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Billy Crystal, Brad Bird, and Animalympics

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For those who caught yesterday's amazing interactive Google Doodle video game in 16bit featuring animals playing Olympic-like games, then do we have something special for you! What better way to usher in the 2021 Olympic Games than with this deep cut that is so absolutely worth every inappropriate, animated moment.  Allow us to introduce... Animalympics . In this animated film, animals from all around the world gather to stage and compete in their own Olympic games, which feature a variety of summer and winter sporting events. “Broadcast” on the fictional “Zoo Network” that brings out the beast in sports, the Animalympics features a motley cast of furry friends hellbent on some not so friendly competition in a series of outlandish Olympics-style games. And the animal puns run for miles. Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, and Harry Shearer provide dozens of fantastic voices like Barbra Warblers, Cora Lee Perrier, Tatyana Tushenko, Rugs Turkell, Joey Gongolong, Art Antica, Keen Hacksaw,

Basketball, James Toback, and Al Franken. What could go wrong?

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Harvard Man stars Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Joey Lauren Adams in a film about a Harvard student and star point guard for Harvard's basketball team.  When his parents' house is destroyed by a tornado, Grenier inadvertently hooks up with the mob who agrees to give him the repair money if he throws his college basketball game.  The plot takes an even more bizarre turn when our star drops too much acid and goes on a hallucinogenic journey longer than the movie.  It's interesting to note that disgraced, allegedly serial abuser James Toback is the director who back in the early 2000s was still in demand and could command one helluva cast. In addition to Gellar and Grenier, Eric Stoltz, Rebecca Gayheart, and Al Franken, oddly playing himself, round out the star quotient.  And what brings around the relevance is Milwaukee Bucks legend himself, Mr. Ray Allen, who is featured in this early 2000s basketball drama while he was still on the Bucks.... If you need to pas

Summer Dreams Part 1: The Dreamboat Stars of Summer

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Our team has put together the "Dreamboat Stars of Summer" starring: Don Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bruce Greenwood, and Mark Harmon available for free on TheArchive.com . Here’s the skinny on each summer title: First up is Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys starring Bruce Greenwood as Dennis Wilson.  This is a definitive tale of the legendary band 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. Long Hot Summer is based on a series of stories by William Faulkner and stars Don Johnson (in the Paul Newman role) and Cybill Shepherd. Two years before his breakout role in Mad Ma x, Mel Gibson stars alongside Phil Avalon in surfer flick  Summer City , his very first film.  Four years before the the series of nearly the same title starring Will Smith, and a year before they starred in the cult hit "Summer School," Mark Harm

Faith and Family: Beyond the Mask this 4th of July!

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It is only fitting to celebrate our independence by going BEYOND THE MASK! With people out and about and ready to gather, July 4th may be the biggest spectacle we've seen in years. But we recommend you also celebrate our nation's independence and take a break from the heat and crowds by watching  TheArchive 's, BEYOND THE MASK . Beyond the Mask , in beautiful 4K, is an action-packed adventure set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith. Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Cheney stars as William Reynolds, Kara Kilmer as Charlotte Holloway, Alan Madlane as Benjamin Franklin, and John Rhys-Davies as the corrupt Charles Kemp in a performance Variety praised as, "bellicose, two dimensional villainy that makes for undeniably enjoyable viewing." Yes, he's indeed enj

They Call Me Bruce? (Lee) and its Journey to Inclusion

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"Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.” ― Bruce Lee Johnny Yune and his classic They Call Me Bruce ? are an inextricably linked one two punch. One being Yune and his comedic brilliance discovered early on by none other than the late great Johnny Carson. And two, They Call Me Bruce ?, the byproduct of Yune’s genius that was far ahead of its time. So far ahead that one may even say he helped pave the way for amazing, topical shows like Fresh off the Boat.  But it is also entirely likely that Yune also felt the underrepresentation of the times, foreshadowing even today where, according to NBC News, a recent  study on Asian American representation in Hollywood  found that only 3.4 percent of Hollywood’s top-grossing movies featured Asian American or Pacific Islander leads. For its time, grossing over $16 Million at the box office deems this a rarified hit starring an Asian American. Even in today's standards. While IMDB describes They Call Me

Streaking in Sports? No Harm. No Foul.

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When streaking becomes professional, does that mean it's serious business or just for laughs? Can't it be both? TheArchive decided to undress this conceit. Sports are back - let the streaking commence! Streaking rose to popularity in the early 1970s, as disruption to sporting events to demonstrate rebellion.  As the phenomenon grew in prominence across live sporting events, security and event handlers would do their best to diffuse the situation and discourage the daring and baring.  But alas, the streaking continued. Providing a sense of comedic flare to the otherwise tension-filled dynamic of the game, spectators seem to enjoy  both and have come to expect if not demand some nude diversion during the big game. In STREAKER , our favorite streaker movie we've acquired yet, t his Swiss film spotlights the high stakes competitive world of streaking; money and pride are on the line, and bets are placed to see who can stay on the field the

Juneteenth and Harriet Tubman

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Frederick Douglass wrote a letter to Harriet Tubman and said the following:  "The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism…I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than you have."  We are spotlighting the true story of an incredible American hero who changed the world and whose influence continues to do so today. TheArchive proudly presents A Woman Called Moses , the seminal miniseries honoring the life of Harriett Tubman who summoned the strength and indomitable will to defy and overcome a tyrannous system.  Debuting in 1978, A Woman Called Moses was produced as a television miniseries and based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who organized the infamous Underground Railroad, ultimately leading scores from enslavement to freedom.  Emmy, Tony, and Oscar-Winning Cicely Tyson delivers a tour de force performance as Tubman. The legendary

RuPaul: "I choose projects that excite me."

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During #PrideMonth, we thought it only fitting to celebrate some of our very best content spotlighting the LGBTQ+ experience. RuPaul is widely regarded globally as a bold voice of change and authenticity, and we are sharing a bit more on his film from the 90's Red Ribbon Blues . If you are hoping for a full drag, over the top dance sequence starring RuPaul in all his fabulousness, please watch his eight time Emmy winning Rupaul's Drag Race or To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, which incidentally came out the same year. No pun. Red Ribbon Blues is an action dramedy about four friends who take to ripping off pharmacies so they can procure impossibly expensive HIV medication in an attempt to distribute it to those who can't afford it. Like most people! RuPaul is Duke, an L.A. art gallery owner whose partner is starting to slip in to dementia due to complications around HIV. They start contemplating all kinds of illegal activity in order to get the drugs they ne

It's Pride Month: Here's What to Watch

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It's Pride Month so we've gone through TheArchive to curate a streaming playlist of LGBTQ content that should take you through June and beyond. 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 upside down. Also features: Natalie Knepp, Billy Wirth,  Annabella Sciorra,  Lou Martini, Jr.,  Jake Robards,  Anthony Gallo Director Mikki del Monico says, " Alto  was always intentionally a movie to make people laugh, and through humor, help heal the