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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Porfle's Movie Trivia #5: "Airport" (1970) (video)

Question: What was the name of the airplane bomber played by Van Heflin?

A. B.O. Barrakus
B. C.O. Monsanto
C. D.O. Guerrero
D. B.J. Hunnicutt

Bonus: Which cast member won an Academy Award for his/her role?

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mattel Films, Daniel Kaluuya's 59% and Valparaiso Pictures Announce Plans to Bring "BARNEY" To The Big Screen

“Barney” marks the first collaboration between Mattel Films and production companies 59% and Valparaiso Pictures

Development project is the eighth live-action film Mattel Films has announced since its creation one year ago

EL SEGUNDO, CA, Oct. 18, 2019 – Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and production companies 59% and Valparaiso Pictures announced a partnership to develop a live-action motion picture based on Barney, Mattel’s iconic loveable, purple dinosaur.

Mattel Films will co-produce “Barney” alongside Academy Award®-nominee Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Black Panther”), Rowan Riley and Amandla Crichlow at 59%, as well as Valparaiso's David Carrico, Adam Paulsen and Bobby Hoppey. Kevin McKeon will also shepherd the project for Mattel Films. “Barney” represents the first partnership between the production companies and Mattel Films.

“Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to ‘Barney’ that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations,” said Robbie Brenner, Mattel Films. “The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids.”

"Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” said Daniel Kaluuya, 59%. “We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

“Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination, and we can’t wait to get ‘I love you, you love me’ stuck in heads everywhere, yet again,” said David Carrico, Valparaiso Pictures.

“Barney” will join other Mattel Films projects in development including ones based on Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Masters of the Universe®, American Girl®, View Master®, Magic 8 Ball® and Major Matt Mason®.

About Mattel
Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at

About 59% Productions
59% is a newly formed production company founded by Academy Award-nominated actor, writer and producer, Daniel Kaluuya, with a first look deal at Paramount Players. 59% is striving to bridge the gap between the next wave of storytellers and the studios. As an actor, Kaluuya has chosen roles that defy stereotypes and subvert expectations. The creatives behind 59% are applying the exact same approach towards producing, championing fresh narrative styles and perspectives. Kaluuya can next be seen in Universal’s upcoming film QUEEN & SLIM of which he is also an executive producer.

About Valparaiso Pictures
With an eye towards projects that have the potential to shift culture and reach wide audiences, Valparaiso Pictures is quickly ramping up their production and development slate. They’re currently in development on the Kumail Nanjiani led political action comedy “No Glory” being written by Sam Bain, which they’re producing with Adam McKay, Will Ferell, and Chris Henchy. They also recently premiered “The Sound of Silence” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones that was acquired in competition at Sundance 2019. Currently, they’re in production on “Pig” starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and “Hereditary‘s” Alex Wolff.


Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Human Calculator" (video)

The third Stooge acts like a calculator when the Stooges need to add a few numbers up.

And usually when he's done, the third Stooge pulls an actual paper out of his mouth or jacket with the final calculations on it.



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Friday, October 18, 2019

Lon Chaney Breaks The 4th Wall in "Son of Dracula" (1943) (video)

In this dynamic entrance by Lon in "Son of Dracula"...

...he breaks the fourth wall by turning and glaring directly at us.

His is not only one of the eeriest Draculas...

...but a hostile and ill-tempered one as well.

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"NIGHT SWEATS" Thriller-Chiller Opens Nov. 14 in NY & on VOD

Prana Public Relations Presents


Written & Directed by Andrew Lyman-Clarke
Story by Andrew Lyman-Clarke and Seth Panman
Starring John Wesley Shipp, Kyle DeSpiegler and Mary Elaine Ramsey

A chilling and suspenseful drama set in New York City, NIGHT SWEATS tells the story of a mysterious, sudden death that leads a young skateboarder to investigate the inner workings of the self-help company where his deceased roommate was employed. While going under-cover there, he discovers a scheme to spread a new virus that could devastate the city. At great risk to his own life, including contracting the disease himself, he will not stop until he finds the source of the virus and destroys the company that stands to profit when it becomes an epidemic.

An edge-of-your-seat thriller, NIGHT SWEATS is a frighteningly plausible story with many twists and a conspiracy that keeps the viewer guessing.

The film features the exclusive, unreleased track “It’s Gonna Come,” written and performed by indie rock darling Jagwar Twin and The White Poppy. Jagwar Twin has collaborated with Lana Del Ray, DJ Alesso and Blink 182 and is currently touring with rocker Avril Lavigne.

NIGHT SWEATS stars John Wesley Shipp (“The Flash,” “As the World Turns”), Mary Elaine Ramsey (“Runaways,” “The Blacklist”), Brett Azar (Terminator: Dark Fate, “The Blacklist”), Allison Mackie (“The Affair,” Our Very Own) and newcomer Kyle DeSpiegler. Written and Directed by Andrew Lyman-Clarke. Story by Andrew Lyman-Clarke and Seth Panman. Producers are Jason Abrams and Seth Panman. Cinematography by Hilarion Banks and Music by John Kaefer.

NIGHT SWEATS will open November 14 in New York City at the Regal Essex Crossing & RPX theater. It will also be available on all major digital platforms.




Thursday, October 17, 2019

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Two Men In One Coat" (video)

A thug has has one arm in one arm of his coat...
...and a Stooge has an arm in the other side.

When another thug tries to punch the Stooge...

...he gets punched himself, repeatedly...

...until the two thugs knock each other out.



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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Porfle's Movie Trivia #4: "The Mummy" (1932) (video)

Question: In "The Mummy" (1932), Boris Karloff played an Egyptian prince named...
A. Ankh-es-en-amon
B. Imhotep
C. Kharis
D. Turhan Bey

Bonus: After returning to life, Imhotep went under what assumed name?

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