Showing posts from May, 2022

Memorial Day Features: Honoring the Fallen

Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not celebrated enough who pave a vital path to democracy. This Memorial Day  TheArchive  offers you a collection of films that revisit history and commemorate lives lost in the line of fire. Stream these and so much more free on TheArchive .                       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 , and  Orson Welles  stream alongside  Reese ,  Keanu , and  Samuel L. Jackson . Find true stories of  Queen ,  Hendrix , and  Sinatra , an 

Memorial Day Spotlight: War of 1812 Docuseries

This was originally published 5/27/21 and updated 5/26/22 Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not often discussed that still paved a vital path to democracy. 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

Can a Miracle Save the Children?

The horror of mass shootings is again on the rise as unprecedented levels of violence and unimaginable terror pervade our schools.  These acts are often perpetrated by people who are victims of their circumstances and can be largely undiagnosed.  But May is mental health awareness month and a time to reflect and to raise awareness of those living with mental health issues. This is a serious issue and one that can be conflated with mass shootings and human atrocity, often compromising the efforts millions take to improve their condition. In that spirit, we surfaced a very powerful movie from TheArchive called To Save the Children  starring Robert Urich and Richard Thomas and based on the true story and novel, "When Angels Intervene to Save the Children." This is the story of teacher Jake Downey who has relocated to a small town called Cokeville in rural Wyoming hoping to escape the urban problems of his last assignment. His myth of rural bliss is shattered when a former polic

From Cleopatra Wong to Cosa Nostra Asia

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

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

  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 &