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Happy Birthday Paul Campbell, You Do You!

 

While some of us may mark June 22 as National Chocolate Eclair Day, it just so happens to also be the birthday our beloved Canadian actor Paul Campbell! Campbell’s earliest screen appearance was for a TV show called The Dead Zone back in 2002, but he has since started or been a part of many other TV shows and films.

Paul’s rise to fame came when he was cast to be Billy Keikeya in the revamped 2004 version of the 1970’s show, Battlestar Galactica, where he was the beloved personal assistant to the President of the Twelve Colonies Laura Roslin. Some of this other works involve Preggoland, Almost Heroes, and Rusty Steel. In 2005, he won himself a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in the comedy-drama film Ill Fated (2004). The film also received other awards as well such as Best Direction for a Feature Length Drama. You can currently find Paul Campbell starring in the hilarious CTV sitcom Spun Out, which was nominated numerous times for the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell (now 38) was born in Vancouver, Canada on June 22, 1979. He is currently married to Lorie Campbell and has a son named Kingston. Some of Paul’s interests include putting peanut butter on everything, complaining about free samples at grocery stores, and eating chili with his shirt off. You can check out more of his Twitter shenanigans here. Best wishes to you Mr. Paul Campbell, and may you continue to provide us with more quality entertainment for many years to come.

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Brotherly Love on Brother’s Day

 

Happy Brother's Day everyone! I hope your siblings are not giving you too much trouble. Most brothers are seen by their siblings as troublemakers, idols, or their best friends. Sticking with you through thick and thin is what we want in a brother, and no one shows this more than Sam MacQueen and Felix Stranger from the film Ways to Live Forever. Now you may be thinking to yourself, "Hey, they're not actual brothers in the movie, they're just friends." Well, astute reader, you are right, but who says that a brother has to solely be a biological one? Your brother can be anyone you feel has a close connection to you. Sam and Felix both went through a common struggle and found ways to enjoy their lives even when there was something fatal such as cancer looming over them. That's what these characters did for one another: support each other in the wake of tragedy. Even though eating worms is not something I advise doing, it was a bonding experience for the boys, even if it was just learning to never eat worms ever again. Who knows if Sam would have started making videos without Felix being there, possibly causing a different title to come about unless they found another way to live for forever. If you would like to see Ways to Live Forever then click this link.

WTLF Brother

Another film brother duo is Mike and Rusty from the movie Rusty Steel, who end up finding Nazi gold but only through endless fun and adventure. Their interactions with one another make them seem like fire and ice where Rusty tries to find the value in things such as the boat given to them by their uncle, while Mike really only sees money as a valuable item. Even these differences, however, do not break their bond and in the end, they are strengthened by the journey they went through. You can watch the movie at this link.

Rusty Steel Brother

Whether biological or fake, you have a person in your life that you consider a brother. Through trials and tribulations, you find the value in being near those you cherish. So today, maybe dealing with your brother for a day isn't so bad.  

 

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Happy Birthday, Dean Stockwell!

 

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation would like to wish Dean Stockwell a Happy 81st Birthday! He is truly one of Hollywood’s very own as he was born in North Hollywood, California. Dean is an American actor of film and television who started at a young age and has a career spanning over 70 years.

He is one of the few people left that were alive and acting during Hollywood’s golden age. Following the success of Quantum Leap (1989), he received his very own star on the Hollywood walk of fame on February 29th, 1992. Today we acknowledge one of Hollywood’s classic and iconic actors who has been in the business for a very long while.

I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences. It's not the easiest life in the world, but then no life is easy,” says Dean. We are overjoyed to see you 81 years strong. Congratulations again Mr. Dean Stockwell. Have yourself a piece of cake.

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Resident Evil to Spreading Good: Johann Urb

 

When he’s not too busy being the rugged, handsome Leon Kennedy from “Resident Evil: Retribution,” or guest starring on NCIS, Johann Urb is busy trying to spread good vibes and good looks.

Let’s just say I’m working on getting out a positive and inspiring message about how to live life,” Urb said in an interview with Daman.

And Urb puts his money where his mouth is too. He volunteers with The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC) an amazing organization that has served food to the homeless every single day, since 1987. Not only do they meet people’s immediate needs, but GWHFC also tries to get people into housing and provides mobile health care.

He also has tried to spread positivity through his Instagram, which features his philanthropy and volunteering efforts, as well as some fun adventures he has out in nature!

