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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Ana-Cona-Huh?" (video)


Sometimes the Stooges had to deal with some complicated things...

...with some complicated names...

...from their uncomplicated brains!

A GEM OF A JAM (1943)

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Atlas Distribution Company Releases Chilling Psychological Thriller “DARK STATE" Starring Constantine Maroulis and Nicholas Baroudi


The Atlas Distribution Company Release of Lucca Films In Association With Creative Partners International & Realize Studios Chilling Psychological Thriller  “DARK STATE"


...from writer/director Tracy Lucca (“The Finders”) is available now across the North American continent (US & Canada) on all TVOD/Digital platforms.  

"Dark State" was released theatrically in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Austin on March 19th, 2021.  

Exposing startling cover-ups and deadly secrets “Dark State” stars Constantine Maroulis (“American Idol, “ “Rock of Ages”),  Nicholas Baroudi (“Fosse/Verdon,” “Person of Interest”), Katie Stahl (“Under the Flowers, “the Finders”), Melissa Connell (“Under the Flowers: Circle of Hell,” “Control”), Greg Wood (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), Antoni Corone (“Bad Boys II,” “We Own the Night”), Jared Delaney (The Story of Penny”), Kim Carson (“The Finders”), Ariana Ballerini (“Harry Godfather,” “7th Secret”), and the feature film debut of K. O' Rourke. 



Written and directed by Tracy Lucca; produced by Tracy Lucca, Michel Grey (“Days of Power,” “Beyond the Bombs”), and Mark Riccadonna (“Radio Gods,” “Days of Power); executive produced by Dino F. Petrongolo, Tracy Lucca and Lynne Lucca; director of photography Steven Michael ; production designer Jay Weber (“Radio Gods,” “The Shadow Effect”); costume designer Meg Timney (Dante’s Cove”); and edited by Justin Aquilar (“The Omega Series,” “Inner Demons”).

Dark State The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available from Realize Records on all major streaming and download platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, among others. The recording features both rising and seasoned indie artists from LA, Philadelphia, London, DC, Maryland, and Delaware. 

Songs include LA rapper/actor Ricky Kent's underground hit Kill Switch  along with a new previously unreleased track Bad Luck, vocal powerhouse singer/songwriter/producer Paul Lewis'  eery new take on the folk classic In The Pines, London's L.U.V.'s techno-rock single Dirty Sweet and three new songs including the new single Black featuring the multidimensional eclectic genre-bending duo Romeo Rage. 

Additional Songwriters and Producers Include Alysia Reid, Michel Grey, Nashville's legendary award-winning songwriter/producer Robert Venable,  Los Angeles' hip/hop/rap beatmaker/producer Derek Stockwell and the multifaceted songwriter/producer Josh Ricchio, and London/LA's magnetic producer/songwriter Jimmy Sweet. The film's original score was composed by Paul Lewis. 

Film Synopsis:

Katie Marro is on the verge of becoming a movie star when her plans are brutally interrupted. While driving home to her small hometown, she is involved in a fatal car crash in which she is the only survivor. Alicia Gazzarra, a local reporter at the Hammonton Herald, begins to write an article about the accident and the deceased passengers: a retired Army intelligence officer, an heir to a pharmaceutical fortune, and a self-confessed serial killer. As Alicia begins to investigate why these seemingly unconnected people would be together in the same car, a complicated picture begins to emerge. Eventually, Alicia uncovers connections deeper and more sinister than anyone in her small town could imagine. When events begin to turn deadly, Alicia must choose between helping Katie expose the truth or accepting the possibility that the world is ruled by a global network of ruthless insiders that is determined to wield power over all of mankind in a coming Dark State.

Below please find the links for the soundtracks on a number of platforms, as well as the film's trailer link and further materials:

“Dark State” iTunes Pre-Order Link

“Dark State” Trailer Link

“Dark State” Amazon Link

“Dark State” Vudu Link

“Dark State” Fandango Link

“Dark State” Xbox Link

“Dark State” Google Link

“Dark State” iTunes Link  

Where to follow the film and it's journey

Realize Records Link





Friday, May 7, 2021

Ben Mendelsohn Joins Daisy Ridley In Neil Burger's "THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER"



Los Angeles (May 5, 2021) – STXfilms, Black Bear Pictures and Anonymous Content today announced Ben Mendelsohn (Babyteeth, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) has joined Daisy Ridley (Star Wars trilogy) in Neil Burger’s (Limitless, The Illusionist) highly anticipated psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter. The forthcoming adaptation of Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel of the same name was written by Elle Smith & Mark L. Smith (The Revenant, Midnight Sky). The film is produced by Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, I Care a Lot), Anonymous Content’s Keith Redmon (The Revenant, Midnight Sky) and Mark L. Smith. Executive Producers are Black Bear’s Michael Heimler, Syndicate Entertainment’s Cliff Roberts, and Charles Miller. Black Bear will fully finance the project, with principal photography due to commence in Canada this June.

