Million Dollar Baby, 2004 At 74, Eastwood fashioned one of his richest and sneakiest fables: a boxing tale that screenwriter Paul Haggis based on the stories of F.X. Toole, a former ringside "cut man." That was the trade of Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), who with his pal Eddie (Morgan Freeman) now runs a gym for boxing hopefuls, most without a hope. The longest shot is Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank). She hasn't a prayer, or a clue, but she's determined to be the champ and ... can you guess what happens? Maybe not. The story has a sucker punch, which reveals both the importance of family and the ways loyalty can trump official morality. The Motion Picture Academy loved Million Dollar Baby too, gracing it with Oscars for Picture, Director (Eastwood), Actress (Swank) and Supporting Actor (Freeman), plus nominations for Actor (Eastwood), Adapted Screenplay (Paul Haggis) and Editing (Joel Cox). It marked the second of three times in the decade — Mystic River the year before, the Japanese-language Letters to Iwo Jima three years later — that Eastwood would be short-listed for both Picture and Director.
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Oct. 12 is a big day for Jane the Virgin fans: Not only does The CW show premiere its second season on the 12th day of the month, its first season begins streaming on Netflix too.

The first seasons of Barefoot Contessa, The Flash, and IZombie are also joining Netflix in October, along with films including Million Dollar Baby, August: Osage County, and The Lazarus Effect. Also debuting: Beasts of No Nation, the Cary Fukunaga film that will debut on the streaming platform and in theaters simultaneously following festival screenings at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. See the full list below.

Available Oct. 1
Million Dollar Baby
Wild Horses
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics,
collection 1
Throwdown With Bobby Flay, collection 1
Worst Cooks in America, collection 1
Extreme Homes, collection 1
Fixer Upper, season 1
House Hunters Renovation, collection 1
Million Dollar Rooms, collection 1
Property Virgins, collection 1
The Vanilla Ice Project, seasons 1-4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
On the Town
Some Came Running
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Monkey Thieves,
seasons 1-3
Uncle Grandpa, season 1
Last Man Standing, season 4
El Tiempo Entre Costuras
Curse of Chucky
The Nightmare

Available Oct. 2
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy
season 2
The Vampire Diaries, season 6
La Leyenda de la Nahuala

Available Oct. 6
American Horror Story: Freak Show
season 1
The Flash, season 1
The Originals, season 2

Available Oct. 7
Arrow, season 3
Supernatural, season 10
Flor Salvaje

Available Oct. 8

Available Oct. 9
Winter on Fire
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show,
season 1
Mighty Med, season 2

Available Oct. 11
Jake and the Never Land Pirates, season 3

Available Oct. 12
Jane the Virgin, season 1

Available Oct. 14
The Lazarus Effect

Available Oct. 16
Beasts of No Nation
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers
All Hail King Julien,
season 2
Some Assembley Required, season 2

Available Oct. 18
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Available Oct. 20
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,
season 2

Available Oct. 23
Hemlock Grove, season 3

Available Oct. 25
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Available Oct. 27
Manson Family Vacation
August: Osage County

Available Oct. 28
The Gunman

Available Oct. 30
Popples, season 1

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