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The "Real" Blonde

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Yesterday Netflix dropped the trailer and release date for the Ana De Armas version of Blonde - a Marilyn Monroe biopic based on our film Blonde and the bestselling novel of "historical-fiction" by Joyce Carol Oates -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001.  Blonde is a mini-series that mixes a fictional interpretation of Marilyn Monroe with actual events that happened in her life. From her childhood years, her first marriage, and her first encounter with a professional photographer, to her contract with 20th Century Fox and marriage to Joe DiMaggio, Blonde captures Monroe's sensational life and the indelible mark she left on Hollywood.  Joyce Chopra directes an excellent cast featuring Poppy Montgomery as Monroe, Patrick Dempsey, Ann-Margret, Eric Bogosian, Jensen Ackles, Griffin Dunne, Kirstie Alley, and Patricia Richardson. Don't wait until September to see its adaptation; stream the "real" Blonde now on  TheArchive . And don't miss this other

The Tale of Two Pams

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We've got the best of Pam, and the worst of Pam. But either way we're about to drop some wisdom on you but first we'll start with the foolishness. Are you ready for some Pam spam? If ever we’ve overreached to connect the dots of our content to what's up in the world, then we're about to outdo ourselves. This week we bring you two thesps. Well one. But two people nonetheless all up on our screens.  Renée Zellweger and Pamela Anderson.  We have been barraged lately with ads on  The Thing About Pam starring  two-time Academy-Award winner Renée Zellweger in the titular role. Speaking of titular, Pamela Anderson has been all over our screens lately as well. From the new year's kickoff of Hulu's Pam and Tommy to Pam's latest announcement that she's going to sell err tell her "real" story to Netflix. Big shout out to the Pams this week and in their honor, when you decide you want to get another taste of Renée, tune into sweeping romantic epic  T

Most Watched TV and Movies of 2021

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW The Things You Watched in 2021 Every streamer has that "list" of the most watched, the most streamed, the most binged. Well we do too.  So here's the most watched movies and series on TheArchive that somehow made it onto your screens between Netflix, HBOMax, Disney+, Hulu and what is that one the kids are watching....TikTok? By  TheArchive Staff     Dec 26, 2021, 5:50am EST All sharing options How great a year has it been for television and film? Squid Game, Succession, Sex/Life, Station Eleven . And that's just stuff with the letter S. And then there's the C's. Curb, Cobra Kai, and... Cowboy Bebop . Oh wait, scratch that last one.  Or if you don't want to take our word for it, just read  The Ringer ’s lists of best  shows  and  movies  of 2021. But before you do check out the most watched on TheArchive to see how it measures up to your list. The Series Binge From Cicely Tyson's award winning performance as Harriet Tubman to the

Streaming Spotlight: Marilyn and the Real 'Blonde'

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Norma Jean Baker may need an introduction but Marilyn need not. The life of Marilyn Monroe has left so many stones yet to be overturned. And in just the few decades she was on the planet, more content, drama, and speculation has been conjured than could fill the annals of history.  Since we still have so much to learn, and the collective world has told us they have not grown weary of that learning, we wanted to celebrate this undeniable iconoclast’s birthday with some of our favorites from TheArchive . We start with Blonde , because it’s sexy, timeless, and has an amazing cast including Poppy Montgomery as Marilyn, Patricia Richardson, Patrick Dempsey, Wallace Shawn, Griffin Dunne, Emily Browning, Jensen Ackles, Ann-Margret, and Kirstie Alley. While Netflix has the Brad Pitt produced version starring the impossibly gorgeous Ana de Armas coming soon, TheArchive has our’s ready to stream free now on Roku . This mini-series mixes a fictional interpretation of Marilyn Monroe with actual e

Post-Princess Power Play: Princess in Love

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The power of the British Crown is undeniable and has been for centuries.  Its influence on pop culture is no exception. And now with the parallels being drawn between Princess Diana and Meghan Markle, history certainly repeats, but this time the Crown may be the one influenced. It’s certainly on its heels in terms of public perception.  As such, we decided to revisit a movie from TheArchive , a sudden timely piece of nostalgia, Princess in Love , and anyone who loves multiple award-winning The Crown on Netflix, will undoubtedly get a kick out of this movie which aired on CBS 25 years ago.  It aired only one year before Princess Di’s untimely death. Recounting the true-life story of the rollercoaster love affair between Captain James Hewitt and Lady Diana Spencer, Princess in Love suggests that this relationship “destroyed a royal marriage and stunned the British monarchy.” Today we know that the Royals, still an obsessive figment of media attention and global fandom, and no less a tou