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Family Beef on Thanksgiving

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TheArchive could go buck wild or whole hog this Thanksgiving, but instead we're going to take the bull by the horns and serve up some good ole family dysfunction (and gore) with... Buzzard Hollow Beef .  Be careful who has you for dinner... Here's to a Cannibal Thanksgiving like no other! Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving in America or going about your daily routine the world over, this creative carnivorous carnival could be candy for the curious.  It's one tasty holiday horror movie you'll want to binge. The beef-themed thriller (apparently that's a genre and since it's free, and streaming in HD, don't judge) tells the story of Jordan Vollmer, a recently divorced single-mother heading home to her family for the Thanksgiving holiday in the mysterious town of Buzzard Hollow.  When the family and friends begin experiencing vivid hallucinations after eating locally sourced beef of the not so grass fed organic variety, they suspect the town farmers of

Family is "Unforgettable"

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As we gear up for the holidays we wanted to share two family stories worth streaming. So grab some hot cocoa, curl up on the couch with your loved ones, and start with Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story . Follow Natalie Cole and the  legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole whose absence fueled her triumph over drug addiction, paved a path to resilience, and the duet that reignited a remarkable comeback. The legendary Robert Townsend directed the true story. In Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge , Ashley Judd, narrates the true story of the illustrious Judd family. Starting with Naomi's struggles as a single mother in 1960s in Kentucky, we follow the trio of Judds as they fight to achieve their dreams. Along the path to musical stardom for Naomi and Wynona, they're faced with struggles and familial tensions all the while tracking Ashley's battles with isolation and loneliness, feeling like an outsider. The family drama stars Kathleen York, Viveka

James Woods is Vietnam Veteran Vice Admiral James Stockdale

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This Veteran's Day,  TheArchive  is proud to present In Love and War ,  the true story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale (James Woods who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a high-ranking naval officer with the distinction of being the longest held POW in Vietnam; and his wife Sybil Stockdale (Jane Alexander) co-founder of the National League of Families, a nonprofit organization that worked on behalf of American Vietnam-era Missing in Action and Prisoner of War Families. Shot down during his third tour, he was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for over seven years, tortured 15 times, put in leg irons for two years, and in solitary for four. Stockdale was the only three-star officer in the Navy history to receive aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. He also had two Purple Hearts.  In addition to being a highly regarded war hero, he was later known for being Ross Perot's running mate.  The screenplay was based on the book In Love and War: The Story of a Fami

Celebrating Veterans Around the World

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Beneath the Helmet explores the story of Five Israeli high school graduates drafted into the military. Eden Adler (First Lieutenant), Oren Giladi (Private), Mekonan Abebe (Private), Eilon Cohen (Private), Coral Amarani (Sergeant) enter training for eight months,  discovering their core values, unearthing emotions from the past, and learning that their teenage lives are now changed forever. The documentary highlights a few different positions the teens hold, ranging from First Lieutenant to Private, Sergeant and Commander.  Mekonen and Oren are both Privates, who emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia and Switzerland. After joining the army, the two became the best of friends — despite their different upbringing. The other three teens featured are Coral, Eden, and Eilon — all of whom hail from Israel.   Coral is from the affluent neighborhood of Herzliya Pituach and is a Sergeant at a pre-basic training program, working to get 12 soldiers integrated into the IDF (Is

Taking Stock: TheArchive Remembers Dean Stockwell

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TheArchive never ceases to amaze. Upon learning of Dean Stockwell's passing, we immediately dug in to our library to recount how many Stockwell titles we own. It should be of no surprise that we have five titles of which one is a series. But before we share the list, let's celebrate an awesome career that spanned over 70 years and began in childhood in the 1940s if you'll believe it. Perhaps best known for  Quantum Leap,  you may be surprised to learn that Stockwell was also  an Oscar, Golden Globe winning, and Emmy-nominated actor with over 200 credits to his name. His earliest work was on a Broadway stage as a child before he found himself on screen with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Errol Flynn and opposite Katharine Hepburn in  Long Day’s Journey Into Night  which earned him a Best Actor prize at Cannes. Of course it was Wim Wenders’ 1984 film  Paris, Texas t hat led to a reignited career in the 1980s and 90s where he found himself in David Lynch's Blue V

Gun: Gandolfini and Altman Ahead of their Time

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Presented and produced by Oscar® Nominated Director Robert Altman (The Player, Gosford Park),  Gun   is an anthology series following the path of a handgun and the impact it has on those who encounter it.  Gun  features an A-list cast and well known writers and directors like Ted Demme, James Foley, and Altman, telling a different story each episode. Starring in the 6 part series is James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), Martin Sheen (West Wing), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Peter Horton (Thirtysomething), Sally Kellerman (MASH), Jennifer Tilly (The Haunted Mansion, Liar, Liar), Randy Quaid (Independence Day, Vacation), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Daniel Stern (Home Alone, City Slickers), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain, Cider House Rules), Sean Young (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, No Way Out), and many more. U2 reprises The Beatles' "Happiness is a Warm Gun" for the opening theme. The series was certainly ahead of its time when