Showing posts from January, 2024

Oscars 2024: A Celebration of Excellence and Diversity

The 2024 Oscars nominations are in! The Oscars are a celebration of excellence in filmmaking. From directors and actors to writers and designers , the awards recognize the talent and dedication that go into creating unforgettable cinematic experiences. In recent years, the Oscars have undergone a necessary transformation, placing a spotlight on diversity and representation . From recognizing films that tell stories from underrepresented communities to celebrating filmmakers and actors breaking barriers.  Join us as we highlight two remarkable films available on TheArchive – Sin’s Kitchen , starring the 2024 Oscar nominee Jeffrey Wright , and the Oscar-winning documentary The Long Way Home , featuring the legendary Morgan Freeman . These films not only showcase exceptional storytelling, but also align with the Oscars' commitment to diverse narratives and groundbreaking performances. Jeffrey Wright earned his very first Oscar nomination on Tuesday for his standout lead role in Ame

Relatively Speaking: Celebrity Connections in Game Shows Old & New

  Continuing the legacy of family-centric game shows, on January 3rd, We Are Family premiered on FOX, carrying with it, a legacy of a classic Game show from the 1980's. This new show features non-famous relatives of celebrities delivering impressive solo performances and performing in duets with their undercover famous family members.  This show’s concept is clearly inspired by and brings to mind a similar show from the 80s known as Relatively Speaking , a game show where a panel of iconic celebrities attempt to guess the identity of a famous relative by asking yes or no questions to the non-famous contestant.  Relatively Speaking was hosted by comedian John Byner , and features a panel including Jamie Farr, George Wyner, Sally Struthers, Marcia Wallace, Adrienne Barbeau, Edie McClurg, and more! The show thrived on the chemistry between the hilarious host and the quick-witted banter of the celebrity panel.  What set Relatively Speaking apart was its ability to humanize celebrit

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11th

Join TheArchive as we put a thoughtful and intentional lens towards Slavery & Human Trafficking Awareness all month long, but especially today, as January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day here in the United States. Each year, the US Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the US Department of State, seeks to bring awareness to the morally reprehensible crime of Human Trafficking with the #WearBlue Campaign, which invites the public to wear anything blue & tag themselves with #WearBlue on Instagram, X, or Facebook. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken put the gravity of this worldwide problem into perspective with this statement, "Human Trafficking is a crime that deprives millions of people of their dignity and freedom. An estimated 27.6 million are currently victims of trafficking worldwide, and sadly, many of them are often hidden right in front of us. To properly tackle this crime, it will take a commitment from each of us to end human t

Most Watched Movie & Series of 2023 on TheArchive

Happy New Year, cinephiles! Welcome to 2024, a year brimming with promise,  opportunities, and, of course, a fresh slate of captivating movies and series to keep us entertained! January is a time to reflect on the year that just passed, set new intentions and goals, and start fresh. For the first blog of the year, we wanted to highlight the most watched movie & TV series that stole the spotlight on TheArchive in 2023.  Most Watched Movie of 2023: My Brother's Wife Barney returns home for his father's funeral. His sister-in-law Eleanor coldly picks him up at the airport, maybe because she was also Barney's first love. They go to the club where they first met, and Barney recalls the circumstances that had previously kept them apart, like his need to act out against his father, his rivalry with his more successful brother, and his own fear of commitment. My Brother’s Wif e stars legendary John Ritter of Sling Blade and Three’s Company and Mel Harris from Raising Ca