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From Cleopatra Wong to Cosa Nostra Asia

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Hot off directing Cleopatra Wong and Cosa Nostra Asia, 1970s Filipino exploitation director Bobby Suarez then brought us into Manila's criminal underworld with... Devil's Three . When an underworld kingpin's daughter is kidnapped by his own men, he calls in Singapore secret agent Cleopatra Wong, a beautiful karate queen who rounds up her team that includes a 300+ pound psychic named Madame Rotunda and a flamboyant ex-cop.  If the synopsis didn't hook you, we're not sure what will. Perhaps this unnamed reviewer may pique your interest with their review, " Devil's Three  may be the very definition of entertainingly-bad. It’s not unintentionally funny because it’s a dubbed, low-budget action movie; it’s intentionally jokey – I’m also guessing that Suarez knew how the dubbing would turn out – and only just misses the mark at being family friendly." And there's more, "The fight scenes are rather lackadaisically-choreographed – in some scenes you ca

Watch Mom Movies in Your Mom Jeans

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After all, it's your day so be comfortable! We’re celebrating moms all weekend long on TheArchive . So get cozy in those mom jeans, then tune in and stream free movies and series on all your devices. (or one at a time) If you're up to figuring out Roku, or your kids are patient enough to help, check us out on  Roku ! But If you're in a lean back mood, in other words dad's asleep on the couch as he always thinks it's his day, tune in to  TheArchive  Channel  this Sunday (5/8) from  12:00am - 11:59pm EST and catch 24 hours of momma madness! Or do you just want to watch whenever? We have a bountiful bouquet of our favorite mom day titles available anytime.... Care to start with a Rue McClanahanathon? There's definitely more motherly love from where that came from.  Sins, tests, violations... Check out how many of America's moms we have ready for you to check in with...Elvira, Roseanne, Angela Bassett, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Montgomery, Roma Dow

Mental Health Awareness Month: Honoring Naomi Judd

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  Wynnona and Ashley Judd shared this heartbreaking statement of their mother's passing, "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." In 2016, Naomi Judd released a memoir that shared her battle with mental illness. And just a day before  the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and before the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ms. Judd took her own life.  Naomi describes in her book the "boulder-like weight of my severe treatment-resistant depression and terrifying panic attacks."  During the induction ceremony, Ashleys Judd said,  "I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today," as she and Wynonna recited Psalm 23 in tears with the latter saying,  "Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing." In Naomi &

Can Football Save the Economy?

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Reeling from the market correction? Concerned about gas prices? Will Elon Musk buy Russia and make everything better? Or can the NFL fix all with its outsized contracts, massive budget, and bloated warchest? Forget all this week had to offer and get ready for the NFL Draft by revisiting one of our favorite Football flix Backfield in Motion . Roseanne and her teenage son played by Johnny Galecki move to a small town where football reigns supreme. When Roseanne's son joins the JV team, she organizes a mothers vs. sons football game. Tom Arnold has a lead role as well so clearly this week's drama will fade into some sort of comic relief! But don't count on Galecki's gridiron gifts getting him too far. Roseanne and Tom at it again! Draft Backfield in Motion only on TheArchive  for your weekend score! TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and restored films and classic TV. From indies and

One of TV's First Mixed-ish Couples

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In A Fight for Jenny , Kelsey and her new black husband must fight against her racist ex-boyfriend as he attempts to sue for full custody of their young daughter. Now Kelsey and her husband must fight injustice to get her back. Philip Michael Thomas, Lesley Ann Warren, and Jean Smart star. It is both a relief as to how far we've come, yet in many ways, how little progress has been made. In a New York Times review from 1986, the writer says " NBC has had some difficulty deciding how to ''play'' the television movie it is broadcasting tonight."  The network's vacillating no doubt has something to do with the movie's subject. A Fight for Jenny is about an interracial couple.  Kelsey, a divorced mother, is white. David is black.  It would be easy enough to say that interracial relationships are not at all unusual by now in American entertainments. Pop sociologists can point to everything from the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?  to the televisi

The Switch Features Story of Disabled Motorcyclist

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Among so many genres and eras,  TheArchive  also features inclusive content spotlighting a diverse group of underrepresented people. From autism to the deaf community and even those physically disabled, our content seeks to lift marginalized voices. In  The Switch , Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident, and gradually loses the will to live until he befriends a talk radio DJ and changes both their lives.  Bobby Roth (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii-Five-0, Grey's Anatomy) directs Gary Cole, Craig T. Nelson, and Beverly D'Angelo. Stream The Switch and more on  TheArchive  now.                      TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library,  TheArchive  delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free.  Marilyn ,  Karloff

The Secret Life of a Pope on the Slopes

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Keeping it Real   with true stories on TheArchive: This Easter, celebrate the majesty of nature and mystery of faith with the true story of a ski-loving Pope. The Secret Life of John Paul II (2004) The Skiing Pope that will inspire and melt away your winter blues. Behold the true story of Pope John Paul II when, in July of ‘84, his Holiness met a young man by the name of Lino Zani on the Italian slopes. Indulging in his beloved Winter hobby (held privately dear to the Pope), divine chance--perhaps a miracle-- brought these two together, under an umbrella for their shared love of skiing.  The Secret Life of John Paul II (2004) The unsuspecting ski lodge expert, Lino Zani, witnesses much upon the mountain and, over the years, remain friends with His Majesty, the Pope. Brothers of the mountain, united in adventure, the two would fulfill a magnificent journey of friendship, perseverance, and faith.  …Not to mention, adventure.   The Secret Life of John Paul II (2004) The Secret Life of

Autism Acceptance Month Featuring Family Pictures

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  During autism acceptance month we wanted to be sure our audience is aware of the content we have streaming on  TheArchive  that celebrates and honors autism. TheArchive  is proud to feature  Family Pictures , a mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Sue Miller. It was directed by Philip Saville and stars an amazing cast including Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dermot Mulroney.   Spanning forty years, this four hour mini-series brings to life a powerful and intimate portrait of the passion, upheaval, and pain experienced by one family. The Eberhardts embark on a journey of redemption to regain the happiness of the past as they have come to appreciate their decades-full family photo albums. The challenges that all families face are compounded with the birth of a child on the autism spectrum and how that challenge changes them all forever.   Anjelica Huston earned a nomination for Best Actress at the 51st Golden Globe Awards.  Family Pictures  was also nomina

Can David Mamet "Pass Over" a New York Times Film Review?

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This post was originally published on (3/24/21) and updated on (4/14/22) . No doubt, even as new variants on the rise with names longer and more numerically elaborate than their chemical makeup pervade our newfound freedom, the spring exodus is in full swing. This weekend, make time after dinner for a holiday movie. In fact, as Passover movies go, When Do We Eat? is definitely a memorable one that may also rub some people the wrong way. With the tagline, “My big fat Jewish Seder” the viewer has a sense of what’s on the table. And it’s hard to dispute Jmerica.com whose review of the movie exalts it as, “History’s most hilarious Passover comedy.” That is only if Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover! Is not as funny as it potentially sounds. That being said, Salvador Litvak's  When Do We Eat?  is well worth the watch if only to get a better sense of the “mishegas” (Yiddish for crazy) that can transpire when family gets together to celebrate the holidays; in this particular case,