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« on: October 13, 2014, 05:19:37 AM »

Clint Eastwood's new movie, called American Sniper http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Based on the autobiography (of the same title) by Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who says he is the most lethal sniper in US military history, with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle will be played by Bradley Cooper. The movie also stars Sienna Miller, whom I assume is playing his wife.

Here is a trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MItGoIxoVGk for the movie, which will open in limited release in US theaters on Dec. 25, 2015, and wide release in USA on Jan. 16, 2015.

Full release schedule is here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf+

Here is an interview with the real Chris Kyle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ12PN81xnI

More trailers and other vids on American Sniper here http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=american+sniper

I hope this movie is really good, i hope the movie gets the emotions/feelings/conflicts accurately, cuz to me this seems like a fascinating subject.

I just wish that Eastwood would use realistic colors on this one. For years now he has mostly been using washed-out color; this trailer looks impossibly white  – even by the standards of a bombed-out war zone this looks fake; to me, if you want to accurately depict the issues presented here, the issue of a family man who has volunteered for an army, killed 160 people legally – can he just 'turn it on, turn it off,' be a good family man protecting his country and killing bad guys? – if you want to present this as accurately as possible, make it very real, not like a fantasy, I wish the colors would be accurate. Anyway, I'm not gonna judge anything from a 2-minute trailer. I really hope this movie is good, and hope to see it in the theater when it is released.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 01:30:43 PM »

That's the first Eastwood trailer in years that gets me exited. And I'm a stupid Clint fanboy.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 11:46:01 AM »

SPOILERS!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/american-sniper/review/748460

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 05:38:23 PM »

excellent trailer. Can't wait for this movie, even though Eastwood has been a steaming pile of shit the past few years.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 10:33:46 PM »

Eastwood has been a steaming pile of shit the past few years.

I thought Invictus (2009) and Changeling (2008) were decent (7-7.5/10).

But J. Edgar (2011) was an 8/10 and Gran Torino (2008) was even better

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 01:49:40 PM »

generally I don't like Eastwood-directed films, but of the recent crop the most memorable was Hereafter. Maybe that was because Cécile De France was in it. The ending was a bust, but up to that point it kept my interest. Gran Torino was OK. Changeling and Invictus were . . .  (wait for it) . . . too T.V. Maybe the man is due for something special.

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 06:02:03 AM »

I hated J. Edgar with a passion. Changeling and Gran Torino were good but not especially memorable. Skipped the others.

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 02:57:02 PM »

New trailer:
http://youtu.be/NTya9A4O9Ws

Not sure if the editor is good or if Eastwood is back but although the pitch isn't attractive and the treatment seems "by the book", I am excited so somebody is doing something right.

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 10:17:09 PM »

That looks really, really, really, really fucking good

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 01:07:11 AM »

I hated J. Edgar with a passion.

Do you mean cuz of the factual/history aspect, or just that you didn't enjoy the movie? Or both?

I don't know anything about the history but I liked the movie.

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2014, 01:22:19 AM »

Do you mean cuz of the factual/history aspect, or just that you didn't enjoy the movie? Or both?

I don't know anything about the history but I liked the movie.

He means the make up.

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 06:13:10 AM »

Do you mean cuz of the factual/history aspect, or just that you didn't enjoy the movie? Or both?

I don't know anything about the history but I liked the movie.

I hated just about everything about the movie. Bad casting, terrible script, boring direction, bizarre/sensationalized treatment of history, vomit-inducing makeup.

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 07:39:20 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2014, 09:23:37 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/American-Sniper-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d017%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-017-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00RGZ915C&ASIN=B00RGZ915C&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Yikes, I hope that $31.47 asking price comes down.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 10:07:30 PM »

Saw AMERICAN SNIPER at a sold-out Union Square Regal theater. I give it an 8/10. Will discuss more later. For now, happy new year everyone. Enjoy your parties!

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