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Restored in 2023

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Happy New Year from  TheArchive . Just when we thought it was safe to start a new year, we've been hit from every side of the dramatic prism that is 2023. First we had the truly shocking collapse of Damar Hamlin on the football field.  Then we had the collapse of government with Congress' gridlock in setting a Speaker of the House.  And if that wasn't enough, there's Idaho. It's a new year and despite it all...time for renewal! Since there is so much occupying our anxious attention we thought we would invite you to take a moment of pause, relaxation, and mindless restoration.  And we definitely know a thing or two about restoration. Over the last year and more we have been restoring content in our library to 4K grandeur. So take a break, throw on that new 4K flat screen you got over the holidays, and check out some of our beautifully restored movies and series. In Mutant , two brothers go on vacation in a small southern town, and discover that most of its residents

TheArchive's Streaming Stocking Stuffers

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Each holiday season we dig deep into TheArchive  to provide something nostalgic that brings back that festive feeling. This year, for each day of Christmas, we're giving you another reason to watch.  So grab a comfy place to relax, curl up with some cocoa and popcorn (or just a splash of eggnog) because we've got 12 streaming stocking stuffers waiting to be unwrapped.  What better way to start than the antithesis of current release, Violent Night.  In  MY SANTA, MY DAD,  Gordon Covington's job keeps him from numerous family obligations. When he misses Christmas with his wife and kids, a grievous situation leads to his transformation into Santa Claus himself. You can see how one may confuse the two.... Next up is a "Soviet-based film" to celebrate the recent release of Brittney Griner. CANDLES IN THE DARK features Alyssa Milano, Chad Lowe, and Max Schell. Set in Soviet-occupied Estonia, a beautiful young American falls in love with a handsome rebel leader. She bec

Welcome Back Pinocchio!

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This weekend Disney+ releases Pinocchio in what may be their worst reviewed film in years - at least for their animation to live action remakes. While this weeks' reviews of Robert Zemeckis' Pinocchio definitely set Guillermo Del Toro up for rousing success later this year with his highly stylized, no doubt brilliant "story of a wooden boy you've never heard before," we too have one you've never seen. In fact like this fall's dueling Pinocchios, we also have two. And that's the truth. Let's start with Welcome Back Pinocchio which is a charming Italian produced spectacl e boasting all the classic tropes yet it brings its own sense of wonder and departure from the original 1940 Disney classic. As the story goes, Pinocchio is now a young lad staying out of trouble for fear of being turned back into a piece of wood. But when he gets off track and manipulated into stealing, Pinocchio must learn the hard lessons that enable him to become a human once m

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,

TheArchive: Presidents in Conflict

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This post was originally published on (2/15/21) and updated on (2/21/22) . On the eve of some unpredictable tensions across the world, this President’s day TheArchive honors the Presidents who have led our country through conflict. Some have guided us past it while others caused it.   Either way, it’s challenging at the top, especially as we see President Biden navigate some very provocative leadership moments this week.  These stories of leadership have carved their way into our zeitgeist as they help to inform how our future can and may be shaped. In Ronald Reagan, The Hollywood Years, and Ronald Reagan, the Presidential Years , we track Reagan’s rise to power and his brush with the kind of conflict he could rise above. From that iconic moment on stage with Goldwater in 1964, to his governorship shortly thereafter, to his presidency, Reagan is celebrated as one of the most popular presidents of our time. But we also learn that the Iran-Contra affair certainly led to some unseen co

Black History Month: Culture Creators and Barrier Breakers

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This Black History Month we are leaning in to the culture creators, barrier breakers, and milestone makers who have changed our world.  From Muhammad Ali to Natalie Cole, Dorothy Dandridge to Jimi Hendrix, MLK to Harriet Tubman, TheArchive  features some of the world's greatest and most inspiring luminaries and leaders of any time or place. Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty . A biography of the pioneering performer Dorothy Dandridge, featuring decades of archival footage. Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story . From his upbringing in Seattle to his final days in London, this series explores the complex life-story behind the legendary artist Jimi Hendrix.  Muhammad Ali: The Greatest . Spanning his early years to his triumph at the 1966 Olympics, take a rare look at one of the world's most endearing heroes. 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,

Top Ten Rare Christmas Gems for the Whole Family

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Christmas movies have that timeless nostalgia that keeps us coming back for more. It's hard to find ones you have not seen so  this holiday season we decided to curate a list of ten old school classics you can only stream on  TheArchive . Hopefully you will keep coming back for more! Let's start with our favorite.... CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL : How do we not start with the best? Does this one really need explaining? Grab a kid, hopefully your own, and enjoy a journey through time that will take you back. THE CHRISTMAS STALLION : Horses. Snow. Sad. It's the joys of the holidays. When Gwen’s grandfather dies, he leaves her the farm and horses that they’ve raised together, but places her under the legal care of her uncle. When a greedy land developer pesters the family, a decision regarding whether to sell the farm rests solely on her uncle’s shoulders. SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH LIBERACE : This one's a serious throw back and oozes nostalgia thicker than the Macassar