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Next month, Netflix offers up a giant selection of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners and indie favorites — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as they’re available on the streaming service, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic binge. Enjoy.
1. “Boogie Nights” (available January 1)
Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 comedy about a young man who gets into the California porn industry in the late 1970’s and ‘80s. The film was nominated for three Oscars: Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.
2. “Braveheart” (available January 1)
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, the Mel Gibson-starring drama follows William Wallace’s revolt against King Edward I of England after his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her. »
- Liz Calvario
Jonathan D. Krane, who produced the babbling baby “Look Who’s Talking” films that starred John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, died suddenly in the Hollywood Hills home he shared with his wife, Oscar-nominated “M*A*S*H” actress Sally Kellerman. Krane was 65. “Thankfully our twins Jack and Hannah are both with me,” Kellerman wrote on her Facebook Page. “I am totally devastated.” Krane’s producing credits go back more than three decades to his first film, “Trail of the Pink Panther” starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards — who he collaborated with on several more films, including “The Man Who Loved Women” with. »
- Rosemary Rossi
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Travis Keune, and Tom Stockman
On February 11th, 1936, Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia, before his family moved to Jupiter Florida, where his father served as Chief of Police. Young Burt excelled at sports and played football at Florida State University. He became an All Star Southern Conference halfback (and was earmarked by the Baltimore Colts) before injuries sidelined his football career. He dropped out of college and headed to New York with dreams of becoming an actor. There he worked in restaurants and clubs while pulling the odd TV job or theater role. Burt was spotted in a New York City stage production of Mister Roberts and signed to a TV contract and eventually had recurring roles in such shows as Gunsmoke (1955), Riverboat (1959) and his own series, Hawk »
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3 items from 2016
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