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Hang Ten With TheArchive

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As summer officially kicks off, kick back with all our favorite surf and sand favorites. We bring you...TheArchive's Hang Ten: #1 Marcia Gay Harden stars in The Wine of Summer . When a great play inspires James to go on a journey of self-discovery, which leads him to Spain, he ends up getting tangled in a web of desire, love, and broken trust. #2  Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys  stars Bruce Greenwood as Dennis Wilson.  This definitive tale of the legendary band is told from the brotherly relationship of the late Dennis Wilson and his genius but troubled brother, Brian, almost 25 years before Love & Mercy. It features an incredible Beach Boys soundtrack. #3  Wet and Wild Summer  starring Elliot Gould and Julian McMahon of  Nip/Tuck  is about  a young American who visits Australia to close a land development deal for his father. His plans change however, when he falls for the attractive club owner who's trying to hold on to her land. #4 In American Beach House , s

This Pride Month, Here's What to Watch

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This Pride Month we've gone through TheArchive to curate a streaming playlist of LGBTQ content that should take you through June and beyond. Two men with AIDS develop a close friendship while roommates at a residence for people living with the disease. One man is a heterosexual ex-con, and the other is a homosexual educated professional. Roommates stars  Elizabeth Peña,  Randy Quaid and Eric Stoltz. In  Alto , Francesca “Frankie” Del Vecchio (Diana DeGarmo) is adamant about many things in life. Headstrong and passionate, she loves her family, her band, and her fiancé; but disagrees with all of them about one thing: "Mob Hit" a TV show symbolizes the fetishizing of Mafia culture that to Frankie obscures all the more important aspects of the Italian American culture she longs to feed her soul.  But Frankie’s abhorrence of–and her sister Heather’s attraction to–Mob culture remain symbolic, that is until Frankie opens the trunk of a rental car and finds her world turned up

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,

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

Super Bowl Sunday or HBO's 1st & Ten?

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     This post was originally published on (9/7/21) and updated on (2/10/22) . Why not both? With the Rams favored to handily overtake the Bengals, why not get into some classic football hijinks from TheArchive ? Super Bowl Sunday is a lot of fun, especially as we anticipate the sheer insanity of Los Angelenos as they celebrate the victory. So keep the fun going with the 1980s HBO throwback land O.J. Simpson starrer, 1st & Ten . However the Rams-Bengals matchup plays out, there’s 80 episodes of OJ slicing and dicing his way through jokes and jocks. So punt whatever else your binging and get down with 1st & Ten ! HBO has long been ahead of its time featuring the antics of American Football on and off the field. Before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s star turn in HBO’s Ballers or the hard-hitting docuseries Hard Knocks , 1st & Ten had its own run with the sport and its players. Funny enough, if you're a fan of Apple’s Ted Lasso , you may also recognize