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Black Lives Matter: Has the Story Changed?

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Has the story changed?   “Officers of the New York City Police Department, your hands are dripping with blood.” An all too familiar line shot across the courthouse steps during Kevin Hooks' seminal 1992 film featuring Cuba Gooding Jr., Carla Gugino, and the late Broadway star Curtis McClain.   George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Edmund Perry.   The story hasn’t changed.    While  Murder Without Motive  is nearly 20 years old and was released in 1992, the year of the, L.A. Riots, it seems this story is all too familiar.   In the summer of 1985, Edmund Perry, a 17-year-old Harlem resident and honor student, bound for Stanford University in the Fall, was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer.   The death of George Floyd, like the death of so many at the hands of police officers, has again sparked nationwide protests and demonstrations, devolving into a storm of vitriol, hate, confusion, and ultimately violence and destruction.   Ge

TheArchive During Covid

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It’s morning and Darrin Holender is davening in his Beverly Hills office high above Wilshire Boulevard. There seems to be more to pray for than usual. Split between prayers and sneaking a peek at the latest emails flooding his inbox, the Hollywood sign looms beyond his gaze far in the distance. And very few cars pass below on Wilshire. The shades over the window slightly obscure its view and Darrin seems nonplussed by its usually daily reminder. The fact that Darrin has grown up with Hollywood in view and has never looked back, should say it all. And the fact that he is alone in the office should be no surprise either. He has his team safely distanced at home and has popped in to check the office, make sure the servers are still serving, and honestly, to give his wife and four kids a moment to appreciate what it’s like to have him return home from work at the end of the day. As a kid, Holender would accompany his father, Irv Holender to meetings arou

TheArchive: Streaming Free 4K Movies and Shows

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TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV.     From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library,  TheArchive  delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free.  Marilyn ,  Karloff , and Orson Welles  live alongside  Reese ,  Keanu , and  Samuel L. Jackson .  Find true stories of  Queen ,  Hendrix , and  Sinatra , an  LGBTQ  library,  MLK bios , and  world history  docs.  TheArchive  has the movies and shows you either saw, should’ve seen, or should be watching now! TheArchive.tv

Killing it on TheArchive!

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Have you seen A Murderous Affair starring Virginia Madsen?  First of all, it features Johnny Roastbeef Williams. Enough said. Anybody want a sandwich? But then it also features William H. Macy. Now, enough said. And it used to be in glorious SD. Until TheArchive made it available in HD. And for free no less.... Old school SD trailer for an HD film! Nice. In case you're curious,  based on a true story ,  A Murderous Affair  is the case of Carolyn Warmus, a teacher from Westchester County who was convicted of the murder of her lover’s wife.    When Paul Solomon (Chris Sarandon) returns home to find his wife has been murdered, he becomes the primary suspect.   He reveals to the detectives he committed adultery during his affair with the sexy and charming Carolyn Warmus as his alibi.    Soon Detectives begin to find the seemingly sweet Carolyn was anything but, and had a jealous streak that would lead her to stop at nothing to get Pau

Fat Legs and Broken Hearts

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Sometimes love grabs you by the legs and asks you to sit down and commiserate.  Fat Legs  from  TheArchive  is free, in 4K and the perfect companion to a pint of ice cream. For our heroine Anna, it has been a year since she and John split, but things for her aren’t getting any easier. She isn’t landing auditions, and the mounting pressure from her parents to find a more stable career is starting to get to her.  Dreading the uncertainty of her future Anna travels to Paris to the home of her best friend, Jean. Jean has given up the dream of acting for a stable paycheck and idyllic life with his partner Phillipe, however, Phillipe’s dying mother has caused for some turmoil recently.  Eager to find a distraction from his own problems, Jean shifts his time and attention to helping Anna who herself is devoted to another task entirely. You'll have to watch Fat Legs to find out more. If you have not fallen madly in love with Fat Leg

Hollywood Legend and Adventurer

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TheArchive has pulled out another gem, The Remarkable Life of John Weld . It's quite a beautiful true story narrated by the incomparable   Peter Coyote who plays John Weld in voiceover. Peter has done amazing voiceover work prior to this for many Ken Burns films and if you have not listened to it, don Miguel Ruiz' The Four Agreements. Brilliant stuff. With gorgeous recreations, original footage, and docu-style interviews with friends, family, and colleagues  The Remarkable Life of John Weld  takes you through the journey of a man never deterred by challenge. Fueled by his unwavering positive spirit, John was propelled into adventures with some of the most influential figures of the early 20th Century. Love of his life Gigi Parrish who after marrying John, changed her name to Katy Weld During the Golden Age of Hollywood, John worked his way up through the ranks from extra to respected stuntman, doubling some of the most prominent stars of the sil