The Estonian-American actor art in his genes, the son of a musician, and he started off his career as a model in New York, before eventually studying theater at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

He has also starred in many TV shows and movies, including World Wide Motion Pictures’ Rusty Steel, alongside Paul Campbell and Dean Stockwell in this riveting adventure, which is set in Romania on their deceased uncle’s yacht. Some of Johann Urb’s other notable movie and TV appearances include CSI: Miami, NCIS, and Zoolander.

Johann with scuba tank

Happy 40th Birthday to Johann Urb!

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Happy Valentine’s day and Organ Donor Day

 

Love is in the air, and whether you have a special someone or not, snuggling on the couch watching a great film with a heartwarming love story, is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day. Love has many stage and World Wide Motion Pictures  has the perfect film for every stage of your lovelife. If you’re in a relationship for the first time, then you should watch Ways to Live Forever - the charmingly film featuring the first hesitant chemistry between Ella Purnell, best known for Maleficent, and Robbie Kay, best known for playing Peter Pan in “Once Upon a Time,”  and most recently as Tommy Clark in “Heroes Reborn.”  For a love story past the innocence of adolescence, curl up with Rusty Steel, a Romanian action film with a romantic subplot, featuring car chases, exploding sea vessels, and some great kissing scenes between the gorgeous Romanian Actress, Irina Bucescu and the smoking hot Johann Urb. For the LGBT community, we present, Pop Kowboy an action-packed, quirky comedy about three outsiders trying to find their place in the world.

Today is not only Valentine’s Day, but also Organ Donor Day, and though it may seem to be an unusual combination, a connection can definitely be made.  Love is symbolized through the heart, but it doesn’t stop there. Love is shown in many ways, and one of those ways is becoming an organ donor. The current organ shortage has lead to eighteen people dying a day while on the waiting list. Currently, there’s also a blood shortage in the United States and giving blood is one of the easiest ways you can help save lives. “Every two seconds, a patient needs blood,” according to  Todd Kulman, the external communications manager for the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. We have the technology to save almost everyone, if we have regular blood and organ donors. This year you can show your love by become an organ donor at the DMV or giving blood at you local Red Cross Center and then curling up with a great film from World Wide Motion Pictures. Which has a number of films that will make you feel good about both of these yearly milestones.

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Happy Holidays

 

The holiday season is upon us, and finding something for the children and extended relatives to do, while cooking leftovers, can be difficult. Fans of World Wide Motion Pictures may think that we have little in the way of holiday feature films, but a number of other titles in the library are worth checking out. Red Roses, and Petrol and Ways to Live Forever are very entertaining films with holiday themes like love, family, and food. Also, a number of our favorite actors and actresses are in classic holiday films, including Paul Campbell, Dean Stockwell from Rusty Steel, Natalia Tena from Ways to Live Forever, and many more.

These talented actors transform themselves for each role, whether a vocal, mental, or physical change. You’d never know that Paul Campbell’s, whiny and mischief-prone, character in Rusty Steel would lead him to become the kind, competitive and attractive leading man in the film Window Wonderland. This light-hearted, and romantic film is about Jack, played by Paul Campbell, and Sloan, played by Chyler Leigh, where they struggle to get the same department store window designer job. To resolve the conflict, they decide to have a competition where they each of design a holiday window display and see who gets more attention from the customers. In the end, they get each other’s attention instead, and fall in love.

If you don’t have the ninety minutes to spend on watching a full film, then watch a holiday episode of your favorite TV show. Dean Stockwell makes a cameo appearance in a holiday episode called “T’was the fight before Christmas,” of the 1970’s TV series McCloud. This crime series concerned a cowboy sheriff (Dennis Weaver), who becomes a New York Police officer and excels at getting justice for criminals. In Season 7’s Christmas episode, he prevents a woman from committing suicide and saves Santa from a hostage situation at a children's hospital.

If you can believe it, Willie Nelson is also in the holiday film Angels Sing. This film focuses on Michael, played by Harry Connick Jr. from Law & Order: SVU, who has lost the joy of the holiday season. When his son faces a similar tragedy, Michael must find the courage to rekindle his lost happiness and holiday spirit. If these don’t appeal, then watch all eight Harry Potter movies and spot World Wide’s favorite character Natalia Tena, who plays Nymphadora Tonks, a witch who can change her appearance.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and see you in the New Year!!