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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,

One Night Only: Alley Cat Screening at Tarantino's Beverly Cinema (Double Feature)

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The Archive Presents: "Alley Cat" One Night Only at Tarantino's Beverly Cinema (with "Raw Force") April 11, 2022 9:25 pm Alley Cat Alley Cat Don’t mess with girls in the park – it’s not nice! Set against the seedy streets of Los Angeles, a young woman (Karin Mani) will have to put her martial arts skills to the test when a local gang puts a target on her back, attacks her grandparents, and generally makes her life a living hell. Realizing the justice system is stacked against her, she’ll have to unleash her own brand of kung fu vigilante justice. Director Victor M. Ordonez, Ed Palmos, Al Valletta Writer

Parole For Another Monster?

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TheArchive  has learned that the monster responsible for the 1970s heinous Chowchilla kidnapping of a bus full of children, who went on to bury them all alive, has been put up for parole. And his other two accomplices are already free men. Is this our criminal justice system at work? He’s been denied 17 times and now for some reason he’s been deemed suitable for release. Mind you the three accomplices planned far in advance of this unspeakable act even determining the perfect amount of ransom to demand.  26 children fell victim to these heinous perpetrators all free to roam the streets again. TheArchive  happens to be streaming Vanished Without a Trace , the movie based on these unbelievable events. Karl Malden puts in a powerful performance as the bus driver who attempts to thwart the plan and save the kids. Stream this wild true story and many others only on  TheArchive . TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rar