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War of 1812 Docuseries: Memorial Day Spotlight

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The War of 1812, while known by name, is often one of those long running series of battles and significant losses of life, that is not well known in story.  War of 1812 , the four part docuseries, brings to life an extraordinary conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated the dream of an independent Native nation.   Featuring robust reenactments of the battles and tense correspondence between leaders,  War of 1812  offers a rare look at history.  The depth of death and loss among Canadian militia forces and losses among native tribes was staggering for its time or any time for that matter.  British injury and loss outpaced American lives lost but all told nearly 15,000 died from all causes directly related to the War of 1812 .  We memorialize those lost in this decisive American conflict but encourage you to learn more about why this war occurred and how the fallout helped reimagine the future, not always for the better, of so many

No Shirt, No Mask, No Service for Ricky Schroder

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We've got a doozy for you this week. We all know Ricky Schroder has a hard time staying out of the news, but he literally couldn’t even keep his mask on this week at Costco let alone his shirt on in Target for Rage , the latest gem we’ve dug up from TheArchive .   TFR stars Ricky, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Henry Winkler (or as Gen Z calls him, “that funny old guy who won an Emmy for his role in that amazing Bill Hader show.”) Hey Gen Z, it’s too bad THE FONZ came into his own so late in his career! Nevertheless, we were lucky enough to find some of his work that came out around the time you were born.   More than 20 years before the discovery of Winkler in Barry , he starred in this 1997 TV drama Target for Rage based on the 1992 Lindhurst High School shooting. Ricky Schroder who, in addition to playing a real-life lunatic in a Costco near you just the other day, apparently also played himself in Get Him to the Greek -- national treasure Jonah Hill’s two hander opposite Russell Br

Mental Health Awareness Month: Watch "The Rest of Us"

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To coincide with Mental Health Awareness month, TheArchive is proud to announce the acquisition of  THE REST OF US . Directed by Dr. Linda G. Mills, artist, author, scholar and Executive Director of NYU's Center on Violence and Recovery, THE REST OF US chronicles student resilience in the face of a mental health crisis on the campus of Blair University. Set in the Fall of 2001, a diverse group of college students spring into action when confronted by the reality of a suicide.  The film follows Amy (Amanda Debraux), an introverted engineering student whose resistance, and resilience, inspires those who are left behind -- the rest of us.  "Each person's struggle is a call to action," Mills said. " THE REST OF US provides a compelling dose of inspiration and insight that can help transform our response to the mental health crisis in this country." Mills has been producing and directing movies with a particular focus on social change for nearly a decade and is

Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day! Here at TheArchive we are honoring moms by sharing our binge worthy collection of maternal movies you can watch all day! Or any day for that matter! Forget brunch, get in front of Roku and start binging some content, we're sure to fill you up! Let's start with America's favorite southern belle sweetheart mama Rue McClanahan with a trilogy: How's that for 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 Downey, Barbara Eden, Joanna Kerns, Katey Sagal, Julie Andrews, Cheryl Ladd, Ann-Margret, The Judds, and Patty Duke: Stream these and so much more free on TheArchive's Roku channel .                       TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun –

May the 4th (and these hidden gems) be with you!

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May the 4th be with you!  Certainly the global culture has been indelibly shaped by the mythology that is both the stories of Star Wars and the stories that have changed our entertainment experience because of Star Wars.  With that, we’ve all seen Star Wars, but TheArchive wants to know if we've all seen these hidden gems below that are in some way connected to, derived from, inspired by, or featured cast from Star Wars?  These ARE the movies you are looking for.  See how we did that?  So prepare for hyperspace as we take you into galaxies you would have never known were so close: The Stream In the summer of 1981, a tragedy of epic proportions sends five friends on an epic adventure. All they have to do is follow the stream to their destination and back. With Rainn Wilson, Mario Lopez, Kelly Rutherford... what could possibly go wrong?  Starhyke In the year 3034: humans have become a race of emotionless drones bent on destroying all other species in the galaxy. The Earth's Migh