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Brad Pitt 's War Machine Headed To Netflix

Netflix has been making big inroads to acquire original content to go alongside the back catalogs it buys up. The company has made plenty of moves with TV, but is ramping up its efforts to make movies, dropping cash on deals with the likes of Adam Sandler and Idris Elba . Now it has made its biggest commitment yet, grabbing distribution rights to War Machine , which will star Brad Pitt . Animal Kingdom and The Rover’s director David Michod will be behind the camera, and he’s also adapted the script from late journalist Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan . Pitt will star as a top general in the US armed forces, overseeing the conflict and a mission that is riddled with problems, corruption and cock-ups. It’s all loosely based on General Stanley McChrystal, who oversaw the US operation in Afghanistan and thought himself the bee’s knees until he badmouthed the White House, was recalled and resigned. Netflix

Giveaway: #TheRover Blu-ray & Digital HD @TheRoverMovie

Thanks to Lionsgate Films we have 5 copies of The Rover on Blu-ray™ Disc (plus Digital HD) to giveaway. Make sure to Listen to this weeks Podcast for the CODEWORD to enter. Fueled by engaging performances from Golden Globe® nominee Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential) and what Variety calls "a career-redefining performance from Robert Pattinson " (The Twilight Saga franchise, Cosmopolis), The Rover arrives on Blu-ray™ Disc (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The tension-filled film, which was released theatrically by A24, was an Official Selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The Rover, directed by visionary writer/director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), also stars Scoot McNairy (TV's "Halt and Catch Fire," upcoming Gone Girl). See how to win after the Jump... Email us at Subject line- The Rover Giveaway Make sure to add the CODEWORD * your full n

The Rover Review: Why Can't Dystopian People Be a Little Nicer?

The gritty post-apocalyptic The Rover frustrates us at almost every turn. What would the world look like if all the dystopian talk in Hollywood films actually happened? The Rover tries to give us a glimpse of one man's journey, but its minimalist style drains a lot of needed color from what could have been Oscar glory. The Rover tells the story of a world gone mad, 10 years after an economic collapse in Australia. There, American dollars are preferred, gas and food are scarce, and killing appears to be the preferred way of doing things. Enter the scraggly-bearded Eric (Guy Pearce), whose car is stolen by three thugs after a shooting leaves the fourth thug Rey (Robert Pattinson) critically injured. As Eric pursues the trio to get his car back, he comes into contact with half-wit Rey, who knows where his compatriots have stolen off. Rather than take the truck which Rey's friends have left behind, Eric strangely resolves to get his car back, creating a trail o