Indiana Jones’ at Disney Expo With Standing Ovation https://abajoeltelon.com/harrison-ford-presents-new-indiana-jones-at-disney-expo-with-standing-ovation/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 04:21:59 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/harrison-ford-presents-new-indiana-jones-at-disney-expo-with-standing-ovation/ An emotional Harrison Ford unveiled a new trailer for the highly anticipated fifth IndianaJones film on the second day of Disney’s biennial D23 Expo, choking on describing the film as “fantastic”. Thousands of fans from around the world flocked to the entertainment giant’s biggest party ever in Anaheim, California to see their favorite characters come […]]]>

An emotional Harrison Ford unveiled a new trailer for the highly anticipated fifth IndianaJones film on the second day of Disney’s biennial D23 Expo, choking on describing the film as “fantastic”.

Thousands of fans from around the world flocked to the entertainment giant’s biggest party ever in Anaheim, California to see their favorite characters come to life and catch the first images of long-awaited movies and series.

Day two of the expo began with a preview of what Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and 20th Century Studios have in store for the months ahead.

Ford, 80, received a standing ovation from some 6,000 attendees as he presented a teaser for the new IndianaJones film, which also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

“I’m very proud to say this one is fantastic,” Ford said, choking back tears.

“And that’s one of the reasons,” he added, pointing to Waller-Bridge.

“Following this guy is exhausting,” replied the British actress.

‘Very exciting’

Lucasfilm has unveiled a trailer for its popular space western series The Mandalorianwith actors Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito and Katee Sackhoff warmly received by the public.

Another highlight was a trailer for the star wars series Andora A thug spin-off based on the adventures of rebel spy character Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna.

Mexican Luna, also executive producer of the project, addressed the audience in Spanish to applause.

Other teasers featured Jude Law in Skeleton crewChristian Slater in willow and Jon Favreau in Ahsoka.

There were also previews of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniapremiering in 2023, with an all-star cast including Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and Bill Murray, plus a Halloween special night werewolfwith Gael Garcia Bernal.

Marvel Studios has pulled back the curtain on the show’s second season Lokiwith Tom Hiddleston, who came from Great Britain, where the episodes are filmed, to attend the expo.

Fans also got a glimpse of Wonderswith Brie Larson, as well as a teaser for Love at first sightwith Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Florence Pugh.

Finally, using 3D glasses, participants were able to immerse themselves in the world of Avatar: The Way of the WaterJames Cameron’s long-awaited sequel Avatar.

“I didn’t expect this,” said Peter Farrow, who traveled to Anaheim from San Francisco.

“I arrived here at five in the morning today and even with high expectations I was not expecting it, it’s very exciting.”

“We all accept each other”

The festivities began Friday at the sprawling Anaheim Convention Center.

Celebrating its centennial, Disney announced it would include “100 Years of Wonder” in its logo and introduced fans to Disney100: The Exhibit, which tells the story of the company founded in October 1923 by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney.

A centerpiece of the exhibition: the Mickey Mouse One, an airplane that belonged to Walt Disney himself.

Thousands of fans of “the happiest place on earth” lined up early to get a taste of all that was on offer.

An attendee takes photos with a Hulk fist during the Walt Disney D23 Expo.  AFP

Princesses and Peter Pan, witches, storm troopers and an array of fantastical creatures filled the halls as the exhibition – normally held every two years but canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic 19 – came back.

“I feel like I must be emotional, because I was so looking forward to coming back,” said actor Allen Waiserman, who arrived on opening day dressed as Cinderella’s evil stepmother.

Waiserman said he worked on his outfit for months, and Friday’s transformation took five hours.

“It’s not just about the Disney brand anymore. It’s about all the fans we’ve met, who become like family to us – who accept you for who you are,” he said.

“We are so happy to be together again.”

D23 runs until Sunday.

Updated: September 11, 2022, 04:21

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Babylon: release date, cast and everything we know https://abajoeltelon.com/babylon-release-date-cast-and-everything-we-know/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:40:15 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/babylon-release-date-cast-and-everything-we-know/ Director Damien Chazelle told a Hollywood love story with The EarthNow he’ll dive into Hollywood history in Babylon with Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and more. Hollywood likes to make movies about itself, but Babylon pulls back the curtain on the industry nearly 100 years ago, a period the film describes as “an era of unbridled […]]]>

Director Damien Chazelle told a Hollywood love story with The EarthNow he’ll dive into Hollywood history in Babylon with Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and more.

Hollywood likes to make movies about itself, but Babylon pulls back the curtain on the industry nearly 100 years ago, a period the film describes as “an era of unbridled decadence and depravity”. Sing in the rain This does not seem to be the case.

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Adrien Brody shows love with his girlfriend Georgina Chapman at the Venice Film Festival https://abajoeltelon.com/adrien-brody-shows-love-with-his-girlfriend-georgina-chapman-at-the-venice-film-festival/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 19:33:29 +0000 https://abajoeltelon.com/adrien-brody-shows-love-with-his-girlfriend-georgina-chapman-at-the-venice-film-festival/ Adrien Brody shows love to his girlfriend Georgina Chapman as they board a water taxi during the Venice Film Festival By Bethan Edwards for Mailonline Published: 3:33 p.m. EDT, September 6, 2022 | Updated: 3:33 p.m. EDT, September 6, 2022 Adrien Brody seemed in good spirits as he walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Georgina Chapman […]]]>

Adrien Brody shows love to his girlfriend Georgina Chapman as they board a water taxi during the Venice Film Festival

Adrien Brody seemed in good spirits as he walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Georgina Chapman in Venice.

The Oscar-winning actor, 49, cut a dapper figure in a black leather jacket which he teamed with a white patterned t-shirt.

The star wore a pair of gray skinny jeans with the number and opted for a crisp pair of white trainers.

Romantic: Adrien Brody seemed in good spirits as he walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Georgina Chapman in Venice

The pianist actor tucked his brown tresses behind his ears while hiding behind a pair of dark sunglasses.

Meanwhile, Georgina cut a sleek figure in a pair of dark blue denim jeans which she teamed with a long coordinating shirt.

The beauty, who was once married to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, opted for a black top under the button-down denim ensemble.

She cinched her waist with a black belt as she walked with her hands in her pockets along the street.

Stunning: The Oscar winner, 49, looked dapper in a black leather jacket while Georgina, who was once married to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, stunned in double denim

Stunning: The Oscar winner, 49, looked dapper in a black leather jacket while Georgina, who was once married to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, stunned in double denim

Georgine strutted around in a pair of black studded sandals and enjoyed the warm weather behind a pair of dark sunglasses.

Georgina completed her chic number with several gold bracelets and a matching chain necklace.

The couple, who have been dating since March 2020, were spotted on a water taxi while showing off their romance during the Venice Film Festival.

The 79th Venice International Film Festival kicked off in the historic Italian city on Wednesday with White Noise serving as the curtain raiser to the event.

Attracting the biggest stars, the Venice Film Festival is held every year on the island of Lido in the Venice lagoon. With film screenings in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi.

Incredible: The couple, who have been dating since March 2020, were spotted on a water taxi as they put on a show of love during the Venice Film Festival

Incredible: The couple, who have been dating since March 2020, were spotted on a water taxi as they put on a show of love during the Venice Film Festival

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