Mendelsohn will star as Jacob Holbrook, the infamous “Marsh King,” who years ago kept his young daughter, Helena, and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, a now grown Helena (Ridley) is forced to face her demons when Jacob unexpectedly returns.

Mendelsohn is a Golden Globe® nominated and Emmy Award® winning actor best known for his roles in Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, The Place Beyond the Pines, Darkest Hour, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain Marvel, The King, and Netflix’s “Bloodline.” He starred in this year’s BAFTA nominated Babyteeth and will next be seen in Marvel Studios’ “Secret Invasion” for Disney+, as well as Joe Wright’s Cyrano in which he co-stars alongside Haley Bennett and in Damián Szifron’s Misanthrope opposite Shailene Woodley. Mendelsohn is represented by WME and United Management.

STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, recently acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the highly anticipated film from Black Bear and Anonymous Content, and will directly distribute the film in the UK, Ireland and India.

The Marsh King’s Daughter falls under the output and distribution agreement between Black Bear Pictures and STXinternational. In addition to The Marsh King’s Daughter, Black Bear’s current slate includes J Blakeson’s I Care A Lot which debuted at #1 on Netflix and received a Golden Globes win for ‘Best Actress’ for Rosamund Pike; Martin Campbell’s upcoming thriller Memory starring Liam Neeson, now in production; Annette Bening starrer Nyad which is currently in pre-production and will be directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin; and Heidi Ewing’s I Carry You With Me which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics and received two Spirit Award nominations.

About Black Bear Pictures

Black Bear Pictures develops, produces and finances original and engaging content for film and television. Since its 2011 launch, Black Bear’s slate has grossed over $350 million worldwide, been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards®, ten Golden Globes®, ten BAFTAs®, and premiered at such prestigious festivals as Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London. Black Bear’s library includes such films as: The Imitation Game, I Care A Lot, Mudbound, All Is Lost, The Rental, Suburbicon and Ben Is Back.  In addition, Black Bear owns Elevation Pictures Corp, the leading independent film and TV distribution company in Canada.

For more information:, Instagram: @blackbearpics, Twitter: @blackbearpics


About STXfilms

STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is a next-generation film studio that produces, acquires, distributes, and markets motion pictures at scale. From blockbusters like Greenland, Hustlers, Bad Moms, and The Upside to hits like The Gentlemen, Molly’s Game, and The Gift, STXfilms produces star-driven films for a global audience. In just 5 short years, its slate of films has already grossed over $1.8b in global theatrical box office. With a wide range of partners including Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Showtime (which handle the physical and premium television releases of STXfilms content, respectively), the studio is a fast-growing, industry powerhouse. Upcoming films include Queenpins starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, and Vince Vaughn,  a new action-comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, and Josh Hartnett, The Marsh King's Daughter starring Daisy Ridley and directed by Neil Burger, American Sole starring Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, Offset, and Bad Bunny, The Godmother starring Jennifer Lopez, Universe’s Most Wanted starring Dave Bautista, Muscle starring Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray, and Violence of Action starring Chris Pine, among others.

About Anonymous Content

Anonymous Content is a visionary and disruptive media company that produces mult-platform premium content and boasts an exceptional client roster which includes many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. Current Anonymous Content films include the recently released THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Netflix) as well as the upcoming STILLWATER (Focus Features) and SWAN SONG (Apple). The company’s TV credits include “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “Dickinson” (Apple), “Home Before Dark” (Apple), and “Defending Jacob” (Apple).  Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless leading global brands. For more information, visit


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Darth Vader Accidentally Destroys The Death Star ("STAR WARS", 1977)(video)


Darth Vader was a pretty good shot with a laser blaster.

But what if, during a key moment, he happened to be just a little off...

...and accidentally destroyed the Death Star instead of Luke?

I'd imagine it would be pretty embarrassing.

The Star Wars no-music segment was created as a sound editing experiment by YouTube user If Blank Directed Blank.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

World-Class Overacting By Richard Burton As Heathcliff In "Wuthering Heights" (1958)(video)


In 1958, DuPont Show Of The Month presented a live TV production of Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights."

But the world may not have been ready for a strapping young Richard Burton in the role of Heathcliff.

His extreme display of robust, mega-hammy overacting in the role is the stuff of legend... seen in these mind-boggling final moments of Heathcliff's shattering despair.

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