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Exploring Motherhood on Screen: Mother's Day 2024

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As we approach Mother's Day, it's a time to reflect on the incredible women who have shaped our lives. From their love and support to the invaluable lessons they teach, mothers hold a special place in our hearts and deserve to be celebrated . This Mother's Day, in addition to gifts and flowers , why not share a few good movies that celebrate the beauty and challenges of motherhood with your mom? Mother of the Bride follows Margret Hix ( Rue McClanahan ), a devoted mother who is overjoyed when her daughter announces her engagement. But when a financial mix-up gets the banquet hall canceled, it is doubtful that the wedding will happen. Meanwhile, Margret also deals with her other daughter's romance with a motorcycle enthusiast and a surprise appearance by her deadbeat ex-husband.  Speaking of Mother of the Bride , a new movie by the same name is premiering on Netflix on the evening of May 9th, 2024 . Brooke Shields stars in this rom-com as Lana. Ana finds out that her d

Dating Show Trainwrecks and Other Romantic Indulgences

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It's that time of year again folks. Break out the tissues and indulge in the never-ending drama that is reality dating shows. Even TheArchive has a couple reality trainwrecks.  Don't bother with actual relationships. Instead, watch a bunch of people find love in a controlled environment while the producers pull the strings off camera. Plus this year, the only new romantic comedy we get during the peak of American romantic contrivance is from Netflix starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher. What year is this, 2003? Next thing I'll see is a red envelope in my mailbox. So...you might as well fall in love with  TheArchive' s latest reality fare: Watch as potential lovers go on a series of " Turbo Dates :" surreal, absurd meetups in super speed while on the search for love and companionship. Watch a woman on a date reveal her looks before plastic surgery in a bad attempt at vulnerability, or a twisted dude looking for a woman who will lie to him. Hot.  Why A

Bask in the Glory of these Gory Stories

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Halloween rolls out the obligatory cinematic fright-fest, but  TheArchive  has some seriously twisted eye candy including, for its time, one of the scariest films ever made. No need to waste any time - let's jump in. Once described as "positively the most horrifying film ever made"  Adrian Hoven (and Michael Armstrong) deliver the gore. According to Cool Ass CInema,  Mark of the Devil  is  "one of the signature examples of 1970s exploitation at its most grueling. It's been over 40 years, but it still retains a few squirm inducing moments to leave its 'mark' on modern audiences."   In 18th century Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting until he witnesses the injustice, torture, and arbitrary killing that go with the job.  Adrian Hoven ( Mark of the Devil ) is at it again with  Castle of the Creeping Flesh . Set in an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by way of op

The Emmys on TheArchive

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The 74th Emmy Awards are finally here and Kenan Thompson is hosting live from the Microsoft Theater. A number of notable Emmy contests will be sure to delight and surprise while no one will be all that surprised, perhaps delighted, if HBO's Succession and Netfix's  Squid Game take home the most awards, While the current Emmy race is always exciting, each year at  TheArchive  we like to go back in time and feature a few of our favorite Emmy nominees and winners from our own library. As Marilyn Monroe is on everyone's mind with the forthcoming Ana De Armas Netflix movie, our Marilyn and Me from 1991 was a Primetime Emmy nominee for, no surprise,  Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special. Paul Wendkos' Cross of Fire was 1990's Primetime Emmy winner for  Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special. But our most nominated series of all time is Peter Gunn with a total of eight nominations including Best Drama, Blak

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

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