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Today was announced the release date of the DVD and Blu-Ray of Warcraft, for those who have not watched the film there is still time to go in theaters!

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The first round of films playing at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 8-18. Check out the just-announced list of Special Presentation and Gala titles playing at TIFF 2016 below.

The Journey is the Destination: Bronwen Hughes, United Kingdom/South Africa – World Premiere
The inspiring life story of late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa. Inspiring and irreverent, the film follows a young man coming of age to realize his purpose, his place in the world, and his belief that we can all create positive change. Starring Ella Purnell, Maria Bello, Sam Hazeldine, Ben Schnetzer, and Kelly Macdonald.

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Sure to be one of the most controversial films at The Melbourne International Film Festival, the in-your-face Goat – starring Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer, and directed by Andrew Neel – digs into the dark subject of US college fraternity house hazing and bullying.

As a close-to-death Jewish refugee in The Book Thief and an inspiring young gay man in Pride, Ben Schnetzer has proven his capacity to embrace difficult roles. But his turn as a 19-year-old college student who endures horrific abuse in Andrew Neel’s (King Kelly, Darkon) Goat may be his most challenging part yet. “I can’t say enough good things about Andrew,” the young actor says at The Sundance Film Festival. “It’s not every day that you work with a director who’s able to facilitate an environment of such trust and openness amongst the cast and the crew. We felt like we were in very safe hands, which you need in order to go to such dark places.” Also at Sundance, Neel adds: “Being on set as a director, generosity and team spirit are everything. I tend to associate with what the character is going through, so to every extent possible, I tried to give them everything that I could for them to understand the scene better, and a pat on the back saying, ‘Don’t worry, this will be over soon’, especially with Ben, who was just getting brutalised.” 14421925054goatstill

The dark place at the heart of Goat is male violence. The tone is set by the opening titles, a slow motion vignette of a crowd of half-naked young men, faces contorted with viciousness and jeering. It’s meaningless, mindless, and disturbing. This is Lord Of The Flies, but the setting is a privileged college. We are introduced to two brothers at a party: Brett (Jonas) is already successful in the alpha male milieu of drinking and sex, while Brad (Schnetzer) is more sensitive. From the start, we see the place of women as sexual objects in this world of male privilege and dominance. When the younger brother is assaulted by two men, he struggles to recover from the trauma, and suffers doubts about his strength and masculinity. This is the set up that, once at college, leads him to try to prove himself through the violent and humiliating rituals demanded of the new recruits – or “pledges” to the fraternity.

The initiation has overtones of military bullying, as the recruits are stripped of their autonomy, and broken down through hectoring and humiliation, all in an atmosphere of cult-like secrecy. As a prelude to the long initiation sequence, a frat “old boy” – played with terrifying craziness by James Franco, who was also a co-producer on the film – turns up. Strutting the extreme alpha male persona, he incites the traumatised brother, pushing him to believe that undergoing the ritual bullying could be his way out of doubt and fear.

At a Sundance panel discussion with the actors and producers, Neel describes how Franco arrived on set “like he’d been shot out if a cannon. He’s an amazing specimen. I talked with him beforehand, and then he’s inciting Ben to punch him in the face, and then he was just slapping Ben. I’m going, ‘Woah, what just happened?’ But he kept going and going. It brought the whole thing up, because he’s an accomplished guy. He’s 37, so he’s older than the guys in the cast. It was this synchronicity with what was happening in the script…for all these young actors, he was the legacy guy.” What Franco’s cameo does so skillfully is lay out the promise offered by the fraternity. “That was the function of that character,” Neel explains. “When you take young guys and prey on their insecurities, you are going to form those guys for the rest of their lives.”


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The Netflix August 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix August 2016 titles and dates are subject to change.

AVAILABLE AUGUST 5
David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ever After High: Epic Winter ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Little Prince (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016) Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)

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The new Snowden trailer is out! Today in the comic con panel Oliver Stone, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto and Joseph Gordon-Levitt talked about the movie, you can read the descriptions here.

The untold story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.


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The first promotional still of Ben in “Snowden” has been released thanks to Mashable! We’ve added it to our photo gallery:

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